Grief Diaries Anthology Series Earns Two Awards in National Literary Contest

Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins and hundreds of independent houses contribute to competition
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Surviving Loss by Suicide
Surviving Loss by Suicide
FERNDALE, Wash. - Nov. 28, 2016 - PRLog -- AlyBlue Media announced today that two books from the Grief Diaries series earned Finalist Awards, the equivalent of a silver medal, for the 2016 Best Books Awards released last week by i310 Media Group in Los Angeles.

The national contest yielded over 2,000 entries from mainstream and independent publishers which were then narrowed down to Winners and Finalists. Surviving Loss by Suicide, authored by Lynda Cheldelin Fell and Sharon Ehlers, earned the Finalist Award in the Anthology - NonFiction category. Loss by Impaired Driving, authored by Lynda Cheldelin Fell and Bill & Julie Downs, earned the Finalist Award in the Health - Death & Dying category.

"The 2016 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the United States. With a full publicity and marketing campaign promoting the results of the Best Book Awards, this year's winners and finalists will gain additional media coverage for the upcoming holiday retail season," Jeffrey Keen, president of i310 Media Group says of the awards.

Winners and finalists traversed the publishing landscape. Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, G.P. Putnam's Sons, Wiley, McGraw Hill, Rowman and Littlefield, Forge Books, National Geographic, American Cancer Society and hundreds of independent houses including AlyBlue Media contributed to this year's outstanding competition.

Keen adds, "Our success begins with the enthusiastic participation of authors and publishers and continues with our distinguished panel of industry judges who bring to the table their extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise."

The two Finalist Awards brings the total count of literary awards to four for Grief Diaries since launching eleven months ago.

AlyBlue Media donates a portion of retail profits from every book to nonprofit organizations. For more about the creator Lynda Cheldelin Fell, visit

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