Award-winning author
Michele VanOrt Cozzens

Set aside her journalism career in 1993 and now resides in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. In the Northwoods she and her husband own and operate Sandy Point Resort and Disc Golf Ranch. She is the author of six published books and the blog, "Michelaneous."


Latest release: How to Achieve Your Dream Life: Start-up Advice from a Successful Innkeeper. Available in Paperback and Kindle.

Praise for Irish Twins

From Midwest Book Review: “Irish Twins is a moving read that emphasizes the importance of sisterhood. Very highly recommended.”

From the AZ Daily Star:

“Journalist Cozzens has the subject matter and the skills to write a good generational novel of Catholic family life in the latter half of the 20th century in the United States.”

Irish Twins is now available on Kindle!

McKenna Publishing Group is pleased to announce the publication of Michele’s fifth book and third novel, Irish Twins. It’s a story about life and death, sisterhood and forgiveness. Writing it was an emotional journey, and Michele chose to tell the story of two sets of Irish Twins, Anne and Molly, and Jenny and Caylie, from the perspective of a fictionalized version of her deceased mother. “It was like having my mother with me, guiding me through the process. I heard her voice in my head as I wrote the story,” said Michele. Reviews have been excellent and it is available at Signed copies may be purchased from the author.


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Cornfields, Cemeteries and Cranes

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The Virgin Voyage

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A Ten-Cent Lesson

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An Extraordinary Tale from an Extraordinary Guy

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