A new novel written by 1986 Boston College alumna Kristin Moyer Waring combines family, autism, baseball, and love. On the Mound tells the story of the daughter of a New York baseball tycoon who travels to witness a 19-year-old pitching phenom in hopes of telling his story to the world. The young man’s career ends that night, but the pitcher’s father takes hold of her heart. A Massachusetts native, Waring set her novel on Cape Cod, where she spent many summers. Waring also is the parent of a rising BC senior and 2020 BC graduate. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of On The Mound are being donated to the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, which helps people and families affected by autism live life to the fullest.