Spring 2018

From Mary Kay's Front Porch - Spring 2018 Newsletter


The High Tide Club book tour



ATLANTA, GA | May 6 | Atlanta Launch Party @ The Vista Room

SAVANNAH, GA | May 7 | Savannah Launch Party @ The Brice Hotel

RALEIGH, NC | May 8 | Quail Ridge Books & Music

WINSTON-SALEM, NC | May 9 | Bookmarks Author Luncheon

RICHMOND, VA | May 10, 2018 | 12PM | Junior League of Richmond Book & Author Luncheon

RICHMOND, VA | May 10 | 6PM | Junior League of Richmond Book & Author Dinner

PAWLEY’S ISLAND, SC | May 11 | Litchfield Books

BIRMINGHAM, AL | May 12 | 11am-1pm | Crestline Piggly Wiggly

BIRMINGHAM, AL | May 12 | 3pm | Alabama Booksmith

SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL | May 13 | Sundog Books

FAIRHOPE, AL | May 14 | Page & Palette

HOUSTON, TX | May 15 | Murder By The Book

SEA ISLE CITY, NJ | May 16 | One Book, One Cape May County

FAIR HAVEN, NJ | May 17 | River Road Books

WAYNE, PA | May 18, 2018 | Main Point Books

MANASQUAN, NJ | May 19 | BookTowne @ Sailor Trading Company

PITTSBURGH, PA | May 20 | Mystery Lovers Bookshop

BLUFFTON, SC | May 21 | Palmetto Bluff Club

HILTON HEAD, SC | May 22 | Moss Creek Author Luncheon

ST. LOUIS, MO | May 23 | Left Bank Books

KANSAS CITY, MO | May 24 | Rainy Day Books @ Woodneath Library

REHOBOTH BEACH, DE | May 26 | Browseabout Books @ Rehoboth Beach Library

BETHANY BEACH, DE | May 26 | Bethany Beach Books

NAGS HEAD, NC | May 27 | Downtown Books @ Waveriders Coffee & Deli

DUCK, NC | May 28 | Ducks Cottage

NAPERVILLE, IL | May 29 | Anderson’s Bookshop

CLEVELAND, OH | May 30 | Cuyahoga County Library

GAYLORD, MI | May 31 | Saturn Booksellers

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA | June 3 | Gwinnett County Public Library @ Aurora Theater

WOODSTOCK, GA | June 4 | FoxTale Book Shoppe

MARIETTA, GA | June 5 | Book Exchange @ Crooked Tree Cafe

MILTON, GA | June 5 | Bookmiser @ Milton Public Library

ATHENS, GA | June 6 | Avid Bookshop

TYBEE ISLAND, GA | June 7 | Seaside Sisters

ST. SIMON’S ISLAND, GA | June 8 | Literary Guild of St. Simon’s Island and G.J. Ford Bookshop



The Breeze Inn
The Breeze Inn

Did you know that MKA’s own beach cottages—that she has lovingly restored with her own hands and decorated with her own junking treasures—are available for rent?! You and yours can chillax in beautiful beach cottage comfort in the very spot where MKA pens her bestselling novels. Smaller group? Choose The Breeze Inn which MKA took from ramshackle to the pages of BH&G in a year’s time back in 2009. For larger groups, check out MKA’s new treasure, Ebbtide, which was featured in a huge spread in HGTV Magazine. Contact Tybee Island Vacation Rentals and book yourself in for the full MKA experience. Get yourself on “Tybee time” and discover the magic of slowing down.


MKA Online

Dear Friends:

The thing I hate most about getting ready for summer? Trying on swimsuits! The thing I like best? Bringing you my brand new beach read!

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THE HIGH TIDE CLUB will be in stores everywhere on Tuesday, May 8, and my ginormous book tour will bring me to cities from Atlanta to Birmingham, Chicago to Pittsburgh and Cleveland, to Philly and the Jersey Shore and many stops in between.

There’s still time to claim your FREE GIFT! If you pre-order THE HIGH TIDE CLUB ahead of the May 8th on-sale date, you’re eligible to receive a custom MKA spill-proof wine tumbler. Details and entry form HERE.

Sapelo Island

I can’t wait to tell you about this book, with a setting on a fictional barrier island off the coast of Georgia. Once single mom Brooke arrives on Talisa, a tale of old friendships, dark secrets, betrayal and a long-unsolved disappearance begins to unfold. It’s a story shrouded in mystery, Spanish moss, skinny dipping, love lost and possibly … love found.

Sapelo Island

To research the book I spent time on Sapelo Island, whose wide, abandoned beaches, spooky lighthouse and crumbling mansion were the inspiration for my own, fictional island.

As always, we’ll kick off the tour with a fabulous launch party in Atlanta on May 6, followed with yet another on May 7, in Savannah. Both parties feature swag bags, food, cocktails and awesome raffle prizes to benefit The Georgia Conservancy.

Check the sidebar for all the stops on the MKA tour and see full details on the EVENTS tab on my website.

And in the meantime, did you know that SAVE THE DATE is just out in mass market paperback? Not only is this the perfect size for your beach bag, but that book features Brooke Trapnell, a character who makes her triumphant return in THE HIGH TIDE CLUB!

Happy spring! I hope to see you while I’m out on the road this May & June!


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Bookclub Corner

Do you have a book club? If your club is reading one of my books, I would love to call in and join your discussion. You never know, I may even be able to drop by in person if it works out right. E-mail us with your request and we’ll see what we can do! Be sure to include a snail mail address and info about the size of your club.

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