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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cyndee Schaffer  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Schaffer lives in Northbrook. She graduated from Northwestern University and DePaul University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Cyndee Schaffer is a technical writer and the editor of the newsletter for the Midwest Writers Association. She collaborated with her mother, [ Mollie Weinstein Schaffer], to publish the book, ''Mollie's War,'' which highlights her mother's letters home and provides a historic reflection of Mollie's two years in the Women's Army Corp.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Mollie's War: The Letters of a World War II WAC in Europe
ISBN: 0786447915

McFarland. 2010

The 150,000 women who served in the Women's Army Corps are now seen as the undersung heroes of the Second World War. This memoir describes the life of a WAC enlistee who would serve in England when it came under attack, France immediately after the Allied invasion, and Germany after VE Day. From her experience in basic training in Daytona Beach to the climactic moment when she saw the Statue of Liberty as her ship approached American shores upon her return home, this work provides a glimpse into the life of a woman in uniform during this crucial time in American history.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Cyndee shares her motherís story by speaking to various groups including veterans groups, libraries, senior living facilities, womenís groups, menís clubs and other organizations. She discusses the writing adventure from inspiration to publication.