A professional writer for all of his adult life, Hal Schweig won outstanding praise for his debut novel, What Jennifer Saw, a psychological murder mystery. So far, the book has earned two five-star reviews on Amazon.com as well as a 100 percent positive review from Kirkus Reviews, which called it "A gripping tale of suspense."


He began his journalistic career as a crime reporter at the legendary City News Bureau of Chicago, where he gained first-hand knowledge and experience on the mean streets of Chicago, enabling him to write authentically about murders and police investigations and the press coverage that follows them.

Hal has written a number of short stories and one, published in the Ohio Journal, Ohio State University's literary quarterly, won the Journal's President's Award as the best prose they published that year.

He lives with his family in the Chicago area.