Thursday, January 3, 2013

Blog Tour & [Interview] The Gatekeepers Challenge (Gatekeepers Trilogy Book 2) by Eva Pohler

Welcome Author Eva Pohler

Eva Pohler teaches writing at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she lives with her husband, three children, two dogs, two rats, and her very large collection of books

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If you could live in any book “world” which book would it be?
What a great question! I had to think hard about this one, because there are so many worlds to choose from, and some of the best also have the worst evil. Even though Hogwarts is a terrifying place, if I could be a witch, I would choose the world created by J.K. Rowling in Harry Potter.

What did you want to be when you grew up? 
When I was very young, I couldn’t choose between a maid and a nun. Thankfully, my aspirations changed around the age of twelve, when I wanted to be like Anton Chekov—a doctor and a writer. Well, chemistry and I didn’t get along in college, but I did earn my Ph.D. in English. So, in a way, I guess I got my wish.

What was your favorite book as a child/teen?
As a child, my favorite books were, hands down, The Nancy Drew Mysteries. I read every single one. Somehow I went from reading Nancy Drew in elementary school to Harlequinn romances in junior high. I ate them up.

You are stranded on a deserted island, what 3 things would you want?
A blanket, a lighter, and an anthology of stories.

M&M’s or Skittles?

Favorite icecream?
Mint chocolate chip.

What’s your favorite season/weather?

Beach or pool?
For swimming, pool. For gazing and walking, beach. If a gun’s to my head, and I have to pick one, beach.

If you had a time machine where would you go back in time or ahead? And who would you like to visit.
I would go ahead, find out how we colonized the moon, and then come back and tell the folks at NASA.

Any advice for writer’s just starting out?
Don’t get hung up on one book. You’ll likely have to write many before you have one ready to be published, and even after you publish, you need to keep producing more to attract a readership.

Any pet peeves?
Not really. I’m pretty easygoing. I hate it when my kids don’t pick up after themselves, but that’s an everyday occurrence and not really a pet peeve.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
You should read my book if you’d enjoy a young adult series based on Greek myth with a nice combination of adventure and romance and with a strong female heroine.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
Reading the reviews! Although there have been a couple of semi-negative ones, they have mostly been positive, and the enthusiasm and excitement about my characters and their world has brought me to tears several times!

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? 
Yes. This is my projected publication timeline for the next six years, including those already published By the way, the Different Kind of Trilogy is a continuation of the Gatekeeper’s Trilogy):
The Gatekeeper’s Sons, #1             8/15/2012
The Mystery Box                       8/15/2012
The Gatekeeper’s Challenge, #2       12/1/2012
The Purgatorium, #1                   5/1/2013
The Gatekeeper’s Daughter, #3        12/1/2013
The Purgatorium Revisited, #2         5/1/2014
Magpies in Winter                    12/1/2014
A Different Kind of Goddess, #1       5/1/2015
A Different Kind of Bride, #2        12/1/2015
A Different Kind of Triumph, #3       5/1/2016
Queen of the Bees                     5/1/2017
Kukna                                 5/1/2018

The Gatekeepers Challenge 
(Gatekeepers Trilogy Book 2)
by Eva Pohler
Date Published: 11/29/12
Ya Fantasy

Ten agonizing months have gone by since Therese faced off against her parents’ murderer at Mount Olympus, and she suspects Thanatos’s absence is meant to send her a message: go on with your life. In cahoots with her new friend, who's gotten in with the Demon Druggies at school, Therese takes a drug that simulates a near-death experience, planning to tell Than off so she can have closure and move on, but things go very, very wrong.

Than has been busy searching for a way to make her a god, and he’s found it, but it requires her to complete a set of impossible challenges designed by Hades, who hopes to see her fail.
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Unknown said...

Thanks again for having me, Michelle. Love your blog!

Jade said...

Love this interview. I love the concise way she describes her new book. I'll have to look further into this series and this author.