Larry Edwards, Connie Saindon to Speak at
San Diego Chapter of Sisters in Crime, February 11
Partners in Crime, the recently reestablished San Diego chapter of the national organization Sisters in Crime, welcomes Larry Edwards, author of several books including the true-crime memoir Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss, and Connie Saindon, author of the Murder Survivor’s Handbook: Real-Life Stories, Tips & Resources and The Journey: Learning to Live with Violent Death.
Their subject will be The Aftermath of Murder: Impact on Families/Survivors. They will discuss how traumatic grief and complicated bereavement affect the families/survivors following the violent death of a loved one—and how this aspect of a murder gets little attention in crime fiction. Both have endured the violent death of loved ones.
The reader at the meeting will be Indy Quillen, author of Tracker, a Fox Walker novel.
Books will be available for purchase.
The meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. at San Diego Writers Ink, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Suite 202 (located above the Womens Museum) at Liberty Station in San Diego, California.
Sisters in Crime is a national organization with local chapters. It supports mystery and crime writers, and promotes reading the genre. The organization comprises authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers, and librarians bound by their affection for the mystery genre and support of women who write mysteries. It is open to participation by everyone, including men.
San Diego chapter meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month, starting with a social period with refreshments, followed by a brief membership meeting.
Larry M. Edwards is an award-winning investigative journalist and the author of four books. He won first place in the 2014 San Diego Books Awards for Best Published Memoir for Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss. The book was also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize (2014).
Edwards served as business editor, investigative reporter, and feature writer for San Diego Magazine. He also served as editor of The T Sector magazine, Maritime Quarterly, and San Diego Log, as well as a staff writer for the San Diego Business Journal and San Diego Log; he worked as a stringer for the Associated Press, covering the America’s Cup sailing regatta.
He currently works as a freelance writer, book editor, and publishing consultant to Wigeon Publishing, and has served as a judge for the San Diego Book Awards since 2005. Outside of writing and editing, Edwards plays the fiddle in old-time music and bluegrass bands. He lives in San Diego, California, with his birding-enthusiast wife, Janis Cadwallader.
Connie Saindon is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and among the few specialists in the field of violent death bereavement. She is the founder of the non-profit Survivors of Violent Loss Program in San Diego, which began in 1998. She also is the author of the Murder Survivor’s Handbook: Real-Life Stories, Tips & Resources—winner of a prestigious Gold Award in the 2015 Benjamin Franklin book awards competition—as well as The Journey: Learning to Live with Violent Death. Her commitment to violent death bereavement is related to the loss of her sister, aged 17, to homicide in 1961.
Indy Quillen is the author of Tracker, a Fox Walker novel, and has just finished editing her second novel, Pursuit. She grew up in Indiana, lived in Colorado, and now resides with her husband in the San Diego area. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, camping, hiking, gardening, traveling, bike riding, and swimming.