Andrew Shaffer is the New York Times bestselling author of the essential survival guide, How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters, and the Goodreads Choice semifinalist Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, amongst 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, 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.
"Every bit as amusing (and straight-faced) as the film franchise that spawned it." — Entertainment Weekly on How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters
"Witty.... Clever...." — USA Today on How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters
"The literary equivalent of a good Saturday Night Live skit." — The Hollywood Reporter on Fifty Shames of Earl Grey
"Un-American." — Stephen Colbert on Order of St. Nick greeting cards
Ghosts from Our Past: Both Literally and Figuratively: The Study of the Paranormal (Three Rivers Press and Random House Audio, 2016)
How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters (Three Rivers Press and Random House Audio, 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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Mental Floss • Maxim • Time • The Daily Beast • RT Book Reviews • Book Riot • The Huffington Post • The Rumpus • Suicide Girls • The Philosophers' Magazine • Scratch
Goodreads Choice Awards Semifinalist (Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, 2012)