Lutheran High senior Ellie Montgomery is a published author and illustrator. 

Montgomery has published “Beyond the Northern Sun,” a children’s book she wrote and illustrated. The inspiration for the book came from an assignment last year by teacher Claudia Staude. The assignment was to read about a culture and imagine a fairytale based upon it. This led Montgomery to develop the story and apply an art style, under the tutelage of art teacher Amber Maddick, that reflected her vision. 

Upon graduation in May, Montgomery said she will pursue a career as a writer and illustrator of children’s books to share the joy of reading she had as a child.