About Michael Joslin

 Michael Joslin moved to the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina in 1983. Since then he has written and illustrated with his photography five books that celebrate mountain life. Mountain Spring, his sixth book, is the first in a new series that takes the reader on an in-depth journey through Appalachia's seasons.
Michael does not merely write about mountain life; he and his wife, Pam, live it. On their farm in Buladean, they cultivate a large vegetable garden every year, buy beef from a local farmer, raise chickens, and chop wood for the heating stove and the cookstove, where Pam cooks, bakes, and roasts turkeys for the holidays.
Even though the Joslin children (Blanche, Dylan, and Mitchell) are grown and living on their own, they often return to enjoy the beauty, simplicity, warmth, and bountiful table of home.
Michael received his Ph.D. in English Literature in 1977 from the University of South Carolina. He is a professor at Lees-McRae College where he joined the Humanities Division in 1989 and teaches writing, photography, and literature. Also, he is the Director of the Stephenson Center for Appalachia.
Michael with Pam established the Appalachian Heritage Week, celebrated each spring at Lees-McRae. Pam is a Lees-McRae alumna and works in the Creative and Fine Arts Division of the college.
For 25 years, Michael has written for local newspapers and regional and national magazines, and has presented his photography in numerous exhibitions throughout Appalachia.

Contact: Michael and Pam Joslin at  joslinfarm@gmail.com