Alice K. Boatwright

Location Seattle, WA
Occupation writer

Books by Alice K. Boatwright
  • by Alice K Boatwright
    Standing Stone Books, 2012.

  • by Alice K. Boatwright
    Cozy Cat Press, 2014.
  • About Me

    1 January 2015: ELLIE KENT IS NUMBER 1!!! Under an English Heaven is the #1 cozy mystery in both paperback and e-book on Amazon.

    Goodreads giveaway for Under an English Heaven will run from 12 August to 12 September! Enter now!

    1 June update: Under an English Heaven is out as a paperback and e-book -- available from Amazon around the world!

    April 2014: "The First Meeting of Babyman and Mother" has been published by Sleet Magazine.

    NEW YEAR'S NEWS: My second book, Under an English Heaven, has been accepted by Cozy Cat Press and will be out this year!

    December 2013: The e-book edition of Collateral Damage is now available from Amazon at

    MORE BREAKING NEWS. . . COLLATERAL DAMAGE was a Small Press Distribution Bestseller for May-June 2013! Almost a year after its publication!

    BREAKING NEWS. . . My book Collateral Damage received the Bronze Medal for Literary Fiction from the Independent Publisher Book Awards! Totally thrilled. Hope to get to the award ceremony in NYC later this month.

    My stories have appeared in journals such as Amarillo Bay, America West, Mississippi Review, Paterson Literary Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, Enterzone, Storyglossia, Upstairs at Duroc, and Stone Canoe. In 2006, my book Leaving Vietnam was a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. Formerly a resident of San Francisco, I have lived in Paris since 2004.

    When I was growing up I wanted to be a ballet dancer, a Mouseketeer, a folksinger, an actress, and a writer. Only writing stuck, partly because writing requires no auditions, no permissions, no stage or lighting, no other participants. Not even a computer, although that's hard to imagine nowadays. But really. A pencil and a piece of paper will do. If you think about it, the creative freedom we have is limitless.

    January 2011: The new issue of Stone Canoe, with my story "A Burning House" came out yesterday.

    March 2011: And now for something different. . . my story "The Purple Bowl" will appear in Vitruvius, the first arts journal to be published in Second Life. It will also be available on the web.

    August 2011: In 2012, my first book will be published by Standing Stone Books. I'm actually having trouble writing these words down.

    October 2011: One of my favorite stories, "And the Part of Me Will Be Played by Marilyn Monroe", has been accepted for publication in Amarillo Bay. It will be out in February. I am very excited, but also feel a little pang at "letting this story go". I have tinkered with it and read it so many times. Once they're published, I don't read them very often.

    July 2012: My first book, Collateral Damage, will be published this month. I will be giving readings in Cazenovia and Fayetteville, NY; Portsmouth, NH; and Cambridge, MA.


    February 2013: Launched a website for my book: The site has links to my Facebook and Twitter pages -- and my new blog

    April 2013: Next month I'll be "in residence" at the American School of Paris, giving a reading (to 300 people!) and 6 short workshops. The school bought 100 copies of my book for the 10th graders to read. They are studying Vietnam in their history class and also read Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried. I'm in good company!

    Paris Book Launch: My Paris book launch will be at Shakespeare & Co. on 13 June 2013 at 7 pm. Hope you can come!

    Why do you write?

    Writing is the most challenging and interesting thing that I do.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    Jane Austen, Raymond Carver, Georges Simenon, Willa Cather, Virginia Woolf, William Gass, Richard Brautigan, F. Scott Fitzgerald. . .

    Alice K. Boatwright's Wall

    Alice K. Boatwright – Jan 10, 2012

    21st story out today -- and two more slated to come out soon! Here's the link:

    Alice K. Boatwright – Feb 13, 2011

    Published my 20th story yesterday!

    Alice K. Boatwright – Sep 17, 2010

    Thanks to everyone who checked out my story.

    Darryl Price – Jul 14, 2009

    Hi Alice-- it's fantastic to have you here with us!

    Alice K. Boatwright – Jan 28, 2009

    In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer — Albert Camus

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