Herta Feely is the author of Saving Phoebe Murrow, and numerous short stories and memoir, published in literary journals and anthologies. She received two fellowships for a novel in progress--the James Jones First Novel Fellowship and an Artist in Literature from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities--and an American Independent Writing Prize for personal essay (on immigration). Her novel, about a young girl who gets cyberbullied, won numerous contests and awards and received praise for the novel’s timeliness and relevance. She received the DC Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in the Humanities in 2019.
Herta is an editor, writing coach and ghostwriter at Chrysalis Editorial, a company she founded in 2007. She has worked with hundreds of writers to help them perfect their writing and to find agents and publishers for their work. She has ghostwritten three memoirs, all of which have been published. An avid reader, she consumes dozens of books each year and reviews some of them on Goodreads.
Recently, she has completed her next novel, The Strange Shape of Love. Herta’s novel is represented by Williamson Literary.
For more on Herta’s life and background, click here.
Saving Phoebe Murrow
"Feely's novel reminds us of the heartbreaking fragility and mystery of the teenage mind...a finely crafted plot...and compulsively readable."
- Emily Harburg, Washington Independent Review of Books
Recent winner of the 2019 Independent Press award for Women's Fiction, and the 2018 National Indie Excellence Award for Contemporary Novel, Saving Phoebe Murrow is set amidst the complicated web of adolescent relationships. It tells a story of the devastating impact social media can have on teen girls. Isabel, a DC lawyer, does everything she can to keep Phoebe from harm, but fails when the mysterious Shane appears on Facebook and flirts with her teenage daughter.
Upper Hand Press (US) | Bonnier Twenty7 Books (UK)
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