Brett Champan was born and raised in north-central Wisconsin, where he developed a passion for books and the outdoors early on. Already as a grade-schooler, he knew he wanted to write. He remembers walking to a bookshelf in his small classroom, picking up a novel and saying to himself, “One day, I’m going to write one of these.”
After earning a degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Brett moved to Chicago, where he began working professionally and became active with a life-giving church that stretches throughout the city. The city’s people, contagious energy, and fast pace easily grew on him. But even amidst the bustle, he had not forgotten his desire to write, and in 2009, he published his first novel, Rearview Sunset.
In addition to writing, Brett enjoys fishing, hunting, and spending time with friends around the fire. He also has a passion for teaching and helping people grow spiritually. He splits his time between Chicago and the Northwoods, and his dog Cruzer is usually close by his side.