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Alice K. Boatwright

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Alice K. Boatwright is the author of the award-winning Ellie Kent mysteries. In the first book, UNDER AN ENGLISH HEAVEN, life brings the skeptical American Ellie Kent to an English village as the vicar's new wife; but death keeps her guessing how long she'll be there. Winner of the 2016 Mystery & Mayhem Grand Prize for best mystery, UNDER AN ENGLISH HEAVEN has attracted an enthusiastic following.

The series continues with WHAT CHILD IS THIS? It's now Christmas in Little Beecham . . . a season to celebrate with caroling, mistletoe, and mince pies. Ellie Kent is looking forward to her first English village Christmas, but a missing Oxford student and an abandoned baby soon draw her away from the fireside into danger.

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Alice K. Boatwright Dear S.M., Thank you for sending this question. Yes, there is a series planned, and I am working on the second book now. I don't have a publication da…moreDear S.M., Thank you for sending this question. Yes, there is a series planned, and I am working on the second book now. I don't have a publication date yet, but will spread the word when I do. By the way, you mentioned 3 of my favorite British mystery writers! I hope you enjoyed the rest of the book, and please let me know if you have any further questions! Best regards and Happy New Year, Alice(less)
Alice K. Boatwright Hi Susan, Thank you for writing. I am delighted that you enjoyed the first two books and hope to see more. Me too! I am writing number 3 now and plann…moreHi Susan, Thank you for writing. I am delighted that you enjoyed the first two books and hope to see more. Me too! I am writing number 3 now and planning number 4. I don't think this quite counts as "in production". . . since the writing process takes a good while. On the plus side, my publisher (Cozy Cat Press) moves quickly to get the books out when I am ready. I'll be posting news on my author Facebook page, Twitter, website, and in my newsletter. . . that is, shouting from the electronic rooftops. . . when the next book is coming out. Keep in touch! Best, Alice (less)
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The things worth writing about

The poet Jack Gilbert said the only things worth writing about were: ”Love, death, man, virtue, nature, magnitude, excellence, evil, suffering, courage, morality. What is the good life. What is honor. Who am I.”

So what about women? I suppose many subjects I would add to the list fit under virtue, magnitude, etc. But only a man would still use “man” in that way.

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“their combined voices giving them a unity and strength they did not possess in ordinary life.”
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“Of course, I don’t mind,” said Ellie, who was always pleased when doing what she wanted was interpreted as selfless,”
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“it never worked to pray for results. You had to pray for acceptance of the results, whatever they were.”
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