Heroine Interview from Cracks in the Ice by Deanna Klingel

» Posted on Feb 14, 2013 in Blog | 11 comments

This week I’m hosting  Kathleen Y’Barbo with Flora’s Wish, Jessica Keller with Home for Good, Deanna Klingel with Cracks in the Ice, and Joyce Magnin with Cake, Love, Chickens and a Taste of Peculiar.  If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Feb. 17th) evening.

Cracks in the Ice Cover FINAL FRONTInterview with the heroine Cracks in the Ice by Deanna Klingel:

1.  Gina, tell me the most interesting thing about you. I’m the niece of a mafia don, and a world class figure skater.

2.  What do you do for fun? Well, I skate, of course. That is, I did.

3.  What do you put off doing because you dread it? I put off learning about my family. I’m afraid what I might learn.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life? When I was a child, I learned to look my fear in the eye. I was fearless. But, now, older, I’m afraid my witness protection identity will be discovered.

5.  What do you want out of life? As a child I want only to skate, and be in charge of my life. Now, I want a second chance.

6.  What is the most important thing to you? Being loved for who I am, off the ice.

7.  Do you read books? If so, what is your favorite type of book? No, I’m not a reader.

8.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I would have made some different choices when I was young. If I could change that, I wouldn’t be hoping for a second chance now.

9.  Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet? No, no pets. When I was young we had Dobermans. But they weren’t pets. They were guarding the family compound. It was their job.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why? I would go back to the innocent time in my playhouse. There were two little chairs there. I never knew who should sit in the other chair. Now I know. We could sit there together.


  1. I would love to read Cracks In The Ice.


    • You can learn more about it and where to find it at my website, Booksbydeanna.com. There are teen book club discussion questions at the end. I’m sure you will enjoy it? Thanks for coming by to visit Margaret’s blog.

  2. Gina it looks like you are class figure skater! So you say you put off learning about your family. So you are afraid protection identity will be discovered. So the most important thing to you is being loved for who you are. You said you would of made different choices when you were younger. Gina great interview. I would love to win your book to see how your story goes Gina! God bless.
    Norma Stanforth

    • Well, Norma, it’s a complicated life I live. I think you’ll enjoy it. And of you do, please recommend it to your friends and any teens you know. thank you, and thanks for stopping in at Margaret’s blogspot.

  3. I would love to win a copy of Cracks in the Ice. I love suspense stories. 🙂

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

    • though it probably doesn’t qualify as a true suspense, Gina’s life is a mystery to her. It’s complicated for her, but enjoyable for her readers.

  4. Two extremely interesting things I would say. Fabulous!!


    • Well,thank you very much. Please recommend it to your friends, teen readers, librarians. It would mean a lot. thank you.

  5. The heroine sounds fascinating.


    • She is a complicated person. But one of the fun things about this story is that you get to know Gina in all the phases of her life. I think you’ll feel very close to her.

  6. Thak you, Margaret, for inviting me in today. Gina and I enjoyed it. Deanna

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