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Kim van Alkemade

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Kim van Alkemade was born in New York City and spent her childhood in suburban New Jersey. Her late father, an immigrant from the Netherlands, met her mother, a descendant of Eastern European Jewish immigrants, in the Empire State Building. She attended college in Wisconsin, earning a doctorate in English from UW-Milwaukee. She is a professor at Shippensburg University where she teaches writing. Her debut novel, Orphan #8, was a NYTimes bestseller, a Target Club Pick, an August 2015 IndieNext pick, a Women's National Book Association Great Group read, and has been translated into 11 languages. Her second novel, Bachelor Girl, published in March 2018, is a Globe and Mail bestseller.

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Kim van Alkemade Hi Celeste, thanks so much for reading my novel! I'm not sure my personal experience is all that interesting or useful, but there are so many great re…moreHi Celeste, thanks so much for reading my novel! I'm not sure my personal experience is all that interesting or useful, but there are so many great resources through the American Library Associations LGBT Roundtable I'm sure you can find some great reading for your students. http://www.ala.org/rt/glbtrt
It is really important for me, though, to have LGBT characters in my historical fiction as I think it reclaims a historical space for us that is often invisible since so much was hushed up in the past. I'd also recommend that you check out the book Hidden From History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past, it's a fantastic resource.(less)
Kim van Alkemade Hi Velvet, I wrote an essay for the back of the novel, the PS section, called "True Stories" that really goes in depth in answer to your question. Aft…moreHi Velvet, I wrote an essay for the back of the novel, the PS section, called "True Stories" that really goes in depth in answer to your question. After you read it let me know if you have any other questions!(less)
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“I was so used to pretending to be something I wasn't, it shocked me to be seen for what I was.”
Kim van Alkemade, Orphan Number Eight

“If good only came to those who deserved it, the world would be a bleak place. In”
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“Sometimes I ask myself if there’s any limit to the harm people can do to each other.” “No,”
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