The Freeze

By Ron DeBoer

About the Author

Ron DeBoer used his own life experience as the inspiration for his new historical novel, The Freeze. DeBoer spent his childhood in Washington Heights and now lives with his wife, Helen, on the Jersey Shore.

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About the Book

The tone of the freeze is descriptive, lyrical, and just a bit old fashioned, almost as if the tale were being whispered around a crackling fire in a cozy neighborhood pub.

Twelve-year-old Kate Dunn scoffs at fairy tales. She would rather read her tattered copy of Black’s Law Dictionary than a fantasy. Kate knows that even in the most wonderful of dreams, reality will always creep in. She will always be keenly aware of her short stature. She will always fear for the life of her police officer father. She will always be yearning for success in a world that is unkind to ambitious women.

But during the amazing Christmas of 1962 and one of the coldest winters in New York, Kate might just see a miracle of her own. This poignant coming-of-age tale follows Kate and the rest of the Dunns as they find hope in the darkest of places.

Book Signings and Events

May 12, 2018

Bayville NJ – Bayville Library located 30 Station Rd, Bayville, NJ 08721 at 1:00pm

December 19, 2017

Manasquan, NJ – Booktowne, located at 171 Main Street, NJ is the newest place on our list to pick up your copy of The Freeze. Stop by this quaint shop and take home a copy.

November 9, 2017

The Freeze featured in The Wave! 
Read the full article here – Jump Into the Holiday Season With “The Freeze”

November 30, 2017

The Freeze – On store shelves at Out Of Ireland, located in the enchanting Christmas Wonderland of Historic Smithville, NJ. Pick up your copy today!

November 2, 2017

The Freeze launched on Kindle Books

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Read Our Reviews

In The Freeze by Ron DeBoer, readers are given a glimpse not only into the author’s own life, but into a dynamic and challenging period of American history. Read more

John Staughton

The Guardian

An evocative portrait of both time and place. Interspersed with other colorful characters and storytellers, this novel has the feel of a shadowy fairy tale at times, with whimsy and tragedy often sharing the page. Read more

Self-Publishing Review, Amazon

DeBoer’s debut is a sensitively crafted portrait of a young girl growing up at a pivotal time for women in America. Read more

Kirkus Review

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