A. M. Foley, a native of Washington, DC, fled city life to settle on Elliott Island, Maryland thirty-some years ago. Since joining the Writers Bloc, she has produced five non-fiction books.
Foley authored the biography Having My Say: Conversations with Chesapeake Bay Waterman Wylie “Gator” Abbott, described by Baltimore Magazine as “vital to any bookshelf dedicated to Maryland history.” The book appears on the short list of histories recommended by the Chesapeake Bay Program, as does her earlier book, Elliott’s Island: The Land That Time Forgot. With fellow-Bloc member Gloria Johnson, she co-authored two pictorial histories: Cambridge and Dorchester County, both regional bestsellers.
Two short stories, the first of Foley’s fiction, have been published in Writers Bloc anthologies. She currently works on a collection of related stories to be published by Dogwood Ridge Books.
Her books are available at independent and chain bookstores around Chesapeake Bay and online. Personalized and/or signed copies are available at firstname.lastname@example.org
- November 2019 – Island Hopping
- February 2020 – The James Adams Floating Theater
- April 2020 – Bloodsworth Island
- May 2020 – Its a S’hore Thing
- June 2020 – Health on a Half-Shell
- July 2020 – Drawing the Line
- August 2020 – Dastardly Deeds
- September 2020 – Lest We Forget
- October 2020 – This Time of Year
- November 2020 – Island Odds and Ends
- December 2020 – Hurleys Neck
- January 2021 – Transitions
- February 2021 – Cobb Island
- March 2021 – Oysters SOAR
- April 2021 – Dogs of State
- May 2021 – Hyperbole