• Author  

     Per Chris Grabenstein's webpage, he is the winner of all sorts of awards, writes fast-paced and fun page-turners for children and adults. He's also a playwright and screenwriter not to mention a former advertising executive and improvisational comedian. He even wrote for The Muppets.  Sometimes he sleeps.  
    His book Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library is competing in the March Madness Reading Tournament here at Southridge, so check it out.  
    Mrs. Johnson says, "It's one of the most fun books I've read in a while - quick and easy too.  Mentions lots of books as clues and there are fun puzzles to solve."  
    Click on this link to download the movie from Amazon or watch it on Nickelodeon - Lemoncello movie

    Rene Gutteridge
    Rene Gutteridge  Never the bride  Ghost writer   SKID
    These are just a few of the approximately 25 or more books and movies written/developed by Rene Gutteridge who lives in Oklahoma City.  One of her books was turned into a movie which can be seen on the Hallmark channel, Love's Complicated.  Rene spoke to many of the SJH students in November 2017 for Career Day. 
    Gena Showalter
    Gena Showalter spoke at Southridge in the spring of 2017
    and her nephew, Nathan, is a 7th graders at SJH.  
    Showalter is an American author in the genres of contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and young adult. She sold her first book at the age of 27, and has published over 25 books.  Showalter tries to publish four books each year.  

    Alice in Zombieland Alice in Zombieland -  A teenage girl loses her entire family in a car wreck and wakes up to a world of zombies and zombie slaying--and a bad boy who will either save her or ruin her.

    Firstlife Firstlife

    Tenley "Ten" Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl…who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let her parents choose where she’ll live—after she dies.  

    There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.


    In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Both will do anything to recruit Ten, including sending their top Laborers to lure her to their side. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms that will do anything to win the right to her soul. Who can she trust?