Congratulations to San Diego Books Awards Finalists

Congratulations to the finalists in the 2014 San Diego Book Awards, among them some writer friends, as well as two books I edited.

Books I edited . . .

Accidental Immigrants by David Ward — Unpublished Memoir

Water Shock by Milton Burgess — Published SciFi, Fantasy & Horror

Water Shock - Milt BurgessAccidental Immigrants - David Ward









Writer friends . . .

The Genie Who Had Wishes of His Own by Margaret HarmonThe Genie Who Had Wishes of His Own by Margaret Harmon — Published Anthology/Short Story Collection

Empty Places by Martin Roy Hill — Published Mystery

License to Lie by Terry Ambrose — Action, Suspense, & Thriller

Freedom’s Hand by Mike Sirota — Action, Suspense, & Thriller

The Moon Daughter by Zoe Ghahremani — Published General Fiction

My book, Dare I Call It Murder?:  A Memoir of Violent Loss, is a finalist in the Published Memoir category.

I served as a judge for the Unpublished Fiction category and am pleased to note that my top picks are finalists.

Good luck to everyone.

The Twentieth Annual San Diego Book and Writing Awards will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014, 6-10 p.m. Author Mark Clements will be master of ceremonies.

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 A Memoir of Violent Loss" won First Place in the San Diego Book Awards in 2012 (unpublished memoir) and 2014, Best Published Memoir.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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2 Responses to Congratulations to San Diego Books Awards Finalists

  1. Tom Clemmons says:

    Looks as if I might add Water Shock to my collection. Cadillac Desert, Rivers of Empire, The Ripple Effect; The fate of Freshwater in the Twenty-First Century. The first two are classics, and the third is very new and very informative. It appears that Water Shock add new information.

    • Tom,

      Yes, Water Shock draws from the earlier works, which are nonfiction, and takes it to the future to a “perfect storm” of natural and man-made disasters the combine for catastrophic consequences.


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