Romance author Patricia Bond sets her stories against rich, historical backdrops. With vivid, strong heroines, and heroes you can fall in love with, her stories of love transcend time and place. Passion and history combine with just enough mystery and suspense to bring you a heart-thrilling read and a satisfying happily-ever-after ending.


This is a practical book designed for every classroom teacher.  Each lesson exploration includes three poems, one by a contemporary adult poet and two by students in grades 2 through 8, which serve as models to illustrate how poetry teaches writers to:
• find ideas 
• choose perspective and point of view
• structure texts
• play with language
• craft beginnings and endings
• choose titles.

The adventures begun in Adirondack Audacity continue...
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 her husband they would be paddling a 90 mile canoe race through 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 complications 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 set in the great outdoors filled with humor, drama and a little bit of sizzle..

Stop in before Carolcade to meet

Patricia Bond & Helen Lynch

Saturday December 16th from 3pm-5pm

Last Author before the Holidays!!

December 23rd from 1-3pm

Linda Smolarek

Author Karen Wielinski

December 9th 11am-1pm

Presentation at 11:30

One On The Ground

A Story of Survival, Endurance and Continued Love

One on the Ground is Karen Wielinski’s compelling memoir, based on her experiences resulting from the crash of Flight 3407 into her Clarence home. When her husband Doug died along with 49 passengers and crew he become identified as the “One on the Ground.”

February 12, 2009 was an ordinary evening at home for the Wielinski family of Clarence Center, New York. Karen said good night to her husband Doug as he left their family room. Minutes later her world and her home came tumbling down around her. This compelling memoir is the story of life before, during, and after an unthinkable tragedy.

Children's Author

Amy VanDerwater

Saturday December 16th 11am-1pm

What happens when Lucille Ball runs smack dab into Marilyn Monroe; meet Ellen McCauley. Ellen wants to escape her demons, namely a step-mother named Helen, and her reputation as the school klutz. A fall down the stairs, in front of the entire varsity football team…while wearing pink polka-a-dot underwear, earns her the nickname “Dots.” And that’s just the beginning. So when a job as nature counselor at Camp High Point in the Adirondack Mountains comes up, it spells escape for Ellen


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.


The Bookworm

Saturday December 2nd

Jeff Schober

local author of mystery novels:

Chased By Thunder

Broken and Profane, Boneshaker and


 Non-Fiction local Murder Mystery Bike Path Rapist

Chased By Thunder:

"We think our father murdered our mother," a woman tells police. Twenty-eight years earlier, young housewife Donna Burgard was stabbed to death. No killer was captured, although her husband was the prime suspect. Now, as the victim's grown children request a fresh investigation, Detective Mark Bennett is plunged into murky shadows of the past. Can the truth still be uncovered? The Bennett family is dealing with its own challenges. While Mark navigates a new marriage, his mother is lost in dementia. Memories swirl as she talks knowingly about unfamiliar names and events. Younger brother Bobby-a Buffalo patrolman- feels the job and his wife pulling him in separate directions. Within these chasms, secrets stretch back for decades... Deftly weaving between 1984 and 1956, Chased By Thunder is a fast-paced story that may be read as a stand-alone novel. It is the final book in a four-story arc that includes Broken and Profane, Boneshaker, and Faces and Fingertips.

Broken and Profane:

Buffalo, New York, in the fall of 1980: a white supremacist embarks on a killing spree, targeting black people... one every day. His first murder- from City Hall's balcony twenty-eight stories high- becomes his signature. The case is assigned to Mark Bennett, a new detective whose father was a police legend. Ken Connell, the department's star investigator, is angry to learn he is passed over. Bennett owns a pedigree, but lacks experience solving homicides. Bennett grapples with secrets: conversations with his dead father and a burgeoning affair he must keep quiet, because Allison is separating from a husband who doesn't want her to leave: Ken Connell. Bobby Bennett, Mark's younger brother, is a rookie patrolman learning the job. His partner is George Pope, a veteran street cop who once paired with Bennett's father. Pope is wise but crusty, determined to mentor a stubborn young man, no matter how much resistance he faces. For several days, victims keep coming. Against a backdrop of crooked cops, drug dealers, prostitutes, transvestites, tension mounts as the net narrows on the killer while Connell learns the truth about his wife's affair. These events converge in a darkened basement with two cops, a killer and three guns trained in different directions. Rich in characterization, Broken and Profane is crime fiction that resonates with authenticity, a taut thriller portraying the underbelly of life and the men who are entrusted with keeping society's order.

