Have you ever read a novel and imagined what it would look or sound like in real life?
No longer limited to one dimensional words on a page, publishers are now incorporating visual media and music into the reading experience, thanks to the internet. “The Wheelhouse Café” (J. Boylston & Company Publishers, 2015) is such a project.
Conceived and written by native Greenport resident Yvonne Lieblein, The Wheelhouse Café was inspired by stories told to her by her husband, Josh Horton, about his time captaining a tugboat in the 1990’s. Horton, a former Southold Town supervisor, is also a musician and wrote songs during his maritime days. Lieblein incorporated those into the book as well as a music soundtrack, or songscape, as she calls it.
TOP PHOTO: Greenport native Yvonne Lieblein did a lot of her writing at Aldo’s Café. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)