Mary Alice Monroe is an award winning, New York Times bestselling author of 16 novels, including The Butterfly’s Daughter, Beach House Memories, The Beach House and others. She has won the S.C. Center for the Book Award for Writing, International Award for Green Fiction, RT Bookclub Magazine Lifetime Achievement. Mary Alice Monroe is an active conservationist and serves on the boards of the S.C. Aquarium, the International Leatherback Trust, and the Charleston Volunteers for Literacy.She is known for richly textured books that explore the compelling parallels between nature and human nature.