Nicole Bennett , a digital news producer with Cox Media Group in Atlanta is the brains behind a new podcast called "Beyond Criminal Headlines." Every two weeks Nicole interviews journalists from across the industry who’ve covered some of the most notorious crimes in American history. Nicole has roots in Oakland County; her grandmother lives in Rochester Hills and gave her a copy of "The Snow Killings" as a gift.

Recently, Nicole and I spent a couple hours talking about the OCCK case for her podcast. Her latest episode on "The Snow Killings: Inside the Investigation into the Oakland County Child Killer" is now available. You can access it on iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play and Tune In. You can also listen on demand here:

Also, on Tuesday April 5, 2022, I will give a presentation on the book, followed by a Q & A and book signing at the Livonia Civic Center Library. Copies of The Snow Killings will be available for purchase and signing. Registration is not required.

Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Civic Center Library 32777 Five Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48154

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Publishing in the middle of a pandemic presented many obstacles including the ability to promote "The Snow Killings." Thanks to area public libraries, I've been able to spread the word via virtual presentations. This week includes two in-person events complete with book signings. I hope it's a sign of things to come.

Here's the schedule

Tuesday, January 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Detroit Public Library.

This is a virtual event and it will also be streamed/recorded on the Detroit Public Library's channel.

Following the presentation, Cory Williams, who was the lead detective on the OCCK case for over 13 years, will be joining me in a Q and A discussion. Williams retired in 2019 after 36 years in law enforcement, the last ten years he served as a criminal investigator for the Wayne County Prosecutors' office. He continues to serve as a consultant on the OCCK case.

You can register for the Detroit Public Library event here:

Wednesday, January 19, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Alice and Jack Wirt/Bay County Public Library.

This is an in- person event featuring the book presentation, Q and A discussion, and signed books for purchase.

Alice and Jack Wirt Public Library

Kantzler Community Room

500 Center Ave, Bay City, MI 48708

Register for the live event here:

The event will also be live-streamed on on the Bay County library's Facebook page here:

Saturday, January 22, 3:30 p.m - 5 p.m. Pontiac Public Library

This is a live event, held in the library's auditorium, featuring presentations from two non-fiction authors, Martha Bloomfield and myself. After the presentation, you can purchase signed copies of our books.

Pontiac Public Library

60 East Pike Street

Pontiac, MI 48342

For more info:

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Adira James has written a first-person account of her parents' trafficking her as very young child in the insanely lucrative child prostitution and pornography rings active in the Detroit suburbs in the seventies and eighties. Hers was not a childhood; it was torture and slavery and brainwashing at the hands of evil incarnate. That Adira survived with her sense of self in tact is a monumental achievement; publishing this memoir is her victory lap.

As painful as is this to read, please do not take a pass. Silence is complicit. No matter how abhorrent, evil must be exposed in order to defeat it.

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