Events & Workshops - See Below for Specific Events

Author Events

Please remember - most book  events are free of charge and open to all, please see details for each  event.  However, all books to be signed should be purchased at the  Bookworm, the sponsoring organization of these events.


Generally workshops are Pre-register and Pre-pay. Our coordinators need to know how much material to prepare and we have limited space available for each event.

Book Clubs

See our Book Club page for information (click below)

Book Clubs

YA author Stacy Zercher Saturday May 18th 1-3pm



 Anah seems like all the other teens in the small town where she lives with her mom, but Anah feels very different from her friends. Anah's extraordinary abilities set her apart from ordinary humans, and she becomes entangled with her first romance and the the family she never knew existed.

"For anyone who has ever dreamed of traveling to the stars and believe that we are not alone in the universe, this timely tale of a young woman’s awakening to her true identity will leave you enthralled. For those who believe themselves to be star-seeds, you won’t be able to put this book down once you start. Monahdah is a place that you will want to travel to, along with its feisty and fearless heroine. This story gives us hope that other advanced worlds and intelligent life forms are out there hiding in plain sight." D.H. Mechanicsburg, PA 

About S.J. Zercher


 Stacy Jo Zercher is a mother of two daughters, who selflessly gave advice about teenagers when writing, Monahdah. She eloped with her husband in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where her family lived for twenty-five years. She recently moved to Buffalo, New York. She enjoys hiking, yoga, painting in her art studio, visiting new places, and spending time with her family and friends. She lost her mind when reading about all the alien conspiracies while doing research for Monahdah, but she found it again. Her ET experience as a child inspired her to write this story. Her work in progress is the sequel to Monahdah. 

Thriller author J.R. Seeger Sat. May 25th 11am-1pm

Friend or Foe


 Book summary: Army Special Operations officer Sue O’Connell returns in Friend or Foe to conduct intelligence operations in war zones and in Europe. Sue works with a US and UK team on a hostage rescue mission that leads her to a direct action mission to prevent a terrorist plot to build a “dirty bomb.” Meanwhile, Sue’s mother teams with her generation of retired intelligence and foreign service officers to hunt down the Russian mafia family that is central to a multi-generation vendetta targeting the O’Connell’s. At the end of the novel, Sue realizes that in the world of espionage it is nearly impossible to distinguish friend from foe. 



 MIKE 4 IS THE CALL SIGN FOR CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER SUE O'CONNELL- a Special Operations Force (SOF) surveillance specialist. She is the daughter of a pair of CIA agents and the granddaughter of a famous World War II OSS agent. She is part of a team that "finds and fixes in place" terrorists so that SOF assault teams can "finish" the target. An injury forces O'Connell to join a team of SOF operators training to become counterterrorism intelligence collectors. While at the CIA Farm, Sue learns that her family has a more complex history in the CIA than she thought; A History that includes both counterintelligence secrets and a 60-year old Russian vendetta. Sometimes, leaning family secrets can be painful. Sometimes, they can be deadly.

Praise for MIKE 4



PRAISE FOR MIKE4 "If you like good takes of the shadowy often hard-edged world of counter-terrorism, read Mike4. Written by a veteran of "the community," it will teach while it entertains."- GENERAL STANLEY MCCHRYSTAL, author of My Share of the Task: A memoir and Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World.

"Straight from CIA's war zone files, MIKE4 crackles with authenticity, like a satcom phone in the field."- JASON MATTHEWS, author of The Red Sparrow Trilogy.

"JR Seeger has written the heart and soul of a person who must make hard decisions at the hardest moment, often in a world of grey, of lies, while in the search for a truth. Her struggle to maintain her humanity is drawn straight from the street, from the field, which Seeger knows better than anyone."-DOUG STANTON, New York Times best-selling author of 12 Strong and The Odyssey of Echo Company. 

About J.R. Seeger


 Author summary: J.R. Seeger is an East Aurora native (class of ‘72) who served for five years in the 82nd Airborne and then 22 years in the CIA. He assignments included work in Europe, Central Asia and South Asia. Immediately after 9/11, J.R. led an eight man team of CIA pathfinders into Afghanistan. After retiring from the CIA in 2007, he has worked as a trainer and subject matter expert for multiple units in the US Special Operations Command and the Intelligence Community. He currently splits his time between a house in East Aurora and a house in a small town in New Mexico. J.R. has published articles in the journal “Studies in Intelligence” and the Journal of the TE Lawrence Society. Friend or Foe is the second in a four novel series about a family of spies and special forces operators.


Tarot Readings With Suzanne Suchan

More info:

 Gain clarity, insight and guidance.  The Tarot shares truth to assist you in making guided, wise choices on your journey.
 I'll be doing a Celtic cross reading which will show your situation, where it came from, and where you are going with it, along with some universal 'advice.' Often there is mediumship that gets weaved into your reading because I tune in to your energy field.
There is never any doom and gloom. This is a fun, inspiring, and thought-provoking experience. :)

I recommend you bring a charged up phone to record your session!

Sometimes your higher self, ancestors or relatives join in, you just never know!

Personal 15-minute psychic tarot readings for just $35.
You must pre-register/ pre-pay for this event.
When you register, enter the desired time you would like. You'll get an email back to confirm your time slot.

Readings will be held at The Bookworm & BW Gifts

34 Elm St.

East Aurora, NY 14052

( you must register through Suzanne's website)

Here is the link to register: 


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 Tarot Reading!!

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Kateri Ewing Saturday July 13th 11am-1pm

Look Closer, Draw Better

Capture your subjects on paper like never before. Look Closer, Draw Better will transform the way you see the subjects of your artwork, lighting the way with practical techniques in a range of mediums. 

Kateri will give a short demonstration on Seeing/Drawing where people can follow along.You will  need to bring a sharp pencil, and eraser and a sketchbook, and a small natural object that fits in the palm of your hand. You can either just watch, or participate. :)

Are you looking to make a leap in the quality of your artwork? Are you looking for new perspectives on the art of drawing? Or maybe you want to bring more poetry and presence to your work.

Look Closer, Draw Better will help you reach your goals with projects that explore graphite, charcoal, ink, and watercolor wash, emphasizing techniques that Kateri Ewing has refined over years of practice and teaching. Ewing teaches by training your eye to see subjects clearly in contour, line, and shadow, while you learn to make marks with tools that are expressive of what we really see. Her focus is on nature--birds, flowers, and plants that can be closely observed. Discover the techniques for capturing the delicacy of feathers, the natural blemishes on a piece of fruit, the veins and velvety texture of a leaf--all the tiny details that enhance the realistic quality of a drawing. Ewing takes you carefully through every step.

Let Look Closer, Draw Better inspire and transform your artistic eye.  

Kateri Ewing is an artist in residence and teacher at the Roycroft Art Center in East Aurora, New York. Through her studio teaching and online Craftsy classes, she has introduced thousands of students to drawing in her realistic, nature-centered style. Kateri created three of the top art classes for Watercolor Mixing; See Better, Draw Better; and Start-up Library: Watercolors--which have been among the top performers since their launch dates in 2016 and 2017. Craftsy recently released all three of Kateri's classes on DVD and her latest watercolor class through The Great Courses. Her class on The Great Courses has become a best seller. Kateri writes a regular feature on the art blog. For her artistic and writing endeavors, she was honored with the 2012 Mary and Gil Stott Award at Roycroft. Her artwork has also won numerous awards in both local and national exhibitions. She uses her blog posts and her three class platforms on to interact with her students, daily. She lives in western New York. 

Learn More About Kateri

Kateri Ewing