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Michael Joslin lives with his wife, Pam, and his sons, Mitchell and Dylan, on a farm in the Buladean community of Mitchell County, North Carolina. His daughter Blanche attends college in Saint Augustine, Florida. The family raises chickens and horses. They garden and gather firewood with their horses and enjoy mountain life. Since 1983 Joslin has roamed the woods, fields, and mountains of Western North Carolina, and has become part of the distinctive culture of the area. Through his photography and stories, he celebrates the beauty and values he has come to cherish. He has written for newspapers and magazines for the past 20 years and has presented his photographs in a number of exhibitions throughout the region. He is a professor at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, where he teaches literature, writing, and photography.
Books by Michael Joslin
Appalachian Bounty: Nature’s Gifts from the Mountains (2000)
Highland Handcrafters: Appalachian Craftspeople (2005)
More . . . Mountain People, Places, and Ways (1985)
Mountain People, Places, and Ways (1985)
Our Living Heritage: True Stories about Southern Appalachia, Past and Present (1998)