Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Charleston County Public Library and Blue Bicycle Books present the official book launch event for Shipwrecked, the new high-stakes adventure in the nationally bestselling young readers series, The Islanders. Join co-authors Mary Alice Monroe and Angela May at the Wando Mount Pleasant Library on Tuesday, June 18th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a lively book talk and signing. This is a free event.

Attendees are encouraged to pre-order the hardcover copy of Shipwrecked to ensure enough books are available. The suggested reading age for Shipwrecked is age 8 and up.”. Click here to order now.



Jake Potter’s biggest dream finally comes true: he gets his very own boat! And it’s just in time for another summer of fun on Dewees Island, South Carolina with his best friends, Macon and Lovie. But during their very first fishing trip, the engine dies, and the three friends find themselves adrift at sea. The kids must use every ounce of their strength, courage, and knowledge to survive as they wait for rescue. Will their friendship survive the ultimate test?


Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times best-selling author of thirty novels and children's books, including The Beach House series and Lowcountry Summer series. She is a 2018 inductee into the South Carolina Academy of Authors’ Hall of Fame, and her books have received numerous awards, including the 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing, the 2014 South Carolina Award for Literary Excellence, the International Book Award for Green Fiction, and the 2017 Southern Book Prize for Fiction. The Beach House is also a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie. Mary Alice lives on the South Carolina coast, which is a source of inspiration for many of her books. The Islanders is her first series for middle-grade readers.

Angela May is an award-winning former television news journalist who helps promote great books and share important community stories as a media specialist. She’s been working with Mary Alice Monroe for more than a decade. This is their first book series together! Angela is a South Carolina native and currently lives in Mount Pleasant with her husband and two children.