The Author is Asked: Who is Your Favorite Character in One of Your Novels?

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="241" caption="Michele displays a Christmas gift from her daughters, Willow and Camille."][/caption] Michele Cozzens: My favorite character is Anne Shields from the novel Irish Twins—although I must pause and reflect on whether or not I can claim full responsibility for “creating” her. Anne, an 80-year-old woman who dies while water-skiing and then narrates this family saga from the afterlife, has a rather provocative opening line: “I have a little God in me,” she claims. Granted, I created that line for her—and no matter how many workshop critics didn’t approve of it—I kept it for good reasons. There were powerful ...

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