Michael Stagg was a civil trial lawyer for more than twenty-five years. He has tried cases to juries, so he’s won and he’s lost and he’s argued about it in the court of appeals after. Michael was still practicing law when the first Nate Shepherd books were published so he wrote them under a pen name. He writes full-time now and no longer practices, but the pen name has stuck.
Michael and his wife live in the Midwest. Their sons are grown so time that used to be spent at football games and band concerts now goes to writing. He enjoys sports of all sorts, reading, and grilling, with the order depending on the day.