Alumni Authors

Fall 2020



Jerry Mudd ’58

Roostertail  ($24.95 on Amazon)

In this mystery novel set against the high-octane backdrop of hydroplane racing, murder and political intrigue complicate a sleepy river town's attempt to boost tourism by starting its own hydroplane regatta. Someone is sabotaging racing boats and killing drivers in spectacular accidents. Harper, a magazine writer whose cousin was killed working on his boat, uncovers some nasty secrets—and nearly becomes the next victim—as he tries to solve the mystery.

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Carrie Cooke Ketterman ’09

Lost Amusement Parks of Kentuckiana  ($21.99 on Amazon)

Part of the Images of America series (Arcadia Publishing), this volume focuses on long-closed amusement parks in Louisville and the Southern Indiana area, including Fontaine Ferry, White City, Kiddieland, Glenwood Park and Rose Island.  

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Collin Flannagan ’16

Knock, Knock Who's There? Millionaire Status  ($7.99 on Amazon)

This humorous, beginner-friendly book written by a Bellarmine finance and economics graduate is targeted toward individuals who normally wouldn’t read finance books and covers topics like saving, investing, risk, quality of life and more.


Dr. Janel Willingham ’17 DNP

Becoming Nurse Boss: How Student Loan Debt Led to a Journey of Purpose and Becoming a Nurse Boss  ($15.99 on Amazon)  

In this anthology about nurses and nurse practitioners making the journey toward entrepreneurship, Dr. Janel Willingham and co-authors share personal stories of career trials and triumphs. 

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