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Tom Barnard critical of Trish Van Pilsum’s treatment of the Rucki family

In a recent interview with Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann for The Tom Barnard Podcast, host Tom Barnard strongly criticized Trish Van Pilsum for withholding critical information which could have helped reunite two missing sisters – Samantha and Gianna Rucki – with their family and friends within days of the children disappearing 2013.

Brodkorb and Mann appeared on The Tom Barnard Podcast to discuss their new best-selling true crime book, The Girls Are Gone, which details Van Pilsum’s unethical conduct as a journalist also broke the Rucki’s family trust with the media. This lack of trust contributed greatly to a lack of any substantive media coverage about the disappearance of Samantha and Gianna Rucki for nearly two years.

At the end of the podcast, Barnard directed his final remarks at Van Pilsum:

Trish, I have no idea how the hell you could do this cause, I’ve been around parents who’ve lost their children. Neither one of them came back, one of them died from huffing, the other one, Jacob [Wetterling], unfortunately, was buried for I don’t know how many years. How you could walk away from that and be comfortable I will never understand cause I could never do what you did. Never.

As noted in the interview, Barnard has worked in the past with Patty Wetterling to help promote public awareness about missing children, including the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling. Click here to listen to Brodkorb and Mann’s full interview for The Tom Barnard Podcast. Continue reading

In the news: The Tom Barnard Podcast

Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann appeared on The Tom Barnard Podcast to discuss their new best-selling true crime book, The Girls Are Gone.

Brodkorb and Mann have announced a series of book events scheduled for later this month and February. Click here to find an event in your area.

The Girls Are Gone is available for sale through numerous retailers in both paperback and ebook.

‘The Girls Are Gone’ podcast roundup

Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann have been interviewed on numerous podcasts over the last month to discuss their new best-selling book, The Girls Are Gone.

Below are links to the interviews, which provide insight into the writing of The Girls Are Gone.

Since being released in October, The Girls Are Gone has been a commercial and critical success. The Kindle Edition of The Girls Are Gone is currently listed on Amazon’s Best Sellers for True Crime Biographies.

Less than one month after being released, Brodkorb and Mann ordered a second printing of their book.

Brodkorb and Mann will have a book signing at Barnes & Noble in Burnsville, Minnesota on January 3, 2018, from 7 PM – 9 PM. Click here to view a list of upcoming book events.

The Girls Are Gone is available for sale through numerous retailers in both paperback and ebook.

In the news: “A Dark Turn” with Kevin Deutsch

Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann appeared on a recent podcast episode of “A Dark Turn” with Kevin Deutsch to discuss their new best-selling book, The Girls Are Gone.

Brodkorb and Mann announced last week that they will have a book signing at Barnes & Noble in Burnsville, Minnesota on January 3, 2018, from 7 PM – 9 PM.

The Girls Are Gone is available for sale through numerous retailers in both paperback and ebook.

In the news: Corpus Delicti podcast

Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann appeared on a recent podcast episode of Corpus Delicti to discuss their new best-selling book, The Girls Are Gone.

Listen to “71: The Girls Are Gone ft. Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann” on Spreaker.

Brodkorb and Mann announced yesterday that they will have a book signing at Barnes & Noble in Burnsville, Minnesota on January 3, 2018, from 7 PM – 9 PM.

The Girls Are Gone is available for sale through numerous retailers in both paperback and ebook.

In the news: Ignorance Was Bliss podcast

Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann appeared on a recent episode of the podcast Ignorance Was Bliss to discuss their new book, The Girls Are Gone.

Brodkorb and Mann have a book event today in Shakopee, Minnesota. On Friday, they have a private book club event in St. Paul, Minnesota. If you’re interested in hosting a private book event, please contact Michael and Allison.

The Girls Are Gone is available for sale through numerous retailers in both paperback and ebook.

In the news: Writing About Crime podcast

Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann appeared on a recent episode of the podcast Writing About Crime to discuss their new book, The Girls Are Gone.

Brodkorb and Mann will read from and sign their book tomorrow, Saturday, November 10, from 7-8 p.m. at Eat My Words Books in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Girls Are Gone is available for sale through numerous retailers in both paperback and ebook.

In the news: The ComMN Law Podcast

Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann appeared on a recent episode of the podcast The ComMN Law to discuss their new book, The Girls Are Gone, and the status of the lawsuit filed by Michelle MacDonald, who is currently a candidate for the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Aside from offering details about their book, Brodkorb and Mann provided insight into the scandal-plagued candidacy of MacDonald.

MacDonald is currently being investigated by lawyers board

MacDonald is currently being investigated by the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility for alleged violations of the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct governing licensed attorneys. The investigation into the alleged violations by MacDonald was opened after Missing in Minnesota filed a formal complaint with the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility in June after MacDonald filed a “frivolous and vexatious” lawsuit against Missing in Minnesota, which appears to be in violation of an Order of the Minnesota Supreme Court which details the conditions by which MacDonald is allowed to practice law. Continue reading