Oubliette — A Forgotten Little Place by Vanta M. Black Receives Two International Honors

Novel about American Sisters Lured to a Mysterious Castle in France's Loire Valley Becomes International Hit



Paris, France – The novel Oubliette — A Forgotten Little Place was declared Runner-Up in the General Fiction Category as part of the Amsterdam Book Fest Awards. Additionally, it received an Honorable Mention as part of the Paris Book Awards. The combined awards gala for both were held in Paris, France, Thursday June 8th.


The book is described as having a European appeal. Many layers reminiscent of the thriller, historical fiction, horror, paranormal, and mystery genres are woven together to tell the stories of various victims of a castle's oubliette.


What exactly is an oubliette? Black answers, "An oubliette is a pit or dungeon inside castles where people were thrown and forgotten about. The most gruesome of punishments, some oubliettes were fashioned with metal spikes to impale victims. If you were lucky, you died instantly. But most agonized at the bottom of the pit for days. Up top, life in the castle continued as normal; below, the cruelest torture happened."


In addition to these recent accolades, Oubliette is in the initial stages of adaptation for a possible serial television show.


Vanta M. Black will be at Comic-Con in San Diego to met fans and sign copies of the award-winning Oubliette. She will be signing Thursday, July 20th from 2:30pm to 7:00pm, at AA11.


For information on the book awards and to see the list of winners, visit the website for the Amsterdam Book Awards and the Paris Awards.


Oubliette is available from retailers everywhere, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, WalMart, iTunes, and from the author's website at www.VantaMBlack.com.


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