New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe will celebrate the release of her latest novel, On Ocean Boulevard (on sale May 19th), with a local virtual event on May 13th at 7 pm. This Facebook Live event will feature a book reading and discussion, followed by a Q&A with Mary Alice Monroe and Aquarium Conservation Programs Manager Kelly Thorvalson.
Anyone who donates $40 will receive a signed copy of the book, a mesh beach sweep bag, and a bookmark. All items will be shipped directly to your door. Plus, the proceeds will support sea turtle conservation. You can purchase your book for preorder here.
For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
With 20+ years of research and conservation experience, Mary Alice Monroe’s “beach house” novels, set in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, grapple with threats to the environment and indigenous species as well as translate environmental science to relatable human experiences. Monroe’s books have featured brown pelicans, along with the collapse of the shorebird population to bottlenose dolphins and migration of monarch butterflies. Her latest novel, On Ocean Boulevard, delves into the endangerment of loggerhead sea turtles during nesting season against the backdrop of the Rutledge family forging new beginnings.
Monroe is a Isle of Palms resident.