Author Intrusion. Just a nice way of saying that the writer is butting into the character's story.
Characters need to have their separate worlds, their separate thoughts. They don't have to value the same things you do. They don't have to fear the same things you do. But that's not the whole gist of author intrusion.
It's also when the heroine's car breaks down and she knows the radiator broke. But she's a loner librarian who usually rides her bike to work. How does she know it's the radiator?
In some ways, I think author intrusion is like an omniscient POV. The creator's POV.
Have you heard of this? How would you describe it? Better yet, have you ever been an intruder?
Special thanks to Debra M. who suggested a post on this. I hope you stop by Debra! :-)