Almost 100 members and guests of the Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island (WAHHI) participated in their first online webinar meeting in the organization’s almost 60-year history. New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe was the featured speaker. Monroe introduced her new release, On Ocean Boulevard in the webinar, as well as spoke to her other five beach house series books, her writing process, and her love of Loggerhead sea turtles. A WAHHI member commented that with the webinar format, “You become closer, more connected to the speaker. I felt like Mary Alice was in my room with me.”
The webinar was sponsored by Hilton Head Regional Healthcare and Lux Medical Spa making this event free to members and their guests. Webinar participants also shared the books that they had been reading during the stay at home order. Over 85% of women participated reporting reading up to 10 books over an eight week period.
The following is a listing of the current books webinar participants are reading as entered into the chat pod: A Well Behaved Woman, The Radium Girls, The Last Mrs. Parrish, The Indigo Girl, Lady Clementine, Memory of Violets, Olive Again, The Alice Network, Never Have I Ever, Dear Edward, Becoming Mrs. Lewis, Red Notice, The Magic, It Can’t Happen Here, The Testaments, The Moment of Lift, The Screwtape Letters, Enemy of the State, Lethal Agent, Plantation: A Lowcountry Tale, All Over But The Shoutin’, What Happens In Paradise, Queen Bee, Less, Where the Crawdad Sings, The Huntress, The Testaments, A Gentleman in Moscow, Talking to Strangers, Last Days of Night, Gentleman in Moscow, The Dutch House, The One and Only Ivan!, and When the World Came to Town.