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

Pop Goes the BubbleWow, 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 Top 5 stories from the 2000s decade.

The magazine says: “Then-business editor Larry M. Edwards saw it coming in 2005, when he called the housing bubble a ticking time bomb in disguise.”

Ironically, I won five awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and San Diego Press Club for 2005, but this story was not among them.

My top story that year (IMHO), “A City in Crisis” (co-authored by Rachel Laing), essentially predicted that then-Mayor Dick Murphy, embroiled in controversy (though nothing akin Bob Filner), would resign. Murphy did, in fact, resign three days after the story hit the street.

Hey, maybe I should go into the prognostication biz and become a talking head on cable news.

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 A Memoir of Violent Loss" won First Place in the San Diego Book Awards in 2012 (unpublished memoir) and 2014, Best Published Memoir.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 -- www.larryedwards.com -- www.dareicallitmurder.com -- www.larryedwards.com/wigeonpublishing/
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