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National VIP Book Launch & Reception

On May 20, 2014 a host committee of Washington notables, including Kathleen Biden, Patty Daley, Linda Daschle, Ben Jealous, Ann Davison, Linda Dooley, Kelley McCormick, Kimball Stroud, Sarah Guinan Nixon, and Kathleen Guinan gathered with political, media, literary, corporate and philanthropic leaders at a VIP reception to celebrate the launch of L.Y. Marlow’s second book, A Life Apart–the story of a decades long interracial love affair set against the backdrop of World War II, the Civil Rights era and present day. Guests also learned about Saving Promise for which a portion of the book proceeds were donated. Also see what others had to say about it: Hollywood on the PotomacK Street MagazinePamela’s Punch
Photos by Jack Conroy

L.Y. Marlow and Kathleen Biden




L.Y. Marlow signing books



L.Y. Marlow speaking with Kathleen Biden

Dirk Hargraves and L.Y. Marlow

Mike Festa and L.Y. Marlow

Ann Davison and L.Y. Marlow

Kathleen Biden and Robert Hoopes

Corey Ealons and Anne Collier

Guests watch L.Y. Marlow speak

L.Y. Marlow signs guest’s book

Lisa Damico, Silvia de Carlo, Erica Wigley

L.Y. Marlow, Kristy Noble, Lonnie Anderson

L.Y. Marlow and Kathleen Guinan

Francessa Cox, Ann Davison, Carey Tarbell

Chris Efessiou, L.Y. Marlow, and Jessica Yuan

Mike Festa, Saving Promise Board Chair

Camille Gaines and Dr. Reginald Wells

L.Y. Marlow and Mike Festa


Angel West


Jane Cunningham and Meredith Pahowka

Renee Durakis and Kathleen Galinat

Chris Efessiou, Geraldine Simonnet, and Angel West

Nancy Harvin and L.Y. Marlow


Nicole Eady and Ann Davison

L.Y. Marlow and Geraldine Simonnet

Mike Festa, Saving Promise Board Chair, speaking

L.Y. Marlow, Ann Davison, Mike Festa


Francessa Cox and Anne Collier


L.Y. Marlow, Corey Ealons, Ann Davison


L.Y. Marlow speaking


Mike Festa and Ann Davison

Hekima Qualls, L.Y. Marlow, and Thomasina Perkins-Washington

Silvia de Carlo and friend

L.Y. Marlow, Nancy Harvin, and friend

L.Y. Marlow and Mendelssohn McLean

L.Y. Marlow and Dr. Reginald Wells

Francessa Cox and LeeAnn Peterson

Sheila Williams, L.Y. Marlow, Shantal Williams, Judye Figueroa

Mori Taheripour, Yolanda Caraway, Linda Mercardo Greene

Mendelssohn McLean, Dr. Reginald Wells, Cellerino Bernardino

Camille Gaines, L.Y. Marlow,         and friend