and Panda
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!

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."

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 where she is anxiously awaiting
the publication of her second novel, Traveling Light, scheduled for release
on July 16, 2013 by Forge Books, (Macmillan). Traveling Light is available now.
An Echo Through The Snow was released in August of 2012 and is also available.
Andrea is awaiting the release of her third novel Fly By Night in March of 2016
Andrea Thalasinos Credentials:

BA Sociology: University of Wisconsin - Madison
MA Sociology: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Ph.D Sociology: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Currently, Professor of Sociology:
Madison College, Madison, Wisconsin