Eva Pohler

Biography

I write fiction for teens and adults and teach writing and literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where I live with my husband, three kids, two dogs, and two rats (Katniss and Prim, of course). I'm also an avid reader and book reviewer. I've always said I never want to give up reading for writing or vice versa. I want to do both. My favorite authors are Tracy Chevalier, Ann Patchett, Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, Rick Riordan, and Stephanie Meyer. I have too many to name, but those are a handful of them. When I'm not spending time with the family, working, reading, or writing, I can be found watching The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, The Middle, and NCIS.

I love to interact with readers and have recently added features to my website at http://www.evapohler.com with this in mind. If you email me your art and/or stories based on The Gatekeeper's Trilogy, or on Greek mythology in general, I will post them on my website for others to enjoy. I have also added a short video on the Olympians and a fun Jeopardy Game to test your knowledge. Please visit my website for more details.

Thanks for taking the time to read about me and my writing!

Smashwords Interview

Tell me a little about yourself and your background. What were you like at school? Were you good at English?
I grew up in San Antonio, Texas--though I did live for two years in the Philippines when I was four and five years old. As a student, I was what is called an "egg head," because I loved learning and made good grades. English was my favorite subject. I think I spent much of my life reading. My little sister used to beg me to go outside and play kickball or baseball (because they needed another player to even up the teams), and I would sometimes go reluctantly, and, more often, not at all. I am thrilled that now my books are enthralling readers in the same way I used be be enthralled by books as a child. When an uncle gave me his college literature anthology, I read it from cover to cover multiple times.
What was your life like before becoming an author?
For years, I was a den leader and cub scout master for my sons and a girl scout troop leader for my daughter. Once my children became more independent, I turned my attention to writing. For over twenty years, I have taught literature and writing at a local university. Recently my increased sales have made it possible for me to retire from teaching altogether, even though I enjoy it and will likely miss it. I won't miss grading all of those papers, though!
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Series

The Mystery House Series
Three middle-aged women and best friends go around the country saving historical sites from the wrecking ball by bringing peace to the ghosts that haunt them and solving the unsolvable mysteries. Like Nancy Drew for adults.
A Gatekeeper's Spin-Off Series
The adventures continue for the characters from The Gatekeeper's Saga as the next generation fulfills a revolutionary destiny,

Storming Olympus

Price: $4.99 USD.
The Mystery Book Collection
In each of these stand-alone novels, a woman is lured into a haunting story, which she soon learns has a shocking connection to her.
The Vampires of Athens
Seventeen-year-old Gertrude Morgan is shipped away from her home in New York City to the American school in Athens. But the city of Athens has secrets. As Gertie uncovers the unfathomable secrets of this ancient city, she is drawn to the beauty and deep thoughts of a boy she first met on the bus into Athens--Jeno. Her host family and another boy she later learns is a demigod warn her to stay away from him, but her curiosity gets the best of her and she unwittingly becomes a catalyst in an uprising led by Dionysus, the god of wine and lord of the vampires.

