About the Author
Michael Kleen earned a master's degree in American history from Eastern Illinois University in 2008. He is the author of numerous books, including Tales of Coles County, Illinois, Six Tales of Terror, Autumn and Winter, and Ashmore Estates: Myth & Legend.
Michael has also spoken on local history and folklore at Teapot's Cafe in Beecher, Illinois; Ashmore Estates; Charleston Middle School; and the 2007 Conference on Illinois History in Springfield.
Michael is the publisher and executive editor of Black Oak Presents, a quarterly digital journal of Middle American art and culture, and the proprietor of Black Oak Press, Illinois and Black Oak Media.