The incredible Ms. Wanket has become even more incredible — she is a published author. The Talon went to find out all the details about her new novel. Ms. Maureen Wanket has been an English teacher here at Christian Brothers for three years and has made an everlasting impact on many students. Her spunk and […]
Ms. Maureen Wanket has been an English teacher here at Christian Brothers for three years and has made an everlasting impact on many students. Her spunk and intelligence inspires many to write and enjoy learning.
Many people who do not have Ms. Wanket as a teacher think she is just that — simply a teacher. But what they don’t know is that she writes her own novels. Her latest novel How To Be Manly is a mystery that the Talon is determined to uncover.
“It’s about a young man who is really heavy and lives with his grandparents,” she says, describing the protagonist as a “big baby”.
In the novel, the boy acquires a crush on a girl but, “she only dates football players so he decides to join the football so she will like him,” says the English teacher.
While teaching at Sacramento Charter High School, Ms. Wanket wrote How To Be Manly.
“I was inspired by the courage of my students,” admits Ms. Wanket, who says she observes this same courage in her CB student as well,
“I see it in you guys too. If you are faced in hardships, the first thing you all do in your generation is you think of others, you think of your family, and I find that inspiring.”
Mr. Wanket has been writing her whole life, but never actually started her career in writing until 2003, and was not published until 2005. But it is her genuine love for books that has helped shape her career today.
“I used to read and I have always been a writer,” she acknowledges. “People always liked my writing but I never took myself seriously until after the birth of my second kid.”
Support for Ms. Wanket is evident on the CB campus. Lizzy Havey (’15) had the English instructor last year and where she found out about Ms. Wanket’s writing.
“Hearing that she has a book out it’s awesome that she finally published one of her novels.” the senior says.
AnnaMarie Carmazzi (’15) agrees about how awesome Ms. Wanket is in a classroom
“I liked her in class and her words were always so wise and intelligent,” she explains. “She was always really funny so when I found out she had a book I was really excited to read it.”
“I’m really excited that she has a novel out,” added Matt Willis (’15). “I’m really happy for her, she is an amazing teacher and person.”
So Ms. Wanket does it again, folks. This fabulous educator has captured the CB community with not only her amazing teaching but her amazing talent of storytelling and writing.