Featuring Classics Old and New

  • The Night Is Young

    In sixteen remarkable stories, the award-winning author of Elizabeth’s Field and other books captures the flavor of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. While her characters are tied to the reality of the moment, their stories are about the secret life of the heart’s yearning. Barbara Lockhart is known for her ability to mine the rich ore of Eastern Shore history and culture. Her 2013 historical novel, Elizabeth’s Field, tells of the story of a free woman of African American and Indian descent and her struggle to hold onto ...more

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  • Atlanta journalist's book on public hospitals collects national honors

    A Spirit of Charity: Restoring the Bond Between America and Its Public Hospitals, by veteran Atlanta journalist Mike King, has been recognized with two national awards by leading organizations of independent publishers. King’s study of venerable – and vulnerable -- public safety net hospitals in Atlanta and four other American cities was awarded a silver medal in the 2017 IPPY Awards competition, as well as a silver Benjamin Franklin Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association. The book will be exhibited along with other IPPY and ...more

  • Secant Publishing author event at Barnes & Noble

    Five outstanding Eastern Shore authors whose books have been published by Secant Publishing will meet and greet their readers and sign books at the Salisbury Barnes & Noble, Sunday, March 5, 2-4 pm. The authors are Ann Hymes, from St. Michaels (Shadow of Whimsy), Karen Huston Karydes, from Easton (Hard-Boiled Anxiety), Barbara Lockhart, from Rhodesdale (The Night Is Young), Don Parks, from St. Michaels (Chesapeake People), and William Peak, from Easton (The Oblate's Confession). See you there! For more information see: https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780061849447-0 more

  • Why we should care about our great public hospitals

    Two weeks ahead of the book's public launch at The Carter Center in Atlanta, veteran journalist and debut author Mike King discusses "A Spirit of Charity: Restoring the Bond between America and Its Public Hospitals," on WABE FM - Atlanta's NPR affiliate. Click on http://news.wabe.org/post/closer-look-profiling-americas-public-hospitals-and-more.       more

Around Smith Island in the Chesapeake Bay

Four Hundred Years of History

Secant Publishing was founded to honor and deepen the rich heritage of literature from, of, and about the Eastern Shore of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia — often called Delmarva — that fat apostrophe of land that both separates and connects Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, Delaware Bay and Virginia Capes.

Known best by many for its idyllic beaches and coves, oysters and blue crabs, the Eastern Shore is also a fertile hatchery for great books. It has nurtured and inspired four centuries’ worth of literature, from the 17th century travel chronicles of Captain John Smith to 20th century works by John Barth, Katherine Paterson, Christopher Tilghman, Marguerite Henry, James Michener, Helen Chappell, and William Warner, among many others who might be named.

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