YONKERS—Five area local romance writers will be appearing at Barnes & Noble’s “Local Romance Night” event Sunday, February 7th at the book retailer’s Yonkers location.

“Barnes & Noble is very proud to produce our first Local Romance Night.  This type of community event is more than just signing and selling books,” said Martie Ripson, Community Relations Manager.  “We’re shining our spotlight on local talent whose published works might otherwise go unnoticed.”

This event also benefits those who are looking to get published. “People considering writing a book can learn from these published authors who have taken that first big step,” Evans said.  “These authors can relay the triumphs and pitfalls of reaching that plateau while it’s still a fresh experience.  Where else can you get this kind of invaluable advice first-hand?”

Local published authors who will be signing books, answering questions and promoting general discussions include Chelle Cordero (Hostage Heart), Sara Taney-Humphreys (The Amoveo Legacy), Janet Lane Walters (All Our Yesterdays), Charmaine Gordon (To Be Continued), and Kathleen Kubik (Neither Sand Nor Sea).

The event will begin at 7:00pm at the Barnes & Noble store located at 2614 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, New York.  Admission is free.