Alice K. Boatwright

Mysteries and More


PROMOPHOBIA: Taking the mystery out of promoting crime fiction

A new anthology published by Sisters in Crime in December includes a chapter by Alice on promoting books through ebook sales. More than 50 authors contributed tips to help other authors overcome that obstacles that can sink their books. As editor Diane Vallere describes the project: “Publishing a book can be scary. Figuring out how to promote it can be straight-up frightening. When the seas of book promo make you feel adrift in unfriendly waters, keeping your head above water can be difficult. Enter PROMOPHOBIA, a collection of essays that just might save the life of your book.” The anthology is available as a paperback or e-book from a variety of online retailers and bookstores.

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

February 4th: Sara Paretsky will be “in conversation” with Verena Rose about her life in crime at The Crime Writers Association North America chapter meeting on Zoom. As convenor, Alice will chair the meeting. Open to all CWA members.

January 16th: Alice will be reading at an open mic for local authors at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park (WA), 7 pm. Free and open to all.

December 6th: And now for something different! Alice participated 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.

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