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Book Launch for BLACK CANDLE WOMEN with Diane Marie Brown

February 28, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Bel Canto Books as we celebrate the launch for BLACK CANDLE WOMEN with Diane Marie Brown + Ashley M. Coleman.

Bel Canto Books is honored to host the book launch of BLACK CANDLE WOMEN with debut author Diane Marie Brown. Diane will be joined conversation by Ashley M. Coleman, author of GOOD MORNING, LOVE.

RSVP required; please select the ticket option that best fits your group. Attendees will be required to follow all current COVID-19 restrictions. This is an outdoor event in the garden at The Hangout (2122 E 4th Street, LB).


Practical Magic meets The Secret Lives of Church Ladies and The Mothers in this warm and wry family drama with a magical twist about four generations of Black women living under one roof and the family curse–any person they fall in love with dies–that stems back to a Voodoo shop in 1950s New Orleans’ French Quarter.


Diane Marie Brown is a professor at Orange Coast College and a public health professional for the Long Beach Health Department. She has a BA and MPH from UCLA and a degree in fiction from USC’s Master of Professional Writing Program. She grew up in Stockton and now lives in Long Beach, California, with her husband, their four daughters, and their dog, Brownie. Black Candle Women is her debut novel.


In-conversation partner bio: Ashley M. Coleman is an author, freelance writer and music industry executive. While working in the music industry for more than ten years, she also wrote for, The Cut, Apartment Therapy, and, among others. Her debut novel Good Morning, Love was released in June 2022.

Book launch for BLACK CANDLE WOMEN with Diane Marie Brown + Ashley M. Coleman, hosted by Bel Canto Books in Long Beach, California


February 28, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Bel Canto Books
2122 East 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90814 United States

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