- Category : 1926-births
- Type : PE
- Profile : 2/5 - Hermit / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (12,35)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Tension 1
Irish-American writer whose main interest was science fiction, perhaps best known for her series of over 20 books in the "Dragonriders" series. She was first published with "Freedom of the Race," October 1953 which was followed by "The Lady In the Tower," April 1959, plus other stories in the '60s. The first book of the "Dragonriders" series was "Dragonflight" in 1968. Prior to writing, she dabbled in theater, studied voice and produced and directed Carl Orff's "Ludus De Nato Infante Mirificus."
McCaffrey married; three kids. She moved to Ireland in the 1970s.
She suffered a fatal stroke on November 21, 2011 in County Wicklow, Ireland.