Monday, July 26, 2010

Mary Alice Monroe to Headline First Annual HighTide Womens’ Weekend Amelia Island - October 1 and 2

Mary Alice Monroe New York Times bestselling author will be the featured author for the first annual High Tide Womens’ Weekend October 1-2. The two-day event will offer a variety of programs for and about women. Monroe will be the featured speaker at a Southern Ladies Luncheon scheduled at 12 AM Saturday, October 2 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in historic Fernandina Beach. In addition, she will be a special guest on the Arabian Nights River Cruise Saturday, October 2 at 7 PM.

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 Lesson, and her first children’s book, Turtle Summer), raptors (Skyward), the indigenous grass and endangered ecosystem (Sweetgrass), the rivers and mountains of North Carolina in Time is a River and her newest novel, LAST LIGHT OVER CAROLINA, which brings alive the disappearing world of the coastal shrimping industry. Her next novel, THE BUTTERFLY’S DAUGHTER, is scheduled for release in May 2011.

Publishers Weekly wrote, “Monroe is in her element when describing the wonders of nature and the ways people relate to it.”

Mary Alice Monroe’s novels are published worldwide. She was the 2008 recipient of the prestigious South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing. Mary Alice lives with her family on a barrier island off South Carolina.

“We are thrilled to have such a talented writer and know she will feel right at home in our welcoming community and on our treasured barrier island, ” shared Dickie Anderson, Coastal Connections.

Tickets now available - Southern Luncheon (includes cookbook) - $40. Arabian Nights River Cruise - $40. For ticket information contact: Dickie Anderson at or 904 556 6455.

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