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9th Annual Girls Night Out book signing slated for Nov. 30th
November 15, 2016 Photo: Dana Corbit Nussio

NOVI, MI - Guests will have the opportunity to celebrate books, friendship and all things local during the 9th annual “Girls’ Night Out Book Signing,” from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30. The popular holiday event will be presented at a brand-new location: No.VI Coffee & Tea, 47490 Grand River Ave., in Novi.

Nine Michigan authors will make appearances during the evening, alongside two local-business vendors. Even the new location is locally owned.

“We have so many good things to offer in Novi and in all of Michigan, so we thought it would be fun to celebrate local ties this year,” said Novi author Dana Corbit Nussio, who hosts the event. “It’s great to recognize the talent, innovation and entrepreneurship right in our city and in our state.”

The GNO event is intended to be a party, where guests may spend time with friends, away from the holiday rush. In a relaxed, low-pressure atmosphere, guests have the opportunity to enjoy tasty coffee beverages and desserts, get to know Michigan authors, purchase books and vendor items for holiday gift lists and win prizes.

New York Times best-selling author Ruth Ryan Langan, of Farmington Hills, will again headline the event, joining authors who represent a wide variety of romance subgenres as well as women’s fiction, cozy mysteries and suspense.

“What better way to celebrate the holidays than to spend a leisurely evening chatting with my readers,” said Langan, who writes contemporary romantic suspense as R.C. Ryan. “My fellow writers and I promise to make it a party to remember.”

In addition to Langan, several authors will make repeat appearances: Bloomfield Hills author Elizabeth Heiter, who writes suspense and romantic suspense; Gina Conkle, of Saline, Viking and Georgian historical romance; Isabelle Drake, of Dansville, young adult romance and erotic romance; Laurie Kuna, of Lowell, paranormal romance; Lora Lee, of Marne, cozy mysteries; and Nussio, inspirational and contemporary romance.

Two new authors have been added to the GNO lineup: Marianne Evans and MK Schiller. Evans, of Warren, will share her inspirational women’s fiction release, “Forgiven.”

“I’m so excited to join this group of talented authors,” Evans said. “I’ve always heard that this is a great event to kick off the holiday season, so I’m excited to have the chance to attend as well.”

Rochester Hills author MK Schiller will promote some of her popular new-adult romances, which feature strong Indian heroines.

“I’ve attended the GNO signing several times as a guest, so I’m excited to return as one of the authors,” Schiller said. “It will be great having the chance to spend time with old friends and make new ones.”

Vendors will bring color to the evening as they highlight their fashionable and functional products. Kathy Steck, president/CEO of Novi-based company, DinerWear LLC, will share her unique line of elegant dining scarves, while Staci Scott, a local teacher and a representative for Thirty-One Gifts, will present that line of stylish totes and accessories.

Nussio promises an evening filled with fun and laughter to go along with great books and tasty treats.

“This is my favorite event of the year,” she said. “It puts everyone in the holiday spirit and reminds us of how lucky we are to have great friends.”