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Q: Do you read unpublished works by other authors?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

Hi. I have a book question but wasn't sure where to go (because I didn't want to put it on Gena's FB page and risk **SPOILING** for others).  But recently I played catch up on some of her books (9 within a month - 6 Lords and the 3 Angels) And I had a question about Galen. (timeline/continuity).  In The Darkest Seduction, Cronus finally dies.  Galen is there at the battle.  And later in the book Sienna visits Galen at his house.  But then in The Darkest Touch, Galen and Torin are at a bar/club and Galen is growing back his wings - thanks to Cronus - and recently freed from being imprisoned by Cronus for some time.  How was that possible if Cronus died in front of Galen, and Galen was obviously not in a prison if Sienna visited him after the fact?  Am I missing something? (Which is completely possible with 9 books of info in my brain) Or will this be something explained/resolved later? (No explanation if thats the case, I know Gena does not give detailed info about the future)  Please help.  Thanks.

Comment by amanda treadaway yesterday

OMG!!!! IM SO EXCITED FOR THE NEW LOTU TO COME OUT I WISH IT WAS HERE  ALREADYYY I HAVE BEEN REREADING ALL THE ONES I HAVE !!!! <3 :) =]

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on June 26, 2015 at 7:24pm

Kate - for a movie to be made, someone from Hollywood would need to buy the movie rights to make the movie.  

Tina - I don't know if any official announcements have been made, but if you look in Gena's section labelled "books" sometimes we can get a hint, and her Otherworld Assassins section says "John's book"

Comment by tina on June 26, 2015 at 5:21pm
I just wondering if we ever get John(no last name) book? From Otherworld Assassin books.
Comment by Kate on June 23, 2015 at 1:09pm
Hi, I am in love with the White Rabbit Chronicles, and can't wait for the 4th book. The question I have is, will there ever be a movie(s) for any of the White Rabit books?
Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on June 9, 2015 at 8:14pm

Alyssa - I'm so sorry, I did not see your reply....here is the link http://www.iflist.com/ALICEINZOMBIELAND

Jaime - It is possible Galen would have his own book, I think we could see more of an interaction between Galen and Aeron because of Legion, but I can't say for sure until Gena sits to write the next book

Comment by Jaime Forseth on June 7, 2015 at 1:29am

Hello I am a huge fan!! I have a question regarding your Lords of the Underworld series? Does Galen get his own book? Will  we see him interact with Aeron more because of his infatuation for his adopted daughter. I'm sorry I cannot remember her name right now?

Comment by Alyssa Lisenko on May 19, 2015 at 9:53pm

Hello again, this may sound crazy but how do you get to the "what if" page?

Comment by amanda treadaway on May 18, 2015 at 11:32pm
Ok thanks so much. :)
Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on May 18, 2015 at 10:21pm

nikkiejay - I don't know if she will or not, Gena tells nothing about the story until she has completed the book, that way she feels free to change her mind while writing

Zombie Ali - I can try...

Hannah - Gena would love to have Alice in Zombieland made into a movie, but someone in the movie making business would have to love it or atleast hear how much people love it and want to buy the movie rights

Alyssa - Hmmm...have you looked on the 'What If" page where people can vote on what celebrities would play what characters?

Megan - I don't know, I never even noticed that...I'll try to get an answer for you on that, but Gena was away at conferences last week and I am sure she is trying hard to get caught back up

Amanda - it has not been announced yet.  Gena has said she will make an announcement when things become official.  So as of now I don't even know who it will be.

Amanda - I hope so!  I know she definitely has two paranormals coming out in 2016.  I really don't know if that will be two LOTU, or one LOTU and one Angels of the Dark.  But I would love to read Bjorn or Xerxes story.  

Comment by amanda treadaway on May 18, 2015 at 7:49pm
Is gena going to make a book about bjorn and one about xerxes? I hope I just reread burning dawn I love its !! :)
Comment by amanda treadaway on May 17, 2015 at 6:30pm
Marie has the new lords of the underworld book name been picked yet? Or will we find out sometime this summer or next year? Cant wait!!! And who will it be about ? :) :)
Comment by Megan shaffer on May 17, 2015 at 12:13pm
Why does Gena in the WRC only mention the female characters middle names, but never the male characters middle name?
Comment by Alyssa Lisenko on May 15, 2015 at 5:57pm

Hi, I was wondering in the WRC series who would each character be in reality? (what celebrities?)

Comment by Hannah Gilbert on May 14, 2015 at 2:24pm

How come you have never made alice in zombieland into a movie

Comment by zombie ali on May 8, 2015 at 11:10am

would you be able to answer a couple questions about alice in zombieland

Comment by nikkiejay on May 7, 2015 at 8:27pm
Hi I was wandering if Gena was gonna do something with the kids that the lords saved from the school?
Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on May 7, 2015 at 3:03pm

Megan - Yes, there will be another in the WRC series.  It will be A Mad Zombie Party and will release in September.  Hmmm, I don't know if Gena will ever tell Frosty and Bronx's real names or not.  

Comment by Megan shaffer on May 7, 2015 at 2:46pm
Will there be other white rabbit chronicle books after the zombie heart? And also will you ever tell the readers what Frosty and Bronx's real names are?
Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on April 22, 2015 at 1:26pm

Karen - The next Lords of the Underworld will be in 2016

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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