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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 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.  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Q: Do you read unpublished works by other authors?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 to 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. And please note that we no longer accept books sent in to be signed. Too many people mailed the books without return postage. 

 

                                   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?

A: Time for an update :)  

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.

For those wondering, there will be a Lords of the Underworld book in 2016.  The Darkest Torment mentioned above.  This is Baden's story.

Alien Huntress and Otherworld Assassin -- Dallas's book will come out in 2016 (no title as of yet).  It will be part of a three author anthology.  As for other books in the series, I will most likely 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 owe to my publisher.

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.  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: 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 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 Gail Treble on January 27, 2016 at 6:58pm

Marie-thank you for the reply,I will be getting a copy of the Darkest Torment in physical book form but will check on Amazon to see if it is only offered with the e-book version.Once again thank you for your help. Regards Gail

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on January 26, 2016 at 12:56pm

Gail - the only book I know of that was available if you pre-ordered was The Darkest Day so I am thinking it is the one.  I believe a copy of The Darkest Day will be included in every copy of The Darkest Torment when it is released.

Comment by Gail Treble on January 22, 2016 at 1:44am

In reply to Marie's comment on Tuesday,I'm really not sure I just know that it helped explain how Baden returned to the TLOTU and that at one time it was offered with another e-book unfortunately I pre-ordered the wrong book and missed out on getting a copy.  Regards Gail.

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on January 19, 2016 at 9:52am

ggeorgelys - you can create a group, but the group will have to be approved by website administrators, if you look through the existing groups and there is not already one for the category you want then you can add the group to be approved

Gail - are you talking about The Darkest Day?

Ansley - I do not believe there will be a fifth book in the WRC series.  Of course anything could happen but at this time it is not in the plan

Comment by Ansley Reynolds on January 18, 2016 at 10:08pm
This question has probably been asked before, but is there going to be a book 5 in the White Rabbit Chronicles?
Comment by Gail Treble on January 14, 2016 at 6:35pm

Many thanks to all the readers who tried to help me find a copy of Baden's short story that was offered with the e-book.Unfortunately I was unable to find a copy anywhere so I will have to wait until the Darkest Torment comes out later in the year. Once again thank you to everyone and to Marie, regards Gail.

Comment by Wendy on January 6, 2016 at 6:23pm
Comment by ggeorgelys on January 6, 2016 at 11:43am

as I can create a group on this site?

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on January 5, 2016 at 8:12pm

Amanda - read Wendy's comment, I couldn't have said it better

Wendy - Thank you!  :)

Comment by Wendy on January 4, 2016 at 7:37pm

Amanda Shewchuk I know how you feel but Gena had to put that series on hold. If sales are not there then the publisher changes the direction and has Gena work on something more productive. I hope one day she can give us book four but right now she has her hands full with her other projects she has going on...and knowing Gena she has some secrets up her sleeve we don't know about yet. :) Happy Reading!

Comment by Amanda Shewchuk on January 4, 2016 at 9:51am
I'm so upset. I just found your intertwined books at the library. I couldn't put them down. Read them all in 2 weeks while still working. I get to the end of the third and it's a cliffhanger. I couldn't believe it. I searched for any information about a forth book and find it isn't going to happen? I'm so sad. Is there any way we can find out what happened to everyone. Even if it's a short story just to see if everything turned out alright. I know it's probably a long shot but please
Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on January 4, 2016 at 9:49am

Rylee - anything is possible, but no official decisions have made in that direction.  WRC series has been my favorite of hers for a while but I just had the chance to read Firstlife in her new Everlife Series and loved it, so I hope you will give it a try too.

Marianna - I believe Firstlife will be released in other countries, but I don't know which ones at this time.  Gena goes where the publisher sends her, so let the publisher know there is interest to see her again in italy.  

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Thank you so much!

Gena 

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