They Call It “Prolific.” It’s More Like “Obsessive.”

I haven’t been around much, at least not in the “real” world. I’ve been around a lot in my fantasy worlds, however. I’ve been to Washington, DC; Malibu, CA; Jamestown, ND; and all over North and South Korea in my latest novel – Requisition For: A Thief <8> 13th Rule of Theft. It was published on July 16, 2019 in both eBook and paperback and is available through my website: http://www.jadevereaux.com.

I finished writing Thief <8> in early June. While my editor did her thing, I tackled a project I’d put on hold for quite a while: the rewriting and my personal editing of the first book I ever wrote. In that project, I spent my time in Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming–old west versions. I intend to re-release the circa 1864-1885 novel as the first prequel to the Requisition For: A Thief Series. Originally a crime/romance about two outlaws trying to get out of the outlawing life, The Price of Notoriety will now be a part of the “REQThief” series under the title: Requisition For: A Thief <Prequel One> The Price of Notoriety. Cayle Hadyn, one of the brothers in “Price,” is Gregg Hadyn’s great-great-great-grandfather. The manuscript is now in the hands of my editor, and I expect a September publishing date. Here’s the final front cover:

Though the final wraparound cover is definitely a JK Graphics production, the back bit is compliments of my son, Stephen Devereaux. Jeffrey liked it so much, he asked if he could use it, which I consider very cool:

I’m taking a small break–emphasis on small–before starting my next project, which is Book 3 in the Thief à la Femme series, tentative name: The Triple Crown* … *of Jewel Theft. I don’t have a cover for it as yet, but here’s the basic background picture Jeffrey will be using to create the book covers:

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I can’t wait to see what he does with this! Tentative publishing date early 2020.

I’ve been busy writing, for sure, but rest assured … this is what I want to be doing and what I’m most happy doing.

Future projects include Requisition For: A Thief <9> The Thief Within, and Requisition For: A Thief < Prequel Two > The Strange Fate of Notoriety’s Children.

Have a great “rest of your summer,” and I’ll post again when Requisition For: A Thief < Prequel One > is published.

Author: J.A. Devereaux

J. A. Devereaux is passionate about the thief who isn’t really a bad guy, guys like Alexander Mundy (It Takes a Thief), Neal Caffrey (White Collar), the “Leverage” crew, REQUISITION FOR: A THIEF’s Gregg Hadyn and cunning female thieves Niki Grey and Jaelynn Madding, and Thief à la Femme's Rayla Rousseau. Such characters motivated her extensive knowledge of diamonds and her own thieving skills—strictly for research and writing purposes, of course! A long distance runner, former cross country coach, and former singer/songwriter, she resides with her husband in Jackson, Michigan.

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