About Me

I’m not supposed to be a writer. By training, I’m an engineer, although I’m probably one of the few engineers who scored better on the Verbal part of the SAT than the Math. That probably explains why two of my main activities were working on the humor magazine and working as a writing tutor while attending Clarkson University.

The Reluctant Captain is my first novel.  I’ve also written two one-act plays The Job Interview and Musical Chairs. In addition, I’ve written a full length play called A Taste of Shakespeare for the Sherburne-Earlville Drama Club where three characters from Shakespeare lead the audience through a number of famous scenes from many of the Bard’s greatest plays.

If I hadn’t found computers in high school, I probably would have been a band teacher.  I still play trumpet throughout the year. Every summer you can find me as the first trumpet for the Smyrna Citizen’s Band. In the fall/winter, I play with the Mid-York Concert Band and in the spring, I also play in pit orchestras for many local high schools musicals.

When not doing any of the above, I like to read, play roleplaying games with a group that I have played with since high school, and watch hockey.  I have a love of all science fiction, but I am particularly a huge fan of Star Trek in all of its incarnations.  I have boxes of comic books collected when I was a kid and I’m happy to say that I’ve been a fan of Captain America and The Avengers long before it was cool!

You can follow me on Twitter: @Mike_Tefft or on my page at Facebook at: Michael Tefft