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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Q: Do you read unpublished works by other authors?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 Nicole Richardson yesterday
Guess we're lucky in Australia, I can buy the paperback now, just checked to make sure I wasn't seeing things on the Booktopia website, I bought the Ebook, bookstores never have the books at release I'm too impatient. See link in my previous post regarding darkest tourney in paperback, it's an Australian site, but you maybe able to purchase if you are from another country
Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) yesterday

Jennifer - November 22

Meghan - Gena has never shared their connection but will some day :)

Comment by Meghan yesterday
In the Darkest Secret, Haidee has Viola and Skye tattooed on her arm. I believe she knew Skye thru the hunter's but what about Viola?
Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) yesterday

Jasmine - The next book will be Cameo's story The Darkest Promise

Nicole - Yes, Gena announced Cameo will be next

Alice - There was so much to tell in the fourth book that Gena had to decide what HAD to be told and what could be left to the imagination

Nicole - Alice is discussing White Rabbit Chronicles book A Mad Zombie Party

Jennifer - as of right now I do not have a date, let me see if I can get one

Comment by Alice on Wednesday
The fourth book in the white Rabbit Chronicles, I apologize I should have referenced my previous question and the response it received.
Comment by Nicole Richardson on Tuesday
Ah Alice what story are you discussing?
Comment by Alice on Tuesday

I know "how" wasn't covered and it is possible to get memories back but that would have to involve stories being told to her about her past. Yet her own brother was going to kill her so who exactly would have sparked her memories so to speak and why wasn't that mentioned in the fourth book?

Comment by Alanah Namor on Tuesday
I bought first life and im really excited to read it!!! I will let you know what i think of it.
Comment by Nicole Richardson on Tuesday
Omg, yes the Angels are back, now. With the LOTU, good enough for me can't wait
Comment by Jasmine E Marsh on Monday
I so agree with you Nicole Richardson
Comment by Nicole Richardson on Monday
I loved that the Ebook has a full character analysis at the end, I'd even go as far to hope we can have a character profile with pics, yeah I get that into the characters what can I say. :)
Comment by Jasmine E Marsh on Monday
I really want to read williams book i love the others but im really holding in there to read his book
Comment by Nicole Richardson on Monday
Everyone thus far says its Cameo in the next book (think Gena may have said so somewhere).

I have been interested in Legion and Galen since they first hooked up, could tell then something was brewing for them........ Brew faster hahaha.

But even Williams book has now got me wondering with the new developments in Darkest Torrment, oh the anticipation.
Comment by Nicole Richardson on Monday
Hi Jennifer, Darkest Torrment paperback is out now 23 May, but is limited stock on some sites, it's available at Booktopia presently (I'm in Aus unsure if this makes a difference in stock availablility. Happy reading.

http://www.booktopia.com.au/the-darkest-torment-gena-showalter/prod...
Comment by Jennifer Thompson on Monday
I'm just wondering when does Darkest Torment coming out on paperback
Comment by Jasmine E Marsh on Monday
Who is the next book going to be about
Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on Monday

Alanah - I would never say never, but I do not think there will be more books in the White Rabbit Chronicles series.  I haven't yet tried her Everlife series, the first book in the series is Firstlife.  Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Danielle - I think Gena's answer to one of the questions above answers your question perfectly so I am going to copy it here....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. 

Comment by Kim Michaelis on June 15, 2016 at 9:59am
Even though reading has given me anxiety lately I pushed threw it and read The Darkest Torment and loved it! Can't wait to read Cameo's book next! Not to mention William's and Galen's. Not to mention wondering why Hades said Gideon and Scarlets baby was a game changer (i think) lol
But I am confused...where are Nike and Atlas? Weren't they in The Darkest Touch? Also does Kane and Jo have a place with the Lords and they go back and forth so Jo can do her Queenly duties?
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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Gena 

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