Violent Loss Can Rip Families Apart

My sister’s birthday. We used to always make time for a phone call on our birthdays. We were best of friends. But no longer. Violent loss, a criminal investigation, and sensational news coverage—which ideally would bring families together—all too often rips families apart, destroying that safe harbor family members need during traumatic and highly emotional times.

Dare I Call It Murder? - A Memoir of Violent LossThis is one of the issues I address in Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss, because I have learned that, sadly, this phenomenon seems to be all too common. This is such an important factor I open the book with it, and I address the issue in detail in the closing chapters.

My fervent wish is that when a loved one dies a violent and/or criminal death, particularly in the case of murder, that family members come together to support one another rather than increase the trauma by bickering among themselves.

Read an excerpt from the book . . .


Dare I Call It Murder? — A Memoir of Violent Loss
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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 A Memoir of Violent Loss" won First Place in the San Diego Book Awards in 2012 (unpublished memoir) and 2014, Best Published Memoir.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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