About Eva Pohler

"What one man [person] can do, another can do." Spoken by Anthony Hopkins as Charles in The Edge

Short Version:

Eva Pohler is the USA Today bestselling author of The Mystery Book Collection, The Mystery House Series, and four series for young adults: The Gatekeeper's Saga, A Gatekeeper's Spin-Off Series, The Purgatorium Series, and The Vampires of Athens Series. Her books have been described as "thrilling" and "addictive." A Kirkus reviewer said of The Gatekeeper's Sons that it was "sure to thrill."

A reader herself, Eva writes in multiple genres, but all of her stories blur the line between reality and fantasy, truth and delusion, and draw from Eva's personal philosophy that a reader must be lured and abducted into complete captivity in order to enjoy the reading experience.

Long Version:

Eva is a USA Today bestselling author and wife and mother of three living in San Antonio, Texas. She earned her B.A. in English from Trinity University, her M.A. in English from St. Mary's University, and her Ph.D. in English from Texas Tech University. She wrote her dissertation on narrative strategies, in which she analyzed the use of voice, point of view, character, plot, and other narrative devices used in twentieth-century British and American literature, informed by narratologists such as Tsvetan Todorov, Gerard Genette, Vladimir Propp, Seymour Chatman, Wayne Booth, and James Phelan. She also took as many classes in creative writing as was allowed at every university she attended and had the honor of studying under Robert Flynn, Nan Cuba, and Walt McDonald.

Eva has taught writing and literature at a university in San Antonio for over twenty years. She was also a den leader and cub master for her sons in Boy Scouts and a troop leader for her daughter in Girl Scouts. She loved those years, but they are behind her, leaving her with more time to read and write.

Eva's favorite authors are Tracy Chevalier, Ann Patchett, J.K. Rowling, Suzanne Collins, Cassandra Clare, and Stephenie Meyer. She's also read everything by Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and other literary giants whom she loves. She's read single books she adores by authors like Elizabeth Wein, Diane Setterfield, Philippa Gregory, and Katherine Stockett. And her favorite book of all time is Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver.

Eva writes in two genres: mystery/suspense and teen fantasy. Her mystery/suspense titles include The Mystery Book Collection  and The Mystery House Series (for adults) and The Purgatorium Series (for teens). Her teen fantasy works, all based on Greek mythology, are The Gatekeeper's Saga, A Gatekeeper's Spin-Off Series, and The Vampires of Athens Series.

You can keep in touch with Eva on Facebook, Twitter, InstagramPinterest, Linked In, and by email at eva@evapohler.com.

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You can learn more about Eva by listening to this podcast about her and her works: