Get Cupid

Summary

Harry Potter meets Oceans Eleven. A crew of magic wielding ne’er-do-wells are “hired” to steal back Cupid’s arrow from a vault in Vegas. Is it any wonder things go spectacularly wrong?

Status

Currently “on ice” as I work on the revision of The Memory Thief. Once that’s off the table, then it’ll be back to the second draft of Get Cupid.

Behind the Scenes

Check out my blog posts for some nuts and bolts action of what’s gone into Get Cupid.

Path from Idea to Publication

This is a chart I’ve been making for all of my latest books, keeping track of how fast I’m writing the book, when I revise it, how long I set it aside before reworking it–that sort of thing. If you’re interested in the nitty gritty of how I personally write books and the path they take to get published, here’s some in-depth data for you to digest.
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