Andrea Cale is a writer and a New York State Associated Press award recipient for spot news reporting.

Before working on her first novel, The Corn Husk Experiment, Cale also served in the press office of a top 10 U.S. commercial bank holding company. She is a graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and holds a Master’s Degree from Boston University’s College of Communication.

Cale attributes her drive to observe, understand opposing views and reach diverse audiences to her news experience. All have been critical in creating this relevant novel, she said. Cale lives in central Massachusetts with her husband, their two sons, a dog and some chickens.