Independent publishing from the heart of Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Restored classics and new discoveries.
Separated from the mainlands of Maryland and Virginia by the Chesapeake Bay, the Eastern Shore is widely known for its idyllic beaches and coves, succulent oysters and blue crabs, and hospitality to tourists. But it is also a fertile hatchery for books. Its watery remoteness and complex history have nurtured four centuries’ worth of memorable literature, from the 17th century travel chronicles of Captain John Smith, to the 19th century memoirs of Frederick Douglass, to 20th century works of imagination by Gilbert Byron, John Barth, Katherine Paterson, Christopher Tilghman, Marguerite Henry, and James Michener, among others.
Secant Publishing seeks to honor and extend this centuries-old roster of authors.