Andrew Shaffer is the New York Times bestselling author of Hope Never Dies: An Obama/Biden Mystery, the parody Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, and numerous other humorous works of fiction and nonfiction. He has been nominated by readers for a Goodreads Choice Award for Humor. (He didn’t win.)
A television drama based on his novel-in-progress Tapped is currently in development at Freeform, with The Pretty Little Liars’ I. Marlene King and The Vampire Diaries’ Paul Wesley producing.
He has appeared as a guest on NPR, FOX News, and CBS, and has been published in McSweeney’s, Mental Floss, and The Daily Beast.
He is the owner and creative director of Order of St. Nick, the quirky greeting card company whose cards have been featured on The Colbert Report. He also is the publisher of 8th Circle Press.
Shaffer attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and studied comedy writing at Chicago’s famed The Second City. An Iowa native, Shaffer lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his wife, novelist Tiffany Reisz. He teaches and mentors writers at Lexington’s Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning.