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Chasing Alice, reading & discussion with Stephanie L. Fowler

  • 06 May 2021
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom

Join Stephanie L. Fowler as she reads from her award-winning book Chasing Alice, and discusses what went into the research and writing of the life, murder, and extraordinary legacy of James M. Bennett High School teacher Alice Davis!

Please note: A Zoom link will be sent to the email with which you registered 24 hours before the event.

About Chasing Alice:

On Sunday, September 4th, 2011, Alice Davis, a respected and beloved English teacher at Parkside High School in Salisbury, Maryland, vanished. Her disappearance shocked the community and left her family, friends, fellow teachers, and students fearing the worst. Within days, her husband, Jess Davis, committed suicide just as the police were closing in on him as their prime suspect. Alice's body was soon discovered in the woods near their home and the terrible crime came to a swift conclusion.

But what remains? For one of Alice's students, Stephanie L. Fowler, the heartbreaking loss of her high school mentor set her on a journey to honor the teacher she loved. Part memoir, true crime, biography, and cautionary tale, Chasing Alice examines Alice's life, reveals the dangers of isolation and domestic violence, and seeks to preserve the legacy of a woman who touched the lives of many.

To purchase your signed copy of the book from Salt Water Media, see the links below.

Purchase Chasing Alice in paperback here

Purchase Chasing Alice in hardback here


Stephanie L Fowler is a graduate of Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland and the 2001 recipient of the Sophie Kerr Prize, the largest undergraduate literary award in the country.  She won the prize for a collection of creative nonfiction short stories written about the Delmarva Peninsula.  That collection, Crossings, eventually became her first book, published in May 2008. 

Since then she has continued to write articles, short stories, essays and memoir pieces for outlets such as She Writes: Visions and Voices of Seaside Scribes, Coastal Style, Medium, and One True Thing.  She was a 2016 Light of Literacy award winner and she serves as the president of the Lower Eastern Shore chapter of the Maryland Writers Association.  She has been a judge for several regional writing contests and co-hosts a writing podcast called So, What’s Your Story?

In May 2013, the opened Salt Water Media, an independent self-publishing company, in downtown Berlin, Maryland.  Her experience with self-publishing and her passion for writing inspired her to help other writers and authors bring their works to life.

Chasing Alice is her second book, and she is currently working on her next project.

A born and bred Marylander, she now lives in southern coastal Delaware with her wife, Patty, and their dog, Lima.




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