About Mike Lunsford
Lunsford is a writer and photographer from rural Parke County Indiana. A retired teacher of English, Humanities, and
American History, he is the author of six books and regularly
columns, features, and photographs to the Terre
Lunsford regularly teaches for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Indiana State University, is active with the Parke County Community Foundation, the Parke-Vermillion Retired Teachers Association, the Ouabache Land Conservancy, and the Wabash Valley Audubon Society. He has spoken or presented to nearly 200 community organizations over the past ten years.
Mike was raised near the small town of Rosedale on the Vigo County side of the County Line Road, and enjoyed a childhood of creeks and woods and animals. He earned both his BS and MS degrees in English and American History from Indiana State University and taught in the Southwest Parke Community School Corporation for 39 years. He lives on 15 acres of woods in southern Parke County with his wife of 40 years, Joanie, has two adult children, and two grandsons.
Lunsford’s latest book is Field Notes and Other Stories, published in 2017. Prior to that, he published The Bridge That Carries You Over in 2015, A Windy Hill Almanac in 2013, A Place Near Home in 2011, Sidelines, The Basketball Stories of Mike Lunsford in 2009, and The Off Season in 2008. He is currently planning a seventh book and working at his photography.
Caption: All photos were taken within a few miles of Mike’s home in
Parke County by Mike Lunsford.