GAINESVILLE - New York Times Best Selling author Mary Alice Monroe will be appearing at Brenau University on Monday, October 21, according to University officials.
Monroe's book, The Butterfly's Daughter, was chosen as the common reader for all members of the First Year Seminar classes at Brenau. The author will be meeting with those students at 12:30 p.m. and then Monroe will be giving a free, public reading at Pearce Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
Mary Alice Monroe is the author of over a dozen novels, several non-fiction titles and children's books. Her body of work reflects her commitment to the natural world through literature. Monroe has served on the faculty of numerous writer's conferences and retreats. She is a featured speaker at events, both literary and conservation. Her books have achieved several best seller lists, including the New York Times, SIBA, USA Today and are sold world wide. Her first children's book received several awards, including the ASPCA Henry Bergh award. Monroe was awarded the SC Center for the Book Award for Fiction and the International Book Award for Green Fiction.