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.

Workshops

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Book Clubs

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Author David Neth Sat. Oct. 6th 1pm-3pm

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 Author bio - David Neth is the author of the Fuse series, the Montana Beach series, the Under the Moon series, the Small Town Christmas series, and other stories. He lives in Batavia, NY, where he dreams of a successful publishing career and opening his own bookstore.  

FUSE; ORIGIN

 

Origin - Ethan Pierce is just another IT tech support rep at Wyatt Industries until he's zapped and infused with enough electricity that should kill him. But electrocution has just given Ethan terrifying abilities that no man has ever had. 

As he grapples with his strange new powers, he and his girlfriend Emma witness a drive-by shooting in the city of Olympia. They soon learn it was related to the Martelli crime family that run the city and don't like to leave loose ends.

Fearful of the threat of the family, Ethan and Emma try to lay low, but it's no use. When Emma is attacked, Ethan uses his newfound lightning abilities to become Fuse, Olympia's "man in black."

Fueled by vengeance and empowered by his new abilities, Ethan vows to find the man who attacked Emma and get justice. But will his powers be enough to save her? 

THE FULL MOON

 

The Full Moon - Kathy and her sister, Samantha, have always been a team. Throughout their time as witches, they've taken out more than their share of bad guys. But after Kathy meets Will, who she learns is a demonic Dark Knight, her loyalties begin to change. 

Meanwhile, Samantha doesn't trust Will or his intentions. Still, Kathy can't help but feel tempted by the dark side as she falls deeper in love with Will. Crossing over would give Kathy the freedom to do whatever she wanted with her magic. No rules. No limitations. It would also mean breaking the bond she has always shared with her sister, who has made it clear that she wants nothing to do with the dark side.

When Will proposes they take over the underworld, Kathy loves the idea of having power. But it also leaves her with a choice that will change her life: abandon her family and the life she has always known, or give up the love of her life forever. 

James Alan Ross Sat. Oct. 13th 1pm-4pm

The Haunting of Dylan Klaypool: Whispers in Black Willow

 

To hear the truth, she must listen to the silence.

Dylan Klaypool’s dark history has her searching for answers that can only be found down a single path: paranormal investigation. Battling demons from her past, the high school junior’s obsession with proving the existence of ghosts has become the only consistent aspect of her troubled life. Now living with her estranged grandmother in a new town and attending a new school, Dylan’s focus has not wavered. And the boarded up, abandoned house she discovered on Cemetery Road might hold the key that can unlock the secrets that have long haunted her.  

ABout the Author:

 James Alan Ross loves ghost stories. Not only in novels, but in real life. The inspiration for his new novel series “The Haunting of Dylan Klaypool” came from hunting ghosts with his two teenage daughters. Since starting his Facebook group, Black Willow Paranormal, James has had people from all over the world share their haunted experiences with him. If you’re looking for a ghost story to read, or have one to share, stop in on October 13th. 

Barbara Gibson Taylor --->CANCELLED

Barbara Gibson Taylor author of Particularly Peculiar People

Unfortunately Barabara had to cancel for this day. We will try and reschedule if available. Check back for more information.

Adirondack Audacity series author Linda Smolarek

Audacity Of An Adirondack Summer (3) --- Linda's NEWEST

  

The adventures began in Adirondack Audacity continue:

Ellen McCauley Rienz yawns, stretching in the early morning light that spills through the open French doors of her palatial Adirondack Camp. She snuggles deeper into her husband’s embrace, secure in the knowledge that Vic, her first love, her lost love is safe in her bed…and here to stay. Happily ever after, at last… 

Until an incessant pounding on the front door jerks her back to reality, and promises made and commitments unfulfilled. 

In a rash moment of enthusiasm, Ellen entered the Adirondack Canoe Classic neglecting to tell her husband they would be paddling a 90 mile canoe race though the lakes and rivers of the Adirondack Mountains…while on their honeymoon. What was she thinking? 

Paddling 90 miles in three days coached by a bombastic East German, stalked by a local thug whistling Moon River and a Harley-Davidson riding housekeeper named Adele are just a few of the situations Ellen faces on this hilarious journey…with a startling conclusion that only Klutz-Ellen can pull off. 

 Murder, mystery and mayhem on the “90”? 

