10 Sigma Kappa Authors

77758231Do you wait for summer to catch up on your reading? If so, you might be interested in reading a book that was written by one of your Sigma Kappa sisters! Whether you like fiction or non-fiction, there are lots of options to choose from.

Cindy Callaghan, Theta Kappa, is the best-selling author of five “tween” novels. One of them, Just Add Magic, has been turned into a live action series on Amazon Instant Video. Perhaps your kids would like to read a book from a Sigma Kappa author too?


Mary Jane Clark, Phi, is an American author of suspense novels. She graduated with degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Rhode Island. Her first books came from that experience. She developed the KEY News series, which recounts a fictional television news world where the characters go out into the world to cover their stories and get involved in mystery and suspense. She is also the author of the Wedding Cake Mystery series and Sunrise Suspense Society series.

Jenni Fink, Zeta Omicron, wrote Sentenced to Life, a story of the challenges, hopes and dreams of a recent college graduate.


Judith Guest, Alpha Mu, is the author of Ordinary People, winner of the Janet Heidiger Kafka Prize for best first novel. It was the basis for the Oscar-winning 1980 film Ordinary People. Other books by Ms Guest include Second Heaven (1982) Errands (1997), and The Tarnished Eye (2004).

In 2012, Kate Fodera, Kappa Beta, decided to participate in NaNoWriMo. And it worked! She published The Art of Making It in 2013!

15802944Glennon Doyle Melton, Delta Rho, is the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, Carry On, Warrior. Glennon is the founder of Momastery.com, an online community where more than 135,000 readers meet daily to read her shameless and hilarious essays about marriage, motherhood, faith, addiction, recovery and connection.

Kate Miller, Beta Tau, who is both a physician and an author, published her debut novel, Karma Patrol, this year.

Nancy Scanlon, Beta Eta, has published two books (with a third coming in 2017) in a historical romance series called Mists of Fate. Check out The Winter Laird to see if you want to read the whole series!

26045048Sunday Tollefson, Alpha Gamma, was inspired to write Rush Right after noticing an absence of education and advice for young women who were considering joining sororities. The book’s purpose is to provide young women with information that could improve their experience during and results from sorority recruitment.

Alexandra Witze, Theta Lambda, is an award-winning science journalist who has written for Earth magazine, the Dallas Morning News, Nature, and Science News. In 2015, she co-authored Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of a Forgotten Volcano That Changed the World, a book about Laki, an Icelandic volcano that erupted in the latter half of the 18th century. It caused disruptions more far-reaching than the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption that grounded European air traffic.

Are there other Sigma Kappa authors that I have neglected to include? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Vonnie Boyte Zerhusen (Epsilon Zeta) and her mother write the Penny and Tubs children’s series.

    Awesome to see the work of these sisters!

    1. I didn’t know about her book when I was writing my post. She was at Convention, though, so I bought a copy and had it autographed!

  2. I’ve seen the “just add magic” series on amazon prime. It’s adorable and really well written. I love it even more knowing it was written by a fellow SK!

  3. I highly recommend Nancy Scanlon’s, Beta Eta, series Mists of Fate. The first 2 novels I couldn’t put down and I can’t wait for the third novel.

  4. ” Want Everybody To Like Me” by Holly Wysaske Jones, Alpha Gamma 1999


    Product Description
    1990 was supposed to be the best year ever …or so small-town sixth-grader Violet Karchefski had planned—but then boys (barf!) came into the picture and ruined everything. Can her friendship with BFF Sara come back from the brink after a boyfriend wedges himself between them? Will it survive Violet’s obsession with Sara’s older brother? A near kidnapping, family drama, temporary amnesia, some seriously backstabbing gossip and the unforgettable scent of Eternity for Men—Violet has her work cut out for her if she’s going to make everybody like her before the end of the year, when middle school promises to bust it all apart. I Want Everybody To Like Me is an uplifting, young adult coming-of-age throwback to the beginning of the last, most totally rad decade—when disks were floppy, phones plugged into the wall, jeans were pegged, neon was king, and a mix tape recorded off the radio was the ultimate way to show how much you cared.

    1. So many Sigma Kappa authors, so little time!! And I love that every one I buy using Amazon Smile supports the Sigma Kappa Foundation!

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