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Life Changing Books Author Showcase

Meet Life Changing Books Authors
and the CEO Azarel Smallwood
Life Changing Books, better known as LCB, established in 2003 is quickly becoming one of the most respected Independent Trade Publishers amongst chain stores, vendors, authors and readers. LCB offers a variety of African-American literature including Contemporary Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Urban/Street Literature, Erotica, and a host of other fiction categories.

CEO, Azarel, launched the company with the release of her self-published title, A Life to Remember, and from there she has continued to add best selling authors onto her label. Currently, LCB has sixteen authors and offers outside distribution to selective projects. The success of LCB is a team effort combined with our outgoing authors, and management team.

As of 2008, LCB has joined forces and constructed progressive relationships with both wholesale and retail establishments across the United States of America and abroad. We’ve topped the charts with some of our Essence Magazine best-selling titles such as Millionaire Mistress, Secrets of a Housewife, Bruised 2, and Deep.   In addition, LCB is progressive in contributing to children in need. Visit the Life Changing Books Website:

Life Changing Books presents 4 Urban Literature Sensations!
View the interviews, videos and book excerpts here:

Video Introduction: One Night Stand by Kendall Banks

Video Introduction: Snitch by VegasClarke

Video Introduction: The Dirty Divorce 2 by Miss KP

Video Introduction: Money Maker by Tonya Ridley

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MahoganyBooks Reading Series Featuring: Dolen Perkins-Valdez

MahoganyBooks Reading Series
Featuring: Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Friday, March 11th at 7pm for this FREE event

Join us as we welcome NAACP Image Award nominee, Dolen Perkins-Valdez to the third installment of the MahoganyBooks Reading Series. Dolen will read from, discuss, and sign her highly acclaimed debut novel, Wench.

Wench is a novel that explores the complex relationships between slave masters and their enslaved mistresses. Set at the historic Tawawa House in Ohio, Dolen provides us with a story of four women whose friendship is forged by pain, yet sustained by their love for their children and the hope of freedom. We are excited to feature this award winning novel, Wench, and it’s captivating author, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, during Women’s History Month in recognition of the 2011 theme, Our History is Our Strength.

We encourage you all to join us on Friday, March 11th at 7pm for this FREE event. It will be held at Betty’s Place & Cafe in the PG Sports and Learning Complex at 8001 Sheriff Rd. Landover, MD. Books will be provided on site by MahoganyBooks, however can also be purchased in advance at a discounted price from

Attendees must present their MahoganyBooks receipt to collect a ticket prior to getting their book autographed. Your ticket will also enter you to win a prize during the drawing to be held at the conclusion of the event.

About Dolen:
Dolen Perkins-Valdez’s fiction and essays have appeared in StoryQuarterly, Robert Olen Butler Prize Stories 2009, The Kenyon Review, PMS: PoemMemoirStory, North Carolina Literary Review, and Richard Wright Newsletter. Born and raised in Memphis, a graduate of Harvard, and a former University of California postdoctoral fellow, Perkins-Valdez lives in Washington, DC. This is her first novel.