What a thrill that would be – having a book on the best seller list. While I may have to wait for that experience, I am excited to tell you about the forthcoming publication of my two new books.

The first book is entitled Washington DC Memories. The 125 full-color photos in this photographic essay help you experience the iconic beauty, grandeur, and spectacular special events of our Nation’s Capital. Visit the monuments and memorials, including the inspiring new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial; behold the treasures in our national museums; thrill at the thunderous July 4th fireworks; enjoy street performers along the National Mall; savor the beauty of spring and the beautiful cherry blossoms; and hear lions roar at the National Zoo. My book Washington, DC Memories holds much more in store for you. I am pleased to say it is one of the three inaugural titles in a brand new series of books from Countryman Press. The Memories series celebrates the beauty, charm, and character of unforgettable destinations across America. Available May 2012. 

My second book is entitled Photographing Baltimore, Annapolis, and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It is a result of my explorations and the photo workshops I teach in and around Baltimore and Maryland. It provides equal coverage of urban sights, natural areas, and photogenic seasonal events. Whether you are a Marylander looking to discover more of the sights our state offers, a visitor hoping to capture some great shots during your travels, or a seasoned photographer seeking to expand your professional portfolio, this guide tells you where to find the best shots and how to create them. Available June 2012.

You can preorder copies now at www.countrymanpress.com (click on Photography & Gift) or at www.amazon.com ... and buy copies at your local bookstore in the spring. In addition, you can order personal autographed copies via my website.

It has been both an honor and a thrill working on these book projects. I got to see a whole host of beautiful sights, experience an eclectic mix of annual events, and meet and work with quite a number of fascinating people. I trust you will enjoy reading and using these books as much as I enjoyed creating them for you.