Roger Newman, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Medical University of South Carolina, has published his novel, "Occam's Razor," an exploration of the moral and ethical questions that arise when what needs to be done conflicts with one's best interest.

"Occam's Razor," published by Moonshine Cove Publishing, is available in paperback and ebook formats.

The story's protagonist is Dr. Declan Murphy, who is haunted by a youthful betrayal.

The backdrop for "Occam's Razor" is the Operation Jackpot drug busts of the early 1980s, when Charleston residents were shocked to discover that the Lowcountry was a major gateway for illicit drugs.

Lowcountry native and resident of Lodge, Geoffrey A. Burden has published a devotional book that celebrates the outdoors called "Answer the Call."

The book describes Burden's passion for turkey hunting, his quest for the elusive Wilt turkey and the life lessons he's learned in the process.

In "Answer The Call," Burden shares several of his most memorable turkey hunting experiences and the wisdom and spiritual insights he gained from them.

The book is available from for $9.95.

Meesha Mink, author of "Kiss the Ring: An Urban Tale," will be in North Charleston 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday for a reading and book signing at Books-A-Million, 2150 Northwoods Blvd.

"Kiss the Ring," a Touchstone Original Paperback, is the story of Naeema "Queen" Cole, a sexy, street-smart barber who goes undercover seeking revenge on her son's killer.