Wednesday 2 November 2022

The Christmas Cupid: Fun Facts

The Christmas Cupid | Jennifer Joyce

Have a sneaky look behind the scenes of The Christmas Cupid with a few fun facts about the book:

Steffi-Jayne was named after a newsletter subscriber

Owain's name was inspired by my local weatherman, Owain Wyn Evans

I ended up buying myself a copy of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot's Christmas after mentioning it in the book

I wrote most of the first draft - almost 70,000 words - during November 2020 as part of NaNoWriMo

The toy shop was inspired by the Daisy & Tom's toy shop that used to be in Manchester

C&L's Toys was named after my old pet rabbits, Cinnamon and Leah

While I was writing the book, I posted progress updates on Instagram. Because of the toy shop setting, I used Etch A Sketch post-it notes

The book was inspired by a Christmas documentary about a festive parade, which included a bus with a Santa onboard

The book is set in Woodgate, which is the setting for a number of my other books, including the Beginner's Guide series

Zoey's name was inspired by the TV show, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

The grotto at C&L's Toys was inspired by the grotto at Macy's in New York

Find out more about the book:

The Christmas Cupid | Jennifer Joyce

‘Laugh-out-loud funny… Everything you want in a Christmas book and more!’ Jaimie Admans

One Day in December meets Groundhog Day in this hilarious Christmas rom com!

Zoey Beake is having a bad December. She might be an elf in the local toy shop’s Christmas department, but it’s hard to stay festive when you’ve just been dumped, you’ve had an extremely unfortunate haircut, and your boss volunteers you to walk on stilts in the toy shop’s Christmas parade.

But then something incredible happens.

Zoey is sent back to the start of December, with the chance to live the whole month again. The catch? She has to match six true-love couples by Christmas Eve. Now it’s not just her own love life she needs to fix… Grab the mistletoe, the Christmas Cupid is ready to matchmake!

A funny and uplifting Christmas romantic comedy for fans of Holiday RomanceOne Day in December and Santa, Please Bring Me a Boyfriend!

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