C.L. Stegall was born in the Deep South but he made his escape as soon as he could. He served for 10 years in the U.S Army as both an engineer and a linguist for Military Intelligence.

He’s made his mark from New England to California to Panama to the Caribbean and back again. He’s had broken bones and many stitches, he’s climbed Bridal Veil Falls in Yosemite and swam in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, as well as the Caribbean. He’s walked volcanoes, dove from cliffs, rappelled from helicopters and down mountainsides. He even died once. He is a survivor.

He currently spends his time writing, working as a technical project manager and loving on his Wife, all while arguing with their two dogs…who think they own the joint.

Agile Professional:

C.L. has been an IT professional for close to 20 years, 10 of those were spent working in Agile environments. He has been part of scrum teams since 2010 and has been serving as scrum master since 2014. He has scrummed multiple agile teams, both dev/enhancement and Operations/Maintenance (production support) teams, via scrum and Kanban. He is certified as a Professional Scrum Master through Scrum.org and continues learning at every opportunity.


C.L. Stegall has been a writer for as long as he can remember. His first A+ in school came from his writing of a short story for his Spanish I class in freshman year of high school. He had his first poem published in 1985. He won his first short story contest in 2003 and published his first novel in 2011. For several years, C.L. served as CEO and Editor-in-Chief of publishing company, Dark Red Press. He has spoken about writing at local writers’ workshops and conferences such as DFWCon. He continues to write whatever tale clears its way through the crowded creative forests of his mind.