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Fiction Novel "Saving Phoebe Murrow" Wins Medalist Honors in New Apple Independent Book Awards

"Saving Phoebe Murrow" by Herta Feely chosen as Medalist Winner in the General Fiction category of the New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.

Dayton, OH, June 28, 2018 --( Saving Phoebe Murrow by Herta Feely chosen as Medalist Winner in the General Fiction category of the New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.

Book Synopsis
Phoebe’s mother, Isabel, is precariously balancing career and family. Hard-working and caring, worried but supportive, all Isabel wants, in a world of bullies and temptations, is to keep her daughter Phoebe safe. With her busy schedule, though, she fails to recognize another mother’s mounting fury and the danger Phoebe faces by flirting with a mysterious boy on Facebook.

A cyber-bullying episode aimed at Phoebe has horrific consequences. In her search for justice, Isabel, a DC lawyer, sets out to find the culprit behind this cruel incident.

Saving Phoebe Murrow, set amidst the complicated web of adolescent relationships, tells a story of miscommunication and malice, drugs and Facebook, prejudice and revenge.

About the Author
Herta Feely is a writer and full-time editor. Saving Phoebe Murrow is Feely's debut novel. Her short stories and short memoir have been published in literary journals and anthologies. She was awarded the James Jones First Novel Fellowship and an Artist Fellowship in Literature from the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities for The Trials of Serra Blue. A graduate of UC Berkeley and Johns Hopkins University, Feely is the co-founder of Safe Kids Worldwide, an organization dedicated to childhood injury prevention. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, where she is completing her next novel, Her Other Life.

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

Contact Information
Saving Phoebe Murrow is available in E-Book format as well as Paperback on Amazon. To find out more about the New Apple Book Awards, visit

"Saving Phoebe Murrow"
Author: Herta Feely
Publishing House: Upper Hand Press
ISBN: 978-0-9964395-6-5
Author website:
Twitter: @hertafeely
Herta Feely is available for public appearances, signings, interviews and blog tours. Contact the author at

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