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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction



Illinois Connection

Thome currently lives in Chicago with her family. Andrea is a member of the Woman's Board for Children's Home and Aid in Chicago and is involved with several other organizations including Misericordia and West Suburban Community Pantry. Her husband, Jim Thome, played for the Chicago White Sox from 2006-2009 and currently works in their offices.

Biographical and Professional Information

Andrea Thome is a former broadcast journalist, having covered both sports and news during her career. In her novels, she explores some of her favorite travel destinations, from the foothills of the Smoky Mountains to the Colorado Rockies, painting rich backdrops that become characters themselves. Thome lives in Chicago with her husband (a retired Hall of Fame baseball player) and their two children. She spends her spare time traveling and pursuing her other passion - photography. See a sampling of her photography and learn more about her books at her website. "House of Belonging" follows "Seeds of Intention" and "Walland" in her award-winning Hesse Creek Series.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- """Walland"""

-- *National Indie Excellence Award,


-- """Seeds of Intention"""

-- *Benjamin Franklin Award, IBPA, 2018