On Monday, July 31, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., the community is invited to meet New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe at an author event at Barnes & Noble, Valencia. The event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required to attend. Barnes & Noble is located at 23630 Valencia Boulevard.

            Mary Alice Monroe will discuss her most recent novel, “Beach House for Rent,” which tells a story of two women from two different generations who are bound together by a beloved beach house in South Carolina. The novel will be adapted into a Hallmark Channel Hall of Fame Movie, starring three-time Golden Globe nominee Andie MacDowell and will premiere exclusively on the network in 2018.

            Monroe’s novels have won multiple prestigious literary awards including several Readers’ Choice awards and the RT Lifetime Achievement Award. Most recently, Monroe was named by the South Carolina Academy of Authors as a 2018 inductee of the Literary Hall of Fame. For more information on Mary Alice Monroe, please visit MaryAliceMonroe.com.

            Light refreshments will be served and copies of the “Beach House for Rent” book will be available for purchase and signing.

            This event is hosted in partnership with the Santa Clarita Public Library and the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library. The Friends support the library through advocacy, volunteer service, supplemental funding and fostering a close relationship between the library and the community.        For more information on this event, please visit SantaClaritaFOL.com or contact the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library by email at friends@santaclaritalibrary.com.