Holly Sherburne is owner of Plate Poets Publishing and author of The Maine Plate: Maine Vanity License Plates and Their Meanings.
Sherburne’s career has included stints in microbiology, toxicology, web design and newspaper publishing. In 2006, she founded the award-winning Downeast Dog News, a monthly print and online newspaper for dog lovers in Maine, a business that she sold in 2009. Sherburne currently works as Director of Social Media at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.
What began as a hobby photographing and deciphering personalized license plates led to an extensive collection of stories that family and friends encouraged her to publish in a book. This is Sherburne’s second book. In 2008, she published “The Ultimate Guide to Dog Parks, Beaches and Trail in Maine” [ISBN 978-0615274461].
For more information, to arrange an interview or a fun presentation about vanity license plates:
- Passing Plates of Gratitude (11/24/2011 – Bowdoin Daily Sun)
- Photo Essay: Creative License (6/22/2011 – New Maine Times)
- Creative License: Sherburne Adds Vanity Project to Already Full Plate (12/17/2010 - Bowdoin Campus News)
- Road Quips for Maine (9/23/2011 – Boston.com)
- Maine Vanity License Plates Exposed (6/7/2010 – Agatha & Louise)
Purchase a license plate image
To purchase a high resolution image of a Maine vanity license plate to accompany a story or for another use, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We have more than 3,000 images available to cover just about any topic.