Mike Nemeth was born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin, attended the University of Wisconsin. He is still a die-hard Badger and Green Bay Packers fan. A Vietnam Army veteran and former software executive, Mike lived in Texas, Colorado, Florida, Tennessee and London, before settling in suburban Atlanta with his wife, Angie, and their rescue dog, Scout (yes, that Scout). He holds a private pilot’s license, once coached a Georgia state champion AAU basketball team, and is a golf and trout fishing enthusiast.
His three previous novels–Defiled, The Undiscovered Country and Parker’ Choice–have won awards for Southern Fiction, Romantic Mystery/Suspense, and Diverse and Multicultural Mystery/Suspense. The Undiscovered Country inspired songwriter Mark Currey to compose the song Who I Am. His short pieces have appeared in The New York Times, Georgia Magazine, Augusta Magazine, Southern Writers’ Magazine, Deep South Magazine, Writers’ Voices anthology. Creative Loafing named him Atlanta’s Best Local Author for 2018. The recurring theme in Mike’s novel is that morality and legality are two different things and classic morality has been supplanted by secularism.
In addition to his three novels, Mike has published two nonfiction works about sports: 128 Billion to 1, why no one can predict the outcome of the NCAA Basketball Tournament; and Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics, why the selection committee always chooses the wrong teams to play in the college football playoffs. He also wrote The Missing Ingredient, an article published in The New York Times that explained why college football rankings are always wrong.