Jeff Schober is the author of the true crime book Bike Path Rapist with Det. Dennis Delano and the novel Undercurrent.


Twenty-three poems capture the joys of reading from that thrilling moment when a child first learns to decipher words to the excitement that follows in reading everything from road signs to field guides to internet articles to stories. These poems also explore what reading does, lyrically celebrating how it opens minds, can make you kind, and allows you to explore the whole world. Ryan O'Rourke's rich artwork beautifully captures the imagination and playfulness in these poems.

In love with the written word since she obtained her first library card at the age of five, Helen Lynch has always believed in the magic and power of story telling. So, it was no surprise when her passion for reading turned to writing. She was nine years old when she wrote her first ‘book’, a mystery that came in at a hefty three pages.

After that first brush with publishing, she went on to finish her education and began her career as a journalist, working for a major daily newspaper for more than twenty years. During that time she covered everything from lost puppies to politicians.

Now a full time writer, she spends her days writing sweet contemporary romance, many set in small town America.Helen lives in Western New York with her husband Steve, a man who fuels her belief in happily ever after. She is the mother of three great kids and two spectacular grandchildren


Young readers are fascinated with birds in their world. Every Day Birds helps children identify and learn about common birds. After reading Every Day Birds, families can look out their windows with curiosity--recognizing birds and nests and celebrating the beauty of these creatures!

Every Day Birds focuses on twenty North American birds, with a poem and descriptions written by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater and beautiful paper-cuttings by first-time picture book illustrator Dylan Metrano. Interesting facts about each bird are featured in the back of the book.

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Take a walk in the forest.  Have a chat with a chickadee, watch the fiddleheads unfurl, discover a fossil, hear what a young owl tells its mother before its first flight. Find out what the spring tree frog is really saying.  The forest is inviting you to come and visit.  The poems in this book, intimate and lighthearted, will take you there.

Saturday December 2nd 1pm-3pm

Lissa Redmond

local author and contributor to:

Frozen Fairy Tales

Winter is not coming. Winter is here. As unique and beautifully formed as a snowflake, each of these fifteen stories spins a brand new tale or offers a fresh take on an old favorite like Jack Frost, The Snow Queen, or The Frog King. From a drafty castle to a blustery Japanese village, from a snow-packed road to the cozy hearth of a farmhouse, from an empty coffee house in Buffalo, New York, to a cold night outside a university library, these stories fully explore the perils and possibilities of the snow, wind, ice, and bone-chilling cold that traditional fairy tale characters seldom encounter. In the bleak midwinter, heed the irresistible call of fairy tales. Just open these pages, snuggle down, and wait for an icy blast of fantasy to carry you away. With all new stories of love, adventure, sorrow, and triumph by Tina Anton, Amanda Bergloff, Gavin Bradley, L.A. Christensen, Steven Grimm, Christina Ruth Johnson, Rowan Lindstrom, Alison McBain, Aimee Ogden, J. Patrick Pazdziora, Lissa Redmond, Anna Salonen, Lissa Sloan, Charity Tahmaseb, and David Turnbull to help you dream through the cold days and nights of this most dreaded season.

Buffalo Noir

Park's introduction, in effect a true-crime case study, is as gripping as any of the 13 stories set in or around Buffalo, N.Y., in this strong Akashic noir volume, whose contributors include several mystery heavyweights. Lawrence Block's arresting "The Ehrengraf Settlement" brings his dapper, devious lawyer, the Perry Mason-like Martin Ehrengraf, into a case reminiscent of George Zimmerman's killing of Trayvon Martin. Joyce Carol Oates's "Valentine" is a remarkably tense and atmospheric study in emotion and relationships. S.J. Rozan's "Parkside" is a throat-clutching modern version of the conte cruel. But the greatest surprise is "Falling on Ice" by Lissa Marie Redmond, a Buffalo police detective who specializes in cold-case investigations. Redmond mixes character, emotion, and formal detection into an irresistible amalgam. Among the lesser- known authors, Dmitri Anastasopoulos's police procedural, "The Bubble Man of Allentown," stands out. Those curious about the criminal side of the second-biggest city in New York will be rewarded.