Kelley Bowles Gusich writes young adult novels under the pen name Kelley Kay Bowles and cozy mysteries under Kelley Kaye. Her debut novel, cozy mystery Death by Diploma, was released by Red Adept Publishing on February 2016, went #1 on Amazon for cozy mysteries in August that same year, and is first in her Chalkboard Outlines® series. Book # 2, Poison by Punctuation, was released April 2018, and Book 3, Strangled by Simile, came out May 21, 2021 to win 5 stars on Reader's Choice.
Kelley's young adult novel, Down in the Belly of the Whale, was released May 5th, 2018, by Aionios Books, and won their title 'Victor Indie Book of the Year'. Look for it in Kindle, paperback, and audio book (narrated by Kelley!). The YA Series The Meld, Magic, Please, was released July 3, 2022, with PREQUEL I Know it's Daytime following soon after on September 5.
Kelley taught high school English and drama for twenty years in Colorado and California, but a 1994 diagnosis of multiple sclerosis has (circuitously and finally) brought her to the life of writer and mother, both occupations she adores and dreamed about way back when she was making up stories revolving around her Barbie and Ken dolls.
Kelley has two wonderful and funny sons and an amazing husband who cooks for her. She lives in Southern California.
She wants to hear from you, so don't be shy about emailing her at email@example.com, and follow her on social media @kelkay1202.
Kelley remains ever grateful to her readers for sharing their reviews, comments, and insights. Yay, books!
At a book signing
I did this podcast back in 2016 when Death by Diploma first came out.