She remembers telling a close friend after graduation, "Whew, glad that's over, now I can write fiction and get a dog!"

Currently, Andrea lives in Madison, Wisconsin.  She is an accomplished author with three novels, Echo Through The Snow, released in 2013, Traveling Light released in August of 2014  and her third Novel, Fly By Night was released in in March of 2016.

After taking a creative writing course in high school her life was changed. Working in the school library, she'd cut classes and sneak out with an armful of books, hitchhiking down to Jones Beach even in winter to read and write.

Through a quirk of fate she later moved to the northern Great Lakes and began attending the University of Wisconsin Madison where she completed a PH.D. With academic training in sociology, she compares the excavation of history,  people and events to, "discovering diamonds in a place one would never expect, embedded into stories that are yet to be told. It's exhilarating as information and  story weave together to form new ways of seeing previously unexamined or unknown things."

Andrea grew up in the New York area as the daughter of a Greek American family.  Her early love of animals was confined mostly to luring home stray dogs by surreptitiously feeding them and then trying to keep them hidden from her parents. Kostantino and Mary were not keen on dogs!

WDR Presents:  

An Evening with Author Andrea Thalasinos

Friday - December 16, 2016 at 9:00 P.M. (EST)