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    ~If your question isn't answered in this Q and A, please feel free to post below~

                                  Most asked non-writing related questions:

Q: How can I schedule an interview with you/get you to speak at my event?

A: Please contact the publisher (Harlequin) or my assistant Marie with your request, and they'll let you know if something can be worked out. Most often I'm not even sure what day it is--sometimes I even lose track of months--so I'm the worst person to ask about scheduling something.      

Q: How can I get a cover quote from you for my upcoming book?

A: I can't promise I'll have time to take a look, but feel free to have your editor or agent contact my agent, Deidre Knight.  Please do not send unsolicited material.  Deidre's website (where her contact info can be found) is:

Q: Do you read unpublished works by other authors?

A: I don't, I'm sorry. Please know that any work submitted to me or Marie is automatically deleted without being read. 

Q: Where can I get t-shirts, mugs and other things that represent your books?

A: We now have an online store!  Go here.  We add new items all the time, and we do take requests.  If what you want isn't there, just leave us a message below and let us know.

Q: How can I get a bookmark or signed bookplate from you?

A: Send a SASE (self addressed stamped envelope) to PO Box 890811, Oklahoma City, OK 73189.

 Without SASE, we cannot send you the desired items. Please note we no longer accept books sent in to be signed. 


                                   Most asked writing/reading related questions:

Q: I've never read your books. Where do you recommend I start?

A: I write in a variety of sub genres, so it depends on your particular tastes. Feel free to post on the bottom of this page with your interests and we'll be sure to send you suggestions.

Q: Are you done with the Lords of the Underworld series?

A:  Nope, not even close. Every Lord (and Lady :) will receive a story.

Q: Will you be writing more for the Angels of the Dark? Alien Huntress? Otherworld Assassins?
 Tales of an Extraordinary Girl? Atlantis? Imperia? Intertwined? Atlantis?

A: I'll break it down series by series:

Angels of the Dark -- These characters will be absorbed into the Lords of the Underworld world.  Xerxes and Bjorn show up in Baden's book, The Darkest Torment. Axel and the others will be making appearances in the upcoming books and threads for their stories will appear.  They will receive their own books when the time comes.

(Side note.  For those wondering, there will be a Lords of the Underworld book in 2017. The Darkest Promise is Cameo's story.)

Alien Huntress and Otherworld Assassin -- Dallas's book will come out in 2016 (Blood Red Kiss/Dark Swan).  It will be part of a three author anthology (with Kresley Cole and Larissa Ione).  As for other books in the series, I will most likely write and self-publish them, something I (as yet) know nothing about.  I'm totally willing to learn -- and want to -- I just have to find time between books I owe to my publisher.

Tales of an Extraordinary Girl, Atlantis, Imperia and Intertwined...I'm sorry, guys, but it's not likely anytime soon.  However, I won't discount one day self-publishing new stories to close out these series.  

And I'm happy to report The Nymph King is being reissued with additional scenes and older scenes updated/reworked.  

Q: Why are the first two Alien Huntress books written in 1st person and the rest in 3rd?

A: With the 3rd, Savor Me Slowly, I wanted to take the entire series in a new direction, and focus more heavily on romance.  Third person narrative allowed me to do this.

Q: What is the reading order for your books?

A: I tried to make each a standalone, but I understand the need to read in order. You can find the list here

Q: Why won't you answer specific questions about characters and plots?

A: A lot of people hate spoilers, so I try never to spill. Plus, I often change my mind about certain directions in the middle of a story, and I never want to tell you I'm planning something and then not do it--although I reserve the right to do so.

Q: Are there any plans to make your books into movies?

A: Having my books made into movies and/or TV shows is a dream of mine.  You can help by post-post-posting that you'd like this to happen.  On Facebook, Twitter, your blog, anywhere, everywhere.  Post about the actors you'd like to star in it.  Post about how cool you think it'd be. Use hashtags. In this industry, words can be like fires.  The more people are talking about it, the hotter the fire burns and the more Hollywood wants the project :)

Q: Where can I find graphic editions of your books?

A:  Many of my books are available in graphic format now, though they are only offered as e-books. Visit your favorite online retailer.

Q:  Will there be a fifth book in the White Rabbit Chronicles series?

A: Right now, there isn't a fifth book in the works.  I like where things ended. However, there is a free short story, Kat in Zombieland.  Make sure you check it out!

                                   Most asked industry related questions:

Q: When is your next tour?

A: Check the events page.  All tour stops are posted there when they are confirmed. 

Q: Who is your agent?

A: Deidre Knight of the Knight Agency.  I love her!

 Q: Can I post copies of your books online? Can I sell your ebooks online? What about reading torrents of your books from a "share" site?

A: No, no and no. All of the above constitutes book piracy, which is the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of copyrighted work and considered theft. Rather than list the reasons and ramifications here (and there are many), I'll direct you to a wonderful article by the amazing Jeaniene Frost. Go here.

Q: I'm a writer.  Got any advice for me?

