Monthly Archives: August 2016

Book Review: The Keeper by John Lescroart

A crime novel featuring Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky on the hunt for clues about a woman who has gone missing. On the evening before Thanksgiving, Hal Chase, a guard in the San Francisco County Jail, drives to the airport … Continue reading

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Book Review: Back Story, Robert B. Parker

Fun romp through a 28-year-old cold case that has more twists than a piece of licorice, and an ending that does not exactly surprise, but avoids the formula of this genre. Parker’s witty and sarcastic exchanges between the characters delight. … Continue reading

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PWSD, 9/27: “Preparing Yourself and Your Manuscript for Publication”

I won’t be able to attend, but I recommend this for writers relatively new to the world of writing, editing, and publishing. I see a lot of mangled manuscripts from writers who don’t know what they don’t know. Publishers & … Continue reading

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Violent Loss Resources Newsletter, September 1, 2016

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Violent Loss Resources Newsletter, September 1, 2016             Topic of the Month:  Prosecuting the Case, Continued             Question of the Month: What happened in your case?             News: National Day for Remembering Homicide…

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Breaking News: Olympics Update—Underdogs Fiji and New Zealand Top the Medal Count

So, I stay up to effing midnight to get some pole vault action and what do I get in return from NBC? Six vaults as an afterthought to four hours of at times interminable,  jingoistic coverage.  (My friend Rich in … Continue reading

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Ten Most Common Errors Made by Writers: #0

From the Editor’s Eye The 10 Most Common Errors Made by Writers (And How to Fix Them) The eleventh of a ten-part series. #0. Extra: (A Few of) My Language Pet Peeves: Word Contortion, Distortion &  Deformation (Hoping for Reformation) … Continue reading

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News you can use … August 1, 2016

Originally posted on Survivors of Violent Loss:
Violent Loss Resources Newsletter,  August 1, 2016 News you can use … collected for you in July. (Scroll down to see all) Contents will vary somewhat month to month, as we close out…

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