July 25, 2022

Merch Design for Local Author

 We were lucky to collaborate with Colleen by working together to design a T-Shirt that would be included as part of her marketing plan for her fictional novel, Summer Breakdown, based here on the North Shore. Together we designed t-shirts and stickers to showcase her novel and its theme.

Summer Breakdown by Colleen Temple

This book is the perfect summer beach read! Summer Breakdown is a raw and moving love story set in a charming New England beach town about the complexities of family, marriage, humanity, and the dual beauty and heartache of raising children while also raising yourself.

This summer doesn’t just unearth the past, it threatens to unravel Sabrina’s life completely.

Her alcoholic father is dying, she’s estranged from her family, and she’s only surviving motherhood thanks to bottomless cups of coffee and secret cigarettes. After years of trying to avoid her issues, she finally comes face-to-face with them on a reluctant journey back to Seaside, Massachusetts. And this time—she doesn’t run away.

But returning home sends Sabrina spiraling. Watching her father die is overwhelming. Living under her mother’s reign is suffocating. And finding out her dead sister Coraline’s secret brings up fifteen years of unresolved grief. This trip forcibly lifts Sabrina from her fog and drops her directly into chaos, past traumas, and the arms of her high school ex-boyfriend.

This summer Sabrina learns firsthand, no one is as perfect as they want you to think.

Colleen is one of the most humble people I have ever met. The first time she described her book to me I knew that it was going to hold a very special place in my heart, not only because we worked together on the shirt design.  I recently finished my signed copy and admittedly sobbed my way until the end. 

There is truly something for everyone in this novel---it is so raw and relatable and the fact that takes place in a fiction North Shore town is the icing on the cake. I gave this book a five star review and I know that you will too.  

Want to know how to follow Colleen or order a copy of Summer Breakdown?


Follow along at Colleentemple.com  or Instagram @colltemple

Order Summer Breakdown at https://www.amazon.com/Summer-Breakdown-Novel-Colleen-Temple-ebook/dp/B0B39T1KVD