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Mary Alice Monroe

New York Times Bestselling Author

7 GIFT IDEAS FOR YOUR OWN LOWCOUNTRY CHRISTMAS

Recently my publisher Simon & Schuster asked me to write something special for the holidays for their book content site dedicated to women’s fiction and romance. The topic is a fun spin on my novels: If my book characters came to life, what would be the perfect presents they would give this Christmas season? The…

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A MOVIE, A BOOK, AND HOLIDAY GREETING OF GRATITUDE

This is the holiday season of love and gratitude. I have much to be thankful for this year! Thanks to YOU, dear readers, my novel Beach House for Rent climbed to #9 on the New York Times Best Seller List. I’m currently writing a new novel, Beach House Reunion, the continuation of the Beach House Series, available May 22nd. And…

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A LOWCOUNTRY CHRISTMAS: PAPERBACK EDITION!

It’s Christmas come early! 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…

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The Perfect Cocktail for Summer Reading

Since the June release of BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT, I’ve been on a coast-to-coast book tour that has kept me away from home most days. During a book launch celebration at Isle of Palms, attendees enjoyed a complimentary special cocktail provided by Firefly Distillery. First, I must say, my husband and I are big fans…

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Celebrating the 4th in Delaware

Happy Fourth of July y’all! The summer book tour has me far from my beach town in South Carolina this year. Today, I’m waking up in beautiful coastal Delaware with two holiday book signings on the schedule. I’ll be signing copies of Beach House for Rent at Browseabout Books on Rehoboth Beach and then later at Bethany…

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THE WORLD OF SHOREBIRDS IN "BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT"

  My new noel BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT wouldn’t be possible without the brilliant, generous professionals who enthusiastically shared their knowledge with me. One of those people who deserves great thanks is Felicia Sanders of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, for the education she gave me on shorebirds, seabirds, and wading birds. Because…

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THE BIG DAY FOR "BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT"

I can finally share my new novel with you, my dear readers! I’m so excited! I’ve said this before, but this is a book of my heart. BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT returns to the beach I call home and allows me to share with you, through the characters’ lives and experiences, why I love the…

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SEE YOU ON THE ROAD DEAR READERS!

ONE WEEK. JUNE 20TH. That’s the release date of BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT. It’s a return to the beach–my beach–the Isle of Palms, where I call home. And this is a book of my heart. This week I begin a coast-to-coast book tour to share this special moment with all of you. Thank you, dear…

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