Local author Kathy Aarons announces release of new book, launch party is Oct. 8

Local author Kathy Krevat recently announced the release of “Behind Chocolate Bars,” third in the bestselling Chocolate Covered Mystery series by Berkley Prime Crime, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Published under her pen name of Kathy Aarons, it will be available anywhere books are sold on Oct. 4.

Behind Chocolate Bars features chocolatier Michelle Serrano and bookstore owner Erica Russell as they become embroiled in a web of online dating, fraud and murder.

Mysterious Galaxy bookstore is hosting the book launch party including wine, food, and ,of course, chocolate. It will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.8. Mysterious Galaxy is located at 5943 Balboa Avenue, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92111, (858) 268-4747. This event is free and open to the public.

Immediately following will be the October meeting of Partners in Crime – the San Diego Chapter of Sisters in Crime, a national mystery writers organization. The meeting will feature Charlaine Harris, a New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series that inspired the True Blood HBO series. Both the launch party and Partners in Crime meeting are free and open to the public.

Krevat has been a tireless advocate for youth arts education in the Carmel Valley community since her family moved there in 1998. At Carmel Creek and Solana Pacific Elementary Schools, she’s been PTA president, Reflections Arts chair, school foundation fundraiser, student newspaper editor and more. She’s handled publicity and created costumes for J*Company and the Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theater programs, and assisted with the CCA Writers Conference and Middle School Writing Program.

Krevat is currently president of the board of Playwrights Project ( whose mission is to advance literacy, creativity and communication by empowering individuals to voice their stores through playwriting programs and theatre productions.

Mysterious Galaxy (a supporter of the CCA Writers Conference) is an independent genre store specializing in science fiction, mystery, fantasy and horror. The store has an emphasis on author events in its San Diego storefront, as well as providing booksellers for literary events at libraries, schools, and other venues throughout Southern California.