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Psychological Suspense Novel "Junction" Wins Medalist Honors in New Apple Independent Book Awards

Dayton, OH, April 27, 2018 --( "Junction" by Cody Schlegel was chosen as Medalist Winner in the Psychological Suspense category of the New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.

Book Synopsis
Joey Sheeks is the biggest drug dealer in Junction, Iowa—not much of a claim given the town’s size, but Joey makes a tidy profit until his body is found by two raccoon hunters. While most in Junction believe Joey’s death was unfortunate, they aren't surprised. When local no-account Zack Harmen “inherits” Joey’s illicit business, suspicion naturally falls on him. However, it’s also possible that a newcomer to the local drug trade named Eric Marquez took out Joey. Marquez has been running rings around the local law, leaving no trace of his dealings. Then one of the town’s deputies vanishes and a local priest dies under suspicious circumstances. Junction seems to be in the midst of a killing spree, and only the murderer knows the reason why. This tense, character-driven thriller explores just how far people can fall out in the boonies.

About the Author
Cody Schlegel is a twenty-nine-year-old Northwest Ohioan who currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee. He can often be found in one of Nashville’s many honky-tonks taking in the sounds of the city’s ghosts. Schlegel has written 4 pilots, 3 features, and is currently working on his third book (a sequel to Junction). While all projects are close to his heart, Cody’s personal favorite is an unproduced series titled "The 100-Yard War." Chronicling the storied rivalry between legendary football coaches Woody Hayes and Bo Schembechler, the pilot’s script was awarded at the All-Sports Los Angeles Film Festival in 2013.

About the New Apple Book Awards
The Annual New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing was established to honor the creative achievements of the unsung self-published books fighting for their place among the more than one million books released annually. Any English language book published within the last three years, currently available for sale by an independent author or small press that met the Awards' guidelines was eligible for entry. One book was chosen in each category as the Medalist Winner receiving the highest honors. In addition, the judges were permitted to choose up to three Official Selections for category distinction. A complete list of winners can be found at

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"Junction" is available in E-Book format as well as Paperback on Amazon. To find out more about the New Apple Book Awards, visit

Author: Cody Schlegel
Publishing House: Self-Published
ISBN: 1512004456
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