Thomas F Renk

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General Information

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Name: Thomas F Renk

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: 1949 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin



Illinois Connection

Tom lives in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Tom Renk has been active in local government for the past twenty-five years as an elected official in two states. With an education in political science and economics, he has long been a student of government and democracy. An avid reader, he is still old school and pours through a number of newspapers and magazines each day.

In his career work managing trade and professional associations, he has travelled the world developing diverse memberships, building strategic relationships and visiting far away exotic places.

An avid reader of the adventure and thriller genre, he came up with a timely story line concerning the aftermath of 9-11 that everyone he talked with encouraged him to write. It is a story about a small group of angry citizens taking on the terrorist network that their own US government can't seem to locate. Journey for Revenge is the result.

He has also written a non-fiction book entitled “Getting Elected – Winning Local Elections.” It is a self-help how-to book meant to help first time candidates navigate the uncharted waters of running for office. It helps guide readers through the decision making process to run, the nomination paper filing requirements, the campaign committee set-up, the fund raising issues and reporting responsibilities, campaign marketing, presenting yourself to the public and getting out the vote. Everyone who has read the book has won their election.

Published Works

  • Getting Elected: Winning Local Elections, iUniverse, 2006
  • Journey for Revenge , AuthorHouse, 2011

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Getting Elected: Winning Local Elections

ISBN: 0595396674
Release Date: 2006-07-28

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Tom has done appearances for both books "Journey for Revenge" and "Getting Elected". He has been a featured author at a number of book fests and has spoken before library audiences in Wisconsin and Illinois. For "Getting Elected" he has done seminars for a number of groups and communities. For information please email Tom at:

External Links

Thomas F Renk on WorldCat

Thomas F Renk on Amazon


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