Do you think we need more love in the world? Are you tired of reading books that have brooding, angry men or women who need rescuing? So was I. That’s why I started writing books—to put some light out into the literary world and to attempt to make readers feel good after finishing my stories. There are no cliff-hangers. My award-winning Hesse Creek Series are three books that are meant to be read in order as a series, but they can also be enjoyed as stand-alone novels if you’d prefer.
Walland, Seeds of Intention and House of Belonging are tender love stories set in the lush landscapes of Tennessee and Colorado…with just enough of the steamy stuff written in to keep thing interesting. This is NOT erotica, nor are the “clean reads.” The books are sexy, classy love stories meant to leave you feeling inspired and optimistic about love.
I’m currently working on the first book in a brand-new series that pivots to focus more on inclusion. The first novel is a multi-generational love story that breaks new ground for me personally as a writer. I consider myself a compassionate storyteller and hope that this new series will help highlight the fact that love doesn’t always look the same for everyone. I’m hopeful it will start a dialogue that I feel is long overdue in the world of collegiate and professional sports. This book is a passion project of mine and I hope it can be a vehicle for change.
Andrea Thome is a former broadcast journalist who covered both sports and news during her career. Her love of travel permeates her Hesse Creek Series, from the foothills of the Smoky Mountains to the Colorado Rockies. Andrea currently lives in Chicago with her husband ( retired Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player, Jim Thome) and their two children and two cats. She spends her spare time traveling, pursuing her passion for photography, philanthropy, environmental activism and writing. She takes pride in having personally photographed each of her book covers.
photo credit: Sonia Mani Joseph Photography
The novels in the Hesse Creek Series are destination love stories, whose lush settings will transport you to places where it's easy to get swept away.
India and Wyatt first capture readers’ hearts and imaginations in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee in Walland. Then Garrett and Willow find one another amidst the captivating Colorado Rockies in the second book in the series, Seeds of Intention. Finally, Logan and Laina find their way home to each other in the series’ third and final installment, House of Belonging, set for release on June 5, 2018 (pre-sale available in mid-May!). I hope you enjoy reading the Hesse Creek Series as much as I've loved writing it.
Stay tuned for a brand new series I'm working on, which will be set in the Pacific Northwest.