Tony Garel-Frantzen was born and raised in Chicago and graduated from DePaul University magna cum laude with a degree in Psychology. He began writing biographies in 2015 following a successful career as an award-winning newspaper reporter and editorial cartoonist, public relations consultant and senior corporate communications executive for Fortune 500 companies.
As an author, Tony has a passion for discovering and honoring untold stories about ordinary people who use their unique gifts to live remarkable lives. Tony and his wife have three grown children and currently live in the suburban Chicago area.
Previous biographies by Tony include Hoosier Aviator Paul Baer: America’s First Combat Ace (The History Press-2017) and Slow Ball Cartoonist: The Extraordinary Life of Indiana Native and Pulitzer Prize Winner, John T. McCutcheon of the Chicago Tribune (Purdue University Press-2016).