Vanessa B ell Calloway (Photo: Diamond Dust Photography/Debra Simmon)

*Recently actress Vanessa Bell Calloway hosted “An Afternoon Soiree” at her Los Angeles home for author/director/playwright Don B. Welch.

Actor Eriq LaSalle, tv personality, Kiki Shepard, casting director, Robi Reed and singer Scherrie Payne were among the 150 guests who joined in the festivities to congratulate Welch on his second national novel release “In My Sister’s House”(Random House). His first novel, “The Bachelorette Party,” was released to critical acclaim in 2008.

Kennyn Lattimore & Don B. Welch (Photo: Diamond Dust Photography/Debra Simmon)