Interview with Eva Winners, Author of Second Chance At Love

13 Oct 2020

What can you tell us about your new release, Second Chance At Love?

Second Chance At Love is a duo with Final Chance At Love. It is a second chance contemporary romance. The story revolves around Kristoff and Gemma. They both had hurtful experiences in relationships in the past. First book follows them through the journey of falling for each other but both stubbornly hold their feelings back. They both want more but are scared of getting hurt again. In the second book, Final Chance At Love, they have to decide whether their love and relationship is worth the risk. They both grew as characters and have to learn to trust each other.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

My high school teacher, back in Croatia, inspired me to write. When I came to the States, life got in the way and I got sidetracked. But I kept compiling stories in my mind as I did day to day activities. Every so often, I’d start writing a story but I’d never finish it. Lately, I’ve realized life is too short and if I don’t do it now, it would never happen. It had been my dream for so long, I decided to go for it. So here I am!

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

Tolstoy Anna Karenina
Dostoyevsky Crime and Punishment
Flaubert Madame Bovary
August Senoa Branka
Twain The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

Gosh, this is a hard one. I love Barbara Cartland stories, so I think it would be her. I could learn so much from her. How she came up with her plots, did she stick to scenarios she could relate to and social circles she moved in.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

My favorite part is getting lost in an imaginary world. There is something magical and amazing about writing the first page, and getting to the final draft of my book.

What is a typical day like for you?

I get up at 5 am, have a 30-60 min workout, depending how tired I am from previous night. I get ready for my day job, feed my kids breakfast. I am at my primary job roughly ten to eleven hours a day. Our family always has dinners together, and those few evening hours I spend with family. Once my little ones are in bed, I go to my cave and write. Even when I am exhausted and not in the mood, I write at least a page. I tell myself it is a good habit to continue.

What scene from Second Chance At Love was your favorite to write?

Hmmm, I think I really enjoyed writing the entire book. In Final Chance At Love (since Second Chance ends in a cliffhanger), my favorite scene I wrote was Kristoff and Gemma’s dance. I felt like it was their final moment when they realize they want to be together and spend rest of their lives together.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Life is too short. Be kind, and do what makes you happy, as long as it’s not hurting anyone.

Eva Winners is the author of the new book Second Chance At Love.

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