The Author and his Chief Editor


Mike McCarey and Willi, his wife and chief editor, are lifelong Lutherans. They met at Valparaiso University where they both studied religion among other subjects. They both went to law school and became attorneys.

Mike spent most of his professional career as an Associate Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. His staff drafted the model law on generic substitution that President Jimmy Carter urged the states to adopt to lower prescription drug prices. The U.S. Supreme Court cited an economic analysis prepared by his staff in granting, for the first time in American jurisprudence, limited First Amendment protection to commercial advertising.

Mike served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1966 to 1969 and spent 19 months in Vietnam where he prosecuted several atrocity cases that received national media attention. Mike’s first novel, An American Atrocity, is based on that experience. He has appeared on network television news and testified before Congress.

Mike and Willi have two sons, Darren and David, and four grandchildren, Lauren, Matthew, Alison, and Jessica. In 2018, the couple celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary.