Author Thomas Whaley’s Literary Fiction Novel "Leaving Montana" Has Won Three Awards in 2015

Author Thomas Whaley is pleased to announce that his literary fiction novel, "Leaving Montana" has won three awards so far in 2015. These awards include the 2015 Eric Hoffer Award for a Small Press Published work, 2105 Independent Author Network Outstanding First Novel Award and the 2015 National Indie Excellence Book Award for Literary Fiction.

New York, NY, September 26, 2015 --( After a forty-year-old secret is exhumed from his parent’s tumultuous marriage, Benjamin Sean Quinn boards a plane to Billings, Montana to face the secret head on and let go of the anger for them that silently ruled his life. It would be the boldest move he ever made, ultimately changing his life and the lives of those around him. Compelling literary fiction based on true family saga.

Book Information:
Leaving Montana
By Thomas Whaley
Publisher: Sakura Publishing
Published: July 2014
ISBN: 978-0991180776
Pages: 224
Genre: Literary Fiction, Family Saga

About the Author:
Thomas Whaley was born in 1972 and has lived on Long Island his entire life. He is an elementary school teacher and has always enjoyed writing as a pastime. Thomas currently lives in Shoreham, New York with his husband Carl, their two sons Andrew and Luke, and loyal dog Jake.

Thomas recently won the 2014 NYS 2nd Grade Teacher of the Year Award and was featured on NPR's 50 Great Teachers on All Things Considered.

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Thomas Whaley
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Thomas Whaley