I first came across Michael Stackpole’s work when I was heavy into Battletech. I loved his books and the way he shed light into whatever universe he was dealing with whether it was Battletech, Shadowrun or Star Wars. In addition to writing, he’s done a lot to champion and help fellow writers. Recently, he wrote an essay titled, Swimming Lessons for House Slaves: No one will for you. Like his books, it makes for very good reading.
To learn more about Michael Stackpole, visit his website at www.michaelastackpole.com.