Best of SNO High School Edition

More than just a children’s book

More than just a children’s book

Maddie Fricker, Homestead High School

January 23, 2015


Filed under Books, Features, Showcase

Ever since she was in elementary school, Liz Bryde, technology services manager for the Mequon-Thiensville School District, has known she wanted to become an author. She explains that, even in her day-to-day life, she concocts stories for inanimate objects. “I see something,” Bryde says, “and...

Texas student publishes first novel — written in just 35 days

Texas student publishes first novel — written in just 35 days

Grace Schuetze, Mansfield HS, Mansfield, Texas

October 15, 2014


Filed under Books, Profiles

Senior Taylor Thompson is just like your average teenage girl; she acts in her free time for the school theatre, watches movies, stays up to date on her favorite celebrities (Leonardo DiCaprio and Chloe Grace Moretz) and somehow found the time to write her first full length novel. “I think I realized...

California freshman self-publishes murder mystery novel

California freshman self-publishes murder mystery novel

Garrett Kaighn, Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, Calif.

January 10, 2014


Filed under Books

Writing a novel is tough: you have to deal with writer’s block, a frustrating editor and especially the work and drama of middle school. Well, maybe not the last part — unless you’re freshman Anny Schmidt, who wrote and published a 200-page murder mystery novel as part of her eighth-gra...