Winner, 2017 San Diego Book Awards

moonshine_cover_500px.jpgI am gratified to announce that I took first place in the Best Unpublished Short Story category at the San Diego Book Awards ceremony on June 10. I won with By the Light of the Moon, a story about a moonshiner suspected of murder.

Tracker-Web-3d-Print.jpggetting_rid_of_ianAlso, Pennie James, one of the authors in my writing group, won in the Best Published Memoir category with Getting Rid of Ian: A Memoir of Poison, Pills, and Mortal Sins, and Indy Quillen, an author I work with, was a finalist in the Best Published Mystery category with her mystery/suspense novel Tracker.

This is the third time I have taken top honors in the annual competition, having won for Best Unpublished Memoir in 2012 and Best Published Memoir in 2014 with Dare I Call It Murder?—A Memoir of Violent Loss. In addition, a number of authors I have worked with as an editor and publishing consultant have taken top honors in the SDBA and other awards competitions.

Congratulations to all the other winners and finalists in the 2017 San Diego Book Awards. I fully appreciate the thrill that comes with being praised for the gut-churning, soul-searching hours, days, weeks, months, and years that go into completing a finished work, whether it be a short story, poem, or full-length book manuscript.

And a heartfelt “Thank You!” to SDBA president Jean Forsythe and her fellow board members—and their panel of judges—for the selfless hours they have dedicated to keeping this program going.

Lastly, for those of you who have asked where you can read By the Light of the Moon, I have submitted it for publication and am keeping my fingers crossed. If, and when, it is accepted for publication, I will let you know.


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 A Memoir of Violent Loss" won First Place in the San Diego Book Awards in 2012 (unpublished memoir) and 2014, Best Published Memoir.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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4 Responses to Winner, 2017 San Diego Book Awards

  1. randybluemoon says:

    Well, Larry, guess congratulations are in order. Luck in publishing.

  2. Barbara Keck says:

    Congratulations Larry. Sure hope your book gets published. Be sure to let us know when it happens. It was great to meet you at Ina and RT’s party on Sunday.

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