Books

The Hidden Tunnel: The Mystery House Series, Book Four
Series: The Mystery House Series. Pre-release—available April 29, 2019. Price: $4.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Ellen, Sue, and Tanya travel to Portland, Oregon to renovate a haunted house, where they learn about the old Shanghai tunnels connecting Chinatown to the city. As they dig deeper into a local legend, they soon fear that the cause of the strange happenings in their renovation is more sinister and more powerful than ghosts.
French Quarter Clues: The Mystery House Series #3
Series: The Mystery House Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,800. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
When Ellen and Sue discover that a demon is attached to Tanya, the three friends fly to New Orleans to enlist the help of a Voodoo high priestess. Soon they learn that Tanya's life depends on them finding and consecrating the remains of a "Devil Child," cared for by Delphine LaLaurie and Marie Laveau.
Storming Olympus
Series: A Gatekeeper's Spin-Off Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,760. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
The rebellion led by Hades prepares to storm Mount Olympus, but their every move is sabotaged. Morpheus is torn between his allegiance to his Underworld family and the oath he swore to Zeus under duress. Forced to play both sides, Morpheus sees no hope for the rebellion. As the gods square off, how can one identify the friend from the foe?
Charon's Quest
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,090. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Apollo has had a vision: as the life of each soul flashes before Charon’s eyes, the ferryman ages like an old man. Charon needs to experience his own adventures to become youthful again, or he will soon die. The last thing Charon expects is to fall in love with a mortal woman—someone he can’t take with him. The ferryman is forced to choose between the love of his life and his duties.
The Mystery Box Set
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 212,690. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
This is a collection of stand-alone mysteries with a common theme: narrators draw their listeners into a haunting tale, and these stories have a shocking, life-chaging connection to the listeners. The Mystery Man is a time-travel romantic suspense, The Mystery Box is a psychological thriller, and The Mystery Tomb is an archaeological mystery.
The Mystery Man: A College Student's Nightmare
Series: The Mystery Book Collection. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,970. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
When Denise Walker begins her first year of college, Denise believes her young and sexy professor is attracted to her, as she is to him, and accepts his invitation to join him on his yacht for spring break to hear his life story. The details of his past are so incredible, so fantastical, involving time travel and alternate worlds, that she doesn't know what to believe. Why has he brought her here?
Hunting Prometheus: A Gatekeeper's Spin-Off, Book Two
Series: A Gatekeeper's Spin-Off Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,590. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
When Zeus learns of Apollo's vision--of Than's twins finding Prometheus, Zeus's number one enemy--the hunt for Prometheus begins. Zeus and his allies want to bind Prometheus and kill the twins before their threat of a revolution becomes a possibility. If Hermie and Hestie don't find the Titan first, they have no chance of fulfilling their destiny or of surviving Zeus's threat against them.
The Case of the Abandoned Warehouse (Mystery House #2: Tulsa)
Series: The Mystery House Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,920. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When Ellen and her two best friends travel to Tulsa for Sue's daughter's wedding, they get the crazy idea of flipping another historical home--only this time, it's an abandoned warehouse. When they hear from the locals that the place is haunted, Ellen and Sue convince Tanya to investigate, and what they uncover is one of Tulsa's and the nation's most horrifying secrets.
Hypnos: A Gatekeeper's Spin-Off, Book One
Series: A Gatekeeper's Spin-Off Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,270. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Hypnos goes to Mount Olympus to offer Zeus a deal. He'll make it his mission to find out the source of the recent attacks on Gaia--horrible earthquakes that have already released one monster from the Titan Pit--if Zeus will agree to let him and Jen have one immortal child. But this new quest just might get Hypnos swallowed and trapped for all eternity.
The Gatekeeper's Bride: A Prequel to The Gatekeeper's Saga
Series: Gatekeeper's Saga. Price: Free! Words: 61,190. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Unrest brews among gods and mortals alike when Hades makes a deal with the Fates to end his loneliness in the Underworld. But when Persephone proposes to conspire with him in a plot against Demeter, things get out of hand.
Secrets of the Greek Revival (Mystery House #1)
Series: The Mystery House Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,550. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Ellen and her two friends share a mid-life crisis by hatching a plan to renovate an 1860's Greek revival. Although Ellen isn’t one to believe in ghosts, she comes face to face with something inexplicable in the attic. As they dig deeper into the past, they uncover a shocking history and risk their lives to give voice to the invisible women who suffered behind the walls of the house for decades.
The Vampires of Athens Box Set
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 166,870. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A teen from New York studies abroad in Athens and discovers that vampires and demigods are real. After making friends with both, she unwittingly becomes a catalyst to an uprising led by Dionysus, lord of the vampires. "An epic take on vampires and Greek mythology"--Goodreads Reviewer
Vampire Ascension: The Vampires of Athens, Book Three
Series: The Vampires of Athens. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,950. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
When seventeen-year-old Gertie studies abroad in Athens, she unwittingly becomes a catalyst to an uprising led by Dionysus, lord of the vampires. In this final installment, Gertie, Jeno, and Hector struggle to bring a peaceful resolution to the war in Athens, but any success they make comes at great cost. How many more people must die for freedom and justice?
The Purgatorium Box Set
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 174,670. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
(5.00 from 1 review)
When seventeen-year-old Daphne goes to what she thinks is a getaway retreat, she doesn't know her parents have sent her there as a last-ditch effort to save her from committing suicide. Dr. Gray uses extraordinary means to treat her patients: she terrifies them into loving life, with the theory that the survival instinct overcomes the death wish. But do the ends justify the means? You decide.
