Summary of the Book Update posted today on the Dare I Call It Murder? website:
Incredible: The San Diego Union-Tribune features me and my book on the front page of today’s newspaper: “The lasting pain of murder’s ‘living victims’.” (Right next to the Pope, no less.)
John Wilkens wrote a great piece. I could not have asked for anything more. I especially like the fact that he focused on violent loss rather than my parents’ deaths and the criminal investigation.
The La Jolla Light also published a well-written article by Pat Sherman: “Author delves into parents’ mysterious deaths to help others cope with violent loss at La Jolla event.”
A big THANK YOU! to all of you who turned out for the events last week in the Seattle area. Words truly cannot express how much your show of support means to me and my family. My only regret is that I could not spend more time with each of you individually.
As I’ve said before, this wonderful reception for my book is bittersweet. I would have preferred to never have had to write this book about my parents’ violent deaths and the devastation those deaths wreaked upon my family.
However, looking at the bright side of this—the “dark gift”—the story is touching many lives in a positive way, and it has generated a larger discussion of violent loss and the impact that has on all of our lives, if not directly, then indirectly. For that I am grateful.
In that vein, Sept. 25 is the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. Memorials are being held throughout the country to honor the victims and their families.
Two more bookstore events this weekend. If you’re in the area and can come by to say hello, it would be great to see you. (And the bookstores would appreciate your patronage.)
• Barnes & Noble — Encinitas, CA — Saturday, Sept. 21, 2 – 4 p.m. — presentation, reading and signing
• Warwick’s Books — La Jolla, CA — Sunday, Sept. 22, Noon – 2 p.m. — signing only, no presentation
For the full update, please visit the Dare I Call It Murder? website
Updates and photos also posted on the Facebook Page.