A: I've learned a lot about this business over the years, and one of the most important is that writing is just that, a business.  Buckle down and write.  Some days you won't feel like it, but it's important to train yourself to meet deadlines.  And sometimes those deadlines demand you work when there is no inspiration.  

On a "writing process" note, don't be afraid to write the bare bones first.  In the beginning, don't worry about perfection.  Write like no one else will ever read your work.  Write what you love.  You can go back and fix.    

Q: Here at the site, you have a testimonial page.  Do you think your writing has changed in the past couple of years because of what you went through, and how your faith has grown?

A: Yes, I think so.  And I understand why.  The Gena that crawled into that sickbed isn't the one that jumped out healthy.  I'm a new person, and I'm learning my way.  I'm learning what works for me, and what doesn't, strengths and weaknesses, and I'm having fun along the way!


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Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on February 11, 2017 at 8:55am

Susan, These books are all considered young adult and I have donated to high school libraries before.  If the library has Divergent, or Hunger Games, etc then these books should be no problem.  

Charlotte - I believe it is

Emma - Trying to remember, but I believe you will find out more in the next book

Comment by Emma Sippitt on February 9, 2017 at 3:39am
Hello! Hope you can clear something up for me!
I have just finished reading Torins book (having read all the other lords before him!) and I I found it a bit confusing. When was Galan inprisoned? At the time of Cronus death he was free. He was even at the big battle! The same with Winter,Cameron and Irish? They were in the same castle as sienna. When did this change? Have I missed a book somewhere?! X
Comment by Charlotte Stocker on February 7, 2017 at 2:38pm
Will Kat in Zombieland be available on Google play books?
Comment by Susan Chittock on February 2, 2017 at 4:35pm

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Hi, could you please tell me if the Alice in Zombieland series, or Interwined  would be suitable for donating to a high school library.             All of my 4 children have finished school, all went to the same school. So thought of donatating a book to the school library. My 18yr old has just read the whole series and it takes her a while to finish a book unless it realy interests her.  I love books/reading, and have and have the  Loards, Alien Huntress series and others series on the bookshelf. I like to hold a book when reading (oldschool i know),and belive everything has to be on computer, to be enjoyed.  If any body there could advise me that would be great - thankyou  Susan.
Comment by Wendy on January 24, 2017 at 10:48am
Thanks Marie !! Looking forward to the additions to the books.
Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on January 24, 2017 at 9:28am

Louisa - This isn't something that has not been discussed between Gena and the publisher so I really don't have a great answer as of yet.  For now Gena are excited to bring some closure to the readers who love the series.  I guess we'll have to see what happens from there but it may not be likely.

Comment by Louisa Paarsmarkt on January 19, 2017 at 10:45pm

Marie, regarding the news about the Intertwined series.

1) If there's enough interest in the boxed set or just plain the Intertwined series, is it possible that we might get more than the short story that was mentioned in the Facebook post?

2) If number 2 comes true, I think I'm remembering right that Gena was thinking of doing a spin off series with Riley's brothers, and so if there was enough interest for question #1, that this might be a possibility that Gena will consider?

Thanks so much, because I absolutely love the Intertwined series, and I would absolutely love to have more!

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on January 19, 2017 at 1:48pm

I get questions here all the time about the fourth book in the Intertwined series.  Did anyone catch Gena's FB post today?!

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on January 19, 2017 at 1:40pm

Nicole - 
Alien Huntress and Otherworld Assassin -- Per Gena's Q&A - Dallas's book will come out in 2016 (Blood Red Kiss/Dark Swan).  It will be part of a three author anthology (with Kresley Cole and Larissa Ione).  As for other books in the series, I will most likely write and self-publish them, something I (as yet) know nothing about.  I'm totally willing to learn -- and want to -- I just have to find time between books I owe to my publisher.

Comment by Nicole Richardson on January 11, 2017 at 9:33pm
I'm wondering if Gena is continuing the Atlantis series, im finished book 4
Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on January 10, 2017 at 10:10am

Wendy - yes, Gena hopes to double the length of the books :) should be fun

Comment by Wendy on January 9, 2017 at 7:00pm

HI Marie, I have seen where Gena is re writing (?) Red Handed and Blacklisted. I read them years ago and was wondering if she plans to expand with these characters. I did enjoy the story line and wouldn't mind reading more. Thanks :)

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on January 7, 2017 at 10:43am

Makayla - I don't show Carolina in her event calendar, but she goes where the publisher sends her so you can always let them know there is interest in South Carolina

Krista - I don't show it in the calendar, same as above though.  She will go wherever the publisher wants to send her

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on May 3, 2016 at 9:42pm

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Gabrielle - i'm not sure, it's possible it could be given away as a pre-order prize

Katrina - There is not a plan for something like that, but I would say that anything is possible

Catherine - Gena has told me that more will be explained about this in the Darkest Torment

Sheila - I don't have any info on new releases, I'll have to check into that

Note from Gena

If you enjoyed one of my books, I would be beyond grateful if you took a moment to post a review somewhere online to help other readers discover it.  The review can be as long or as short as you want.  

Thank you so much!


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