Sally M. SnellSally M. Snell - writer - Lawrence

Sally's Kansas roots stretch back to 1870 when her great-great grandmother arrived in Topeka with guitar in-hand to teach music at the College of the Sisters of Bethany. A lifelong Kansan herself, Sally grew up hearing about the lives of her forefathers, surviving the perils of fires and spring storms, struggling to raise a family in the face of war and a bleak economy, pursuing their dreams, and celebrating holiday traditions. Her interest in sharing other Kansan's stories and the rich history of the region was sparked while she was administrator for the State tourism program in the 1990s, and later attended focused workshops on travel writing through UCLA and the University of Iowa.
Sally has contributed articles to dozens of national and regional publications, co-authored several books on a range of non-fiction topics, and garnered awards from the National Federation of Press Women for her work.

Kansas! Magazine Articles
Fall 1997-Calling all Cowboys
Fall 1998-Whispers from the Past
Fall 1998-Welcoming the King of the Fall Garden
Spring 1999-Lecompton's Constitution Hall: Bellwether to War
Summer 1999-It's a Stampede
Fall 1999 -Hiawatha Halloween
Fall 1999-A Fall Classic
Fall 1999-The Beauty of a Barn
Winter 1999-Trail of Lights
Spring 2000-Preserving our National Heritage
Summer 2000-The Real Thing
Summer 2000-Atchison's Friendship Forest
Summer 2001-Old Shawnee Town
Fall 2001-Renovation with Family Spirit
Winter 2001-Out of the Frying Pan and into the Race
Winter 2001-A Capitol Idea
Winter 2002-Art Against the Wall
Spring 2003-Catch a Ride on a Carousel
Fall 2003-Mending a Broken Heart: The Mainstreet Program in Kansas
Spring 2004-Make a Choice for Brown v. Board
Summer 2004-Spark of Creativity
Fall 2004-History's True Colors
Fall 2006-Fall Road Trip
Spring 2007-Our Town: Lincoln
Summer 2007-Our Town: Sedan
Fall 2007 -Our Town: Paxico
Winter 2007-Our Town: Wakeeney
Spring 2008-Our Town: Oakley
Summer 2008-Our Town: Lucas
Fall 2008-Our Town: Russell
Winter 2008-Our Town: Cottonwood Falls
Summer 2009-Our Town: Nicodemus
Summer 2011- Kodachrome Ends in Kansas
Summer 2012-The Legendary Big Screen