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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 sequel What Child Is This? was published in November 2017. She is also author of the award-winning Collateral Damage, three linked novellas about the Vietnam War, and dozens of published short stories.

Alice holds an MFA in Writing from Columbia University and has taught at the University of New Hampshire, UC Berkeley, and the American School of Paris. Formerly based in the UK and France, she currently lives in the Pacific Northwest.

News and Events

Audible to produce Ellie Kent mysteries as audiobooks

The first two Ellie Kent mysteries, Under an English Heaven and What Child Is This?, will be produced as audiobooks by Audible this year. Production began in early February with the release dates still to be set.

Readings at Third Place Books and around the Puget Sound

Alice will give the first reading from What Child Is This? at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park (WA) on Thursday, February 15, at 7 p.m. Third Place Books is an influential indie bookstore with three branches in the Seattle area and its reading series is very popular. The Lake Forest Park store is the hub of the whole town, which also happens to be where Alice lives. Later in the month, on February 27, Alice will also give a book talk for residents at the Chateau Pacific in Lynnwood (WA).

On March 13, she will read on the At the Inkwell series. This bi-monthly series is held in Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, New York, and London. In Seattle, the readings take place at the Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar in the Capitol Hill District. The event begins at 7 p.m. On May 16, Alice will be in Coupeville on Whidbey Island to participate in a book group meeting sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

Interested in having Alice talk to your book or writers’ group? You can contact her at


Author photo: Maria Aragon