Michael A. Stackpole is the bestselling author of over forty fantasy and science fiction novels. His best known books were written in the Star Wars® universe, including I, Jedi and Rogue Squadron. In the summer of 2008 he was the first author to have work for sale in Apple's Appstore, and he's been an advocate for authors taking advantage of the opportunities afforded by the digital revolution. He regularly tours the country attending conventions, giving writing workshops and lecturing on writing careers in the post-paper era. His work combines tight plots and suspense with strong character development.