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Meet The Authors

Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times best-selling author of 27 books and counting. Richly layered and rooted to place her Lowcountry-set novels defy literary labels. More than feel-good escapism or traditional beach reads, her engrossing stories deftly explore the intersections and parallels between Mother Nature and human nature, hooking readers emotionally and introducing them to characters and causes that live in their hearts and minds. Her robust library of work–-from the popular Beach House series to her newer middle grade book series, The Islanders–-engages readers across generational lines, inspiring them to take a harder look at the environment and our impact on it. To ask the important questions. To seek answers. To create connections both with nature and in our personal lives.

Angela May is the founder of May Media and PR and a former award-winning television news journalist who helps promote great books and share important community stories as a media specialist. She has been working with Mary Alice Monroe for more than a decade. The Islanders is their first book together! Angela’s husband is a middle school assistant principal. They have two children and live in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Connect with her at