Tag Archives: Ann Rule

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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Thank You, Ann Rule, for Dissing Me 4 Years Ago

Today marks the fourth anniversary of true-crime writer Ann Rule’s lawyer dismissing as “de minimis” my objections to the numerous errors in Rule’s account of my parents’ deaths aboard their sailboat Spellbound. Never mind that a number of these critical … Continue reading

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Gary C. King’s True Crime Blog: Special Guest Post: DARE I CALL IT MURDER?

True-crime author Gary C. King asked me to write a guest blog for his site. He posted it today. Thank you, Gary, for the opportunity to address some questions about my book, Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of … Continue reading

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36 Years Ago Today: Our Final Good-bye

Thirty-six years ago today I said good-bye to my parents. The next day, they set sail for the South Pacific aboard their 53-foot ketch, the Spellbound. I figured I’d see them again in a year or two. Three months later, … Continue reading

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Help! My book is being “Ann Rule’d”

Help! I’m being “Ann Rule’d” on this Amazon best seller list. I think her books are ganging up on my book. It’s as if I’m in this nightmarish Pacman game . . .

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“Dare I Call It Murder?” Featured in ALLi News, Ranked in 5 Amazon Best-Seller Lists

The Alliance of Independent Authors featured my book in today’s news bulletin, noting that Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss was “#2 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases list for Biographies & Memoirs and as high as … Continue reading

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Cannot Escape Ann Rule: Amazon Best-Seller List

I cannot escape Ann Rule. I am literally surrounded by her on Amazon’s Murder & Mayhem best-seller list … she has #12, #14 and #15, and my book, Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss, is sandwiched in … Continue reading

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Oh, the Irony: Ann Rule Sues Seattle Newspaper

Oh, the irony. I love it. Ann Rule sues the Seattle Weekly over perceived errors in a story published about her. While I may ultimately have to side with her on this specific instance, it does not excuse what she … Continue reading

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Book Launch Day: Bittersweet Moment

People ask me, “Aren’t you thrilled that your book is finally coming out?” Yes. But it’s also a bittersweet moment. I wish I did not have to write this book. I’d rather my parents’—Loren and Jody Edwards—were alive and living … Continue reading

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True-Crime Writer Gets It Wrong; Final Book Excerpt

When a violent death occurs, the victim’s family members and close friends often are traumatized, some more so than others. News stories, depending on how they are positioned, can add to the trauma, especially when the coverage is sensationalized, with … Continue reading

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