The Gatekeeper's Trilogy: Books 1-3 of The Gatekeeper's Saga
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 230,330. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Ancient gods, modern times. A teen becomes entangled with the gods of Mount Olympus when Thanatos wants to meet her. This series was initially written as a trilogy and can end with the third book, or you can keeping reading through all six.
Vampire Affliction: The Vampires of Athens, Book Two
Series: The Vampires of Athens. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,440. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Gertie has become friends, and has possibly fallen in love, with both a demigod and a vampire, who happen to be at war. As the three unlikely friends discover that neither side is perfectly good or evil, they work together to bring about the best outcome; but, when their parents and the gods undermine their efforts, the three teens realize they're on their own and no one will save them.
The Calibans: The Purgatorium Series, Book Three
Series: The Purgatorium Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,770. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Daphne returns to the island to save her best friend, Cam, and the other "Calibans" who've been brainwashed by Dr. Gray, but her entire world comes crashing down along with the Purgatorium when federal ATF officers arrive with a warrant during a dangerous exercise. What she believed to be so isn't, and the blurry line between art and reality leaves her reeling.
Vampire Addiction: The Vampires of Athens, Book One
Series: The Vampires of Athens. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,450. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Greek & Roman
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
When seventeen-year-old Gertrude Morgan of New York City is sent to study abroad in Athens, she unearths unfathomable secrets and unwittingly becomes a catalyst in a vampire uprising, led by Dionysus, against the gods of Mount Olympus.
The Gatekeeper's Saga Boxed Set
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 412,300. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Ancient gods, modern times. A teen becomes entangled with the gods of Mount Olympus when one of them falls in love with her. Some gods love her and give her magical gifts. Others try to kill her. Follow Therese's adventures through all six books in one boxed set!
The Gatekeeper's Promise: Gatekeeper's Saga, Book Six
Series: Gatekeeper's Saga, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,560. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Before Therese and Thanatos can come to terms with the uncertain future of their unborn twins, Poseidon is attacked and both his wife and trident are stolen. In this final installment of The Gatekeeper's Saga, Therese is forced to deliver her babies in the midst of an all-out war with enemies more powerful than the Olympians.
Gray's Domain (Purgatorium #2)
Series: The Purgatorium Series, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,390. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Western, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
After enduring Dr. Hortense Gray’s experimental therapy on an island off the coast of California at a compound known as The Purgatorium, seventeen-year-old Daphne is delighted to learn she will now have a chance to have revenge on her parents and boyfriend by participating in their therapy. It’s payback time, and Daphne can’t wait to begin.
The Gatekeeper's Secret: Gatekeeper's Saga, Book Five
Series: Gatekeeper's Saga, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,140. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Therese joins the Athena Alliance in an effort to reform the pantheon by standing up for mothers and daughters who have been wronged by Zeus. The lord of the gods retaliates by attempting to swallow her on her wedding day.
The Mystery Tomb: An Archaeologist's Nightmare
Series: The Mystery Book Collection. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,660. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Two women, one dead and the other a budding archaeologist in her twenties, are connected by a shocking past aching to be discovered.
The Purgatorium: The Purgatorium Series, Book One
Series: The Purgatorium Series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 61,700. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Seventeen year-old Daphne is surprised when her parents let her go with her friend to a getaway resort on an island off the coast of California. She eventually learns they have sent her for experimental "suicide therapy," but when she becomes lost on the haunted side of the island, she wonders if her parents have sent her there to help her or to punish her.
The Gatekeeper's House (The Gatekeeper's Saga #4)
Series: Gatekeeper's Saga, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,160. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Eighteen-year-old Therese Mills has second thoughts about marrying Thanatos when she learns no god has ever been faithful to his wife. Before she can move into Hecate's rooms, however, the Underworld is attacked, she and her friends are crushed, the souls are unleashed, and a malevolent goddess threatens to unhinge Mount Olympus.
The Gatekeeper's Daughter (The Gatekeeper's Saga #3)
Series: Gatekeeper's Saga, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,340. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Therese may have finally succeeded in becoming a goddess, but if she wants to remain one, she'll not only have to discover her unique purpose, but also make some allies among the gods. Artemis sends her on a seemingly impossible quest across the world, while Than searches for a way to appease Ares. To make matters worse, her baby sister's life depends on her.
The Gatekeeper's Challenge (Gatekeeper's Saga #2)
Series: Gatekeeper's Saga, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,460. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(4.38 from 8 reviews)
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. 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.
The Gatekeeper's Sons
Series: Gatekeeper's Saga, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 108,910. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
(4.33 from 18 reviews)
Fifteen-year-old Therese watches her parents die. While in a coma, she meets the twin sons of Hades—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. Than makes a deal with Hades and goes as a mortal to the Upperworld to try and win Therese's heart.
The Mystery Box: A Soccer Mom's Nightmare
Series: The Mystery Book Collection. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,980. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
When a box is delivered to her by mistake, forty-something Yvette is lured in to her neighbor’s haunting tale, which has unforeseen consequences for Yvette.

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