Mary Alice Monroe

Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of sixteen novels and two children’s books.  Mary Alice writes richly textured books that delve into the complexities of interpersonal relationships and the parallels between the land and life.

Monroe’s novels are published worldwide.  She has achieved many lists, including the New York Times, USA Today and SIBA.  She has received numerous awards, including Readers’ Choice, the 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing and was featured at the National Festival of the Book.  The Butterfly’s Daughter won the International Book Award for Green Fiction.  Monroe is a nominee for RT Bookclub Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mary Alice is an active conservationist and serves on the Board of the South Carolina Aquarium, The Leatherback Trust, and Charleston Volunteers for Literacy.  She is a frequent speaker at book festivals, conferences, and private events.  Monroe is also a frequent contributor to magazines and online blogs.

Mary Alice Monroe is currently published by Gallery Books, Simon & Schuster. Her agents are Robert Gottlieb and Kimberly Whalen at Trident Media Group. 

Monroe lives with her family on a barrier island off Charleston, South Carolina.  For information, videos, podcasts, and more, go to  and Facebook.

Discover South Carolina: Photography Books | Saturday May 17th, 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm, Lexington Meeting Room B

Reading and Learning: Educational Children’s Books | Saturday May 17th, 4:20 pm – 5:10 pm, Lexington Meeting Room A

The Summer Wind: Lowcountry Summer Trilogy | Sunday May 18th, 1:30 pm – 2:20 pm, Richland Meeting Room A,B,C

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