Mary Alice MonroeMary Alice Monroe is a best-selling author known for fiction that explore the compelling parallels between nature and human nature. Many of her novels deal with environmental issues. For example, ''The Beach House'' and ''Swimming Lessons'' refer to the plight of injured sea turtles.
Monroe currently resides in South Carolina, and many of her novels are set in the southern United States and feature "strong Southern women".
Her novel ''Time Is a River'' is about breast cancer survivors in a fly-fishing group in North Carolina, and ''Last Light Over Carolina'' describes the life and times of the shrimping industry.
Monroe has received numerous awards, including the 2008 Award for Writing from the South Carolina Center for the Book, 2014 South Carolina Award for Literary Excellence, 2015 SW Florida Author of Distinction Award, the RT Lifetime Achievement Award, the International Book Award for Green Fiction. Mary Alice Monroe is a 2018 inductee to the South Carolina Academy of Authors. Provided by Wikipedia