Girls’ Night Out coming to Frankford with author Megan Hart

Author Megan Hart will headline a night of cocktails and romance literature at the Frankford Public Library on Nov. 1. Women can meet the New York Times-bestselling and Romantic Times award-winning author at Girls’ Night Out that Saturday, from 7 to 10 p.m.

“This is our first foray in to the world of glamorous Girls’ Night Out and having such a renowned author,” said Rachel Wackett, library director. “There’s plenty of space to mix and mingle. It’s gonna be so much fun.”

Guests will mingle over hors d’oeuvres and drinks, donated by Calypso Caterers.

Hart writes contemporary romantic and erotic fiction, as well as young adult fiction (under the penname Em Garner).

This bestselling author is no stranger to the Frankford library. When Frankford readers discovered Hart has a home in Bethany Beach, the library invited her to Book Talks on the Beach. That group has read a Hart book for the past three summers.

“They’re a great group, and so I am happy to support them and the library,” Hart said.

“We just became her unofficial Delaware fan club,” said librarian Cindy Givens. “Some of the books we have read are on the steamy side, but not all books are steamy.”

Hart said she once saw a T-shirt that said, “Authors are my rock stars.”

“For people who love to read and love books, that’s really true,” Hart said. “I have had the opportunity to meet authors whose books I loved, and it’s like meeting a rock star, which is really exciting.”

Meanwhile, she said she loves having the “opportunity to meet people who have read my books and love them, because why would I write books if people didn’t read them?”

“Most people in this area do like her,” Wackett said, and guests are welcome to bring their own Hart/Garner novels to the Nov. 1 event for a signature.

“I plan on bringing some goodies for people,” Hart added, such as books, bookmarks and more.

“I have wanted to be a writer ever since I learned how to write, which was kindergarten,” Hart said. “I didn’t realize people wrote books for a living until I was about 12, … and then I wanted to do it forever.”

“We just want to thank our community for supporting us. We’ve done some amazing things,” Wackett said. “This past year, this library has just been packed with programing. Thank you to Frankford and the surrounding areas.”

“They should come out and support the library,” Hart said. “I don’t bite, and I love to meet readers. It sounds like it’s going to be a really great event. Everyone should come out and say hi!”

All proceeds benefit the library. Tickets cost $25 and include food, beverages and a gift basket drawing. Tickets are expected to sell quickly. Reservations can be made with cash or check at the library. Call the Frankford Public Library at (302) 732-9351 for more information.

“This is just a great opportunity to have this big-city event in a small town, and I think that it’s just gonna be a great program, sure to sell out,” Wackett said. “We look forward to seeing everyone out for Girls’ Night.”