Mary Ann Shaffer
Mary Ann Shaffer (13 December 1934 – 16 February 2008) is an American writer, editor, librarian, and a bookshop worker. She is noted for her posthumously-published work The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, which she wrote with her niece, Annie Barrows.
Mary Ann Fiery was born on 13 December 1934 in Martinsburg, West Virginia. She had an older sister, Cynthia. They were raised in nearby Romney, West Virginia. She married Carl Richard Shaffer in 1956, and in 1958 they moved to California, where they raised two daughters, Morgan and Liz. She worked in the public libraries of San Anselmo, Larkspur and San Rafael during her career. She also worked at Harper & Row, advancing from a receptionist position to an editor's chair.
She died at her home in San Anselma on 16 February 2008.
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