Michael Raleigh is the author of the Paul Whelan series. The Riverview Murders won the first Eugene Izzi Award. He has received four Illinois Arts Council Grants for fiction.
Along the way to becoming a novelist, Michael worked in a bank, tended bar for many years, operated a punch press in a factory, made microfiche, ran an office for the City of Chicago's anti-poverty program, wrote grants for the Salvation Army, and taught English and Chicago History at Truman College. He currently teaches freshman writing for DePaul University's Honors Program and First Year Writing Program.
Michael is married to Katherine and has three children, Sean, Peter, and Caitlin.