In episode 201 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with a Andrew Shaffer, author of How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters.
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 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 Portland, Oregon, a magical land of flannel and craft beer.
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.
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