Local author to discuss new mystery at Rancho Santa Fe Library


The Rancho Santa Fe branch of the San Diego County Library welcomes local author Kathy Aarons to discuss “Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates,” first in the Chocolate Covered Mystery series by Berkley Prime Crime, an imprint of Penguin Random House. The event will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6.

Aarons will read excerpts from her book, discuss the mystery writing process, and answer questions. She will sell and sign copies of the book. Chocolates and coffee will be served.

“Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates” features chocolatier Michelle Serrano and bookstore owner Erica Russell as they track down the murderer of the town photographer.

Aarons has been a tireless advocate for arts in education in the Carmel Valley community since her family moved here in 1998. At Carmel Creek and Solana Pacific Elementary Schools, she’s been PTA president, Reflections Arts chair, school foundation fundraiser, student newsletter editor, and more. She’s handled publicity and created costumes for J*Company and the Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theater programs, and volunteered for the CCA Writers Conference. She recently joined the board of Playwrights Project (

The library is at 17040 Avenida de Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe. Call 858-756-2512.