Book Update: Now that it’s out, what’s next?

Many of you have asked, What’s next? When’s your next book coming out?

Lots of things happening, not just with Dare I Call It Murder? but with other books that are now an integral part of my life as I seem to be veering from author to publisher, wearing my Wigeon Publishing hat more often than not. (But I am not abandoning writing (or fiddling)—just being sidetracked for a while.)

Next year, I am bringing out a first-hand account from the American Civil War, told through letters and diary entries, as well as a dramatization of the diary of my “cousin” Philip Edwards, who served as the clerk for the first recorded cattle drive in North America. No, not from Texas, but from California to the Willamette Valley in Oregon Territory in 1837.

And I continue to work on Ramsey’s Run, a historical novel of the American frontier set during the fur trade era of the 1820s, in which a 17-year-old joins a fur trapping expedition to the Rocky Mountains after being falsely accused of a murder in east Tennessee.

Book Launch
Murder Survivor’s Handbook

Murder Survivor's Handbook: Real-life Stories, Tips & Resources It’s official. Murder Survivor’s Handbook: Real-Life Stories, Tips & Resources is launched and available for purchase at, Barnes & Noble online, and through traditional retail outlets.

Written by Connie Saindon, MA, MFT—along with many other voices—the book is being formally released today, Sept. 25, 2014, to coincide with the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.

In prerelease sales, the book became a Hot New Release at in the Criminal Procedure Law category, and climbed onto Amazon’s Best Seller list in that category as well.

Proceeds from the sale of the book go to the Survivors of Violent Loss Program to provide books to those who may need assistance.

Learn more . . . Wigeon Publishing Launches 4th Title

Book Event

Dare I Call It Murder? continues to draw interest, along with positive reviews and feedback. At, the book now has 159 reviews, 101 of them 5-stars (no, I do not know most of the reviewers). Thank you, again, for your encouragement and support.

Presentation and book signing
Sat., Oct. 11, 2014, 1 p.m.
9545 River Dr.
Descanso, CA 91916

If you’re in the area and can come by to say hello, it would be great to see you.

Author Presentation

San Diego Writers/Editors Guild
Presentation: Larry Edwards Shares ‘How He (and others) Did It’ — the success of the award-winning Dare I Call It Murder? (and other books)
Wed., Oct. 15, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Health Services Complex
3851 Rosecrans Street
San Diego, CA

Learn more at San Diego Writers & Editors Guild

New Books Coming Soon

Wigeon has two more titles in the pipeline . . .

Bull Run to Appomattox - The Civil War Letters and Diaries of Oney Sweet
Bull Run to Appomattox
The Letters and Diaries of
Oney Foster Sweet

April 9, 2015
The Greatest Cattle Drive, California to Oregon, 1837, a dramatization of the diary of Philip Edwards
The Greatest Cattle Drive
California to Oregon, 1837
Dramatization of the Diary
of Philip L. Edwards

Q3, 2015


For further updates, please visit:
Murder Survivor’s Handbook: Real-Life Stories, Tips & Resources
Facebook: Murder Survivor’s Handbook
Website: Survivors of Violent Loss
Blog: Survivors of Violent Loss

Dare I Call It Murder? — A Memoir of Violent Loss
Facebook: Dare I Call It Murder?
Book Blog

Again, thank you for your support and kind words.

Be well, do good, and may you have fair winds.


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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