Jim McDonald recently published “Twilight to Son Shine,” a book of 25 poems describing his life from childhood, the relationships and struggles he’s been through and how he says God guided him in a better direction. He grew up on a tobacco farm in Hughesville and now lives on a houseboat in …

Andy Rickert, of Mechanicsville, recently published “TOMORROW,” a memoir of love, family and his experience helping his sister, Edna, with dementia in St. Louis. The book shares Rickert’s experience starting with the initial suspicion of abnormal behavior through the actual diagnosis and aft…

Jay Fleming, a local photographer based in Annapolis, spent the past three years documenting the ways of life of those who make their living off of the Chesapeake Bay’s resources to comprise his book, Working the Water. Fleming photographed Charles County areas in Port Tobacco, Newburg, Mars…

Dan Brennan, of La Plata, recently published, “Is God Poking Me?” a comedic collection of short columns originally written for a church Sunday bulletin. The book is available as an e-book at Amazon.com. A print version is available directly from the author by emailing dan@danscomedy.com or c…

Bradley M. Gottfried, president of the College of Southern Maryland, recently published “The Maps of the Wilderness: An Atlas of the Wilderness Campaign, May 2-7, 1864,” which illustrates the major campaigns of the Civil War’s Eastern Theater. It is available for purchase through Savas Beati…

Leara L. Dory, of Waldorf, recently published “Adventures of Stanford and Samantha — Choosing Stanford and Samantha (Volume 1),” a children’s story inspired by her own four-legged “children”. It is available for purchase through Amazon at www.createspace.com/5859636 and Amazon paperback and …

Carol Burbank of Accokeek recently published “Storyweaving Playbook One: Answer the Call to Adventure,” a self-help, personal development workbook. It is available for purchase at www.storyweaving.com/workbooksplaybooks and at amazon.com Kindle in December.

Denise Wiggins of Oxon Hill wrote “My Struggles, God’s Glory,” an inspirational book published this year. It is available on Amazon.com.