Michael Leannah has had a long career in the public schools of Milwaukee and Sheboygan. His stories for children have been published in magazines in the United States and in Australia; his radio plays have won national awards and have been performed in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and elsewhere. In 2007, he edited Well! Reflections on the Life and Career of Jack Benny. Leannah grew up in Marinette, Wisconsin, within walking distance of Lauermans Department Store. He now lives with his family in Sheboygan.