Cletus R. Willems was born and raised in the heartland of America in the early post-World War Two era—a time of prevailing trust in the goodwill and competence of its institutions. He writes of those responsible for creating that comforting spirit, and also of disillusioned men and women forced to evolve by confronting injustices wrought by powerful and disguised elitists. His books arise from experiences gained in four continents in work ranging from that of a wharf rat, to a tool and die maker, to an attorney, and from military service during the Vietnam Conflict. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Wisconsin Law School, Clete is married, has 3 children, and lives and writes from Bonita Springs, Florida.
He is a member of the Visionary Fiction Alliance, a group of authors and readers promoting growth of consciousness as a central theme of fiction, often using reincarnation and dreams as plot devices, and emphasizing the limitless nature of human potential. His outcomes are unique and surprising, reflecting such beliefs and his underlying hope that in its evolution mankind will rediscover simple and fundamental truths easily overlooked and cleverly disguised.