Anne McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College, majoring in Slavonic
Languages and Literatures. A prolific bestselling author, she is best known for her handling of broad themes and the worlds
of her imagination, particularly in her tales of the Talents and the novels about the Dragonriders of Pern. Anne McCaffrey
lives in a house of her own design, Dragonhold-Underhill, in County Wicklow, Ireland.
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Todd McCaffrey, Anne's son, is a computer engineer living in Los Angeles. The approved heir
to Pern, his first solo Dragonriders of Pern novel, Dragonsblood, will be published by Bantam Press in 2005. Visit his website