Alice K. Boatwright

Mysteries and More


Enjoy Christmas in the Cotswolds with What Child Is This? Now on sale for 99-cents!

Ellie Kent’s first English Christmas turns out to involve much more than mistletoe, caroling, and mince pies! A missing Oxford student and an abandoned baby soon draw her away from the fireside to investigate the mystery surrounding a group of teenagers who identify with Shakespeare’s tragic Ophelia – and whose secret Hamlet may be a murderer! What Child Is This? (Ellie Kent mystery, book 2) is available as a paperback, audiobook, and ebook. From December 2 through 8, the ebook is on sale for 99-cents!

The perfect “stocking stuffer,” you can use the attached gift card to let family and friends know you have given them this holiday in the Cotswolds as a gift. Please note that Amazon will send a directly to your recipients. This card is for notification purposes only. It does not include a link to the book.

Mrs. Potts Finds Thanksgiving: a holiday story for children from 8 to 108

“A rebooted, briskly paced holiday parable that focuses on generosity and community connection.” – Kirkus Review

In this debut children’s children’s book, inspired by Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the miserly Martha Potts is reminded that there’s more to life than work and money. Between Thanksgiving eve and Thanksgiving Day, chance encounters with a homeless woman and a stray cat lead Mrs. Potts to rediscover the importance of connection and the true meaning of the holiday: giving and gratitude. Available in hard cover, paperback, and ebook editions, Mrs. Potts and Hugger’s story is quickly gaining ground as a holiday favorite.

Introducing Firefly Ink Books

In this day and age, it’s hard for writers not to think – at some point – of becoming publishers as well. Alice has been no exception. . . and so she established her own imprint, Firefly Ink Books, in 2022. The goal of Firefly is to publish books that families and friends can read together. The idea and the name were inspired by a memory of her own family sitting on the back porch on a summer night, watching the fireflies soar and blink as they sang rounds and talked. The first book, Mrs. Potts Finds Thanksgiving, was released in August 2022, and future titles are in development.

Zoom with me!

Since the Zoom era began, Alice has participated in events from California to Connecticut, as well as in England, France, India, and Pakistan. It’s an any time, anywhere world now, so if your book club or other group would like to chat with her about her books, reading, or writing, please feel free to contact her at

Recent/forthcoming events

December 6th: And now for something different! Alice will be starring in “The Little Town That Could,” an environmental musical play about optimism put on by the Backyard Theater at Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Park, WA. 6:30 pm curtain time. FREE and open to the public.

October 29th: Crime Writers Association North America Chapter meeting (on Zoom). Chairing and interviewing Kate Rock of Kate Rock Book Tours about innovative online marketing. CWA members only.

October 18th: In-person event at Third Place Books Ravenna in Seattle: Interviewing Candace Robb about A Fox in the Fold (Owen Archer #14). Mrs. Potts Finds Thanksgiving also on sale at this event. Open to the public.

September 23rd: Pacific Northwest Writers Conference, Renton, WA: “Writing a Mystery: It’s More than Whodunit” (craft presentation) and “Mystery Subgenres: Finding Your Niche” (panel presentation). Registered delegates only.

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

For Zoom (or Skype, or Facetime) author visits, contact