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Charles Caldemeyer

A college professor for twenty-four years, Charles Caldemeyer was trained in the visual arts. His paintings, which have been exhibited widely across the country, employ implied narratives to explore the interactions of cultural and personal histories. He has also published two essays about the artistic process.

An avid and lifelong reader of history, Caldemeyer has pursued the genealogical research of some of the more interesting characters in his family tree since his retirement from academic life. His goal is to develop accounts of common persons, the folks unnoticed by historians, whose stories nevertheless illuminate their eras.

Caldemeyer lives in northern Michigan on the remains of an old family farm. When he is not researching or writing, he spends his time painting, woodworking, swimming, kayaking, and snowshoeing on frozen lakes. The Railroad Skunk is his first book.