We carry so many books about New Jersey and the Jersey Shore, but there was nothing that was solely focused on Ocean City. It started out as just a fun idea, and it turned into a full blown project!
2. Writing The Story
New to being an author, Olivia took an online class on how to write a children's picture book with award winning author, Julia Donaldson! She collaborated with the whole Bowfish Team and author, Andrew S. Lewis, to come up with a final concept. After writing the story, Bowfish Studios Co-Founder, McKenna Robel, helped Olivia finalize a syllable count to really hone in on the way the story sounds and make it easy for your little one to read!
Every page of this book was hand painted by Olivia with watercolor paint and pen & ink! All 24 paintings took about 3 months in total, from initial sketches to finalized images.
The entire process, from concepts to proofs, took roughly 7 months. It was a quick turnaround for us to create an entire book before summer ends, and we're so happy to share it with you now!