A passionate teacher who left a successful corporate career in order to instruct young people, Stefania Shaffer earned her teaching credential from San Francisco State University in 2000. While working as a teacher of seventh-grade English, Stefania Shaffer received a particularly meaningful note from a former student. This letter became the inspiration for her first novel, Heroes Don’t Always Wear Capes.
Ms. Shaffer followed Heroes Don’t Always Wear Capes with 9 Realities of Caring for an Elderly Parent: A Love Story of a Different Kind. This memoir detailed her experiences as an adult child caring for an elderly parent. Described as both funny and compassionate, this book does not shy away from some of the more daunting aspects of senior care.
To accommodate those who have little time for extensive backstory, 9 Realities of Caring for an Elderly Parent can be used in conjunction with 9 Realities of Caring for an Elderly Parent: The Companion Playbook. This companion workbook encapsulates the most essential elements of its source book and contains worksheets that render excessive note-taking unnecessary.