New York Times bestselling author to read excerpts from upcoming novel during WEG

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Brooke USA, sister charity of Brooke, the official charity of the Fédération Equestre Internationale World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018, has announced that bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe will be present at the games as one of numerous programming components courtesy of Brooke USA to be highlighted at the World Equine Expo, hosted Sept. 11-23 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center.

Monroe will make guest appearances to read excerpts from her newest novel, “The Summer Guests,” which will be published by Simon and Schuster in early 2019. The sneak peek readings will take place at 10 a.m. Friday and at 11 a.m. Saturday in the EQUUS Theater.

Monroe will also speak about the inspiration for “The Summer Guests,” set in the Tryon, North Carolina, and Wellington, Florida; equestrian communities; and the power of story to connect people and the animal world. Her books delve into the complexities of interpersonal relationships and parallels between the land and life.

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Monroe’s novels have achieved many lists, including the New York Times, USA Today and the Southern Independent Book Alliance. She has received numerous awards, including several Readers’ Choice Awards; the 2014 SC Book Festival Award for Excellence in Writing; the 2015 SW Florida Book Festival Distinguished Author Award; RT Lifetime Achievement Award; and the 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing.

Most recently, Monroe was named by the South Carolina Academy of Authors as a member of the Literary Hall of Fame.

A passionate conservationist, Monroe uses her novels and her celebrity to bring public awareness to the plight of the world’s endangered, undervalued and sometimes obscure creatures, organizers said. This commitment has drawn her most recently to the plight of working equines in the developing world and the work being done by Brooke USA to ease the suffering of these animals. 

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– Submitted by Tryon International Equestrian Center