JJ ELLIOTT at Books Inc. Palo Alto

Author image of JJ Elliot and cover photo of her book There Are No Rules for This!

Books Inc. Palo Alto proudly presents local author JJ Elliott for a celebration of her debut novel There Are No Rules For This! This novel deals with heavy topics and features the powers of strong female friendships. 

After Ali Stirling loses one of her best friends to suicide, suddenly and without warning, she and her other two best friends decide to hold their own funerals while they're still alive as part of their grieving process--an unexpectedly cathartic experience that teaches them volumes about themselves and their lost friend.

People like Feeney Simms don't commit suicide. Beautiful, charismatic, mother of two, wife to a handsome, successful husband, beloved by her friends--this is not the typical picture of a tortured soul. But one summer night, Feeney drives to the beach and swallows a handful of pills. No note, no explanation, nothing. Like that, she's gone.

Faced with this loss, Ali, Max, and Liddy, Feeney's closest friends, are left reeling, grappling with the devastating cocktail of grief, guilt, and anger that's left in the wake of a suicide. In a desperate attempt to avoid further loss, the three women make the unorthodox (and very Feeney-like) decision to hold their own funerals while they are still alive--and the experience changes each of them in ways they couldn't have imagined.


JJ Elliott writes constantly, thanks to her longtime job as a freelance copywriter. In that role, she has penned everything from national television ads to urinal stickers.
She grew up in Northern California and received a degree in English from UCLA. She now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, two teenage kids, and two gassy bulldogs. She loves to read, play tennis, drink wine, and eat cheese. There Are No Rules For This is her first novel. She lives in San Mateo, CA.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 25, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Town and Country Village
855 El Camino Real #74
Palo Alto, CA 94301
There Are No Rules for This By Jj Elliott Cover Image
ISBN: 9781647424855
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Published: She Writes Press - May 16th, 2023