Biography

Andrew Shaffer is a humorist and author whose works include Syfy's How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters, Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love, and the Goodreads Choice 2012 semifinalist Fifty Shames of Earl Grey. 

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

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 Lexington, Kentucky, a magical land of horses and bourbon. 

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.

If you're in publishing and on Twitter, you may know him as @evilwylie.

More: Wikipedia Entry for Andrew Shaffer • IMDB • Order of St. Nick

Select Bibliography

How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters (Three Rivers Press, 2014)

Literary Rogues: A Scandalous History of Wayward Authors (Harper Perennial, 2013)

Fifty Shames of Earl Grey (Da Capo Press and Tantor Audio, 2012)

Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love (Harper Perennial, 2011)

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