Book News & Update
Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss
July 9, 2016
On this 3rd anniversary of the launch of the book, I'd like to thank you again for your support and encouragement throughout the process. The book had a great run the first year out, and it has settled into steady sales. I am grateful for all of the kind words and positive reviews that have come with it. And I am grateful that readers find the book helpful to them.
I will be reading from the book at the August meeting of the Partners in Crime writing/reading group (the San Diego Chapter of Sisters in Crime).
San Diego Writers Ink
Saturday, August 13, 2016
2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Suite 202
San Diego, CA 92106
(located above the Women's Museum)
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Dare I Call It Murder? A Memoir of Violent Loss
I have initiated a blog for writers: From the Editor's Eye: The 10 Most Common Errors Made by Writers. These errors represent what we in the editing biz call editorial style: grammar, spelling, punctuation, and word usage. I culled the examples from manuscripts I have edited as well as published works. I will address the craft of writing in a separate series.
Last winter, under Wigeon Publishing, I released The Journey: Learning to Live with Violent Death. This workbook, written by Connie Saindon, MFT, is based on Restorative Retelling; it leads people through a healing process after losing a family member or friend in a violent death.
The Journey is a companion volume to the award-winning Murder Survivor's Handbook: Real-Life Stories, Tips & Resources, also by Connie Saindon and released in 2014. It helps family members adapt to the aftermath of the murder of a loved one.
I hope you never need either of these books, but if you are unfortunate enough to lose a loved one to homicide, suicide, or some other form of violent death, I believe you will find one or both of these books to be an excellent resource and of great benefit to you and your loved ones.
The books have received high praise from members of the violent death, bereavement, law enforcement, and victim's advocate communities.
Connie's youngest sister was murdered, and she has made it her mission to help others learn to live with such tragedies in their own lives. She has certainly been a great help to me, and I have joined her in this effort. To that end, she and I are working on a third book, to be released next year.
What the Private Saw: The Civil War Letters & Diaries of Oney Foster Sweet, released last year, has been well received and continues to enjoy an expanding readership.
Ditto for two earlier books published by Wigeon:
Beyond the Spotlight: On the Road With Phyllis Diller
by Robin Skone-Palmer
Home From The Banks
poems from Arthur William Raybold.
Be well, do good, and may you find sparks of joy and fair winds.