“It is a modern mistake to think that great personalities can grow without being rooted in the rich soil of the past, in the memory of great deeds and in fidelity to promises made across the generations.” Stratford Caldecott, from his analysis of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.

About the Author:

Mike Tuggle Pencil Sketch (2)M.C. Tuggle is a native North Carolinian whose ancestors arrived in the South in 1647. Raised on a tobacco farm near High Point, North Carolina, he enjoyed a childhood of outdoor living, including rambling through the countryside hunting, fishing, and searching for arrowheads. In college, he took a double major in history and English, and completed his M.A. in English at Wake Forest University on a Wake Forest fellowship.

His interests in language and computers led him into a career in property and casualty underwriting, project management, and workflow design for several large insurance companies. In 1986, he completed the course of study for the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter designation, the insurance equivalent of a CPA. He taught CPCU for several years, and was accredited as an instructor of statistics by the North Carolina Department of Insurance from 1994 to 2000. He also served on the Property Committee of the North Carolina Rate Bureau for five years.

His first computer was a Commodore 64. (Yes, he’s that old.) A Certified Novell Administrator®, and proficient in Visual Basic and Javascript, Mike worked on a number of automated risk selection projects for two insurance companies. He was also a member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.

He is now a recovering technogeek, spending much of his non-writing time learning (and re-learning) wilderness skills.

M.C. Tuggle’s fantasy, science fiction, and literary short stories have been featured in several publicationsNovel Fox  published his novella Aztec Midnight in December, 2014. His latest book, The Genie Hunt, was published in May, 2017 by Solstice Publishing.

He considers Ernest Hemingway, Flannery O’Connor, Robert E. Howard, and Mickey Spillane as the authors who have most influenced his writing. In addition to fantasy, science fiction, and crime novels, his reading includes history, with emphasis on military history. He has given presentations on Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign to several historical societies.

He considers the following to be the non-fiction books that have primarily shaped his worldview:

The Resurgence of the Real, by Charlene Spretnak
Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius
Sociobiology, by E. O. Wilson
The March of Folly, by Barbara Tuchman
African Genesis, by Robert Ardrey
Visions of Order, by Richard Weaver
On Aggression, by Konrad Lorenz

An avid weightlifter, tennis player, collector of American Indian relics, and student of martial arts, he has been married to Julie Tuggle since 1982 and is the proud father of a daughter, Jessica.






And there’s more about me!

The Internet Speculative Fiction Database

My Amazon author’s page.

93 thoughts on “About”

  1. lol – my first was a Kaypro, Mike (and wrestled with Novelle as a sysadmin for a short bit) – so I’m just a few years behind you, tech-wise. NOT a numbers cruncher, however – so we are not alike in that regard.

    I follow Sally, but somehow missed her blurb on The Genie Hunt or I might have found you sooner. I’ll most certainly be back.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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  2. Mike: just a quick note to say thank you for finding my Blog – mainly because it led me back to yours. I’ve really enjoyed reading through your content and I’m really looking forward to more going forward. Many thanks and Best Regards. Brian

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  3. Thank you for visiting my blog and appreciating, It sure means a lot. I just did a piece on Edvard Munch’s Scream. Being an artist myself I”ve been fascinated by this one. Curious what you’d say.

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  4. I came upon your blog thanks to Bette Stevens, a poet and writer in Maine. I’m so glad she mentioned your name in the post on 7/29/2019. I look forward to reading more of what you’re writing. Thanks for choosing to follow my blog at Life in the Slow Lane.

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“Tuggle ably captures the spirit of Dan Brown novels and Indiana Jones–style adventure stories.” Kirkus Reviews

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