Laurie London
Laurie London asked Andrew Shaffer:

I didn't happen to be online and stalking you when you talked about the Sharknado book. Can you tell us how that came about? Also, I've got this strange rash on the inside of my wrists? Any advice?

Andrew Shaffer Hello, Laurie. First, let's talk about the rash. A doctor would probably ask if you recently wore any jewelry which may have irritated your wrists, or maybe if you'd been gardening -- often when we garden, we wear gloves, but the sensitive skin of our wrists is exposed to prickly weeds and other allergens.

However, I'm not a doctor. I do live with a erotica writer, which gives me a little insight in this area.

I'm guessing you recently engaged in a little kink with your husband. If you used metal handcuffs, there was probably a nickel plating on them that caused you to break out in the rash. Nickel allergies are common, so don't worry. Try a pair of neoprene cuffs next time, and let me know if that solves the problem. In the meantime, a little hydrocortisone should take care of the itching.

As for your question about my forthcoming Syfy book, HOW TO SURVIVE A SHARKNADO AND OTHER UNNATURAL DISASTERS, all I'll say is that Random House and Syfy wanted an author who could handle a chainsaw. When they couldn't find one, they asked me.

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