About Mike 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 contributes columns, features,
and photographs to the Terre Haute Tribune-Star.
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 Parke County Art Association, and the Wabash Valley Audubon Society. He has spoken or presented to nearly 200 community organizations over the past 10 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 42 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 an eighth book and working at his photography.
Photos Caption: All photos
were taken within a few miles of Mike’s home in southern
Parke County by Mike Lunsford.