6 Questions We Always Ask: Andrea Cremer, author

Andrea Cremer is a New York Times and international bestselling author, who is celebrating the release of Rift the prequel to her bestelling Nightshade series

Andrea spent her childhood daydreaming while roaming the forests and lakeshores of Northern Wisconsin. She now lives in Manhattan, but at heart she will always be a small-town girl. She has always loved writing and has never stopped writing, but it took a horse and a broken foot to prompt her to finally write the novel she’d always dreamed of writing. Prior to becoming a full-time novelist, Andrea resided in the academic world where she taught early modern history. Notably, for Minnesotans, at our own Macalaster College.

She’ll be reading from Rift at 6 p.m. Monday, September 17 at Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Ave., St. Paul.

What book(s) are you currently reading?

A Feast for Crows, the fourth book in George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire.

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character? Who?

Still do – Han Solo.

If your favorite author came to Minnesota, who would it be and what bar would you take him/her to?

My favorite author is Minnesota adjacent: Neil Gaiman, but sadly I have never met him nor taken him to a bar. If I could I’d take him to Bryant Lake Bowl for beer, bowling, and walleye fingers!

What was your first favorite book?

My first favorite book was Watership Down by Richard Adams.

Let’s say Fahrenheit 451 comes to life, which book would you become in order to save it from annihilation?

I’d become Marion Zimmer Bradley’s The Firebrand – to preserve both the Aeneid and an alternate interpretation of that classic tale.

What is one book you haven’t read but want to read before you die?

The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco.

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