As tragic as this entire case is, there have been many serendipitous, right-place, right-time aspects of it for which I’m very grateful.

A year ago, my manuscript just happened to land on the desk of Dylan Lightfoot, an editor at McFarland Publishing/Exposit Books. I soon knew my book had found its home.

Dylan wasn’t just a strong, scrupulous editor; he knew the case backwards and forwards. Growing up in Pontiac, Michigan, Dylan experienced the pervasive sense of fear first-hand. As a former newspaper journalist and a true-crime book editor, Dylan said then he’d never been “more keen to work on a project, nor felt more uniquely suited to one.”

A connoisseur of facts, Dylan started working on a time line of the case I think as soon as I signed my contract. A year later, he has now produced the most comprehensive, sequential, as-it-transpired accounting of the Oakland County Child Killings case ever.

To say this project is long overdue is an understatement. To know that it took a civilian (albeit a guy with a certain passion for synthesizing information) to do this and not a member of law enforcement is yet another shameful hallmark of this case.

There’s a reason Dylan says this timeline is “not exhaustive." There’s an implied imperative here: get the word out far and wide.

Share this amazing timeline anywhere and everywhere.

And then get ready. The truth will out.


https://www.preceden.com/timelines/547927




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Yesterday, Care House of Oakland aired their virtual program celebrating the life of Barry King and honoring his mission to find justice for his son, Tim. Shortly after Tim's death, Barry and Marion King established the Tim King Fund, which offers support and resources for abused and neglected children. The King family has also been long-time supporters of CARE House.

The CARE House mission is :

"To be a leading resource in the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and the protection of children through advocacy, education, intervention, research, training and treatment, in collaboration with the community."

I am very proud to be part of the 25th anniversary of the Circle of Friends event. CARE House welcomes any and all donations, big and small. Here's a link to the recorded program.


https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/01D8860fsoHGjrL45vvVule5pmPeD-kapJ2p4P9l8uFOo1tmxjv--OTq6HfnEI8L.d1Hwc-bNpw-SSBmT

Passcode: .b3Ug2Qk (please note the period before the "b" in the passcode

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