Monday, October 22, 2012

Deanna Klingel's "Crack in the Ice"



Title: Cracks in the Ice
Publisher: Write Integrity, October 2012

Cover blurb:
Gina, niece of a mafia don, has dreams of Olympic gold as a figure skater. When crisis destroys her dream she is ill-equipped to cope. She spirals into depression and alcoholism. Two people who love her are able to show her God still loves her and help to restore her identity. She returns to the faith of her childhood and discovers a different kind of victory.

1) How did this story come to you?
Truthfully? I have no idea!

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
This book was easy to write once I researched the history and facts I needed to know. Write Integrity had just announced they were open to receiving YA novels, especially those that crossed over to women’s fiction, so I submitted to them. The editor loved the story, offered a contract and quickly took it to press. The proofreaders say it’s their best one yet! I’m honored and excited to begin selling the book.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I’ve been married for fifty years, for one. For two, I’ve been married for fifty years to the same man, and for three, I’m happy as a clam and yes I would do it all over again.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I’ve got three finished manuscripts I hope to find homes for in the next year, I’ve just started writing another historical fiction for YA, and I’ve got a couple of ideas for the future. I’ve got enough ideas to last for the rest of my life!

5) Parting comments?
I love to read and write and love to share my enthusiasm with young readers at schools. Call me if you’d like a school visit.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
My website is www.BooksByDeanna.com. The last page is my schedule, so you can see when I’m in your area and could visit at your school. I blog as a guest a couple times a month, and those can be found by searching my name. I’m also on facebook, linked in, and Pinterest.

17 comments:

  1. Hi Deanna,
    Good to see you on the blog. It looks like you have enough ideas to keep you busy for a long time. I would love to win a copy of "Cracks in the Ice."
    Debbie Malone
    debbiejeanm at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Debbie. These autumn days are so lovely, I'm surprised anyone is inside on their computer. Please stay in touch.Deanna

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  2. This book sounds very interesting and I would love to win it. Thanks for the opportunity! I've been married almost 50 years. Our 50th is next May and I would do it again as well.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    azladijo(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Congratulations, Golden Agers. Deanna

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  3. thanks for chance to win

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. You're welcom. Thanks for coming by. Deanna

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  4. tHE TITLE SOUNDS BOTH PROMISING AND INTRESTING.

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    1. Thank you. I hope you will find the story to be promising and interesting. Deanna

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  5. CRACKS IN THE ICE sounds fabulous. Yes please!!


    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Thank you. I hope you enjoy it. Deanna

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  6. Your book with an alcoholic character finding hope should inspire many many people. Alcoholism is so detrimental, I admire you for writing about it! Would truly love to read your new book 'Crack in the Ice'. I also read the occasional YA book & wish you great success with all your future books! God bless you! Dawn
    crashingoceanwaves@aol.com

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    1. I agree. Alcoholism is devasting.Looking at the statistics on teenage drinking is sad. None of them, including my character, set out to become an alcoholic. Yet, where did it begin? Deanna

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  7. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful story

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. The book is available on my website, www.BooksByDeanna.com, Amazon.com, kindle, and Nook. Any bookstore can also order it for you. If you don't win, there's lots of chances to get your hands on one. I hope you enjoy it. Deanna

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  9. Hello, Your subject is extremely well focused on a tragedy too prevalent among today's youngsters. It centers also on a family tragedy that my family and too many others have suffered. Thank you for writing such a needed story about how God's glory can shine through the sin and make a person whole again. Thank you for this giveaway and the chance to win a great read.

    Blessed by Grace,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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    1. Thank you for writing. I hope you will enjoy the story. Deanna

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