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Larry M Edwards

Author, Journalist, Freelancer

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Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss - Larry Edwards

Dare I Call It Murder?
A Memoir of Violent Loss

Larry Edwards unmasks the emotional trauma of violent loss as he ferrets out new facts to get at the truth of how and why his parents were killed.

". . . chilling . . . palpable . . . powerful . . ." —Kirkus Reviews

Winner, San Diego Book Awards
Best Unpublished Memoir, 2012

Winner, San Diego Book Awards
Best Published Memoir, 2014

Amazon Best-Seller

Wigeon Publishing
July 2013


Food & Provisions of the Mountain Men - Fourth Edition - A Guide to Authentic Provisions of Fur Trappers, Traders and Explorers in the Early American West

Food & Provisions
of the Mountain Men

A Guide to Authentic Provisions of
Fur Trappers, Traders and Explorers
in the Early American West

(4th Edition)

A guide to historically accurate food and provisions of the fur trappers, traders, and explorers who went to the Rocky Mountains at a time when beaver fur was worth
more than gold.

This fourth edition has been expanded to 92 pages and includes more illustrations, an expanded section on honey and bee hunters, a recipe for mule-blood soup, and more first-hand accounts of the "starvin' times."

Wigeon Publishing
April 2019


What the Private Saw
The Civil War Letters & Diaries
of Oney Foster Sweet

Private Oney F. Sweet’s previously unpublished letters and diaries offer a
unique glimpse of the American Civil War.

“One of the very best of the many published collections of Civil War letters and diaries.” —Gene Armistead, author,
Horses & Mules in the Civil War

Wigeon Publishing
April 2015

Official Netscape Internet Business Starter Kit

Official Netscape Internet
Business Starter Kit

The Eight Essential Steps for Launching
Your Business on the Net

Finalist, San Diego Book Awards
Nonfiction, 1998

Selected as a textbook at
Vanderbilt University.

Ventana, 1998

  • Freelance writer, investigative journalist and editor since 1983

  • Author — three nonfiction books

  • Author — two published short stories

  • Freelance journalist — hundreds of nonfiction articles published in newspapers and magazines in the United States as well as Great Britain, Germany and New Zealand

  • Public relations — formerly senior writer with Cook & Schmid — wrote press releases, white papers, web copy and marketing materials for businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations, as well as ghostwriting bylined magazine articles and op-ed pieces for corporate executives and CEOs

  • Former business editor, San Diego Magazine; editor-in-chief, The T-Sector magazine; managing editor, Maritime Quarterly; managing editor, San Diego Log newspaper

  • Former contributing editor — San Diego Metropolitan magazine; Advisor publications; SanDiego.com

  • Former staff writer — San Diego Business Journal, San Diego Log and QuokkaSports; stringer for Associated Press

  • Professional honors — four Best-of-Show awards from San Diego Press Club as well as numerous first-place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and San Diego Press Club; First Place, San Diego Book Awards, Best Published Memoir; Gold Award, IBPA Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, Murder Survivor's Handbook: Real-Life Stories, Tips & Resources (as editor); First Place, San Diego Book Awards, Best Unpublished Short Story

  • Judge — San Diego Book Awards (2005-07, 2009-17), San Diego Short Story Awards (2006)

  • Writing workshops / speaker — Society of Professional Journalists, Almost Free Outdoor Writers' Conference, San Diego Writers/Editors Guild, Sisters in Crime, San Diego Professional Editors Network (SD/PEN), Publishers & Writers of San Diego (PWSD)

  • Current projects:
    • The Greatest Cattle Drive — dramatization of the diary of Philip Edwards, who served as secretary/clerk to the Willamette Cattle Company in 1837. Former fur trapper Ewing Young and other settlers in Oregon formed the company to bring cattle from Mexico-controlled California to the Willamette Valley. Young led the expedition, which included Edwards, as 10 men drove more than 600 head of longhorn cattle through the rugged Siskiyou Mountains. This is the first recorded cattle drive in North America, predating the better-known Texas cattle drives by two decades. (work in progress)
    • Ramsey's Revenge — the first in a series of historical novels of the American frontier. Accused of murder, 17-year-old Ramsey Taylor runs for his life and joins a brigade of fur trappers seeking their fortunes in the Rocky Mountains — but Ramsey's accusers are hot on his trail . . . (work in progress)

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