Sally Cole-Misch



Sally Cole-Misch


Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304, USA


Fiction, Women's Contemporary Fiction, Coming-of-Age, Audiobook

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Sally Cole-Misch is a lifelong writer, award-winning journalist and author, and US-Canadian public affairs officer who advocates for our water, air and land through work and play. Her debut novel released in September 2020, The Best Part of Us, immerses readers in a breathtaking natural world, a fresh perspective on loyalty, and an exquisite ode to the essential roles that family, nature, and place hold in all of our lives. The novel was chosen as a Top Book Club Pick by Brit & Company and by NetGalley, Pop Sugar’s Top 25 Book of September, Pick of the Week by Jill’s Cafe, and a Featured New Release and Five-Star Review by Bookbub, as well as top reviews by Kirkus, Readers’ Favorite, Midwest Book Review, Crossroad Reviews, and The Michigan Daily. It’s also received the Sarton 2020 Sarton Silver Medal Award for Contemporary Fiction, the 15th Annual National Indies Excellence Juror’s Choice Award and Finalist for New Fiction and for Best Regional Fiction, the 2021 Reader’s Favorite International Silver Medal for Literary Fiction, and is a Finalist for the Canadian Book Club Awards Best Fiction of the Year Award, to be chosen by Canadian readers and announced on December 30, 2021.

Sally holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, a master’s degree in international water policy from the University of Michigan, and a certificate of fiction writing from Stanford University. She lives in Michigan with her husband and son and enjoys skiing, hiking, kayaking, sailing, gardening and reading, a hearty laugh with friends, the wonder of surprises, and the optimism that nature’s beauty always provides.

Learn more about Sally and The Best Part of Us at


2021 Canadian Book Club Awards Finalist for Fiction of the Year

2021 Readers’ Favorite International Silver Medal in Literary Fiction

15th Annual National Indie Excellence Juror’s Choice Award

15th Annual National Indie Excellence Award Finalist for Best New Fiction and Best Regional Fiction, Midwest

2020 Sarton Award for Contemporary Fiction Finalist

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