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Q and A

    ~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 like that.      

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. Do not send unsolicited material to them, or to Marie.  Deidre's website (where her contact info can be found) is: www.knightagency.net

Q: Do you read unpublished works by other authors?

A: I don't, no. Please know that any work submitted to me or to Marie is automatically deleted without being read. I’m truly sorry for this, but it’s for your protection as much as mine.



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. And please note that we no longer accept books sent in to be signed. Too many people mailed the books without return postage, and that added up. 

 

                                        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. I'll post about the hero/heroine of the next book as soon as it's made official.

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

A: Time for an update :)  

Angels of the Dark -- yes!  Next book will most likely release in 2016.  

And for those wondering, there will be at least one Lords of the Underworld book in 2016.  Could be two, I'm just not sure yet. 

Alien Huntress and Otherworld Assassin -- I wrote both series for a publisher I'm no longer writing for (but I still love them).  So, to publish books for these series, I will have to write and self-publish them, something I know nothing about.  I'm totally willing to learn -- and want to -- I just have to find time between books I already owe to the publisher I'm with.

Tales of an Extraordinary Girl, Atlantis, Imperia and Intertwined..I'm sorry, guys, but it's not likely and I sincerely apologize to fans of the series. 

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.  

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.

                                   Most asked industry related questions:

Q: When is your next tour?

A: Check the events page.  

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: Can I write stories based on your characters?

A:  Nope.  That would be a violation of my copyright.  

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 seems to be no inspiration.  

On a writing process note, don't be afraid to write the bones first.  Every word doesn't have to be perfect in the beginning, so it might help if you write like no one else will ever read it.  Get the bones and then you can go back and add the muscle.    

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 Elaine on Saturday
I am so dissapointed you are not finishing the intertwined series, after buying all three books and reading them you just dumped it and I wasted my money.
Comment by Taylor Pedersen on Thursday
I can't pre order that book. It won't let me. I have an Amazon account and a kindle. It's free right if we preorder it. I can't get it.
Comment by Debby Bartlett on Thursday

Thanks Marie

So many things are not offered to those of us outside the US, it's quite sad really.

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on Wednesday

Debby - That is the one that will only be good for US and Canada

Comment by Debby Bartlett on Wednesday

Hi Marie, the offer was the one via Gena's newsletter on Saturday. 

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on Wednesday

Linn- it's a novella that was printed in an anthology called On The Hunt. Now it's being published in Ebook form all on its own

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on Wednesday

Barb - I'm not sure when it will be available in Australia, I'll see if I can get that info 

Debby - Are you speaking of the pre-order campaign that Gena is giving away prizes for? that is open internationally I believe.  Or are you talking about the pre-order offer from Amazon....I'm sorry to say that will only be available in the US and Canada

Comment by Debby Bartlett on February 20, 2015 at 9:36pm

Hello, I would also like to know when I can get The one you want in Australia.  

The pre-order offer is not on Amazon Au.  Please say that it will be.  :)

Comment by Barb devink on February 20, 2015 at 8:09pm
The one you want - how and when can I get this in Australia?
Really love your book's.
Comment by Linn Persson on February 15, 2015 at 9:40am

Hi Marie! I was just wondering about the book "Ever Night". Is this going to be part of a new serie or is it a stand alone book? I´m really curious about this book, hopefully it will satisfy SOME of my need for the LOTU books, it's sooo long to 2016! :/ I might just have to read them all over again ;)

Comment by chelsea schaible on February 12, 2015 at 8:55am

Marie- ahhh! Thank you, thank you so much!!!! Idk how i missed it!!

Comment by Tatyana on February 11, 2015 at 9:48pm
Sooo sooo happy I just saw the news about the The White Rabbit Chronicles NOT being over ! Did you hear that ? It's NOT over there's going to be a FOURTH book our zombie prayers have been answered (: thank you Gena <333333
Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on February 11, 2015 at 9:41pm

Chelsea - Yes, did you see Gena's post about A Mad Zombie Party?

Connie - As far as Extraordinary Girl, when asked the question above this is her response...Tales of an Extraordinary Girl, Atlantis, Imperia and Intertwined..I'm sorry, guys, but it's not likely and I sincerely apologize to fans of the series. 

Taylor - yes, there will be a fourth in the White Rabbit Chronicles, Gena posted about it on her FB, read about it here http://www.usatoday.com/story/happyeverafter/2015/02/08/gena-showal...

Chelsea - check the link above

Comment by chelsea schaible on February 11, 2015 at 11:42am

Taylor- Gena was supposed to make a big announcement about it in January but we are still waiting... I am very impatient!

Comment by Taylor Pedersen on February 11, 2015 at 11:34am

wait what. hold up and stop. what is up with the mad zombie party in the white rabbit chronicles. is that just an error? or is there one more book coming out for that series. if there is a new book can you give us any info on it. even just a yes, there is a forth one coming would make me happy. 

Comment by Connie J Shaw on February 7, 2015 at 7:12pm

Will Gena ever do an ending or a third book to sum up the cliff hanger in Extraordinary Girl series?

Comment by chelsea schaible on February 4, 2015 at 8:14pm

Thank You!!! Any news of The White Rabbit Chronicles 

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on February 3, 2015 at 7:30pm

Eunice - I'm sorry about the wait, but I truly believe Gena will make the next book worth the wait

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on February 3, 2015 at 1:56pm

Chelsea - Gena has the Intertwined series that is young adult, there are three books so far, the fourth has not been written and while we hope it will be it is possible that it may not.  Gena does have a new young adult series coming but it has not been announced yet.

Comment by Eunice on February 2, 2015 at 7:00pm
I've read all the lotu books and I absolutely love them. (im mostly excited for legions and galen's book to come out). However, I'm very sad and dissapointed that I have to wait till 2016 for the next book to come out.

Note from Gena

If you enjoyed one of my books, I would be beyond grateful if you would take 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.  Honesty is what matters most.

Thank you so much!

Gena 

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