About the Author

Born in a military family, Paul Schaefer was raised everywhere from the quaint English countryside to New York City.

After a stint in the Air Force, Paul took his own family to a remote Pacific island where he completed a PhD in anthropology. Drawn by happy memories of visiting his grandparent’s farm, the young family finally put down roots in Wisconsin. In true woods hippie fashion, they bought an abandoned 19th century farm. No electricity, no heat, no running water, no problem. Homesteading required nothing more than a lifetime of sweat equity.

Off the farm, Paul shared his talents as an organizer, instigator and adjunct professor, keeping the counter culture alive while raising a family. Now grandparents, Paul and his wife Trudi still go full tilt, filling their days with barn animals, gardens, grandchildren, and a steadfast desire to raise their voices against the establishment.

A lover of books, music and art, this is Paul’s first work of fiction but likely not his last.

In 2017 Riding Shotgun won a national Bronze Medal IPPY Award for Best First Book: Fiction


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