Photo: Willy Somma

Photo: Willy Somma

Doree Shafrir is a Senior Tech Writer at BuzzFeed News. Her first novel, Startup, was published by Little, Brown on April 25. (Order it!) Doree has also worked as an editor or staff writer at Rolling Stone, the New York Observer, Gawker, and Philadelphia Weekly, and has contributed to publications including the New York Times, The New Yorker, Slate, The Awl, Daily Beast, Marie Claire, and Wired. (Click on "Writing" above to read some of her stuff.)

She grew up outside of Boston, went to college in Philadelphia, lived in New York for nine years, and now lives in LA with her husband Matt Mira, a comedy writer and podcaster, and their dog Beau, a rescue mutt of indeterminate origin.