Black Château Partners with BCX and Digital Author for October West Coast Writers Conferences

Black Château proudly supports the conferences designed for authors, writers, and the entertainment industry in Southern California.


Los Angeles, CA – Black Château Enterprises partners with the BCX and Digital Author conferences in October. The company is proud to be a sponsor of the dual conference which is presented annually by West Coast Writers Conference (WC2). They happen consecutively, October 12 – 14th 2018 at Los Angeles Valley College in Van Nuys, California.

On Saturday, October 13th at 3:45pm, Black Château presents the Are You Crazy, or Just Creative panel. Designed to address the stress and emotional anxiety many creatives face, it features an array of professionals in what promises to be an interactive and lively discussion. From the stress of meeting publisher deadlines to anxiety in public situations that many creatives feel, the conversation explores how people can develop strategies to cope and put them in the right headspace. Plus, the panel will discuss how writers can use personal experiences to develop characters and scenes that are vivid and real.


  • Jenna Busch: writer, journalist, Editor-in-Chief of Legion of Leia, podcast host, co-hosted Cocktails with Stan with Stan Lee
  • Laurie Finkelstein: author of Next Therapist Please, visual artist, and champion for mental health awareness
  • Xach Fromson: founder of Shades & Shadows reading series
  • Robert Yehling: award-winning author, editor, educator and publishing consultant
  • (M) Anastasia Washington: host of Legion of Leia, Nerd Up or Shut Up podcasts, actress, writer, producer, director, and curvy-positive model


Black Château also presents the Listen Up! Your Book Wants to Be Heard discussion. Taking place Saturday October 13th at 11:15am, it is a conversation with Phil Giangrande and Mark J. Rose. The experts discuss being a narrator for one’s audio book, the steps in producing an audio book, and how authors can prepare for the process.


  • Phil Giangrande: host of Seated at the Writer’s Table, screenwriter, and radio producer
  • Mark J. Rose: scientist, screenwriter and author of The Matt Miller in the Colonies series


Other notable discussions, and speakers include Dr. Raye Mitchell who will speak on the Business of Writing and Things I Wish a Pro Told Me panels; Black Château founder Desireé Duffy will speak on the Planning Your Book Launch Release Party panel; and Lori H. Schwartz who will deliver the Sunday keynote speech titled: The Impact and Opportunities of Technology for Storytellers.

For more information about WC2, and for a full schedule of speakers and programming for the upcoming BCX and Digital Author conferences, visit the conference website.

Black Château will be onsite with an information table. Attendees are invited to visit it to discover more about the company’s authors, programs, and services. Attendees may also want to take advantage of on-site professional portraits taken with photographer Dave Napox.

Duffy says, “We are proud to support the WC2 conferences and enjoy giving our authors the opportunity to participate. Tony Todaro and his team always do a great job and we look forward to each and every one that happens throughout the year.”

For more information about WC2 and for a full schedule and ticket information, visit their website. The Black Château website has information for authors and writers needing publicity, marketing, and book launch planning.


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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. For more, visit

About West Coast Writers Conferences

West Coast Writers Conferences (WC2) is committed to providing writers of all genres and levels with information, education and inspiration in the craft and business of writing. Each event features educators, industry professionals, literary agents, publishers, and industry veterans of many disciplines. For more, visit

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