Fairfield University Bookstore will host two authors on Saturday, Oct. 19: One is an expert on fear of flying, and the other is a food writer on slow-cooking methods. Tom Bunn, a former U.S. Air Force and commercial airline pilot, and author of "SOAR: The Breakthrough Treatment for Fear of Flying," will be at bookstore from noon to 3 p.m.

Dina Cheney, a recipe developer and cookbook author, will be signing copies of her new book, "Year-Round Slow Cooker: 100 Favorite Recipes for Every Season," from 2 to 5 p.m.

Bunn founded SOAR in order to develop more effective methods for dealing with anxious flyers after working with the original Fear of Flying program at Pan Am. He is a licensed therapist as well as a seasoned pilot. Bunn's approach is to show anxious flyers exactly why their brain is reacting to flight and how they can retrain the brain before they again step onto an airplane. His course uses videos, phone therapy and take-along therapy on electronic devices for those with aerophobia, or fear of flying.

Cheney's book includes tips on cooking appetizing dishes with slow cookers and recipes for every season.

Cheney is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education, the author of two cookbooks and a recipe developer for Fine Cooking and Coastal Living magazines. She writes a monthly column for Every Day with Rachael Ray.

For more information on the authors' appearances at the bookstore, 1499 Post Road, call 203-255-7756.