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Comments and updates on my book, “Dare I Call It Murder? — A Memoir of Violent Loss, Grief and Clarity”

Thank You, Te Mana Cafe, for Fun Evening with Books

I and two other authors — David Ward and Douglas Grant — had a good evening talking about our books at the Te Mana Cafe in San Diego’s Ocean Beach neighborhood. Good food, good books, good fun. Thank you, Marguerite. … Continue reading

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Violent Loss Can Rip Families Apart

My sister’s birthday. We used to always make time for a phone call on our birthdays. We were best of friends. But no longer. Violent loss, a criminal investigation, and sensational news coverage—which ideally would bring families together—all too often … Continue reading

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Book Signing, August 1, Te Mana Cafe, San Diego

Another book event on the calendar: Te Mana Cafe, a friendly place where the motto is “Aloha in a Cup.” If you’re in the area and can come by to say hello, it would be great to see you. (And … Continue reading

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Comment Re Kirkus Reviews

Excellent observations by Giacomo Giammatteo in his blog post: Watchdog: Is Kirkus Selling Dreams – or Do They Deliver? I got a Kirkus Review for my latest book—Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss—and I believe (one never … Continue reading

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“Dare I Call It Murder?” 1-Yr Anniversary; New Titles on Horizon

Book Update Today marks the one-year anniversary of launching Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss. And what a fantastic year it’s been. Not only getting the book out, but reconnecting with folks I haven’t seen in … Continue reading

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‘Dare I Call It Murder?’ Wins SD Book Award for Best Published Memoir; Congrats to All Winners & Finalists

What a thrill and a delight, as my friend George Militzer (RIP) used to say, to have my book Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss honored last night at the San Diego Book Awards as the … Continue reading

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‘Dare I Call It Murder?’ Reaches Milestone

Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss now has 150 reviews on Amazon, 96 of them 5-star ratings. Approaching the 11-month mark since publication, nearly 7,000 copies of the book have been purchased, and it has consistently … Continue reading

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UCSB Murders: Victims Overlooked in Sensational News Coverage?

The Los Angeles Times ran a story today that relates how UCSB students say the focus on the Isla Vista killer is detracting from remembering the 6 dead victims. And well these students should raise a hue and cry. The … Continue reading

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Congratulations to San Diego Books Awards Finalists

Congratulations to the finalists in the 2014 San Diego Book Awards, among them some writer friends, as well as two books I edited. Books I edited . . . Accidental Immigrants by David Ward — Unpublished Memoir Water Shock by … Continue reading

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Hanging Out With Tobias Wolff on Amazon

One of my favorite books is the memoir This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff. The book chronicles Wolff’s teen years while living in Concrete, Washington. I can relate to that, having grown up not far from there, but that’s not … Continue reading

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