About the Book
Genre: Cozy Mystery, #1 in A Chocolate Covered Mystery Series
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
Release Date: September 2014
Synopsis from Goodreads...
Whether it’s to satisfy a craving for chocolate or pick up the hottest new bestseller, the locals in charming West Riverdale, Maryland, are heading to Chocolates and Chapters, where everything sold is to die for…
Best friends Michelle Serrano and Erica Russell are celebrating the sweet rewards of their combined bookstore and chocolate shop by hosting the Great Fudge Cook-off during the town’s Memorial Day weekend Arts Festival. But success turns bittersweet when Main Street’s portrait photographer is found dead in their store, poisoned by Michelle’s signature truffles.
As suspicion mounts against Michelle, her sales begin to crumble and her career seems whipped. With Erica by her side, Michelle must pick through an assortment of suspects before the future of their dream store melts away…
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES
Includes Scrumptious Chocolate-Making Recipes!
Author Guest Post
Transitions R Us
My life is full of transitions right now. My youngest daughter is off to college and in one weekend, my husband and I have become empty nesters. My oldest daughter is a senior in college and will soon be out in the world. My first book, Death is Like a Box of Chocolates, is coming out on September 2nd and I am now a published author. (That last line requires a few exclamation points!)
I’ve been very involved in my girls’ lives, from being PTA president to puppet making assistant, from soccer, swimming, and basketball mom to high school writers’ conference volunteer. Through it all, I’ve improved my writing craft through workshops, conferences, classes, and reading just about every writing book known to man.
The book launch in a few days couldn’t have come at a better time, as I say good-bye to full time mother and say hello to full time writer. I’ve learned so much about publishing and still have so much more to stuff into my brain – especially juggling marketing 1 one with editing book 2 and writing book 3 in the series. I wish the days had more hours in them!
From here, in the middle of all three, I can see how the characters in the book are experiencing their own transitions in each story and even over the three books. While I wish I could control my own transitions as much as I do my characters’, we’re all going to have to navigate whatever comes next together.
Kathy Aarons is the author of Death is Like a Box of Chocolates, the first in the CHOCOLATE COVERED MYSTERY series by Berkley Prime Crime. It will be available at your local bookstore, Amazon and Barnes and Noble on September 2nd.
Research for the series was such a hardship: sampling chocolate, making chocolate, sampling more chocolate, and hanging out in bookstores.
After growing up in rural Pennsylvania and attending Carnegie Mellon University, Kathy built a career in public relations in New York City. She now lives in San Diego with her husband and two daughters where she wakes up far too early, and is currently obsessed with the Broadway Idiot documentary, finding the perfect cup of coffee, and Dallmann’s Sea Salt Caramels.
You can follow Kathy on Facebook or Twitter or visit her at: www.kathyaarons.com.
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