Alice K. Boatwright

Mysteries and More


Ellie Kent mysteries to be released in December and January

The new editions of the popular Ellie Kent mysteries, Under an English Heaven and What Child Is This? will be published by Firefly Ink Books as ebooks in December and in new paperbacks editions in January. The third book in the series, In the Life Ever After, will be released as an ebook and paperback simultaneously in January. Exact release dates are still being confirmed. In the meantime, audiobook editions from Audible of the first two books continue to be available.

“After the Rabbit Died” nominated for the Pushcart Prize

The editors of Sleet announced in December that they selected “After the Rabbit Died” as one of the works they published in 2023 to be nominated for the Pushcart Prize. The Pushcart Prize has recognized the work of the small presses and journals with a “best of” anthology each year in 1976. This anthology is one of America’s most prestigious literary projects, and the series has received numerous awards including Highest Honors from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. If selected, Alice’s story would appear in the anthology to be released in December 2024.

Mrs. Potts reaches #2 in children’s books about values

In the run up to the holiday, Mrs. Potts Finds Thanksgiving reached #2 on Amazon’s list of bestselling books on values for children. It ranked #7 on the list of bestselling children’s books about Thanksgiving. Called by Kirkus Reviews “a rebooted, briskly paced holiday parable that focuses on generosity and community connection,” Mrs. Potts has earned a 4.8 average from reviewers on Amazon and a 4.83 average on Goodreads.

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

November 20: “Storytime” for all ages! Reading Mrs. Potts Finds Thanksgiving in The Den at Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA. 5 p.m., free and open to all.

January 22: Mystery and Crime Author Night at Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park). Alice will be reading with 11 other authors from the Puget Sound Chapter of Sisters in Crime. 7 p.m., free and open to all.

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

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