The Adirondack for Ladies Series…titillating novels filled with humor, drama and a little bit of sizzle… 

Audacity On The Water (2)

Ellen returns in Audacity On The Water:

 Ellen McCauley Rienz yawns, stretching in the early morning light that spills through the open French doors of her Adirondack Camp. She snuggles deeper into her husband’s embrace, secure in the knowledge that Vic, her first love, her lost love is safe in her bed…and here to stay. Happily ever after, at last… Until an incessant pounding on the front door jerks her back to reality, and promises made and commitments unfulfilled. In a rash moment of enthusiasm, Ellen entered the Adirondack Canoe Classic neglecting to tell her husband they would be paddling a 90 mile canoe race through the lakes and rivers of the Adirondack Mountains…while on their honeymoon. Paddling 90 miles in three days coached by a bombastic East German, stalked by a local thug whistling Moon River and a Harley-Davidson riding housekeeper named Adele are just a few of the complications Ellen faces on this hilarious journey with a startling conclusion. Murder, mystery and mayhem on the “90”? The Adirondack for Ladies series…titillating novels filled with humor, drama and a bit of sizzle for those who love outdoor adventure. 

Adirondack Audacity (1)

  

From hiking boots to high heels…the audacity to take bold risks.

Ellen McCauley’s misguided adventures began as a nature counselor at the posh Camp High Point in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Tagged with the nickname Klutz-Ellen, her life has been sorely lacking in romance. The last thing she expects is the beguiling spell of Vicente Rienz, aloof, arrogant and dangerously handsome in denim and leather. She despises him on sight until the sparks between them ignite into a passion not to be denied. Thwarted by circumstances beyond their control and a curse born out of Adirondack legend, Vic and Ellen’s love leads to disaster. 

So how does a nature-loving girl like Ellen end up wearing four-inch stilettos and designer dresses on the west coast of California, more than three thousand miles from home?

In a love story that spans the decades, Adirondack Audacity crisscrosses the country on a hilarious journey, coming back full circle to the mountains in search of love.

Adirondack Audacity is the winner of the Virginia Romance Writers HOLT Medallion for Outstanding Contemporary Romance Novel of 2015 and Best First Book.

Saturday October 20th 1pm-3pm

 

I really wanted to be a cowboy. So how did I end up writing romance novels?  Truth be told, I’m not exactly sure. There are as many paths to writing as there are personalities of writers.

When I was four years old I loved watching old Westerns on television while bouncing across the room on my childhood rocking horse. I refused to wear “girlie” clothes and wouldn’t leave the house without my trusty holster and Stetson hat. The creaking of the springs on that old plastic rocking horse combined with the excitement of a round-up fueled my desire to be a cowboy. As time went by I realized a few things: One, I lived on the wrong side of the country. Two, I didn’t own a horse and the fact I wasn’t a boy negated the “boy” portion of the title, “cowboy”. Undaunted by reality, I continued my obsession with horses and dreamed of being an equestrian, and again reality smacked me up the side of the head. The rocking horse had worn out and my family could not afford the upkeep of a real horse. So I turned my energy to the great outdoors and the study of nature. By sixteen I thought for sure my calling was to be a forest ranger. I had visions of myself up in a lofty fire tower in some Western mountain range, binoculars in hand scanning the horizon as a guardian angel of the forest in league with Smoky the Bear. Guess what? That didn’t work out either. But my passion for nature and the outdoors never wavered, simply transformed into a writing career for environmental education and public awareness. I started writing nature education articles for a local parenting magazine and fooled around with creating children’s books.

Enter the Adirondack Mountains. Welcome to a world of balsam scented forests, granite mountain peaks and miles of streams and rivers where the morning mist rises off mountain lakes like a phantom ghost to the haunting call of the loon.

The idea of writing an actual book came to me in a bookstore while on vacation in the High Peaks area of the Adirondacks. The shelves of the store were filled with a wealth of books on history, field guides, maps, children’s books, and hiking trails but very few if any fiction books geared toward women. I was looking for the quintessential vacation read. I wanted a book set in the locale, something light, funny and romantic.

Enter my Audacity Series.....

Author Greg Parkes Sat. Oct. 27th 1pm-3pm

Toward Home by Greg Parkes

 

The Palatine Germans were penniless and disease ridden when they landed in New York in 1710.  After two years of bondage, the survivors are in a scarcely better condition when 700 of them choose to walk 80 miles through the trackless wilderness to the Schoharie Valley.

The Englishman James Schoolcraft and the Palatine Anna Kammer join this migration, experiencing all of its perils, its tribulations, and its triumphs.  They anticipate that life will be hard, but they do not anticipate that the greatest danger to their community would come not from a fulminating Governor or from the wary Indians, or even from the prejudices of their neighbors.  It would come from within.

This, the first volume of the Schoolcraft Saga, tells the story of the Palatines, the largest single group to arrive on our shores during the Colonial period.  We are led down one of the many fascinating byways of American History and encounter some of the people who live there, folks who, by the mere living, write history.  

About the author:

 A native of Michigan, Greg Parkes studied at Cornell University. After service in the US Navy, he pursued a career small business while serving for ten years on the Iroquois Central School Board in Elma NY. A skilled cabinetmaker and sailor, he now lives in Alden NY with his wife, younger daughter, and a not-so-small mutt of indeterminate breed.