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2023 Wild Dunes Author Series

New York Times best selling author Mary Alice Monroe welcomes a stellar line-up of top internationally bestselling writers to the 19th Annual Wild Dunes Author Series

Join us at Wild Dunes Resort on January 15, 2023 at 2:00 pm for our annual Author Series! This year for the 19th annual literary fundraiser, we are excited to welcome internationally known, #1 NY Times bestselling mystery and thriller authors David Baldacci and Kathy Reichs. Award-winning author and actress Deborah Goodrich Royce rounds out this stellar panel.

About the Event

Guests will experience an in-depth and lively author conversation moderated by award-winning and New York Times bestselling novelist Mary Alice Monroe, who is an Isle of Palms resident and the creator of this literary series. Together on stage, in an intimate setting, she’ll dive deep into the authors’ storied careers, their personal lives, and what inspires their blockbuster mysteries.

In addition to the hour-long conversation, the literary event includes an author book signing hosted by Buxton Books. A signed hardcover book of your choice is included with your ticket. Additional autographed books will be available for guests to purchase (no outside books will be signed). There will also be an exclusive silent auction, a signature cocktail provided by Firefly Distillery, and hors d'oeuvres showcasing the flavors of Wild Dunes Resort.



Exclusive Hotel Package

Wild Dunes Resort has paired the Author's Event with an exciting weekend package, perfect for fans. This package gives you the opportunity to enjoy the event and also enjoy all that the resort has to offer. Stay with us in one of our hotels and receive a special bag of goodies upon arrival, from the authors, sponsors, and Wild Dunes Resort. Attend the exciting annual event and get your book signed, and enjoy a special invitation to the exclusive Saturday night wine and cheese event with Mary Alice Monroe and special guest authors in attendance.

Guests who book our Author's Event Weekend Package will receive all of the following:

  • 15% discount off your room rate at a Wild Dunes Resort Hotel
  • Invitation to the exclusive Saturday night wine and cheese event with Mary Alice Monroe and special guest authors in attendance!
  • Welcome bag of goodies from the authors, sponsors, and Wild Dunes Resort

NEW EXTENSION OFFER: Extend your stay to Sunday or Monday, January 15th or 16th at 25% off! Call 866.499.7122 to book.



About the Authors

Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of over 27 books, including her forthcoming novel, The Summer of Lost and Found. More than 7.5 million copies of her books have been published worldwide, and she’s earned numerous accolades and awards, including induction into the South Carolina Academy of Authors’ Hall of Fame. Learn more about the author.

David Baldacci has been writing since childhood, when his mother gave him a lined notebook in which to write down his stories. (Much later, when David thanked her for being the spark that ignited his writing career, she revealed that she’d given him the notebook to keep him quiet, because “every mom needs a break now and then.”)

David published his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996. The feature film adaptation followed, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. In total, David has published 40 novels for adults; all have been national and international bestsellers, and several have been adapted for film and television. His novels are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. David has also published seven novels for younger readers. Learn more about the author.

Kathy Reichs’s first novel Déjà Dead catapulted her to fame when it became a New York Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Her other Temperance Brennan books include Death du Jour, Deadly Decisions, Fatal Voyage, Grave Secrets, Bare Bones, Monday Mourning, Cross Bones, Break No Bones, Bones to Ashes, Devil Bones, 206 Bones, Spider Bones, Flash and Bones, Bones Are Forever, Bones of the Lost, Bones Never Lie, Speaking in Bones and the Temperance Brennan short story collection, The Bone Collection. Dr. Reichs’ latest novel, Two Nights, was released July 11 and features Sunday Night, a tough-talking, scarred heroine.  Dr. Reichs was also a producer of the hit Fox TV series, Bones, which is based on her work and her novels. Learn more about the author.

Deborah Goodrich Royce's literary thrillers examine puzzles of identity. Finding Mrs. Ford and Ruby Falls will be joined by Reef Road in January 2023. Deborah began her career as an actress, starring as Silver Kane, sister of the legendary Erica Kane (played by Susan Lucci) on the ABC soap, All My Children.

After the birth of her daughters, she moved with her family to Paris and worked as a reader for le Studio Canal Plus. In the 1990's, Deborah was the story editor at Miramax Films in New York. There, she oversaw readers, manuscript acquisitions, and script development, editing such notable screenplays as Emma by Doug McGrath, and early versions of Chicago and A Wrinkle in Time. With writing partner, Mitch Giannunzio, Deborah won a grant from the Massachusetts Arts Council in 2002 to develop and workshop their original screenplay, Susan Taft Has Run Amok. Learn more about the author.


You don't want to miss this event, and you really don't want to miss this one-of-a-kind weekend experience! Learn more here.


Published December 8, 2022

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