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Alice K. BoatwrightAlice K. Boatwright is the author of the Ellie Kent mysteries, which debuted with Under an English Heaven, winner of the 2016 Mystery and Mayhem Grand Prize. The series continued with What Child Is This? and the third book, In the Life Ever After, will be published in early 2021. She is also the author of award-winning literary fiction: Collateral Damage; Sea, Sky, Islands; and dozens of published short stories.

Alice is a member of PEN America and the Mystery Writers of America, past president of the Sisters in Crime Puget Sound Chapter, and convenor of the North America Chapter of the UK’s Crime Writers Association.

After a decade based in England and France, she now lives in the Seattle area.

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News and Events

“No Prince”: Meeting the 100-word story challenge

The Blood Pudding Journal recently invited authors to submit 100-word stories – a challenge I found irresistible! I submitted “No Prince,” a story that is exactly 100 words long, and it was selected for publication. The response to the story has been surprisingly enthusiastic, perhaps because readers have become so used to reading tweets, posts, and other very brief texts.

Still zooming. . .
This fall, I will be zooming from my basement to the Virtual Bouchercon 2020 conference (which I had expected to attend in Sacramento, CA). I’ll be speaking on a panel about what makes small towns – in England and elsewhere – such inviting prospects for murder (mysteries). This event is open only to registered delegates.

On November 1, I will be collaborating with three other Seattle-area mystery writers on a Facebook Live panel that will later be posted to YouTube. Organized by Pam Stucky, the panel will also include Marty Wingate, and Jen Pitts. All are welcome – worldwide – and details will be posted ASAP.

Another event in the planning stages is a return of the program that Marty Wingate, Candace Robb, and I offered in many Seattle region libraries. Mysterious England Online is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, November 14 at 1 pm (PST). More details to come!

Zoom events are great fun  – and I look forward to doing more of them. Any time, anywhere! If your book club or other group is interested, please feel free to contact me at

Forthcoming events

Oct 16: “Small Town Murder: Does It Have to Be in England?” a Bouchercon panel discussion with Tracee deHahn (moderator), Stephanie Gayle, Susan Shea, Shari Randall, Cathy Ace, Iona Whishaw, and Alice K. Boatwright. 10–11 am (PDT). For Bouchercon 2020 registered delegates only (this year is a virtual conference).

Nov 1: Mystery authors panel with Pam Stucky, Alice K. Boatwright, Marty Wingate, and Jen Pitts. On Facebook Live (details to come).

Nov 14: “Mysterious England” on Zoom! with Candace Robb, Marty Wingate, and Alice K. Boatwright Free and open to all (details to come).

Interested in having Alice Zoom to your book club or writers’ group?

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Author photo: Maria Aragon