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Mary Alice Monroe

New York Times Bestselling Author

Posts Tagged ‘shorebirds’

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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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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COUNTING DOWN TO BOOK RELEASE AND BOOK TOUR

School’s out for summer and the beach traffic is booming again here on Isle of Palms, South Carolina, as the vacationers, day trippers, and locals alike flock to the beach. There are two things people always want to know when they visit this special beach town… where should I eat and what book should I…

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A NOVEL MESSAGE FOR SHOREBIRDS

My island life just outside of Charleston, South Carolina inspires my writing life. The lush landscape teems with life in the marshes and rivers, forests and beaches. The wild is my inspiration. Sea turtles, monarch butterflies, and dolphins have sparked my stories in the past. And this time, migrating shorebirds are the backdrop of my new novel,…

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HOW A YOUNG PELICAN INSPIRED A NEW BOOK

In just a month, I hit road the for a coast-to-coast book tour to celebrate the June 20th release of BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT. Book tour is a favorite time of year for me because I get to meet all of you and hear your stories! I treasure our interactions and your support. One question readers…

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A CLOSER LOOK AT "BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT"

Summer’s coming! That means migrating shorebirds, such as willets and red knots, plovers and sandpipers, are returning to the shores of my beloved beach, the Isle of Palms.  And this year, their arrival also signals the arrival of my new novel, BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT. This is the final book of my Beach House Series,…

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