Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine written by longtime Sanibel residents Joe Fisher and Jaye Boswell has been selected as an Indie Book Worth Discovering by the prestigious Kirkus Reviews. The award recognizes books rated in the top 10% of all indie books reviewed by Kirkus during the year.

Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine follows Rusty’s journey from hero to outcast and back again. It is a lighthearted and multi-layered story, richly told, and whimsically illustrated that will appeal to children and adults alike.  

“…humor and heart…the small illustrations are pleasantly rendered…” According to the Kirkus Review.

The surprise ending brings the tale to heart-warming and satisfying conclusion that reveals all things have hidden value that is waiting to be released. Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine is a classic story of love, loss, transformation and redemption.

“…the ups and downs of an anthropomorphic fire engine are sympathetically portrayed.” Concludes the Reviewer.

Jaye Boswell is a 35 year resident of Sanibel. For 22 years she was an award winning art teacher in the Lee County and Sanibel Schools. One of her class projects grew into the nationally acclaimed Junior Duck Stamp competition.

Joe Fisher is a 24 year resident of Sanibel and is passionate about the importance of loved ones reading to young children on a frequent basis. Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine is his first children’s book and is the written version of a story her created and told his children when they were young.