Another old draft that’s making an appearance (2018 Courtney cryptically left this link). I’m definitely not one to shy away from playing around on a clothing app (thank you, UR Style), and decided to start with Life After Joe (who knows if I’ll finish, or even try one of my other covers). If you want to see an additional set from the book, click here.
I had been looking for a program to do some fake social media and I finally found one! I’m still figuring out how exactly to work Social Dummy (tips are welcome), but I had time to make up a profile and some pics for Liz from Life After Joe. If you’re stuck in the house, but want to go on a fictional road trip, might I suggest a read?
Still having fun with URStyle! A small mood board (look book?) for Life After Joe, including, of course, Apollo, her rescue dog.
Yes, it’s been a minute since I reviewed something, hasn’t it?
From the outset of Evvie Drake Starts Over, I couldn’t help but wish this had been published before I finished writing Life After Joe, as I know I would’ve been very positively influenced by Ms. Holmes’s novel. Similar to my Joe, the book opens with the death of a husband (not a spoiler). What follows is a wonderful story about Evvie and Dean, two well-developed and complicated characters. Even Tim (the dead husband), who is ‘present’ throughout the book gets an excellent, believable backstory. The chemistry felt natural, and I loved the supporting cast (just as realistic as the main characters). Overall, I loved Ms. Holmes’s voice and would be happy to pick up her next novel. The book brings up great questions, and yes, there is romance. A weird sub-genre, but if reading about modern widows is something you’re interested in, then this is one to add to your list. I have no doubt this will be optioned for film (maybe Hallmark, maybe someone bigger) by the end of the year.
I received this book as an ARC through NetGalley. Opinions are my own!
I decided Liz (Life After Joe) deserved a soundtrack for her many hours in the car. #betterlatethannever In case you’re interested, I also did one for The Queen of England: Coronation.
- Hamilton Soundtrack
- Hamilton Mixtape
- Good Feeling, Violent Femmes
- Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran
- Bad Habit, Offspring
- Back to Black, Amy Winehouse
- Drinking in LA, Bran Van 3000
- Save the Last Dance for Me, Michael Buble
- Mess, Ben Folds
- Come Away With Me, Norah Jones
- Tonight the Heartache’s on Me, Dixie Chicks
- Landslide, Dixie Chicks
- Die A Happy Man, Thomas Rhett
- Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of, U2
- Stolen Dance, Milky Chance
- FourFiveSeconds, Rihanna
- Don’t Speak, No Doubt
- 99% Invisible (podcast)
- Bitch Sesh (podcast)
- This American Life (podcast)
- On Being with Krista Tippett (podcast)
Hoping the trend continues…
I did one for the Queen, so I felt like Joe deserved one too. With reference to this post for my casting choices. This is another example of an image I couldn’t get official clearance to, but was in consideration as a cover photo for the novel.