The Author

Tom Swift, a graduate of St. Olaf College, holds master’s degrees from Hamline University (M.F.A./nonfiction writing) and the University of Minnesota-Mankato (M.S./community health education), and is a certified power-lifting coach. It’s a strange combination but then so is he. The author of Chief Bender’s Burden: The Silent Struggle of Baseball Star, winner of the Seymour Medal, and a former journalist, he has won industry awards as a feature writer and sportswriter. He and his dog live in and roam around Minneapolis. Like the author himself, this site is a work in progress.