Frequently Asked Questions
I’m going to start with some of the questions I can remember being asked several times and then as time goes on and I see that on the Forum there are other questions that get asked a lot I will add them to this page. Thank you so much for stopping in!
1.) Q: How can I send you mail?
A: PO Box 459, Hackett, AR 72937
2) What order should I read the Grey Wolves/Gypsy Healer Series in?
Book 1 Prince of Wolves
Book 2 Blood Rites
Book 3 Just One Drop
Book 4 Out of the Dark
Book 5 Beyond the Veil
Book 6 Fate and Fury
Book 7 Sacrifice of Love
Book 8 Luna of Mine (Luna of Mine is a prequel, you can read it any time)
The Gypsy Healer Series
Book 1 Into the Fae
Book 2 Wolf of Stone
Book 3 Jewel of Darkness
Piercing Silence (GWS novella, can be read anytime during GHS)
Book 9 Den of Sorrows
Book 10 The Burning Claw
3) Are the Grey Wolves Series books and Elfin books connected in any way?
A: No, totally different universes.
4) Q: When will book ________________ be released?
A: I announce all of my release dates on social media and through my newsletter so follow me there! If I haven’t announced a book, then I probably have no idea when it will be coming out! That doesn’t mean I won’t write it eventually, it just means I have some other projects ahead of it.
5) Q: What character are you most like?
A: I’m a mix between Jen and Jacque. Not a single Sally bone in my body.
6) Q:Where can I get a paper back copy of your books?
A: You can order them from Amazon or I have autographed copies for sale on my site here: http://www.quinnloftisbooks.com/product-category/books/
7) Where can I get autographed bookmarks?
A: Just send me a self addressed stamped envelope to P.O. Box 459, Hackett, AR 72937 and I will mail you some!
8) Can I have an ARC copy of your next book? Please, I’m a blogger!
A: At this point, I only give out a VERY limited number of ARCs. Several indie authors have had their work stolen because they were not protective enough of their ARCs. Intentional or not, information gets leaked. I mean no offense to anyone, but I cannot give out any more ARCs of any of my books at this time.
9) Will there ever be a Grey Wolves movie?
A: I don’t know! I would love for that to happen one day, but there are no plans at this point.
10) I’m an aspiring author. Can you help me get published? Can you read my book and review it?
I do not know anything about traditional publishing because I am entirely self-published. To self-publish, you only need to upload your manuscript to Amazon.com, Barnes and Nobles, or Ibooks. I can give you a few tips on how to hopefully be successful at self-publishing. The first thing you have to do is write a good book and make sure it is edited well. One of my biggest mistakes starting out was that my book was not edited well enough. Edit, edit, edit! After you have your product, then you have to promote yourself. No one is going to do it for you. You have to set out and spend the hours getting your name out there. IT TAKES A LOT OF HOURS!!!! Contact reviewers and bloggers about reading your book. You have to beg them sometimes. You should like pages and help promote other authors and most of them will do the same for you, do giveaways and offer to let blogs do giveaways for you as well. That is everything I do. The important thing to remember is that being an author takes A LOT of work!! You have to be very determined. Hang in there and keep trying. And don’t be discouraged by bad reviews. You will get them no matter how good your book is.
I would love to read and review every potential book that my fans send me. Unfortunately, this is just not feasible. I get several requests a day for people wanting me to read their work. With all the projects I have going, I simply cannot do it. Currently, I am not reading or reviewing anyone’s work. I would suggest you start with close friends and relatives and get their opinions. Find people who will be brutally honest with you and give you constructive criticism.
The following is a list of questions I often get from readers doing book reports or school projects. Please read these before you email me. If there is something that is not on this list that you would like to know, please feel free to email me.
What made you want to write? Writing was something that always came easily for me and I’ve always had a very vivid imagination. I never thought I’d be able to do it full time and support my family with it, but by the grace of God I am and I feel very blessed to get to live my dream.
What sort of background/education do you have? I quit college after a year because I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. I got married at 19 and then just worked while my husband went to school. When I was 24 I decided to go to nursing school and before I started writing I was a nurse for 6 years.
In your early adult life what did you do to try to get your book published? I actually have never tried to go the traditional route. I knew from the get go that I was going to self publish, and thanks to ebooks it has made it possible to do so and be successful. It’s a lot of work, but it is possible.
What motivated you to write young adult/paranormal romance? I love paranormal fiction and had been reading a lot of YA paranormal books and I just decided one day to try. I thought that maybe since I enjoyed reading it so much that I would be able to write about it as well.
Why did you start writing? Because it’s something I love to do and it’s something I’m good at. I hope that I can continue to make my living writing books!
What was your childhood like? I was a military brat. Both my parents were in the Air Force and so we moved every three years until I was 12. Then we moved back to my moms home town to help take care of my grandmother who was very sick. We lived on my grandparents cattle ranch out in the country and I was a country girl. I was a member of 4H, I had horses, showed heifers in the county fair and raised rabbits for show as well. It was a small town so everyone knew everyone.
How did you first start writing? I wrote poetry a lot in high school and short stories but Prince of Wolves was the first novel I’d ever written. And I literally just sat down at my computer and started typing whatever came into my head. It was messy, lol, but I’ve gotten better and I hope that I continue to get better.