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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Q: Do you read unpublished works by other authors?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: Angels of the Dark, Alien Huntress, and Otherworld Assassin…I would like to, yes. I'll post as soon as details become official. 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 Marie (Gena's Assistant) 3 hours ago

Alice - You can write to Gena at PO Box 890811, Oklahoma City OK 73189 but I answer the letters when she is trying to meet deadlines, which is the case now.  Gena does try to respond to FB posts etc

Alicia - As of now there is nothing contracted for in Alien Huntress, as far as will there be in the future...it is not out of the question, Gena would like to

Comment by Alicia Shackelford 6 hours ago

Is the going to be anymore huntress series as well I read all her book but the alien huntress series and lotu are my favorite please being come out with more of f these soon.

Comment by Alice Rose yesterday

Hi Mari,

One of my friends is going to write to Gena, what would be the best way to write and most likely have her respond? Thanks a MILLION! Alice Rose 

Comment by nikkiejay on Wednesday

darkest touch was awesome.

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on Saturday

Rukmini - I don't know when that announcement will be made

Florencia - these questions will be answered in Williams book, there is no official release date 

Alice - The White Rabbit Chronicles was always meant to be a three book series, but watch for an exciting announcement

Comment by Alice Rose on Saturday

Hi Gena! I JUST finished reading the Queen of Zombie Hearts and now I need to know...Are  you planning to write anymore books in that series? 

Comment by Florencia Fabiano on December 12, 2014 at 1:58pm

Hi! I read the darkest touch and I really liked! I was waiting for it with anxiety.
As a gilliam fan, after reading it, I still had a doubt.About william ... what does know Gilly about him?The same things that the lords ?
Does she know about his "kids"? (the epilogue confused me). I really  would be grateful for some response (My English is not very good LOL)

Comment by Rukmini Singh on December 8, 2014 at 8:57pm

Now that Torin's book is out, any idea when Gena will announce her next book in the LOTU series? The suspense is killing me (I hope it's Cameo!!)

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on December 8, 2014 at 8:45pm

Samma - it is in the plan for William to have a story.  As far as the cover for Cameo's book, I can't say, I won't know until it happens.  

Jennifer - Ok, then since you have read Darkest Touch, you would probably agree with me that it seems like we will hear more about Baden and Pandora, but then until Gena sits down to write I can't say for sure which direction she will go

Comment by Samma Khan on December 8, 2014 at 9:11am

The Darkest Touch was soooo amaaaazing!!! i finished it about a week ago and I'm STILL reeling! Gotta say I love Keeley....Got a soft spot for Hades too. Thank you for writing these fantastic books! Ah right my question, technically William isn't one of the lords right? But will he still be included in this series? And also when Cameo's book comes out will there be a female or male on her cover? 

Comment by Jennifer James on December 8, 2014 at 8:26am

Yes Marie! I have read Darkest Touch. I'm in Love with Torin by the Way XOXOXO

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on December 7, 2014 at 4:12pm

Jennifer - hmmm, have you read Darkest Touch?  I don't want to give anything away but you definitely hear more about their story 

Comment by Jennifer James on December 7, 2014 at 10:33am
Is there going to be a happy ending for Pandora or Baden?
Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on December 6, 2014 at 11:41am

Marissa - that I don't know

Sarah - I envy those of you who read that fast, I am anxious to know who will be next too

Linn - I totally thought I was hoping for Williams story next but then you are right about the sizzling attraction between Lazarus and Cameo, so now I don't know who I am hoping for next LOL

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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