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: Reflec¬tions 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 Penin¬sula of Michigan, draws from decades of journal entries and experiences around the family cabin near Ontonagon, Michigan. And now comes Dis¬covering Beloit: Stories Too Good to be True? - a novel about inves¬tigative journalism in the southern Wisconsin com¬munity where he has lived since the Seventies.
Warren is Emeritus Professor of Education at Beloit College. He lives with his wife Anna Marie ("Mim") in Beloit with fre¬quent 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.