A love letter to the Beatles, for fans of Love and Gelato and Everybody Sees the Ants.
ALL THE LONELY PEOPLE
by Jen Marie Hawkins
Owl Hollow Press, August 2021
(via KT Literary)
When Jo lost her father three years earlier under mysterious circumstances, he began appearing in her dreams, beckoning her to London where he’d been the lead singer of an internationally acclaimed Beatles cover band. She has long been almost certain he isn’t really dead, but she can’t shake the feeling that something’s being kept from her. So when she has the opportunity to go to London, she jumps at the chance to follow his trail. Once in London, Jo meets Henry, a broody, Beatles-hating photographer who’s an intriguing mix of quantum physics and pseudoscience…and just might have the key to finding her father. Armed with an atlas of Britain’s supernatural ley lines and a tenuous friendship, they set out to uncover the truth and discover what they’ve grown to mean to each other.
Jen Marie Hawkins is a nurse-turned-writer. She writes books for young adults and the young at heart and is the author or The Language of Cherries. She is a creative writing coach for Author Accelerator, and her short works can be found in literary magazines including the Decameron Journal. Two of her novel-length manuscripts have been finalists for the YARWA Rosemary Award and the RWA Maggie Award. Originally from South Carolina, she now resides in the Houston, Texas area with her husband, two sons, and enough animals to qualify her home as a wildlife center. When she is not reading or writing stories sprinkled with magic, you can find her cuddling her boys and daydreaming about traveling the world.