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Mary Alice Monroe

New York Times Bestselling Author

Posts by Mary Alice Monroe

BOOK TOUR: LIGHT ONE CANDLE FOR PANAMA CITY

This is Week 3 of  book tour. One of my recent stops included Panama City, FL–a place I always love to visit. This time though, it was a sobering arrival. I was struck by the devastation of the trees and so many houses. It looked like someone took a chainsaw to the top of the…

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MY FAVORITE BEACH BOOKS

  For me, the summer season is synonymous with two things: beach books book tour My books are almost always released in the summer. It seems it’s become tradition. This year, my new release is THE SUMMER GUESTS. In stores June 11th. For longtime readers of mine, they’ll enjoy the thread of connection between this…

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New Book + Book Tour = Great Summer Reading

The month of May is the kick-off of the summer reading season. In just a few weeks–on June 11th–my new novel, THE SUMMER GUESTS, will hit store shelves. I’m so excited to share it with you! Southern Living Magazine selected THE SUMMER GUESTS as a “favorite beach reads of 2019!”    My longtime readers know…

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Kicking Off My Summer Book Tour in Tryon, NC

I’m kicking off my summer book tour in the town of Tryon, North Carolina. And here’s why… For the last year or so, I’ve had the good fortune of calling Tryon my home away from home. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Tryon is prize horse country and has a vibrant arts…

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A NOTE OF REFLECTIONS AND HOLIDAY WISHES

This is a season of traditions and transitions, preparations and celebrations. Parties and quiet gatherings, parades and church services. It’s a busy time of year. But despite the hustle and bustle, I hope you’re finding moments to sit back and enjoy the lights of the tree while sipping hot cocoa (or wine) and savor the…

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CREATING MEANINGFUL HOLIDAY TRADITIONS

Traditions are important touchstones in families.  They connect us to family values, morals, beliefs.  They keep us attuned to our ancestors. One holiday tradition of the season that I treasure is St. Nicholas Day, which we celebrate every December 6th. St. Nicholas Day is commonly celebrated in Germany and other European countries, as well as many…

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Save the Planet? Light One Candle

As a child I wanted to save the planet, but the problems seemed so large, so many.  I am one of ten children and my father attempted to calm me by telling me not to try to save the entire world, but instead to light one candle.  I was too young to understand the wisdom of that advice. But now I…

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SAVING A VITAL PELICAN ISLAND

Wild animals and the Lowcountry landscape I call home are woven into my stories. They are so vital they actually become characters in my novels. But they are much more than that. As I bring awareness to the fascinating species in my novels, I hope you come to care—and take care. That is the power of…

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LADIES' NIGHT

My dear friends Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Kay Andrews are with me this week for a writers’ retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. It’s an important time for each of us as we work on our next novels. But as Mary Kay said on a social post “all work and no…

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