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Larry M Edwards

Author, Editor, Journalist, Musician

    A scribler by profession and preference, Larry M Edwards
    is an award-winning investigative journalist, author, editor and publishing consultant, and he is a musician — playing fiddle and bass.
Edwards has written four books: He has edited hundreds of books, including: Edwards offers freelance writing, editing, manuscript critique, ghostwriting/collaboration, and publishing consultation services. He also coaches up-coming writers.

Previously he served as business editor of San Diego Magazine as well as an investigative reporter and feature writer for this oldest city magazine in the country. He is a past editor and journalist for's Business Page, a daily business-news report. He also is a past editor of The T Sector magazine (went belly-up in June 2003) and The T Sector Web site, as well as editor of The Log Newspapers and Maritime Quarterly. He is a former staff writer for the San Diego Business Journal and stringer for the Associated Press.

He also served as Senior Writer for Cook & Schmid Public Relations in San Diego, Calif., for four years. Articles ghostwritten for corporate executives were published in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States, including The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego Daily Transcript, Press Enterprise, San Bernardino Sun, Minority Business Journal, Advance Laboratories ML, Medical Laboratory Observer, California Real Estate Journal, Concrete Contractor, Concrete Products and others. Edwards produced white papers, website content, press releases and related materials, and participated in media relations and crisis communications.

Edwards has had hundreds of news stories published both in print and online. Larry Edwards - investigative reporter

Print: 48° North, Alaska Airlines, eBusiness Advisor, Grand Prix Sailor Weekly, Internet & Java Advisor, Los Angeles Times, Maritime Quarterly, New Zealand Herald, Puget Sound Business Journal, Sailing, Sailing World, San Diego Business Journal, San Diego Log, San Diego Magazine, San Diego Metropolitan, San Diego Reader, San Diego Union, The Yacht (Germany), Yachting, Yachting World (UK).

Online: America's Cup '95, America's Cup 2000, Quokka Sports,, San Diego Magazine, San Diego Metropolitan, The T Sector and others.

Edwards serves as a judge for the annual San Diego Book Awards competition and conducts writing workshops for the organization; he also has conducted writing workshops for the Society of Professional Journalists, Almost-Free Writers' Conference in San Diego, Sisters in Crime (San Diego chapter), San Diego Writers & Editors Guild, Publishers and Writers of San Diego, San Diego Professional Editors Network, and San Diego Book Awards.

America's Cup
As one of the principals of the highly acclaimed

America's Cup On Line
the official Web site of the
1995 America's Cup

he coordinated the design, development and deployment of the Web site, as well as creating the majority of the content for the site. The project received a number of awards from educators and marketers alike and was a finalist for Best of the Net in 1995.

In 1995, Edwards founded and edited The Sailing Site, an online source for sailing news and events around the world. He later sold it to a sailing publication in the United Kingdom.

Living History / Old-Time Music Friar and Strummer

In his spare time (whatever that is), Edwards plays old-time music on his fiddle and dog-house bass, and he is a living-history re-enactor, portraying a Rocky Mountain fur trapper of the 1820s-1830s. As the trapper "Friar," he presents living-history demonstrations at public schools, adult education programs, museums, historical encampments and other community events, combining period music with story telling and displays of authentic artifacts.

Stop by for a visit at the next mountain man rendezvous at the Mataguay Boy Scout Reservation (October, beyond Dudley's Bakery in Santa Ysabel), or near Lake Morena (May) and say, "Howdy!" And remember to ask for the Fiddlin' Friar. Folks thereabouts have never heard of that Larry Edwards character. Wagh!

Heritage - Larry Friar Edwards, Chuck Capt. Strummer Preble and Mike Hat Man Robinson Old-Time Fiddle
He also plays old-time fiddle in a number of bands in the San Diego area. See his Old-Time Fiddle Music page.

Playing with Heritage, he recorded an old-time music CD: The Musical History Tour: Songs and Dance Tunes of the Early American Frontier.

The Pandemic Sessions - New Tunes in the Old-time Style (mostly) - front cover Putting a modern spin on old-time music, Edwards published a book of his own compostions and produced a companion audio recording (CD) The Pandemic Sessions: New Tunes in the Old-time Style (mostly). The book contains the sheet music of these compositions, as well as explanatory notes (and asides); the companion CD features the 16 tunes in the book, with separate vocal and instrumental tracks for Got the Pandemic Blues.

Professional Organizations


    Larry Edwards and Janis Cadwallader Larry lives in San Diego, California, with his wife, Janis Cadwallader, a serious birder and fellow fiddler.

    Graduate of the University of Washington; majored in Health Education; ran cross country and track.

    Taught Health Education and coached cross country and track in Tacoma, Washington.

    Copyright © 1994-, Larry M Edwards