Welcome,Â Eva PohlerÂ to my blog.
Eva, what is your typical day like?
I help my three teens get to school, then get myself ready and go teach writing and literature at The University of Texas at San Antonio on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I stay in my PJâ€™s as long as possible and write. I try to avoid cooking and cleaning as much as possible, but I end up having to do it nearly every day. I enjoy catching up with friends and readers on Facebook and Goodreads, and then I write some more. Some evenings, I watch Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, and Once Upon a Time with my family.
Wow that is a lot. Do you write with music or not?
I donâ€™t play any music, but one of my sons is usually on his piano or guitar while Iâ€™m writing. Itâ€™s nice, actually.
Private concerts nice. Do you outline your manuscript first?
Yes, but not down to every detail. I like to be surprised.
What is the most difficult thing about being an author?
Having to stop writing to go cook dinner.
Amen to that. How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it?
If Iâ€™m really excited about a story and canâ€™t stop thinking about it, I know itâ€™s a good one.
Very good. What is the title of your book?
Which one? The first book in my young adult series based on Greek mythology is called The Gatekeeperâ€™s Sons.
LOL. What inspired you to write this book?
I love Greek mythology and often wondered what it would be like if a mortal girl met and fell in love with a Greek god.
Greek God nice…How do you come up with your characterâ€™s names?
The names of the Greek gods were chosen by others. The names of my contemporary characters just came about organically. Therese just seems like a Therese, and Jen a Jen.
I know what you mean. Tell us what is about?
Fifteen-year-old Therese watches her parents die. While in a coma, she meets the twin sons of Hadesâ€”Hypnos, the god of sleep, and Thanatos, the god of death. She thinks she’s manipulating a dream, not kissing the god of death and totally rocking his world.
Thanatos makes a deal with Hades and goes as a mortal to the Upperworld to try and win Therese’s heart, but not all the gods are happy. Some give her gifts. Others try to kill her.
The deal requires Therese to avenge the death of her parents. With the help of Thanatosâ€™s fierce and exotic sisters, the Furies, she finds herself in an arena face to face with the murderer, and only one will survive.
Intriguing…What genre does your book fall under?
I like YA. 🙂 What will be your next project?
The first four books of The Gatekeeperâ€™s Saga have been released with the last two coming out this year. Iâ€™m currently revising the fifth book for publication on April 1st. Meanwhile, Iâ€™m also drafting the second book of a different young adult seriesâ€”a contemporary suspense. The first book is called The Purgatorium. The one Iâ€™m writing now is called Grayâ€™s Domain. There will be three books in this series.
Best wishes to you, Eva. Where can we buy a copy of your book?
http://www.amazon.com/Eva-Pohler/e/B009D0TAZ4/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1389675461&sr=8-2-ent Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/eva-pohler Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/evapohler Audible: http://www.audible.com/search/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_1_srAuth?searchAuthor=Eva+Pohler&qid=1389675611&sr=1-1