Author Interview

Interview with the author of Ice Master, Jennette Green!


Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself!

I grew up in Alaska. When I was a young teen, my family sold just about everything we had, bought a sailboat, and had an adventure sailing from California to Virginia through the Panama Canal. It was an amazing time. I’ve moved many times and lived a number of places as an adult also, because my husband did traveling Physical Therapy for a while. But currently we’re settled in California, and it’s nice to have a home and to live in one place!


Tell us about your book? How did it get started?

The first book in the series is Ice Baron. I wrote it eight years ago, and wrote half of Ice Master then. But the end of Ice Master just wouldn’t gel. I didn’t know what was missing. It took several years, during which time I grew and changed as a person and as an author, before I finally figured out what it was. My hope is that this book will speak to the hearts of people about forgiveness, love, redemption, and second chances, just as it has to mine.

How do you create your characters?

They “appear” in my mind—fully who they are. Perhaps this might sound weird, but they seem like real people when they appear in my imagination. And as I write I get to know them better: they reveal who they are, bits at a time.

What inspires and what got you started in writing?

I’m not sure. Stories come to mind, and I just have to write them down to see what happens. I’ve always loved to write. I wrote my first story when I was seven, and while we were sailing as a teen, I filled notebooks with stories, poems, and wrote partial books (which means I didn’t finish the books). I finished my first full-length book when I was eighteen. That book has never been published. My first book to ever be published was The Commander’s Desire. It was published by The Wild Rose Press in 2008.

Where do you write? Is there something you need in order to write (music, drinks?)

I write in my office, in my comfortable chair. J Lately I’ve tried dictating, which works pretty well, but I prefer to write with a keyboard. I need it to be really quiet when I write, because I’m easily distracted.

How do you get your ideas for writing?

They pop into my mind.

What do you like to read?

I like to read romance novels. Especially those by Debbie Macomber, Lisa Kleypas, and Betty Neels.

What would your advice to be for authors or aspiring in regards to writing?

Buckle up, buttercup. It’s going to be a bumpy ride. J That sounds pretty cynical, I know. The truth is, if you love to write, then absolutely write. The joy of having a finished book that you’ve written from your heart is one of the best things in the world. And if others read it and love it too, it makes it all worthwhile. But making money at writing books is another cup of tea altogether. Authors these days need to be just as good (or better) at marketing if they want to sell books, and to earn income. The marketplace is extremely competitive.


Anything else you’d like to share?

I’ve been learning animation over the last year, and created a book trailer for Ice Master. I hope it’s fun to watch, and gives a good taste of the book.

Thank you for having me on your website—I appreciate it so much! J


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Rogue code. A double agent.

He’s the commander of Tarim Territory’s air defense. She’s the daughter of an empire bent on destroying them. Can love unite these star-crossed lovers, and save their world?

Lee is haunted by nightmares and guilt. As a brilliant young teen, her father manipulated her to create an invasive new computer virus. She hadn’t known his monstrous plan. …Not until he launched a thermonuclear attack against their enemies. Now her uncle wants her to finish the job. Lee would rather die than be used as a pawn again by her bloodthirsty family.

Michael’s top-secret project is almost ready for launch, and the only one he trusts with it is Lee, his new research assistant. Lee is brilliant; a mystery wrapped up inside an enigma. Pain lies behind her lovely eyes, and he wonders what secrets she is hiding. When a saboteur strikes, his gut tells him Lee is innocent. But is his heart blinding him to the truth?

“Ice Master is the second book in the Ice Chronicles, a series of imaginative romance novels set in a post-apocalyptic world. If you like smart, courageous heroines, nail-biting action, and heartwarming stories of love and redemption, then you’ll love Jennette Green’s futuristic romance.”

Buy Ice Master today to step into a thrilling story of star-crossed lovers.



Blood painted her nightmares; the color of the city that exploded with the fury of a supernova. Thermonuclear clouds boiled in her mind, and red streamed from the dark heavens, spattering death upon the pristine white snow of Kazakhstan.

Upon the land of her enemies.

Much as she wanted to, she could not deny it—as a child, she had helped her father kill the innocents in Kazakhstan. Her computer virus, like the serpent of old, had slithered through their enemy’s computers and laid them open to thermonuclear attack.

She was responsible for the murders of thousands of people.

Their tormented, skeletal faces twisted through her nightmares, reminding her of what she had done. Making her wish that she had never been born; making her wish that she had died with them.

For living was her torture.

And every morning, Emelie Stoystiya woke up screaming.


Chapter One


ZCA, Tarim, Territory, year 3151 a.d.

(Millennial Ice Age, caused by Nuclear holocaust)



“Your interview is next, Ms. Smirnov.” The secretary for ZCA’s Commander closed the door behind the second-to-last job applicant, a studious looking young man who held his paper-thin microcomputer in a death grip.

Lee managed a smile. “Thank you.” She’d waited all day to interview for this job. It was a job she’d sacrificed everything to gain. Still, she couldn’t quite believe she’d made it this far, and actually into the heart of the top security outpost, Zebra Charlie Alpha.

Warm perspiration trickled down the back of her neck and dampened her armpits, too. Abruptly, Lee stood. She managed another small, composed smile for the perfectly coiffed secretary, who wore a ruthlessly pressed black uniform. “I’ll return in a moment.”

If the previous interviews were any indication, she only had fifteen minutes before it was her turn.

Lee headed into the hall, looking for the restroom she’d seen earlier. She desperately needed a cool splash of water on her face. Emotions rarely got the better of her. She’d trained for many years to hide her feelings.

A Tarim soldier approached. On instinct, her expression cooled into one of polite reserve.

The handsome Tarim soldier—a sergeant, identified by the insignia and medals on his black uniform—smiled as he passed by her in the hall. He tried to maintain eye contact, but she turned aside, into the restroom, which was thankfully unoccupied. She slid home the bolt.

Men noticed her. Although Lee accepted that fact, it meant little. They did not notice her. They admired her shell. The lie that science had created.

If the soldier knew her true identity, he’d want to kill her. So would everyone else in ZCA. Especially Michael Van Heisman, the man she would soon meet.

Cool water sluiced over her fingers, and Lee pressed cold, dripping palms to her cheeks. She must land this job. Failure was unacceptable, because it would mean certain death for thousands of people. Her vision dimmed, seeing into the past. The water dripping down her face darkened, too, seeming to congeal into dark copper. The color of blood.

With a shudder, she swiped it off, hard, with the cuff of her sleeve.

She could not tell these facts to Michael Van Heisman.


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