The 2015 International Book Award -  Best New Fiction

The 2015 International Book Award - Best Cover Design, Fiction

The 2015 Paris Book Festival - WILD CARD Award

(FINALIST) 2015 International Book Award - Best Interior Design

In total, that's nine awards, plus two finalists for "A LIFE IN BOOKS"

2015 International Book Award - Best New Fiction

WINNER 2015 International Book Award - Best Cover Design, Fiction

WINNER 2015 Paris Book Festival - Wild Card Award

WINNER 2014 IPPY Outstanding Book of the Year Award for Most Original Concept (Independent Publisher) 

WINNER 2014 Best New Fiction - USA Best Book Awards

WINNER Next Generation Indie Book Award 

WINNER National Indie Book Award

WINNER CBAA Exhibition Prize College Book Art Association

WINNER PRINT Magazine Regional Design Award

FINALIST International Book Award - Best Interior Design

FINALIST Best Cover Design, Fiction - USA Best Book Awards


A LIFE IN BOOKS: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley is an illuminated novel by acclaimed author/artist Warren Lehrer. The 4 color novel includes 101 books within it, all written by Lehrer’s protagonist—Bleu Mobley—a controversial author who finds himself in prison looking back on his life and career. Mobley’s autobiography/apologia is paired with a review of all 101 of his books, each represented by its first-edition cover design and catalog copy, and more than a third of his books are excerpted. The resulting retrospective contrasts the published writings (which read like short stories) with the confessional memoir, forming a most unusual portrait of a well-intentioned, obsessively inventive (if ethically challenged) visionary. A LIFE IN BOOKS explores the creative process of a writer/artist, as it reflects upon a half century of American/global events, and grapples with the future of the book as a medium, and the lines that separate and blur truth, myth, and fiction.