Friday, March 27, 2009
Praise for FREEZING POINT
" a timely, terrifying thriller . . Filled with fascinating science and thorny ethical questions, Freezing Point takes horror to a chilling new degree." Dame Magazine
"Dionne is going to be an author to be reckoned with if her debut novel is any indication. A fascinating blend of science fiction and fact, [Freezing Point] weaves a great deal of information into a complex story of environmentalism, greed and potential Armageddon. Its ingenious plot, genuine characters, superlative writing and nail-biting suspense will change the way you look at a bottle of water." Romantic Times Book Review
"It's rare to find a book that truly lives up to any "from the first page..." hype, but Karen Dionne's new scientific thriller FREEZING POINT opens with a physical tension that, trumping cliche, never lets up. . . . Never pedantic, often fascinating, and always compulsively readable, Dionne's narrative voice is a uniquely compelling entertainment." Crimespree Magazine
"Vivid scenes with worried, dedicated researchers help carry the convoluted plot, which delves into potential ways of dealing with water shortage problems...Dionne has created a thought-provoking tale with unusual aspects of horror; it could easily be converted into a spellbinding movie." Lansing State Journal
"Freezing Point by Karen Dionne is an ecological thriller that reads like a disaster movie . . . a mysterious, speedy virus killing off researchers; madness; hordes of man-eating rats; explosions; fires; tidal waves; an executive with a murderous lust for money and power; and eco-terrorists . . . balls-out chaos . . . Roland Emmerich, are you listening? Scoop this one up!" Blog Critics Magazine
"... the scientific and ethical themes are fascinating and timely and the remoteness of the Antarctic makes an ideal thriller setting ... surprisingly complex characters" Publishers Weekly
Detroit native Karen Dionne dropped out of the University of Michigan in the 1970s and moved to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula wilderness with her husband and infant daughter as part of the back-to-the-land movement. During the next thirty winters, her indoor pursuits included stained glass, weaving, and constructing N-scale model train layouts.
Eventually, her creative interests turned to writing. Karen’s short stories have appeared in Bathtub Gin, The Adirondack Review, Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine and Thought Magazine. She worked as Senior Fiction Editor for NFG, a print literary journal out of Toronto, Canada, before founding Backspace, an Internet-based writers organization with over 1,100 members in a dozen countries.
Karen is a member of Sisters in Crime, the Mystery Writers of America, and the International Thriller Writers, where she serves as Website Chair and Managing editor of The Big Thrill. She and her husband live in Detroit’s northern suburbs. Freezing Point is her first novel.