Amazon Review of Faith, Hope, Love, and Chocolate April 2, 2016 by Gloria: "This is an intense story of love, friendship, secrets and life. Cari Schaffer has created strong, complex characters and takes the reader through a myriad of ups and downs, tragedy and ecstasy ..all wrapped up in a struggle with faith. This is one of the absolutely BEST BOOKS I have ever read! She has such amazing talent! Well-done!!"

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Cari Schaeffer, Author Extraordinaire

Cari Schaeffer, Author Extraordinaire

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For joining the team today, you will receive a FREE full length e-book of Hello and Goodbye (normally $3.99) delivered to your in box.


BONUS: Join my VIP Launch Team and get FREE new releases (e-book) weeks before they're available to the general public. After you receive your welcome email, respond and let me know you'd like to join the VIP Launch Team. If you join no later than April 28, 2016 - you will be entered to win a free autographed paperback copy of the newest release. The winner will be announced on April 30, 2016. Good luck!


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Author Discussion and Book Signing

WHERE: O'Fallon Public Library

WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2:00pm


Click here for more information. Come for snacks, stories, and surprises! Meet two local authors and discover the mysteries behind the keyboard. As authors, Diana Lesire Brandmeyer and Cari Schaeffer love building relationships with readers. They’ll share how they come up with story ideas, what motivates and inspires them, as well as the challenges every author faces when staring at a blank screen and a ready keyboard.



SEPTEMBER 28, 2015: Read the feature article in the Belleville News Democrat here. There's even a video of me reading an excerpt from the book. Enjoy!



August 24, 2015.

Congratulations to:


She is the winner of a FREE autographed copy of Hello and Goodbye. Thanks for being a team member, Jody. I hope you enjoy your free book!

Jody Talick