Local author Kelley Gusich is having an exciting Spring 2018, releasing two new books in two different genres. Her second cozy mystery, titled Poison by Punctuation, came out on April 24. In it, protagonist Emma once again finds herself on the hunt for a killer – while balancing her busy life as a high school teacher and a pair of intriguing romantic interests. Poison by Punctuation is the sequel to Kelley’s first cozy mystery, Death by Diploma, which was an Amazon bestseller for its genre last year.

Next, Kelley’s debut Young Adult novel releases. Down in the Belly of the Whale tells the story of Harper Southwood, a teenager who can sense when people will get sick. On her journey of self-discovery, she’s faced with other crises, and has to learn to use her true superpowers – strength and compassion.

Kelley will be sharing all three books at an upcoming signing and reading. The event will be held at the 4S Ranch Library on Wednesday, May 16 at 5:30 p.m.