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Augusta Author Series: Mary Alice Monroe

Monroe's novels have achieved many lists, including the New York Times, USA Today and SIBA. She has received numerous awards, including several Readers Choice Awards; the 2014 SC Book Festival Award for Excellence in Writing; the 2015 SW Florida Book Festival Distinguished Author Award; RT Lifetime Achievement Award; and the 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing. Her novel The Beach House will be adapted into a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, starring three-time Golden Globe Nominee Andie MacDowell and premiering exclusively on the network in 2017. Monroe lives with her family on a barrier island outside Charleston, South Carolina. She is an active conservationist and serves on the Board of the South Carolina Aquarium, The Leatherback Trust, and Charleston Literacy Volunteers.

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