gramps and me

about Michael McDaeth


Michael was born in Mankato, Minnesota. He grew up in northern Minnesota on a quasi-homestead with horses and an angry and depressed cowpoke dad. He is the author of two novels "Roads and Parking Lots" (based largely on his life growing up on the homestead and generally making a poetic mess of his early adult years) and "Under Protest".

McDaeth moved to Seattle and studied acting at the Northwest Actors Studio. He wrote and produced a play for the Fourth Wall. During this period, he was also writing songs and performing them as a solo artist and in the band Weeds.

As a freelance writer Michael has published short stories, poetry, and contributed creative essays for the progressive website counterpunch.org.

McDaeth has a few dozen short films to his credit ranging from animation, stop-motion, found footage, mixed-media.