Category Archives: Violent Loss

San Bernardino Team Needs Our Support

Originally posted on Survivors of Violent Loss:
What does a nurse, Director of Families and Friends of Murder Victims, a teacher, a Chaplin, Directors of Restorative Justice, therapist, missionary and survivor have in common? They are members of a trained…

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Obits on True-Crime Writer Ann Rule Should Tell Whole Story

Noted true-crime writer Ann Rule has died. I cannot honestly say that I am not saddened by her passing. More of a sense of relief. Even the New York Times ran an obit on her, as did the Seattle Times. … Continue reading

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‘Murder Survivor’s Handbook’ Author Connie Saindon to Speak at POMC Conference, NCVC Training Institute

Connie Saindon, author of “Murder Survivor’s Handbook,” will make presentations at the annual conferences of Parents of Murdered Children, and the National Center for Victims of Crime. She will discuss “Grief and Resiliency,” “Dealing with the Media,” and “Expanding Resources … Continue reading

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Secrets of . . . Surviving the Murder of a Loved One

September 30: Secrets of . . . Surviving the Murder of a Loved One Join Judy and Celeste Vinzant on “Off the Record with Judy” on Tuesday, September 30, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on http://www.ToginetRadio.com. Click on “Live on … Continue reading

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‘Murder Survivor’s Handbook’ Amazon Hot New Release, Best Seller

Murder Survivor’s Handbook: Real-life Stories, Tips & Resources by Connie Saindon is now a Hot New Release and Best Seller on Amazon.com — and the book will not be formally released for three more days: Thursday, Sept. 25, to coincide … 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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“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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