Author Archives: Polishing Your Prose

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 A Memoir of Violent Loss" won First Place in the San Diego Book Awards in 2012 (unpublished memoir) and 2014, Best Published Memoir.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 -- www.larryedwards.com -- www.dareicallitmurder.com -- www.wigeonpublishing.com

Winner, 2017 San Diego Book Awards

I am gratified to announce that I took first place in the Best Unpublished Short Story category at the San Diego Book Awards ceremony on June 10.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 … Continue reading

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Stolen Violins/Fiddles, San Diego, CA

Stolen Violins San Diego Police Dept. crime report #17007643 Two violins in a double case, with three bows and accessories, were taken on June 5, 2017, in San Diego, California, in the 3700 block of Mount Acadia Drive (Clairemont area). … Continue reading

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The Most Pernicious Problem in Punctuation Today . . .

Oops. I encountered this abomination in a motel in Bentonville, Arkansas. Lest you try to foist the blame on the Arkansas education system, Wyndham Hotel Group is headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, across the Hudson from NYC. I blame Bill Gates. … Continue reading

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Death Penalty Extends Trauma

Originally posted on Survivors of Violent Loss:
Check out this editorial by the LA TIMES 3/31/17 The death penalty doesn’t bring closure so much as it extends trauma http://fw.to/Sz7fJdh Quote: “studies have found that capital-murder trials and executions rarely bring…

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New Book: Food & Provisions of the Mountain Men

What did Rocky Mountain fur trappers eat? Not tofu, nor kale wraps Food & Provisions of the Mountain Men offers glimpse of 19th century frontier diet 3rd edition expanded to 80 pages, color cover, three new chapters, 50+ illustrations SAN … Continue reading

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Larry Edwards to Speak on Impact of Violent Death, Feb. 11

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 […]

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Book Review: “Charcoal Joe” by Walter Mosley; Hypnotic

I love this hypnotic book, the 14th in Walter Mosley’s Easy Rawlins series—best book I’ve read in ages. Easy’s childhood friend Mouse introduces him to Rufus Tyler, a man everyone calls Charcoal Joe. Joe, for reasons unclear at the outset, … Continue reading

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