Tag Archives: true crime

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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Book Signing, November 6: ‘Dare I Call It Murder?’

One more bookstore event on the docket. If you’re in the area and can come by to say hello, it would be great to see you. (And the bookstore would appreciate your patronage.) Barnes & Noble, Grossmont Center, La Mesa, … Continue reading

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Award Nominee: Pulitzer, Franklin; Radio Interview

My book, Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss, has been nominated for two awards: Pulitzer Prize (2014): Letters, Drama, and Music > Biography/Autobiography Benjamin Franklin Award (2014): Autobiography/Memoirs In 2012, the book won top honors in … Continue reading

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Dare I Call It Murder?: 9 Weeks on Amazon Best-Seller Lists

A number of readers and fellow authors have asked me: “How’s your book doing?” I.e., how is it selling? Answer: Remarkably well, for which I am grateful. The support and response from readers has been more than I could hope … Continue reading

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Book News, Seattle Recap, River of Remembrance, Bookstore Events

Summary of the Book Update posted today on the Dare I Call It Murder? website: Incredible: The San Diego Union-Tribune features me and my book on the front page of today’s newspaper: “The lasting pain of murder’s ‘living victims’.” (Right … Continue reading

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Book Update: ‘Dare I Call It Murder?’ – News, Bookstores, Radio

Many of you have asked about the book and how it’s doing as it approaches the second monthiversary. It has been in the news again, bookstore events are scheduled for next two weeks and two radio interviews are on tap. … Continue reading

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Thank you, Barnes & Noble Booksellers

Thank you, Barnes & Noble. Yesterday, I stopped by the Barnes & Noble Booksellers’ Encinitas store in north San Diego County where I will be doing a book signing for Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss on … Continue reading

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“Dare I Call It Murder?” #3 in Amazon’s Top Rated True Accounts, #8 in Memoir

Not sure what to say about this other than I am taken aback by the great reception my book has received since its launch on July 9. Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss  is #3 in … Continue reading

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Kirkus Book Review: Dare I Call It Murder?

The Kirkus Review of my book came out today . . . A chilling memoir of a family tragedy and its painful aftermath. . . . This book is an act of witness, and the author’s motivation is palpable throughout: “I have a … 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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