The Book Nook in the D&F plaza will host a book signing this Saturday, featuring several authors from the Western New York area. The event will begin at 11 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m.
Those participating in the signing will be:
Yvonne Park, author of the new book, "Murder for Hire." Park recalls the gruesome murder of her brother, Ron Fisher, in South Dayton in 1980. Fisher, who was 32 at the time of his death, was fatally shot in the back by a contract murderer while riding his motorcycle home from his girlfriend's house in Tonawanda to his parent's house in South Dayton.
Mason Winfield, historian of the local supernatural and the founder of Haunted History Ghost Walks, Inc. He is the author of 10 books on the paranormal and supernatural around New York state. His books include, among others, "The Paranormal Almanac of Western NY," "Iroquois Supernatural: Talking Animals and Medicine People," "A Ghosthunter's Journal: Tales of the Supernatural and the Strange in Upstate NY," "Haunted places of Western New York: A supernatural tour guide," and "Ghosts of 1812: History, Folklore, Tradition and the Niagara War."
Dr. Julian McQuiston, author of the newly released book, "William B. Cushing in the Far East: A Civil War Naval Hero Abroad, 1865-1869." McQuiston is a retired history professor from SUNY Fredonia. He has authored numerous historical works and has presented many papers in the U.S., Canada and France. At the request of the Chautauqua County Historical Society, McQuiston sorted and indexed a collection of letters and papers on William Cushing, allowing a rare glimpse into the life of the local Civil War hero.
Bob Will, whose famous groundhog, Dunkirk Dave, is the subject of one section in the newly released "National Geographic Kid's Chapter Book, Animal Superstars: And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Talents." Dunkirk Dave has a 93 percent accuracy record with his predictions as to whether spring weather will come early.
Ron Nagy, Lily Dale's historian museum curator. He has authored several books on spiritualism and Lily Dale, including "The Spirits of Lily Dale," "Slate Writing: Invisible Intelligence," and "Precipitated Spirit Writings." Illustrated with many photographs, "The Spirits of Lily Dale" takes the reader through the heyday of Spiritualism. "Slate Writing" explains what slate writings are and how they are done. "Precipitated Spirit Writings" illustrates some of the most fascinating works of spirit art, still like new even after 100 years, from the world-famous Lily Dale Spiritualist Community and elsewhere. Nagy offers walking tours of Lily Dale. He also offers workshops there, including one on spoon-bending, a type of psychokinesis.
William Fleeman, author of several non-fiction books and one novel. Fleeman's "The Plot to Kill Susan B. Anthony" is a historical mystery novel about an attempted assassination of the suffragette and women's rights pioneer, Susan B. Anthony.
C.E. Snyder, author of two psychological thrillers with a hint of romance, "The Glass Shower" and "Finding Carrie." She is currently working on her next book, which will be the first in a series. This is her second signing at The Book Nook.
Vikki Westling, author of numerous books for both adults and children. "Thunder of Silence" is a novel set in the great railroad era, with mystery abounding. She is also the author of the "Sam & Friends" series about a group of dogs learning how to interact with one another as they discover valuable lessons through their friendship.
Carol McCormick, local author focusing on inspirational and Christian themes. She is also a certified health coach and certified personal trainer. "The Missing Piece" is a heart-warming Christian romance. McCormick writes for Christians to encourage them in their faith.
Diane Andrasik, author of the "Images of America" book on Dunkirk. Andrasik examines a city in which she has been a participant and observer. She has worked as a public school teacher in Dunkirk, a professional photographer, and a photography instructor at nearby Chautauqua Institution. In studying the history of her community, she pays tribute to the legacy of a city built out of persistence and hard work.
Additional authors may be present at the signing. Contact The Book Nook at 366-0685 with any questions about this event.