Have you read Tidings of Joy yet? I think it might be one of the favorite contemporary stories I’ve written. I just loved Pete the donkey and little Bacon (an adorable puppy) as well a Joy and Drew.
And I may be partially biased when it comes to Drew’s character because so much of it was based of my beloved Captain Cavedweller.
So, when I was looking for visual inspiration of the story, I needed a “face” for Drew that really fit the image I already had in my head.
Brock Harris just happened to come really close to how I picture Drew.
From those blue eyes and those lips to the rugged, silent-type vibe, he made such a good Drew.
And those of you who have read the book, you’ll know what scene this image is tied to! (And you’re welcome!)
So who would make a wonderful Joy. She needed to have a warm, friendly personality. She needed to be someone who looked, well… joyful!
And that’s why I chose Lucy Hale. I could so easily picture her as Joy.
She’s just lovely and looks so sweet – exactly the girl Drew needs to draw him out of his shell.
And this fella is exactly how I picture Pete peeking around the fence, watching Drew deliver the mail.
Oh, and I have to share the song I listened to as I wrote this. It’s “Glow” by Brett Eldredge. I just pictured it as the song Drew would connect to Joy.
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