Children’s Books Blog

Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine now $1.99


Hi I’m Cara, a parent with children at home just like you -- trying to work while keeping them engaged in educational activities. Occupying kids who have no school and can’t go out of the house is one of the most difficult parenting challenges I’ve ever experienced. To help I suggested to my boss Joe

Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine now $1.992020-04-02T19:43:13+00:00

Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine Donations to US Children’s Hospitals


Joe Fisher Books is committing to donate up to 440 copies of Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine to Children's Hospital Association members.   This is a heartfelt thank you to all the hospitals and staff for the care and comfort they provide to their littlest patients. We know these are trying times.  Certainly, hospitals have many

Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine Donations to US Children’s Hospitals2020-04-02T19:25:57+00:00

Books Available at Amazon!


All 3 of Joe Fisher's books...Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine, The Next Breath and Killer Among Us are available for purchase at Amazon.

Books Available at Amazon!2020-03-23T14:20:40+00:00

Meet May Jernigan Part 3


Ospreys in the Outfield is May’s first published book.  She currently works as a Freelance Artist.  In addition to being a freelance artist, May is an amateur photographer. Her photography is a large piece of her artwork also, as it is the inspiration of her pieces. For Ospreys in the Outfield, she travelled to Sanibel

Meet May Jernigan Part 32020-02-13T22:16:09+00:00

Meet May Jernigan, Part 2


May was required to complete an internship as part of her certification in Science Illustration.  As she pondered the possibilities, she thought of JN Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. Her parents own a home on the island where May had spent a lot of time…she fell in love with the area. May reached

Meet May Jernigan, Part 22020-02-13T22:16:09+00:00

Meet Ospreys in the Outfield Illustrator


With Ospreys in the Outfield coming soon, we'd like to introduce you to May Jernigan, the book's illustrator: May is originally from St. Louis, MO where her parents are both professional musicians with the St. Louis Symphony. She developed a love for music from an early age, but also had a special place in her

Meet Ospreys in the Outfield Illustrator2020-02-13T22:16:09+00:00

Rusty Reading @ Coral Park Elementary


Our first reading of Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine in front of a live audience, roughly 80 2nd Graders at Coral Park Elementary, Miami, Fl. on January 25th 2018 Want to schedule a reading at your school?  Contact or send Joe an email from the Contact section of this website.  If we can't do it

Rusty Reading @ Coral Park Elementary2020-02-13T22:16:09+00:00

Rusty Reading @ Bayshore Elementary


Joe and Jaye read Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine to 3rd Graders at Bayshore Elementary North Ft. Myers, FL on November 9th 2018.  Special thanks to Kristen Greco for introducing us to 18 wonderful, smart and engaged students. If you would like to schedule a Rusty reading anywhere in the U.S. contact  If Joe

Rusty Reading @ Bayshore Elementary2020-02-13T22:16:10+00:00

Other Children’s Book in the Works


In addition to the Adventures of Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine, the author is working on another project: Ospreys in the Outfield – A Sanibel Story Ophelia and her mate Oliver fly over Sanibel trying to find a place to nest. After several false starts, they think they have found the perfect spot – the

Other Children’s Book in the Works2020-02-13T22:16:10+00:00

Local Book Wins Acclaim


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

Local Book Wins Acclaim2020-02-13T22:16:10+00:00