Caroline Stevermer grew up on a dairy farm in southeastern Minnesota. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania with a B.A. degree in the History of Art. Almost twenty years later, she learned to drive a car. Her interests include Mark Twain, baseball, the portrait miniatures of Nicholas Hilliard, and learning how to parallel park. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
"Caroline Stevermer has a wonderfully light touch, and in A Scholar of Magics she is in top form. It is a deft and witty interweaving of mystery and magic in a world that is familiar on all points but the most important."--Jo Walton