I am really happy to be part of the Nightshade only Tour and feel very honored to have Andrea on Tynga’s Reviews once again. Andrea is really amazing and I’m always very happy to work with her! She is the debut author of an amazing book called Nightshade about some rather original wolves. I LOVED her book and you can read my review here. There is also an amazing campaign around the release, and Shay Doran, character of Nightshade, is your host. Andrea is here today to share with us what she does when She’s not writing…
Work and Play
Like most writers I have a ‘day job,’ and luckily for me the other hat I wear helps with my writing. I’m a history professor at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. My research focuses on the intersection of religion, sex, and violence in the early modern (1500-1800) Transatlantic world. When I built Nightshade’s world I was drawing on years of research and teaching. My students are amazing and I love the discussions we have in class and insightful arguments they make in their essays. This semester I’m on sabbatical – perfect timing because my novel debuts this month! – so I’m revising my academic manuscript while I’m jaunting about the country promoting Nightshade.
When I’m not working I make the most of time spent with my husband and our two dogs. The dogs love to take walks and chase squirrels, but my husband and I favor evenings in another world: the World of Warcraft. That’s right, I’m a gamer girl. I’ve been playing WoW for about three years now and I’d be lying if I claimed I didn’t love it. I’m also addicted to Sid Meier’s Civilization games (Civ 5 just came out – woo hoo!). Aside from World of Warcraft and Civilization I have no other video game vices. While I’m impressed by the graphics of first-person shooter games, like Halo, I can’t touch them. They give me motion sickness.
There are a few television shows I’m devoted to: Mad Men, Glee, Supernatural, and Project Runway. I’m a big fan of True Blood, but we don’t get HBO so I’m watching the dvds and am therefore a season behind in my viewing. I never tire of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and am the proud owner of all seven seasons, so I can get a Buffy fix any time! Each week I await the release of Felicia Day’s web series, the Guild, and am unnerved by how much I can relate to it (see above: World of Warcraft).
Since my work and hobbies involve a lot of sitting I also try to get to the gym every day. I love running and I do yoga. It’s good that I exercise because eating and drinking red wine are two of my other favorite things!
Thank you so much Andrea for taking the time to share with us =)
Rocco had surgery recently, and he is getting better, feel free to leave your get well wishes in a comment!
Now Andrea also wanted to give the chance to one lucky winner to read Nightshade (you will get a signed finished copy!). Thank you Andrea!
Calla Tor has always know her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she’ll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding scared sites for the keepers. But when she violate her masters’ by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might loose everything- including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?
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Ends Oct 18th, 2010