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Murder Survivors Handbook to Be Honored with IBPA Award

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.

This means 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 Publisher Association’s Publishing University, April 10, 2015, in Austin, Texas.

Congratulations to author Connie Saindon.

“I am so pleased to hear that Murder Survivor’s Handbook, which has more than thirty contributors, is a finalist for the  Benjamin Franklin award,” Ms. Saindon says. “I am happy that the book, which is helping so many  people, is getting such important recognition.”

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 dealing with the violent death of a loved one, but also 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.

Visit this site for the update on Praise  for the book.

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.

For more information about these and other Wigeon books, visit the website:

Survivors of Violent Loss exists to build a lifeline of hope and healing by providing support and education to those who live and work with violent death. Coping isn't easy. Survivors of Violent Loss can help. (619) 685-0005