Crossing the Ice by Jennifer Comeaux


Can you tell us a little about your latest book? 
Crossing the Ice tells the story of Courtney, a pair skater, who dreams of making the Olympic team with her partner Mark. But things get a lot more complicated when she falls for Josh, another pair skater who’s also trying to make the team with his sister Stephanie.

What inspired you to write it? 
Courtney was a minor character in my Edge series, and I wanted to delve further into her life and get to know her better. I was intrigued by the idea of skaters from rival teams falling for each other, and I thought Courtney would be the perfect person to put into that situation.

How did you come up with the idea for the cover? 
I struggled with ideas for the cover for a long time. The first cover mock-ups I saw didn’t feel right, so I asked a friend who’s a graphic designer for her help, and everything came together after that! She came up with some great ideas, and a couple of pair skaters generously volunteered to pose exactly how we needed. It was an awesome collaboration!

If it was made into a movie, who would you like to play the main characters? 
I’d love Amanda Seyfried as Courtney and Logan Lerman as Josh.

What is it about this genre that appeals to you so much?
I love writing characters in this age group, 19-25. They’re young enough where they’re still trying to find their way but with more maturity than teenagers. I think it’s a fascinating time in our lives.

What made you want to become an author? 
When I was a little girl writing stories I dreamed of having a book published one day. When I started writing again as an adult, I wanted to share my stories with others so they could get to know the characters I’d grown to love. It makes me so happy when readers connect emotionally with them!

How do you come up with character names? 
The main characters’ names kind of randomly come to me. At first Josh’s name was Braden, but then as I started writing the story he felt like a Josh, so I changed it. For the minor characters, I often use the names of friends and loyal readers.

Name one of your all-time favourite books? 
To Kill a Mockingbird

Who, or what, inspires you? 
Travelling to skating competitions inspires me! It’s so fun to see how small the skating world is and how much real-life drama there is.

Where is your favourite place to write? 
In the big comfy chair in my living room

What is your favourite movie that was based on a book?
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Name two of your favourite authors. 
Stephanie Perkins and Rainbow Rowell

If you could have a dinner party with any authors from any time in history, who would you choose and why? 
I’d love to have dinner with Tammara Webber, Stephanie Perkins, and Rainbow Rowell because they are some of my writing idols.

Tell us a random fact about yourself. 
I was born on Mardi Gras.

Who would play you in the movie about your life? 
Hmm… I don’t think my life is interesting enough for a movie!

Tell us an interesting fact about where you live. 
Many movies and TV shows have been filmed in my hometown recently. We’ve become known as Hollywood South.

What are your (writing) plans for the future? 
I’d like to continue writing skating romances and bringing more characters into the world!

Tell us one thing that's on your bucket list. 
A trip to Europe

Favourite myth / fairytale? 
Beauty and the Beast

Who did you want to be when you were a kid?
I wanted to be a sports journalist or a writer.

Release date: August 7th 2014
Synopsis via Goodreads:

Falling hard never felt so good.
Pair skaters Courtney and Mark have one shot left at their Olympic dream. They vow not to let anything get in their way, especially not Josh and Stephanie, the wealthy and talented brother and sister team.
The heart doesn’t always listen to reason, though...
The more time Courtney spends with sweet, shy Josh, the harder she falls for him. But they are on opposite sides of the competition, and their futures are headed in opposite directions. Will their friendship blossom into more or are their paths too different to cross?

About the Author

Jennifer Comeaux is a tax accountant by day, writer by night. There aren’t any ice rinks near her home in south Louisiana, but she’s a diehard figure skating fan and loves to write stories of romance set in the world of competitive skating. One of her favorite pastimes is traveling to competitions, where she can experience all the glitz and drama that inspire her writing.


  1. Thanks, Elizabeth! And thank you for the great interview, Suzy!

  2. I'm glad you liked it, Jennifer!
    Thanks for stopping by, Elizabeth xx


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