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.
Creative Loafing Atlanta named Mike Best Local Author for 2018.
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.
Defiled and The Undiscovered Country follow the exploits of ex-con Randle Marks, while Parker’s Choice introduces an entirely new set of diverse characters facing new obstacles and challenges. The recurring theme in Mike’s novels is: Morality and legality are two entirely different things. He’s hard at work on another novel about a man tortured by his Vietnam war experiences and now investigating suspicious deaths at a high-class retirement village.