Sally Cole-Misch is a writer, author and environmental communicator who advocates for the natural world through work and play. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and a
master's degree in environmental education and international water policy from the University of Michigan.
Throughout her 30+-year career as an environmental reporter, public affairs officer for a US-Canadian boundary waters treaty organization and as an environmental writer, educator and policy consultant, she's focused on our essential connections with nature, how our lifestyles impact the planet we live on, and the role we can play to restore and protect our water, land and air.
Sally took a crazy leap into fiction through Stanford University's master's certificate program in fiction, where her wonderful professors and fellow students helped her to complete the first draft of The Best Part of Us. She resides in the Great Lakes region with her husband and son, although her year isn't complete without a trip to mountains to ski and hike. She also enjoys kayaking, sailing, gardening and biking, a hearty laugh with family and friends, the wonder of surprise, and the optimism that nature's beauty always provides.