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Andrew Shaffer

Andrew Shaffer is the New York Times bestselling author of the essential survival guide, How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disastersand the Goodreads Choice semifinalist Fifty Shames of Earl Greyamongst other humorous fiction and nonfiction books. His next project is Ghosts from Our Past: Both Literally and Figuratively: The Study of the Paranormal. a tie-in to the 2016 Ghostbusters film.

He has appeared as a guest on FOX News, CBS, and NPR, and has been published in Mental Floss, The Philosophers' Magazine, and Maxim. He has professionally reviewed romance, erotica, and women's fiction for RT Book Reviews magazine.

He writes in multiple genres, including humor, science fiction, horror, romance, and literary nonfiction.

Shaffer attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop for a summer semester and studied comedy writing at Chicago's The Second City. An Iowa native, Shaffer lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, novelist Tiffany Reisz.

He is the owner and creative director of Order of St. Nick, the greeting card company whose cards have been featured on The Colbert Report.