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Andrew Shaffer (born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States.) is an American author. Under the pen name "Fanny Merkin," he authored the Fifty Shades of Grey parody Fifty Shames of Earl Grey. He is the founder and creative director of Order of St. Nick, a greeting card company. Order of St. Nick is a greeting card company whose irreverent cards have been featured on The Colbert Report, NPR, and Fox News. Shaffer started the company after a fruitless quest to find seasonal cards that expressed secular beliefs to send to atheists during the holidays.

Shaffer attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop for a summer semester and studied comedy writing at Chicago's The Second City. He reviews books for RT Book Reviews, a magazine devoted largely to romance and erotic literature. He is also a columnist for the Huffington Post where he covers news within the publishing industry and reviews new book releases.

He resides in Lexington, Kentucky. [from Andrew Shaffer in Wikipedia, and Hope Never Dies 2018]
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