Michael Lunsford


Now I’m a published author, poet and playwright. I’m also a lyricist, composer, pianist, guitarist, inventor, entrepreneur, UI designer and mobile app developer with 27 patents and 14 non-fiction books on computer technology published by Bantam, Simon & Schuster and other top publishers.

My Halloween play, SCARY, SCARY NIGHT, was published as a comedy in 2014 and as a musical in 2015. The comedy was selected as a semi-finalist in the annual Playwrights First contest in New York, then as a winner in the WILDsound Festival and finally as a finalist and winner of the Shawnee Original Playwright Series with sold-out performances in October, 2016. The musical version was also selected as a finalist at the New York Venus/Adonis Festival and as a semi-finalist in Caryl Crane Youth Theatre’s Ronald M. Ruble New Play Festival.

My book of wacky kid’s poems, SOMETIMES I GET MY SHOES ON BACKWARDS, was self-published in 2014, receiving five-star reviews. In 2015, this book received the Readers’ Favorite Five Stars Award and was subsequently announced a Winner of the 2015 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest.

I’m a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the South Bay Writers Club, the NYC Playwrights Group and other creative arts organizations. With my wife and love of my life, Merlyn, I currently live and work happily in San Carlos, California. My primary focus at this time is writing middle grade adventure books.

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