For me, the hardest part of being an author is the marketing. Typically, as writers we like to sit at our computers and write. Unfortunately a chunk of my day is devoted to trying to sell books. It comes with the territory. If you want to sell books, you have to market.
Can you give us a short synopsis of Moondancers?
There is a creature haunting the swimming pools of Beverly Hills. Josh, our hero, thinks he sees a connection between the creature and a mysterious, beautiful girl. Josh finds himself falling head-over-heels in love with the girl, who it turns out is an enchanted being. Josh and Lara are soulmates. But there’s a heavy price to pay for being Lara’s soulmate, and Josh must decide if it’s a price he’s willing to pay. Secrets, lies, true love, and murder are at the heart of the book and series. How’s that?
What inspired you to write this book?
Ever since I read Beautiful Creatures (Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl) I’d been wanting to write from a male perspective. In the YA paranormal romance genre, the protagonists are almost always girls. It’s risky writing from a male pov, but heck, I’m a guy. And since I am now beginning my journey into self-publishing, I didn’t have to worry about pushback from my publisher. I liked the idea of setting the book in the community in which I live, Beverly Hills, because everyone associates BH with glamour. I wanted to show a different side of the community—the slums of Beverly Hills, which I thought might be interesting for readers. I did some research and discovered there is a little known hot spring that runs beneath Beverly Hills. Southern California is a desert, so the idea that there is water running beneath our feet that very few people know about sparked my imagination.
How many hours per day do you spend writing?
I am a full time writer, so I am working on a project or doing some marketing all day. I put in around a ten hour day.
Name your top five favorite books.
This is a horrible question. I can’t even begin to give it a shot. I will give you five books that are important to me and why. I love Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger because Salinger was my first big influence as a writer. I love Twelve Men by Richard Wright because Richard Wright was my introduction to black writers. I love Rosemary’s Baby and Salem’s Lot because those books made me know I wanted to write about the paranormal. I love Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone because it was the most amazing read, and made me both proud to be a writer, and jealous of Rowling’s amazing talent.
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on the sequel to Moondancers, Frostfellows, which is due out on May 17th. You can pre-order it now on Amazon. *plug*
Author: E. Van Lowe
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
There is a creature haunting the swimming pools of affluent Beverly Hills. So far the creature’s kills have been confined to small animals, but now he has his sites set on the beautiful girl next door, and unless Josh Butters and his friends Alan and Conner can figure out how to stop him, Alexia Dupree and other gorgeous girls of Beverly Hills are going to wind up dead.
The summer of Josh Butters’ sixteenth birthday will be very different from all the summers that have come before.
That summer Josh will meet his one true love.
That summer there will be an amazing and romantic adventure
That summer one of them is going die.
Josh never saw any of it coming.
From the author of #1 Teen Horror novel Boyfriend From Hell and The Falling Angels Saga comes a new paranormal series that asks the question “Do you believe in soulmates?”
E. Van Lowe is an author, television writer/producer who has worked on such TV shows as “The Cosby Show,” “Even Stevens,” and “Homeboys In Outer Space.” He has been nominated for both an Emmy and an Academy Award. His first YA Paranormal novel, “Never Slow Dance With A Zombie,” was a selection of The Scholastic Book Club, and a nominee for an American Library Association Award. “Boyfriend From Hell,” “Earth Angel,” “Heaven Sent,” and “Falling” are the four books of the Falling Angels Saga.
E lives in Beverly Hills California with his spouse, a werewolf, several zombies and a fairy godmother who grants him wishes from time-to-time.
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