Book News, Seattle Recap, River of Remembrance, Bookstore Events

Summary of the Book Update posted today on the Dare I Call It Murder? website:

UT San Diego front page, Sept. 20, 2013 - Larry EdwardsIncredible: 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.”

Seattle Recap

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.

Bookstore Events

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.

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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