New Put-in-Bay Book Release
Sara and Audrey’s new mother/daughter inspirational book released last month-Sara Booker and her daughter, Audrey Sheehan, collaborated on a new book, QUOTES about Boats, Lakes, Seas & Shore, released last month. Sara grew up on Put-in- Bay has a summer cottage by Oak Point with her husband, Trey, daughters Audrey and Josie, and son, Griffin.
The photographs in the book were taken throughout Audrey’s high school years and a semester at sea. The images range from the East to the West Coast and several from Europe. Of course, being from this area and growing up sailing on Lake Erie, there are many photos from the Bass Islands!
The idea for the book came several years ago when Sara started creating digital books from events and vacations, giving them as family gifts for the holidays, and then hearing feedback about how creatively they were done from family and friends who would view them while visiting.
Digital books were an outlet and opportunity to express creative writing and merge the report with photographs. Audrey has such a great eye, and Sara wanted to share her images other than on social media. This project took about eight months from start to finish! Sara has always loved quotes, songs, phrases, poems, and expressions about the water and started saving favorites years ago in a file (and now it’s so easy with a smartphone).
This book is an excellent combination of all of the above. From Mother Theresa to Billy Joel and all types of authors and entertainers. She also includes a few little quotes and some of her photography from Hawaii and Ireland.
Being an artist and working with color and design, the creative aspect of designing this book was like therapy to Sara. She’s always been highly creative but never had formal art training. Sara says her artistic style would be a “simplistic folk art design.” Over the past 25 years, her work has been sold on T-shirt designs, prints, and painted wood at Put-in-Bay’s Local Color; she will have the book for sale this season on the island, in addition to an “Island Series” of quotes on printed canvas Sara designed this winter.
This book was put together because Sara had never seen a book like this before. People love small inspirational books. This book will truly target people of all ages. Sara included Bobby Darrin and Jack Johnson song lyrics, quotes from Shakespeare, Martin Luther King Jr., Jacque Cousteau, Gilda Radner, and Sponge Bob… She thinks that covers a few generations. Her teenage daughters, Audrey and Josie, had a lot of input. Sara and Audrey’s new mother/daughter inspirational book released last month
Like Sara and Audrey’s Facebook page, Quotes about Boats, Lakes, Seas & the Shore, to see where the books will be sold locally and future locations and dates for upcoming book signings.