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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: Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife Offers Hope and Inspiration

In Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife: Not Just Surviving But Thriving, by Barbara K. McNally, you will meet wives and partners who drew upon their inner resiliencies and prevailed when faced with daunting challenges. Each of these military spouses shares an … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Eden” Fresh Spin on “Intelligent Design.”

“If this is Paradise, how bad could Hell be?” Summary: In Eden: A Sci-Fi Novella by Martin Roy Hill, an American army patrol is sent to investigate ancient ruins in Iraq. When an enemy mortar shell blasts an opening into … Continue reading

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Ten Most Common Errors Made by Writers: #1

From the Editor’s Eye The 10 Most Common Errors Made by Writers (And How to Fix Them) The tenth of a ten-part series. #1. Verbal Abuse: Lie Down with Lay & Related Verb Warps  Drum roll please . . . the error … Continue reading

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A Movie About Editing Books? Seriously?

I’m looking forward to this movie — Duos of ‘Genius’ — about legendary editor Maxwell Perkins and authors Thomas Wolfe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ernest Hemingway. Biographer A. Scott Berg, left, and screenwriter-producer John Logan (Mel Melcon, L.A. Times)  Quote: … Continue reading

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Updated: Resources for Authors, Editors & Indie Publishers

I have updated my web page Resources for Authors, Editors & Indie Publishers. It includes my latest presentation “Using Social Media for Promoting Your Book: The Why, Where, When and How” — this is an introductory overview, with links to … Continue reading

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NCVC Follow Up – Your comments and Questions answered.

Originally posted on Survivors of Violent Loss:
         NCVC-2015 Follow-up Thanks to so many of you for the support and encouragement we received on the work we are doing to help Survivors of Homicide and thanks to all of you…

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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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Decoration Day Honored U.S. Civil War Veterans; Later Became Memorial Day

On May 5, 1868, Major General John A. Logan, the head of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans, declared Decoration Day as a time for the nation to honor the U.S. Civil War dead. Logan … Continue reading

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