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Inside Atlanta Bestselling Author's Tybee Beach Homes

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Upcoming book launch party benefits Beltline

One of Atlanta-based bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews' beach cottages on Tybee Island.
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What do the Atlanta Beltline and Tybee Island have in common? Almost nothing, until now.

A local New York Times bestselling novelist and former AJC reporter will be at Ponce City Market from 3 to 5 p.m. May 15, hosting a launch party for her most recent book. The best part? A portion of ticket sales and raffle tickets benefit the Beltline's "Light the Line" initiative.

In addition to owning a home in Avondale Estates, the Atlanta-based author of 24 mystery novels, Mary Kay Andrews, has two restored Tybee Island cottages, which have been featured in Better Homes & Gardens and HGTV Magazine.

Both bright, whimsical houses — Ebbtide and the Breeze Inn — are available for rent via Tybee Island Vacation Rentals.

Take a look. These seem like just the types of places where one might relax and read a book by a novelist dubbed by many as the "beach read queen."

Ebbtide (above) has six bedrooms, four bathrooms, and sleeps 12. According to the listing, it was built around 1932, and the beach is "just steps from your front door." Rental prices are based on number of nights stayed and time of year, but lodging here runs roughly $4,000 per week.

The Breeze Inn (above) has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and sleeps eight. A circa-1943 beach cottage, it is located "only two short blocks away from the beach." Again, rental prices are based on number of night stayed and time of year, but it runs roughly $2,000 per week.