Winners of the Book Publicists of Southern California Annual Awards

Seven Black Château authors to receive a prestigious Irwin Award at the the iconic Sportsmen’s Lodge during a dinner gala event.

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Book Publicists of Southern California Awards happen at The Sportsmen’s Lodge


Los Angeles, CA — Black Château congratulates several of its authors, plus all the winners, of the 24th Annual Book Publicists of Southern California (BPSC) Awards. The evening dinner event happens at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, California, on Thursday, October 11th, 2018. Honorees include:


Best Dystopian Novel:

Christina Cigala, author of XX v XY: The Final World War

Bobby Goldstein, creator of XX v XY: The Final World War


Best Romantic Comedy:

Laurie Finkelstein, Next Therapist Please


Best Speculative Fiction

Laurel Anne Hill, The Engine Woman’s Light


Best Empowerment Book Series

Raye Mitchell, Life Above Average


Best Science Fiction Series

Mark J. Rose, Matt Miller in the Colonies


Best Graphic Novel

Lynn Smith, Gates of Midnight: Warrior of the Gate


The event promises to honor an array of 20 authors and publishing professionals. The award is named after Irwin Zucker, a legend in the book publicity and promotions industry, and founder of the BPSC.

Zucker says, “We’re so excited for the 24th annual awards. It’s always a great time filled with familiar and new faces. We welcome everyone to come celebrate the best and most-talented writers in Southern California!”

To see the full list of winners and for ticket and event information, visit the website for the Book Publicists of Southern California.

Black Château also proudly sponsors the red carpet and honoree photos. Updates, photos, videos, and news can also be found on Black Château’s social media. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


About Black Château

Black Château believes in storytellers. The company is dedicated to helping authors’ voices be heard around the world through the written word. Located in Southern California, the award-winning Black Château is a marketing and public relations agency specializing in promoting authors, books, small press, personality brands, and creative individuals. The company developed the proprietary Author Network, an affordable marketing and PR strategy for writers and additionally offers a full-service array of marketing and public relations services to a wide array of clients and brands.