Andrew Shaffer is the New York Times-best-selling author of the essential survival guide How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters as well as the Ghostbusters tie-in Ghosts from Our Past: Both Literally and Figuratively: The Study of the Paranormal and the political thriller The Day of the Donald: Trump Trumps America. From a young age in the cold mountains of Vermont, Steven Lefcourt knew his love of nature would lead him in one of two directions: science or art. He quickly realized that he would rather paint frogs than dissect them, and his path was set. Besides, he's pretty bad at math. Today he is an apparel designer and freelance illustrator in California.