FRANK SCHAEFFER is an artist and a New York Times bestselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. Frank is a much sought after speaker and has lectured at a wide range of venues from Harvard’s Kennedy School to the Hammer Museum/UCLA, Princeton University, Riverside Church Cathedral, DePaul University and the Kansas City Public Library.
Frank has been a frequent guest on the Rachel Maddow Show on NBC, has appeared on Oprah, been interviewed by Terri Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air and appeared on the Today Show, BBC News and many other media outlets. Frank is also a blogger on Huffington Post, Alternet and Patheos. He was one of the first Huff Post bloggers and has a significant online platform worldwide.
At age seventeen Frank had his first one man show at the Frisch Gallery in New York City. The first painting he sold was to David Rockefeller. Frank’s paintings also were shown at the Chante Pierre Gallery in Aubonne Switzerland (Geneva) and Criteria Arts in London.
In the late 1970s Frank directed 4 Hollywood feature films he describes as "movies I'd never pay to go see." Then in 1992, Frank's first novel Portofino was published. From then on Frank was established as a highly acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction. Today Frank divides his time between painting and writing.
Jane Smiley writing in the Washington Post says of Frank’s memoirs Crazy For God and Sex, Mom and God: “[Schaeffer’s] memoirs have a way of winning a reader’s friendship... Schaeffer is a good memoirist, smart and often laugh-out-loud funny... Frank seems to have been born irreverent, but his memoirs have a serious purpose, and that is to expose the insanity and the corruption of what has become a powerful and frightening force in American politics... Frank has been straightforward and entertaining in his campaign to right the political wrongs he regrets committing in the 1970s and 80s... As someone who has made redemption his work, he has, in fact, shown amazing grace.”