It’s Christmas come early!

Now available in paperback

The paperback edition of A Lowcountry Christmas recently landed on my doorstep and is available now where books are sold. This year it’s on bookshelves anointed with a special award: the Southern Book Prize. It’s a tremendous honor from the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance.  Thank you, SIBA!

This family novel has a powerful message for the holidays.  It brings awareness about PTSD among our military families and the powerful healing therapy service dogs can provide. I dedicated this novel to my son, a Marine, and wrote it in honor of our U.S. veterans and their families.   I wanted to show how any trauma—PTSD, depression, addiction—doesn’t happen to just one person.  It happens to the family. And the worst time for families to deal with problems is the Christmas season.  Like the classic holiday film “It’s A Wonderful Life,” A Lowcountry Christmas delivers an emotional message of hope, inspiration, and love … hallmarks of the spirit of the holiday season.

Last year, The Post & Courier published a short Q&A about A Lowcountry Christmas.  I’d like to share it with you today.  It’s a great way to learn more about my first ever holiday novel.

The book’s small size and price make it the perfect book to slip in your purse while you travel, or to give as a stocking stuffer.  A Lowcountry Christmas is my gift to you!

Have a joyous, blessed holiday season.


  1. Dee Clark on November 3, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Very nice review Mary Alice! Makes me want to reread it, so I think I’ll do just that❣️ Hoping my FB friends will pick up a copy and read it also! ❤️

  2. Nancy Cawley on November 10, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    When can we expect the next novel? .

  3. Ann Wells on November 21, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    I loved Low Country Christmas! I will read it again soon. I know when I met you in Columbus, Ohio this year, you had said you thought you would write another Beach House Book. My friends and I are very excited about that news.
    It was so wonderful meeting you in person. I feel so honored to have met the author of my favorite author!
    Thank you!

  4. Kay Jank on November 21, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    I met this very gracious lady many years ago in Beaufort, SC. She took the time to talk to myself and a friend of mine. Thank you so much for each and everyone of your wonderful stories.

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