Rex Southwell was born and raised in the family home in Kalkaska, Michigan. He grew up in Coldsprings Township while there was still virgin timber standing. He and wife Evelyn raised their family across the road from Grover and Grace, his parents, who are also the main characters in Tall Trees, Tall People. Since retirement, he has built cedar canoes and grandfather clocks. He now lives in Port Charlotte, Florida, and looks forward to summers in a cottage at Southwell Lake.
Rex has authored two books, Tall Trees Tall People and Price of Pride. To learn more about each book, use the menu to the right.
Rex Southwell passed away on Aug 20th 2011. His book Tall Trees Tall People is still availble from this web site. Price of Pride is no longer in print.