For Bookstore Owners, Events Coordinators & Interviewers
or for Review Copies/ARCS
Will You Read My Work?
Requests for Magical/Writing
For Bookstore Owners, Events Coordinators, &
Interviewers, or if you are interested in ARCs of Yasmine's books:
ABOUT EVENTS, CONFERENCES, ETC: PLEASE BE AWARE THAT
YASMINE HAS SEVERE FOOD ALLERGIES. ALL FOOD SERVED TO HER MUST BE PRE-APPROVED,
OR SHE WILL HAVE TO BRING HER OWN.
To contact Yasmine about a signing or event, or if you want ARCs or review copies please
send a request to her publicist. She will determine who gets ARCS.
R. Ryanne Probst
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
Email: rprobst AT penguinrandomhouse DOT com
Please Read Before Emailing:
1. Will You Read My Work if I Send It To You?
No. Period. No exceptions.
2. Will You Recommend Me To Your Agent?
3. Endorsement Requests
Please Read This First:
For endorsements of books,
please follow this procedure: All requests for cover quotes must
be submitted through Yasmine's editor/publisher and they MUST be submitted snail mail.
Books must be print (no e-only books) and no self-published books. Please
send your request in writing to:
Kate Seaver, Senior Editor
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
No phone calls or email please, and allow plenty of time for
Be aware: Yasmine is on a very tight schedule and
is not agreeing to any requests at this point, until after January 2015.
4. Hate Mail/Angry Mail: Don't bother. No answers
will be sent and you will be entered into our 'Freak File' for
Requests for Magical
and/or Writing Advice
Yasmine does not give personal advice.
6. Mail may not be answered immediately.
Please do not write with time-sensitive
questions unless it's well in advance.
7. Will you sign my books if I mail them to you?
No. No exceptions. Sorry.
8. Do you have swag? Yes, but it is reserved for actual
book signings and conventions.
Yasmine loves to hear from her readers, but her assistants review and answer
most of her email. If you have a question PLEASE CHECK THE FAQs
below the contact form before emailing us.
To contact Yasmine, fill out the form below and click the 'Submit' button:
How long have you been writing?
The spark came when I was three (~smiles~ I've told this story a hundred times, I think). I was
learning to read and one day--and I remember this particular incident--I was
holding one of the books I loved and something clicked. Maybe someone said
something or maybe I just put two and two together but I suddenly "got" that
people make books, they don't just appear out of thin air. People
actually made books... and right then, I knew I was going to grow up and make
books. And I never lost sight of that goal
When are you coming to (insert town here) for a signing?
I can't travel extensively, and I don't get my touring paid for by my publisher--
so chances are, I won't be doing many signings around the country. I hope to hit
the east coast in the next couple of years, and I try to make it to at least one
major convention a year, usually the Romantic Times convention.
Will you take me on as a magical student?
No, I do not teach magic/witchcraft anymore--not even in
How many tattoos do you have? Did they hurt?
A lot--I've lost count and they blend into each other.
And yes, some of them hurt. A lot. ~smiles~
About The Books
Do you sign books through the mail?
No. You can either get a signed copy from
What about fan fiction?
Can I reprint your work on my site/email newsletter/etc.?
No. See information on copyright infringement.
Why did (book) go out of print?
If the book does not sell fast enough, or well enough, it
will often be taken out of print. That's new book sales--not used, not
half-price. It's a business and the publisher doesn't have room to
keep a lot of books that aren't selling so the ones that don't sell are
either remaindered--which gives the author very few royalties, if any--or
they are pulped (that's destroyed).
Where can I get an out of print book?
Used book stores. Check it out of the library.
That's about all I can think of.
Where can I get a signed book?
Seattle Mystery Bookshop
or one of my book signings.
Any plans for movies or TV?
Nope, not at this time (that's usually never up to the
author to start with. Somebody has to offer to buy an option first).
How can I get an advance copy (an ARC)?
Become a legitimate book reviewer or book seller and request an arc from
my publicist. They make the final decision. :)
Do you have any say in the cover art?
Not really--most authors don't. I lucked out with Tony Mauro--the
cover artist for my Otherworld Series, Indigo Court Series,
Fly By Night Series,and my Whisper Hollow Series. He captures the characters
like they are in my mind. I'm very grateful to the cover art gods
who instigated him being signed to do my covers.
Why are you now writing pornography?
I write hot sex scenes. If you consider them porn, I won't
be able to change your mind. To me, they aren't.
Are your books out in hardback?
Not at this time. That's not my decision to
make--it's up to the publisher when to go hardback.
Are your books out in e-book format?
At this time most of my books are available in
several e-book formats. They are
NOT generally available free--if you find free downloads please respect my rights as
an author and do not download them.
Are your books out in audio book format?
Yes, the Otherworld Series is, and three of the Indigo Court series are at this time.
Can I read your books for free on line anywhere?
No--if you find them offered on line for free, they are being pirated and
I'm being ripped off. Please notify me if you find them offered for
free download on any piracy sites so I can inform my publisher.
About Specific Books
Why did you stop writing the Chintz 'n China Series & the India Ink Series?
Because I was ready to stop--I love what I did, but I wrote
all the novels I wanted to on them. I may write some short
stories in the CC series as time goes on.
Why did you stop writing magical nonfiction?
I got burnt out big-time, said about all I had to say on
the subject, and I always wanted to write fantasy & SF, long, long before I
ever even thought of trying nonfiction.
Will there be any more Indigo Court novels?
I may write a few short stories in the world, but the series is done as
far as books go.
Were there any more CDs to go with Tarot Journeys?
No. Only the one. And no, I do not have extra
Where can I get a copy of Legend of the Jade Dragon?
Legend of the Jade Dragon is back in print and you can find copies at
the store--all of the Chintz 'n China Mysteries have new covers.
Do you have any advice on writing?
I've given a lot of advice in my forums. You can find some
on my blog
Can you give me a referral to your agent?
No, I'm sorry, I seldom do that and I always
tell her if I've referred someone.
Will you blurb/endorse my book for me?
All requests must go through my editor.
The information for that procedure is on my contact page.
Will you read my (manuscript, poetry, story) and critique it?
Due to both legal and time considerations, I cannot
read or critique unpublished work, so no.