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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Andrea Thome  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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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.



National Indie Excellence Award,

Seeds of Intention

Benjamin Franklin Award, IBPA, 2018

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes.

For media inquires, please contact Angelle Barbazon at JKS Communications: Literary Publicity Further information or contact can be found on Andrea's website under the "Contact" tab.

Selected Titles At Your Library

House of belonging /
ISBN: 0997850442. OCLC Number: 1039081462

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Chef Laina Ming comes to the Aspen, Colorado area to start afresh in both her career and her personal life, so she isn't sure what to make of her feelings when last summer's casual meet-up--horse rancher Logan Matthews--reappears in her life when he too relocates to Aspen.

Seeds of intention /
ISBN: 0997850426. OCLC Number: 1005933260

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Coworkers Willow Armstrong and Garrett Oliver--she returning home and he, a newcomer to the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee--find their feelings for one another begin to dictate their plans for the future.

Walland /
ISBN: 099785040X. OCLC Number: 956986225

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India comes to Blackberry Farm in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee to recover after calling off her wedding, never expecting to meet Wyatt and perhaps have a chance at happiness.