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Mary Alice Monroe, Author Visit: July 13, 2017

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Mary Alice Monroe, Author Visit: July 13, 2017

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Presentation & Book Signing $10.00 $0.00

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New York Times bestselling author and active conservationist Mary Alice Monroe will visit Westerville following the release of her newest book, Beach House for Rent, the final installment of Monroe's successful Beach House series. Starring three-time Golden Globe nominee Andie MacDowell, the Hallmark Channel original movie The Beach House is slated to release this July.

The first 100 guests through the door at the event will receive a free hardback copy of the new book.

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION

Location: Westerville Central High School auditorium
Address: 7118 Mt Royal Ave, Westerville, OH 43082
Date & Time: July 13 at 7pm
Cost: Tickets are $10 per person

Mary Alice Monroe will speak, followed by an opportunity for audience questions, a book sale and book signing. The first 100 guests through the door at the event will receive a free copy of Beach House for Rent. Additionally, copies of The Beach House, Swimming Lessons, Beach House Memories, The Summer Girls, and Beach House for Rent will be available for purchase and signing.

Book cover for Beach House for Rent Book cover for The Beach House Book cover for Swimming Lessons

Doors open and seating begins at 6pm. Guests will be released for the book signing by row, continuing from front to back. Limit of 3 books per person.

Accommodations can be made in advance for guests with disabilities. For more information, contact the Program Office at 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or programoffice@westervillelibrary.org.

Follow along with the Meet the Authors series, hashtag #wplauthors.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

In Beach House for Rent, two women from different generations are bound together by a beloved beach house. Cara Rutledge, 50, rents her quaint beach house on Isle of Palms to Heather Wyatt, 26, for the summer. Heather's anxiety keeps her indoors with her caged canaries, until the shorebirds--and a man who rescues them--lure her out to the beach. As the summer progresses and Heather's heart opens to the rhythms of the island, Cara's life reels with sudden tragedy. When their worlds shift like the sand under their feet, these two very different women come together to discover their common bonds and unique strengths. So at summer's end they, like the migrating shorebirds that come to the island every summer, too, can take flight. 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mary Alice Monroe is known for writing richly textured books with parallels between human nature and the natural world. Monroe uses the power of story to raise awareness about important issues impacting the wild. She delves into the complexities of relationships and the connections people have to the environment. Beach House for Rent is set against the backdrop of the drastically declining shorebird populations and the endangered loggerhead sea turtle. 

Monroe is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 20 novels, including: A Lowcountry Wedding; A Lowcountry Christmas; The Summer's End; Summer Wind; The Summer Girls; Last Light Over Carolina; Time is a River; The Beach House; and Beach House Memories. She has received numerous awards, including the Award for Writing from the South Carolina Center for the Book, the RT Lifetime Achievement, and Florida Author of Distinction Award. Monroe is an active conservationist and lives in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. 

 

ABOUT THE SERIES

To inspire readers and writers and to encourage the love of reading, the Westerville Public Library (often in partnership with the Westerville Library Foundation) has committed to bringing engaging and inspiring authors to the Westerville and Central Ohio community.

View highlights from past events via the slideshow below or read more about the series.

 

 

FAQs

Which books will be available for purchase?

Copies of The Beach House, Swimming Lessons, Beach House MemoriesBeach House for Rent, and The Summer Girls will be available for purchase and signing.

 

Is there a limit to the number of tickets I can order?

Yes, you can only order 4 tickets of each ticket type per order/transaction. If you have a book club that wants to attend, please call 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or email:  programoffice@westervillelibrary.org.


Can I get a ticket at the door? 

If the event is not yet full, you may get a ticket onsite. Please know that there are a limited number of seats and that ticket availability may be limited. No entry is allowed without a ticket.

 

Can I choose my seat? 

No. Seats are assigned at the time of the order based on best available.

If you wish to sit together with other members of your party, you must order your tickets together.

Guests with disabilities can contact the Program Office to request tickets with handicap-accessible seating or to request any other necessary accommodations: 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or programoffice@westervillelibrary.org.

 

My party and I wish to order tickets separately. Can we sit together?

Seats are assigned at the time of order based on best available. If you wish to sit together with other members of your party, you must order your tickets together.

 

Can accommodations be made for guests with disabilities?

Yes. Contact the Program Office to request tickets with handicap-accessible seating or to request any other necessary accommodations: 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or programoffice@westervillelibrary.org.


I plan to attend this event with my child. Should I order a ticket for both of us?

You must order a ticket for any child occupying a seat in the auditorium. However, you may attend with one child under 2 years old in your lap without acquiring an extra ticket.


My plans have changed and I can no longer attend this event. What should I do?

Please let us know by contacting us at 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or programoffice@westervillelibrary.org.

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You must show either a printed ticket or your ticket on a mobile device.


What time does seating begin?

Doors open and seating begins at 6pm. 

 

How does the book signing work? 

Everyone will have the opportunity to participate in the book signing. Guests will be released by row, continuing from front to back. 

Books will be available at a sale hosted by the Westerville Library Foundation. Guests are also welcome to bring personal copies for signing. Limit of 3 books per guest.

"Action" photos of you having your book signed by the author are welcome. If time allows, posed photos may be requested after the book signing is completed.

Please note that the book signings may take some time. These are large events and the author is given the opportunity to interact with guests as they choose, so lines may be long.

 

Can I get my book signed without purchasing a ticket?

No. To be eligible for the book signing, you must have a ticket to the event.

 

When and where can I purchase books and what forms of payment will be accepted?

The book sale hosted by the Westerville Library Foundation will be located in the common area outside the auditorium. Credit card, check and cash payments are accepted. The book sale will remain open during the presentation and will continue afterward based upon demand and book availability. The book sale is a fundraiser for the Westerville Library Foundation.

At the conclusion of the author's presentation, feel free to exit the auditorium to make book purchases. Or, once you are released for the book signing, let a staff member know you'd like to purchase a book and we'll hold your spot in line.

Please note that the number of books for sale is limited, and the Foundation may sell out. If you wish to ensure that you have a copy of the book for signing, you are welcome to bring your personal copy.

 

Does this event have an official hashtag?

Yes! Follow along or share your experiences with the Meet the Authors series, hashtag: #wplauthors.

 

Does the library host other author events?

Yes! To inspire readers and writers and to encourage the love of reading, the Westerville Public Library (often in partnership with the Westerville Library Foundation) has committed to bringing engaging and inspiring authors to the Westerville and Central Ohio community via the Meet the Authors series. Learn more.

 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact the Program Office at 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or programoffice@westervillelibrary.org.


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Westerville, OH 43082

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