Book Update, First Monthiversary: Dare I Call It Murder?

Book Update
Dare I Call It Murder?
August 10, 2013

First Monthiversary

Marking the first monthiversary of the release of my book, I offer you all a heartfelt THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Your support, your positive reviews, and your enthusiastic recommendation of the book has catapulted it onto several Amazon Best Seller lists for both Memoir and True Crime. The book has remained in the top 10 of three categories ever since, currently residing at

The book sat atop the Hot New Releases list for Biographies and Memoirs of Authors for two weeks—until the clock ran out and Amazon no longer considered it a “new release.” The book climbed to the #2 spot on the Hot New Releases True Accounts list.

A delightful side benefit of this exposure has been connecting with other authors, hearing from former students, and reconnecting with friends from childhood, high school, college, and the many paths of life I have traveled. I am hearing from people all over the world, some who recall the tragedy being in the news, and others who simply found in my book a message or story they could relate to personally.

A nice bonus are the emails from people I’ve never met, but who have written to thank me for writing the book. In many instances, they too have experienced a violent loss—joining the club none of us wanted to join—and say the book has helped them see that they are not alone, and the intense emotions they still feel years and even decades later are normal under the circumstances.

Read more . . .

Read the full update online at: Book Update: First Monthiversary.

About Polishing Your Prose

Larry M Edwards is an award-winning investigative journalist, author, editor and publishing consultant. He is the author of three books, and has edited dozens of nonfiction and fiction book manuscripts. Under Wigeon Publishing, he has produced six books. As author, "Dare I Call It Murder? A Memoir of Violent Loss" won First Place in the San Diego Book Awards in 2012 (unpublished memoir) and 2014, Best Published Memoir. The book has also been nominated for a number of awards, including: Pulitzer Prize, Benjamin Franklin Award, Washington State Book Award, and One Book, One San Diego. As Editor, "Murder Survivor’s Handbook: Real-Life Stories, Tips & Resources" won the Gold Award in the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, Self-Help. For a sample edit and cost estimate, contact Larry: larry [at] larryedwards [dot] com -- -- --
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