Monthly Archives: November 2013

Thanksgiving: Words of Gratitude

On this Thanksgiving, four and a half months since the launch of my book, Dare I Call It Murder?—A Memoir of Violent Loss, I am thankful for my family of friends. I am thankful for the support, encouragement, and kind … Continue reading

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Gary C. King’s True Crime Blog: Special Guest Post: DARE I CALL IT MURDER?

True-crime author Gary C. King asked me to write a guest blog for his site. He posted it today. Thank you, Gary, for the opportunity to address some questions about my book, Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Address: A Model for Good Writing

Writers, take heed: The Gettysburg Address . . . “provides a model and a mirror for writing and speechmaking today.” So says Ronald C. White, a biographer of President Abraham Lincoln, in an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times, … Continue reading

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36 Years Ago Today: Our Final Good-bye

Thirty-six years ago today I said good-bye to my parents. The next day, they set sail for the South Pacific aboard their 53-foot ketch, the Spellbound. I figured I’d see them again in a year or two. Three months later, … Continue reading

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‘The Underside of Joy’: not chick lit, but real lit

The Underside of Joy by Seré Prince Halverson My rating: 5 of 5 stars This delightful story is not chick-lit; it’s real lit, as in literary; one of the most well-written books I’ve read in recent years. If this very … Continue reading

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‘Water Shock’: compelling work of fiction that holds many truths

Water Shock by Milton N Burgess My rating: 5 of 5 stars Water Shock may be fiction, but it holds many truths. This compelling work by Milt Burgess is a clarion call to action not only for every person living … Continue reading

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Thank You, Barnes & Noble

A big THANK YOU to Barnes & Noble Booksellers and CRM Jonny Holt for hosting last night’s event at the Barnes & Noble Grossmont Center store. We had standing room only — nearly 50 people in attendance. And a big … Continue reading

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‘Pop Goes the Bubble’ One of Top SDM Stories of 2000s

Wow, I just learned via a friend that I received another honor of sorts — San Diego Magazine, in its October 2013 edition, named a story of mine from 2005 — “Pop Goes the Bubble” — as one of its … Continue reading

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Book Signing, November 6: ‘Dare I Call It Murder?’

One more bookstore event on the docket. If you’re in the area and can come by to say hello, it would be great to see you. (And the bookstore would appreciate your patronage.) Barnes & Noble, Grossmont Center, La Mesa, … Continue reading

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