writer    educator


So glad you clicked by for a visit! Welcome to my website. I am Kristy Nerstheimer.  Writer.  Educator.  Wife.  Mom.  And I am very excited that I am launching my first children's book The Greatest Thing: A Story About Buck O'Neil based on the legendary baseball player. Mr. O'Neil was a first baseman and manager for the Kansas City Monarchs in Negro Leagues Baseball.  After he hung up his jersey and glove, Buck was a scout and went onto become the first African American coach in Major League Baseball.  While his life on the field was extraordinary, what he did off the field was just as inspiring! This book is for children, baseball fans, teachers, and parents alike.   

November 13th was Buck O'Neil's birthday.  The same day my book became available for pre-order.  It is now available online at and in several area book stores.  It can also be found at the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.

While this is my first book, I hope there are so many more to come!