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John Kotzian

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John Kotzian was born in Rogers City, Michigan located on the shore of Lake Huron and raised some 30 miles away in Hillman, Michigan. He is the great-great-grandson of the “Sky Pilot of the Great Lakes”, Rev. William H. Law.

His passion for the Great Lakes and its history grew from the stories handed down through both sides of his family about Rev. Law’s travels and relatives lost in the sinking of the S.S. Carl D. Bradley.

He currently resides with his wife, Kimberly, in Brooklyn, MI.

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John Kotzian The subject of my book, the Reverend William H. Law, was my Great-Great-Grandfather. I had heard small portions of his life-story when I was growing u…moreThe subject of my book, the Reverend William H. Law, was my Great-Great-Grandfather. I had heard small portions of his life-story when I was growing up but I wanted to know more.

Around 2010 I was laid-off after 12 years from my day job working for Borders Group, Inc. and found I had a lot of time on my hands. So I started looking for more information. What I found was so expansive and had never been fully told before I decided it needed to be told. So I started writing it down.

Fast-forward a few years and a publisher picked up the story and the book became a reality. (less)
John Kotzian Don't give up and don't be afraid to ask for help. When I started writing "Sky Pilot of the Great Lakes" I had no idea if I could write a book, let al…moreDon't give up and don't be afraid to ask for help. When I started writing "Sky Pilot of the Great Lakes" I had no idea if I could write a book, let alone a good one. But I just started writing it down and I contacted known authors in the niche for advice. They were very helpful and encouraging in helping me go from the idea of a book to the final, published product. (less)
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New Book – Birds and Beacons of Michigan

“Birds and Beacons of Michigan” by Kimberly and John Kotzian is now available for preorder from your favorite booksellers. (available March 28, 2020 through Schiffer Publishing)









With over 3,000 miles of freshwater coastline, Michigan boasts an impressive 129 lighthouses and 450 species of birds—nearly half the recorded species in the entire United States. The same lights that keep sailors safe h

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John Kotzian I will be at the Brush Creek Mill in Hillman, MI tomorrow signing copies of Sky Pilot of the Great Lakes. On July 26th I will be signing at two events in Eagle Harbor, MI. Aug 2nd at the Pte. Aux Barques Lighthouse in Michigan's "Thumb" if you can make it to any of these event, please stop by. If you cannot and want an autographed copy they can be purchased through my website at www.johnkotzian.com.


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John Kotzian Congratulations to Jemilla, from Queensland AU on winning the autographed copy of Sky Pilot of the Great Lakes!


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John Kotzian Sky Pilot of the Great Lakes My first book, a historical biography of my Great-Great-Grandfather. He sailed the Great Lakes and beyond to bring good cheer to those who served in the Lighthouse and Lifesaving services in the early part of the 20th century.


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