Dec 062011

To celebrate the release of Earth Angel, the sequel to Boyfriend From Hell, I have E Van Lowe here today to answer a few questions.

What’s your favourite part of writing a book? 

My favorite part of writing a book is getting to know the characters. When I start out I only kind of know the characters, but as I spend days with them I learn things about them I didn’t know. This means I often have to go back and change what I thought I knew to what is actually true about the character. Yet, I never mind going back because I absolutely love discovering new things about characters.

What inspired you to become a writer? 

When I was ten-years-old I got pneumonia during the summer. For a kid who loves the outdoors, being housebound all summer could have been unbearable. Fortunately, my mother knew me well. She said “You love making up stories. Why not write some of them down?” Now, here’s the kicker. She said: “You can make money.” That was all my ten-year-old ears needed to hear. I was already a big reader. I started writing fiction. It got me through the summer, and I’ve been writing ever since.

What are your thoughts on ebooks? (i.e. love them, hate them, wave of the future) 

I love ebooks. I’m old school, so I still like paper books as well. But ebooks are the wave of the future and it’s always good to embrace the future. One thing I like about ebooks is how many I can carry on my ipad. Normally when I go on vacation I try to decide how many books I will carry with me. I usually make that decision based on the weight of the book. This past year, I just brought my ipad. I love the ease of carrying around your library.

Do you read reviews written about your book? 

I do read reviews. I know I shouldn’t because I am always crushed by bad reviews, but I just can’t help myself. Fortunately Boyfriend From Hell has been blessed with lots of rave reviews, so lately I haven’t been crushed that often. LOL

Do you keep track or write reviews for books you read? 

I don’t write reviews. And I’m not organized enough to track of the books I’ve read. My Goodreads page still says I am reading a book I read last summer. LOL.

Do you have a writing routine? 

I have a daily routine, but not necessarily a writing routine. I am a full time writer. I have coffee in the morning, workout, and then I go to work. Work for me can be writing, marketing, doing research or even taking a meeting. Some days I convince myself I’m accomplishing all four by watching TV. LOL.

Anything else you would like to add? 

Yes. As you can tell, I laugh a lot. LOL.

That’s always a great attribute to have. Thanks so much for answering my questions.

About E Van Lowe:
E Van Lowe is an author, television writer, screenwriter, Playwright and Producer who has written and produced such shows as The Cosby Show, Even Stevens, and Homeboys In Outer Space. He has been nominated for both an Emmy and an Academy Award. Van Lowe recently stepped into the young adult fiction genre with his comedic novel, Never Slow Dance With A Zombie. It was a selection of the Scholastic Book Club, and a nominee for an ALA Award. Boyfriend From Hell is Van Lowe’s second YA novel.

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Boyfriend From Hell (Falling Angels #1) by E Van Lowe

Fifteen year-old Megan Barnett and her single mom, Suze, have a special relationship—they are friends, close friends, who do almost everything together.

“But come on, guys, she’s my mother… Can I really tell her that while we’re snuggled up on the sofa watching Spider Man Three, I’m secretly undressing James Franco with my eyes? Of course not…”

The special bond takes a turn for the worse when Suze decides to start dating again. She hasn’t had a man in her life since Megan’s father left ten years ago. Enter two mysterious young men, Megan’s new classmate, sinfully attractive bad boy, Guy Matson, and the dangerously handsome art dealer, Armando. Before long Megan and Suze both wind up in steamy relationships. But neither of the handsome pair is quite what he seems. In fact, one of them is Satan, with his sights set on a new bride. Megan has precious little time to figure out how to stop him. If she doesn’t, either Megan or Suze are quite literally going to HELL.

Earth Angel (Falling Angels #2) by E Van Lowe 

Just because Megan Barnett recently defeated Satan, has a fantastic new best friend, and has won the love of deliciously handsome, Guy Matson, doesn’t mean her troubles are over. Far from it. For Megan doesn’t realize it, but in her possession is a powerful weapon, a weapon sought after by both angels and demons and everything in between. They will do ANYTHING to get it.

In E. Van Lowe’s humorous, romantic and thrilling sequel to Boyfriend From Hell, Megan winds up in a gripping life or death battle to save herself, the boy she loves, and all of mankind from unthinkable evil.

Megan Barnett has recently defeated Satan, found a fantastic new best friend, and has won the heart of deliciously handsome, Guy Matson. But that doesn’t mean her troubles are over. Far from it. For Megan doesn’t realize that she is in possession of a powerful paranormal weapon, a weapon sought after by both angels, demons and everything in between. In E. Van Lowe’s romantic yet thrilling sequel to Boyfriend From Hell, Megan finds herself in a gripping life or death battle to save the boy she loves, and all of mankind from unthinkable evil.

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