5 Things We Bet You Didn’t Know About…Andrea Kane
We love learning more about the authors behind our favorite books. New York Times bestselling author Andrea Kane, author of the just released The Stranger You Know, shares five fun facts about herself.
(1) Many of my readers know that I love baseball and that I’m a diehard Yankee fan. But they don’t know how far back and how deeply-entrenched that loyalty goes.
I started watching major league baseball games with my Dad when I was barely more than a baby. (He was a true-blue Yankee fan, too.) There was no cable TV back then to broadcast games 24/7, so watching games was usually a special weekend time that my Dad and I shared. That sharing time continued well into adulthood. I remember my Dad patiently teaching me what words like “balk” meant, and why the shortstop had to be the vacuum of the infield. He helped me understand the game itself, the strategy involved for each fielder and batter, and what an intuitive and intelligent game it was. AND he taught me how to cheer and jump up from my seat when one of the Yankees crossed home plate to score a run! All the Yankee coaches and managers, I remember as players, even the ones who played when I was too young to pronounce their names. And so, being a frenetic Yankee fan is in my blood and in my history. Don’t ever say a bad word about my Bronx Bombers to me!
(2) I write intense psychological thrillers, but I cry when I watch Disney movies. I’m a different person when I write. Sometimes when I read one of my books after I’ve finished it, I have to skip a violent scene here and there. How bizarre is that? I ask myself, “Who do you think wrote that scene, you wimp?” But that’s my writing persona. My other persona is soft and sensitive, with the enthusiasm of a bounding cocker spaniel.
(3) I gave up soda a long time ago when I realized how bad it is for the body. But the truth is Orange Crush is my guilty pleasure. If I allowed myself, I’d drink it at every meal, and probably in between!
(4) I hate exercising. I do it on a regular basis for health purposes, but I can’t wait for it to be over. No endorphin rushes for me—just a tired body and a mind that won’t stop racing. I took one Yoga class and could barely sit still for five minutes, much less clear my mind. Anything that involves a mental blank slate doesn’t work for me. I’ll keep working out, and doing all the right things for my body, but I’ll also keep hating every minute of it!
(5) I’m a laundry fanatic. I can’t stand dirty clothes piling up in the hamper. The problem is that I’m firmly convinced my laundry copulates and makes new laundry when no one is looking. I keep washing and it keeps multiplying. What other explanation could there be? Still, I remain determined. If I’m not at my computer or my desk, you can often find me in my laundry room!
Andrea Kane’s psychological thriller The Girl Who Disappeared Twice became an instant New York Times bestseller, the latest in a long string of smash hits. The Stranger You Know is the next exhilarating installment in the Forensic Instincts series. With a worldwide following and novels published in over twenty languages, Kane is also the author of eight romantic thrillers and fourteen historical romances. She lives in New Jersey with her family.
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