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Award Winner

Murder Survivor’s Handbook
to Be Honored with IBPA Award

March 19, 2015

SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Wigeon Publishing’s latest book, Murder Survivor's Handbook: Real-Life Stories, Tips & Resources, has been named as a finalist in the prestigious 2015 Benjamin Franklin Awards competition in the Self-Help category.
Murder Survivor's Handbook: Real-life Stories, Tips & Resources
The book is already a Silver Award winner. The Gold Award winner will be chosen from the finalists in the category and announced during the Independent Book Publishers Association’s Publishing University, April 10, 2015, in Austin, Texas.

Congratulations to author Connie Saindon.

“I am pleased to hear that Murder Survivor’s Handbook, which has more than thirty contributors, is a finalist for the Benjamin Franklin award,” Saindon says. “The book is helping so many people, and this recognition confirms the book’s value and will help to expand its reach to those in need.”

Editor Larry M. Edwards concurs. “Connie’s book deserves this level of recognition. It is providing immeasurable assistance and comfort to those who are not only grieving over the violent, traumatic death of a loved one, but also having to navigate the unfamiliar world of the criminal justice system.”

This self-help book provides information, resources, and strategies for learning to live with the aftermath of a homicide, including safety issues, dealing with the criminal justice system, addressing the news media, and coping with traumatic grief, while preserving the memory of a loved one.

The book is distributed by Ingram and may be purchased at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble online, and through traditional retail outlets.

This is Wigeon’s second award-winner. Last year, Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss, won the Best Published Memoir award from the San Diego Book Awards Association, and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Wigeon’s next book, What the Private Saw: The Civil War Letters and Diaries of Oney F. Sweet, will be released on April 9, 2015, the 150th anniversary of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House.

For more information about these and other Wigeon books, visit the website: http://wigeonpublishing.com.

Wigeon Publishing is a small press based in San Diego, CA, and a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association.

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