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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: www.knightagency.net

Q: Do you read unpublished works by other authors?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) yesterday

Jesse - I won't say its impossible, but I will say there is nothing in the works right now for another installment

Comment by Jesse on Friday
Hi Gena, I know you have answered this question probably a thousand times but I just wanted to know if you've changed your mind about making a fifth installment of The White Rabbit Chronicles Series. I feel like there's still so many unanswered questions sine the perspective wasn't put in Ali's but instead put in Frosty's and Milla's which was written beautifully if I might add. I think it would be an amazing idea to make another book in both Ali and Cole's perspectives. The series ended wonderful and it's still my favorite series to this day! I really would love reading another book in this series, please consider making another installment in its Ali and Cole's perspectives. Thank you so much and I hope you have time to answer my question. Thank you
Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on August 9, 2016 at 8:58am

Natasha - It is possible for Taliyah to have a story, but right now there is nothing official.  As far as your other questions, I will find out with you in the next books to come :)

Selena - It is possible that she could one day but nothing is in the works right now.  Gena has never talked about rewriting the Lords so while I would say not impossible, it is not likely

Nathaliab - Acredito Cameo terá a próxima história , The Darkest Promise . 

De quando isso será lançado em português, não estou certo .

Comment by Nathaliab on August 8, 2016 at 7:35pm

Estou tão super envolvida com a saga, mas gostaria de saber quando vão disponibilizar tanto o manga quanto o livro do Baden em português, Voces tem enormes fãs no Brasil! 

Estou super curiosa sobre a cameo, mas preciso ler sobre o Baden =/ 

Comment by Selena Dunbar on August 6, 2016 at 2:31am
Hi, I was wondering if you were going to make any books on the for horesmen(except the girl) Williams children in the Lords of the Underworld series, and if you were going to do a series or any books on the nine kings of the underworld? And if you see yourself ever rewriting the lords of the underworld series in the future?
Comment by Natasha French on August 3, 2016 at 9:41am

Also, in the next book will we learn more about Lazarus' powers? Just how powerful is he? Like Keeley level? Like the gods? Or the Titans? Will we also find out what Cameo suffered at the hands of the Hunters thanks to her ex-lover, Alexander?

Comment by Natasha French on August 2, 2016 at 9:20am

Will Taliyah get a story? She really intrigues me and i think it would be great if the oldest and potentially fiercest of the Skyhawks met her match-that is as long as she doesn't kill them first. Love the books so much!

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on August 2, 2016 at 8:33am

Cayla - Gena had lots of requests to write from Cole's prospective, which is why Queen of Zombie Hearts has a special scene taken from Through the Zombie Glass written in Cole's point of view :)

Susie - I think it is still possible that Xerxes and Bjorn will get their own story but I can't say for sure, I believe that the Angels of the Dark will be absorbed into Lords of the Underworld

Comment by Nicole Richardson on July 31, 2016 at 3:55pm
Susie, I'm hoping so that series is what brought me to Gena. :)
Comment by susie rojas on July 30, 2016 at 9:40pm

hey i was wondering if you are going write stories only on  Xerxes and Bjorn. 

And also i was wondering if your comic's are only on ebook or is it paperback as well

thank you and btw i LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVE YOUR'E BOOKS 

Comment by cayla rivera on July 29, 2016 at 12:29pm

i have a question would you ever consider writing the books for coles prospective and publishing it  

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on July 25, 2016 at 11:42am

Angeli - You will see Viola in Darkest Promise :)

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on July 19, 2016 at 10:13am

Robert - This is a hard question for me to answer for Gena, and she is currently working to meet deadlines....So I would say that Gena gets so excited and pours herself into the story she is creating and seeing it through so much that her favorite is whatever she is working on at the time.  :)  I know this doesn't truly answer the question but I will see if I can get a better answer from Gena for you.

Comment by Angeli on July 19, 2016 at 9:54am

Hello, 

I have a question about Viola in the Darkest touch Torrin and Keeley, helped her and Pandora escape from Lucy. I just finished the Darkest torment and Viola is missing again, did I miss something?? Thank you

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on July 19, 2016 at 9:29am

Charlotte - Gena would also be over joyed for a movie to be made of the White Rabbit Chronicles, for that to happen someone from Hollywood would have to buy the movie rights

Roe - for Intertwined, Gena has sad, she is very sorry that it may not happen any time soon but self publishing to close out the series is a possibility for the future

Comment by Roe on July 19, 2016 at 5:26am

Hello, The Intertwined series is one of my favourite series Gena has written, so I'm wondering if Gena is going to be writing a 4th book for the Intertwined series? Also, I heard she was going to be doing a spin-off with it as well if I'm not mistaken?  Thank you for your time! :) 

Comment by Charlotte Stocker on July 18, 2016 at 7:53pm
My friends and I were wondering if The White Rabbit Chronicles would be turned into a TV series or movie. We love the books and would be over joyed if there was a 'visual version' Please work on making it into a movie!!!!!!
Comment by robert on July 16, 2016 at 11:07pm

Ms. Showlater, i have noticed that you write for different age groups, ranging from children, to teens, to adult. my question to you is which age group is easiest to write for, and which group to you enjoy writing for the most?

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

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Thank you so much!

Gena 

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