Diane Marie Brown

BOOKISH, Sunday, May 7 at 5:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum

Diane 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 with her husband, four daughters, and their dog, Brownie. Black Candle Women is her debut novel. dianemariebrown.com.

Books That Make a Difference: Their Eyes Were Watching God, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, Paint It Black by Janet Fitch, and Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan.