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Mary Alice Monroe

New York Times Bestselling Author

Posts Tagged ‘Lowcountry Christmas’

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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MAKING CHRISTMAS EVE MEMORIES

Christmas Eve is the most magical, wonder-filled night of the year.  We always went to Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.  Back in the day, we had to fast before receiving holy communion so we were all starving by the time we returned home.  After a snack we were allowed to open ONE present. With the…

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A HOLIDAY MESSAGE FROM MY HOME TO YOURS

My dear reader, I cherish this time of year. Not for the gaiety and decorations, festivities or gifts. Those things are nice. But what I like best is the nostalgia that comes with preparing for this season. Old Christmas ornaments and decorations pulled from dusty boxes bring back memories of family members and loved ones. The…

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A HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY INSPIRED BY SWEETGRASS BASKETRY

  There is a small stretch of Highway 17 not far from my house called the ‘Sweetgrass Corridor’, where dozens of sweetgrass stands line both sides of the road, with artisans sitting on metal folding chairs, weaving a new creation that is an art form more than 300 years old. I am lucky enough to own…

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LAUNCHING A MISSION IN HONOR OF VETERANS

Thank you, veterans … my heroes. Words fail to convey our heartfelt appreciation for the selfless commitment and sacrifice made by our veterans and their families to protect our freedom. I hope my sincerity and gratitude ring true when I say a simple Thank you. Now we can put our words to action! I’m excited…

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THE INSPIRATION BEHIND "A LOWCOUNTRY CHRISTMAS"

I’ve been dreaming about Christmas since July! Seriously. In less than two weeks, Gallery Books will release my first ever holiday novel, A LOWCOUNTRY CHRISTMAS. This is a story I’d been wanting to write for a few years, and when the opportunity finally came, I was surprised by how quickly I wrote it. It’s one of…

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