Mary Alice Monroe: Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau

Mary Alice Monroe

New York Times Bestselling Author

New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe 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. Since then, she has 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 ecosystem (Sweetgrass) and the rivers and mountains of North Carolina in Time is a River. Publishers Weekly wrote, “Monroe is in her element when describing the wonders of nature and the ways people relate to it.”

Her most recent novel, Last Light over Carolina, brings alive the disappearing world of the coastal shrimping industry. She is the author of eleven novels, including Last Light Over Carolina, Time Is A River, Swimming Lessons, Sweetgrass, Skyward, The Beach House, The Four Seasons, The Book Club, Girl In The Mirror, One Summer’s Night, Second Star To The Right and The Long Road Home. She is also the author of the children's book, Turtle Summer: A Journal for my Daughter.

Monroe continues to write richly textured books that delve into the complexities of the human psyche and the parallels between the land and life. Mary Alice is an active conservationist. She is a dedicated member of the Isle of Palms/Sullivan’s Island Turtle Team and serves on the Board of the South Carolina Aquarium.

Her novels are published worldwide. She was the 2008 recipient of the prestigious South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing. Time is a River was nominated for the SIBA Award. Mary Alice lives with her family on a barrier island on the South Carolina coast.

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  • Sea Turtle Rehabilitation and Protection: Lessons from The Beach House & Swimming Lessons
  • The Importance of Nature Conservation as highlighted in Sweetgrass
  • The State of the American Shrimping Industry as seen in Last Light over Carolina
  • Casting for Recovery: A meditation on Women’s fly-fishing and Breast cancer survivorship developed in Time is a River

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