About Tom Warren
Tom Warren likes to write about places where he has lived for a long time. The setting for his book An Old Caddie Looks Back: Reflections from a Town that Loves Golf . . . is Rockford, Illinois, Warren’s birthplace and home growing up. An-other book, Discovering Lake Superior and the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, draws from decades of journal entries and experiences around the family cabin near Ontonagon, Michigan.
And now comes Discovering Beloit: Stories Too Good to be True? – a novel about investigative journalism and what it finds in the southern Wisconsin community where he has lived since the Seventies.
Warren is Emeritus Professor of Education at Beloit College. In mid-career he became active in a national group called the Association of Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education, affectionately known by the challenging acronym AILACTE (pro-nounced Uh LACK tee). For eight years he was publications editor, overseeing the creation and distribution of newsletters, monographs, and books.
He lives with his wife Anna Marie (“Mim”) in Beloit with frequent trips to their Upper Peninsula cabin and to Wheaton, Illinois, where they visit their daughter Rachel, son-in-law David, and grand-children Jack and Will.