Welcome to our tour for Mirror of Ice! We are excited/hype/thrilled to be sharing this cute YA fantasy novella with you all! Read along below for a fun snippet of a chat with the author!
Mirror of Ice
by Jennifer San Filippo
Release Date: September 29, 2022
Genre: MG Fantasy
Clara doesn’t mind that her Christmas is going to be a disaster. Really. She’s happy to spend the biggest holiday of the year with her weirdo, reclusive uncle in a cabin in the middle of nowhere, instead of living it up with her rich parents.
But the season is turned upside-down when Clara falls through ice into another world: a place called Winterlight, full of fierce elves, haunted forests, and an abominable snowman. Clara just wants to find a way home from this freezing-cold nightmare, but Winterlight may have other plans for her.
Author Interview (Snippet)
One of our owners, Stacia, was able to conduct a virtual interview with the author! Read along for a preview of the full interview which can be found here.
TTPT: Hello! Thanks for taking the time to chat with us and share some insight with us and the readers. Lets begin. Mirror of Ice is the first book in a quartet….did you write all 4 books at once, or one at a time?
JSF: For the first time ever, I did not write the entire series before publishing the first book, which was terrifying and exhilarating. For my Gale City Charge series, I spent a whole year writing those six books before I released the first one. I don’t regret doing it that way (it’s a mystery, so having that cushion to iron out plot points was helpful), but I also found it frustrating. I realized that fear was holding me back, and that’s not a good excuse to avoid something. [Reader, we agree big time here.]
So in a burst of reckless abandon, I decided to write this series and publish it as I went. I did outline the whole thing before drafting, so I knew the key plot points of the whole series. I also wrote one key scene in book 4 early on, which really helped me hone in on Clara as a character. But otherwise, there wasn’t much of a buffer. I wanted to challenge myself and see if I could do it, and I’m surprisingly satisfied with the results.
From the author’s website:
Hi there, I’m Jennifer.
I write fantasy and sci-fi stories. Some are novels; some are several novellas strung together. I have never had a single work-in-progress in my life. I have an MFA in Creative Writing from San José State University.
I live in sunny California, where I spend most of my free time indoors. My less marketable hobbies include drawing, cycling, and singing in the shower.
We are thankful to Ms. San Filippo for sitting down with us for this interview. If you want to find out more about what she’s writing or purchase her books, visit her website, https://jennifersanfilippo.com