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Book Club Engagement Tonight

Another book club meeting this evening. Looking forward to it. Even though it is sometimes difficult to talk about my parents’ deaths and what that did to my family, I do enjoy these sessions. It gets people thinking in broader … 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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“Dare I Call It Murder?”: 90 5-star reviews

Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss now has 144 reviews on Amazon.com, 90 of them 5-star reviews. Again, thank you for your support in making this book a success, even if that success is bittersweet. I … Continue reading

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‘Dare I Call It Murder?’ in Good Company

Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss hanging out with good company today on Amazon’s top-rated biographies & memoirs list: Beatrix Potter Norman Mailer J.R.R. Tolkien C.S. Lewis Ernest Hemingway Charles Dickens Who’d a thunk it? (click … Continue reading

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Six Monthiversary: “Dare I Call It Murder?” Still Best-Seller; New Book Coming: “Murder 101”

Six months since the launch of Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss, and it remains highly ranked (#32) on Amazon.com’s Top-Rated Books in Biographies & Memoirs—sitting alongside Mayou Angelou’s Mom & Me & Mom. It’s been … Continue reading

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“Dare I Call It Murder?” in Good Company on Amazon

Nice holiday surprise today: Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss is in good company on Amazon.com’s Top-Rated Books in Biographies & Memoirs. Thanks to the generally positive comments by reviewers, it’s nestled among books by two … Continue reading

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Good Yule, Best Wishes for Happiness in 2014

Good Yule December 20, 2013 Good Yule . . . and may you smile more, laugh longer and attain new heights of happiness in the New Year. Thank you, again, for your support, encouragement and kind words for my book, … Continue reading

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Survivors of Violent Loss Honor Loved Ones, Sandy Hook Victims

Today, I attended and spoke at the Survivors of Violent Loss Holiday Memorial in San Diego. This event is always a bittersweet gathering, because the people in attendance have all lost a loved one—child, parent, sibling, niece/nephew, or dear friend—to … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving: Words of Gratitude

On this Thanksgiving, four and a half months since the launch of my book, Dare I Call It Murder?—A Memoir of Violent Loss, I am thankful for my family of friends. I am thankful for the support, encouragement, and kind … 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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