Andria (Andy) Plonka was born in Independence, Missouri, moved to Easton,
Connecticut as an infant. She attended local schools until grade 9 then
attended Dana Hall School in Wellesley Mass. Graduated in 1963.
She attended Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Va. and graduated with a
a.b. degree in Biology in 1967 and continued her education at
Penn State University, University Park, Pa. MS in Zoology (1969)and
PhD in Zoology 1971.
I married in 1968 and moved to Michigan in fall 1970 where my
husband works is Vice President for New Businesses (whatever that means
other than he is away on business about half the time) for a major company.
We have two children Joel, age 26, who is presently an assistant English
teacher for Junior High school students in Handa, Aiichi-ken, Japan, and
Jessica, age 18, who is a freshman at the University of Chicago.
We have lived in Michigan since 1970 except for one year (1978) in Tulsa OK, and four and a half years in Tokyo, Japan (1981-1985). I presently work as an assistant in an elementary school library, and volunteer in the library at a local nature center.
I've been reading mystery books forever, or at least all my adult life.
Favorite authors include John Rhode (an English writer from the 1940-1960 period), Margaret Yorke, Dick Francis , Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, Val McDermid, Peter Lovesey (but not his historical stuff) , Michael Connelly, Edna Buchanan, Susan Conant, J.A. Jance, Peter Turnbull, Peter Robinson, William Bayer, Earl Emerson (Mac Fontana series), Jeffery Deaver, Sarah Andrews, Nevada Barr, Mary Willis Walker, Julie Kaewert, Lee Martin (aka Anne Wingate,) Michael McGarrity, Aaron Elkins, Jo Bannister, Robert Barnard, William Kienzle, Donald Westlake, Lawrence Block, Robin Cook, Thomas Cook, Noreen Gilpatrick, Barbara Paul (except the Enrico Caruso series) Rochelle Majer Krick, Andrew Klavan and Jeremiah Healy