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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 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Q: Do you read unpublished works by other authors?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 amanda treadaway 7 hours ago

so there is another book in the WRC????

I'm confused (lol ) happens a lot! :P but a mad zombie party is a WRC book?

Comment by Linda Wyatt on March 19, 2015 at 8:14pm
Why would you start a series (Intertwined) and not finish it. I have been looking forward to the next books in that series. I am so disappointed. I feel you have let your fans that have been waiting down.
Comment by Danielle Wisniewski on March 18, 2015 at 7:43pm

Do you know how many more lords of the underworld books there will be? Also, I am a big fan of the angels of the dark series, and am wondering if you can share any information on the next couple, or continued story arks in that series?

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on March 18, 2015 at 10:53am

kathryn - It is not likely that there will be another book in the Intertwined series.  As far as the audiobooks, you can request it where you would normally buy audiobooks and if they get enough requests they may try to make it available

Comment by kathryn noonan on March 16, 2015 at 1:40am

i am a fan of the interwined series wondering when the next book is coming and why I cant get the audiobooks in Australia :( I like these books and would like to listen to the audiobooks but cant get them anywhere plz help if possible

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on March 15, 2015 at 7:34pm

Alice - Derek in the WRC, maybe it's been too long since I read....I'll have to go back and see what you are talking about.  But it's possible he would end up being in Mad Zombie Party and then I wouldn't be able to answer the question any way :)

Comment by Alice Rose Bell on March 9, 2015 at 11:09am

What happened to Derek in the WRC????????

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on March 5, 2015 at 6:06pm

Debby - I know, I'm sorry, just like you we want everything to be available for you guys internationally 

Taylor - are you in the US or Canada?

Elaine - more goes into the decision to make another book then just the authors desires, publishing can be a joy for an author but also has to be a good sound business if a series isn't selling well then publishers and authors won't want to go ahead with it

Tirenia - More for the Atlantis series is not likely, I'm sorry

Comment by Tirenia DeSmedt on March 2, 2015 at 9:14pm

Are you planning on any kind of future books about the shape-shifting dragon warriors sworn to guard Atlantis? I would LOVE to read about the other shap-shifting warriors' romance stories!!?? I am going to BEG!!! PLEASE?? 

Thanks for at least reading this, anyway  :D

Comment by Elaine on February 27, 2015 at 8:07pm
I am so dissapointed you are not finishing the intertwined series, after buying all three books and reading them you just dumped it and I wasted my money.
Comment by Taylor Pedersen on February 26, 2015 at 3:29pm
I can't pre order that book. It won't let me. I have an Amazon account and a kindle. It's free right if we preorder it. I can't get it.
Comment by Debby Bartlett on February 25, 2015 at 6:37pm

Thanks Marie

So many things are not offered to those of us outside the US, it's quite sad really.

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on February 25, 2015 at 8:33am

Debby - That is the one that will only be good for US and Canada

Comment by Debby Bartlett on February 25, 2015 at 4:14am

Hi Marie, the offer was the one via Gena's newsletter on Saturday. 

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on February 24, 2015 at 8:49pm

Linn- it's a novella that was printed in an anthology called On The Hunt. Now it's being published in Ebook form all on its own

Comment by Marie (Gena's Assistant) on February 24, 2015 at 8:48pm

Barb - I'm not sure when it will be available in Australia, I'll see if I can get that info 

Debby - Are you speaking of the pre-order campaign that Gena is giving away prizes for? that is open internationally I believe.  Or are you talking about the pre-order offer from Amazon....I'm sorry to say that will only be available in the US and Canada

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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