Author: Kim van Alkemade
Where the Author Lives: Lives in Carlisle and teaches at Shippensburg University
Title of the Book: “Bachelor Girl”
Description: In 1939, Helen Winthrop Weyant, an unknown actress, inherited much of the legendary New York Yankees owner Col. Jacob Ruppert’s fortune upon his death. “Bachelor Girl” offers a compelling answer to the mystery surrounding the legacy of America’s pasttme.
Claiming she had met the colonel 14 years before his death, Weyant’s name had never before appeared in the press in connection to the baseball owner until it was revealed in his will that she was to receive a third of his estate.
While the relationship between Ruppert and Weyant had never been clarified, through research and novel inspiration, van Alkemade imagines their story.
Publisher: Touchstone/Simon & Schuster
Date of Release: March 6, 2018
Signing Events: Book launch reading and signing at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 at Whistlestop Bookshop, 129 W. High St., Carlisle. www.whistlestoppers.com
How many books have you written/released: Previously wrote “Orphan #8”