Ascension Parish author Shannon M. Braud is hosting a book-signing from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at PJ’s Coffee Shop in Gonzales.

Braud, who writes under the name Rion Mary Gabriel, will be signing copies of her book “A Date to Die and an Unexpected Choice to Live” during the event.

The book tells the story of mental illness, alcoholism and suicide, and outlines the author’s positive and negative acts surrounding her mental health and near suicide.

Books will be available for sale at the coffee shop, 402 W. La. 30.