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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