By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Monday, June 4th, 2012 1:00 PM CST
Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times best-selling author of thirteen novels, including The Butterfly’s Daughter, The Beach House, Time is a River, and Last Light over Carolina. Her latest book is Beach House Memories.
She found her true calling in environmental fiction when she moved to coastal South Carolina. Already a successful author, she was captivated by the beauty and fragility of her new home. Her experiences living in the midst of a habitat that was quickly changing gave her a strong and important focus for her books. Her novel, The Butterfly’s Daughter, is set against the phenomenal migration of the endangered monarch butterfly. She has also explored the problems of endangered sea turtles (The Beach House, Swimming Lessons, and her first children’s book, Turtle Summer), raptors (Skyward), the indigenous grass and endangered coastal ecosystem of South Carolina (Sweetgrass), the rivers and mountains of North Carolina (Time is a River), and the disappearing world of the coastal shrimping industry (Last Light over Carolina).
Mary Alice is an active conservationist who is a board member of the South Carolina Aquarium and is a member of the Isle of Palms/Sullivan’s Island Turtle Team. For more information, visit her website http://www.maryalicemonroe.com.
Mary Alice will speak at the Christ Episcopal Church Activity Hall (next door to the Main Library) on Thursday, June 7 at 6:00 p.m. Free tickets are available at any library location or by email: jaynep (at) warrenpl.org. For more information, call 270-781-4882 or visit http://www.warrenpl.org.