Award-winning novelist, short story writer, and poet. Iowa Fiction Award Finalist and 2015 IndieBook Awards Finalist. PEN New England Discovery Award Winner. Bread Loaf Scholar. Johns Hopkins University MFA. FULL BIO
There’s some speculation as to how the main character in my novel The Silver Baron's Wife got the nickname “Baby Doe.” Born Elizabeth McCourt, she had married Harvey Doe, the son of the mayor in her hometown of Oshkosh, … READ MORE
Herald Democrat newspaper in Leadville, CO, declares The Silver Baron’s Wife to be “moving & powerful”! Full review can be read HERE.
Women’s Voices for Change states The Silver Baron’s Wife is “an immensely readable novel”! Read the full review HERE.
Review of The Silver Baron’s Wife from Kirkus: “Baier Stein (Sympathetic People, 2013, etc.) artfully intertwines her story with some of the real-life Lizzie’s own journal writings, and the author pays tribute to her protagonist by emulating and maintaining the tone of these entries. In doing so, she authentically constructs a complex, compassionate character whose actions readers will support and celebrate. Lizzie’s choices, especially when she ends a doomed marriage, help to show her as a woman who was ahead of her time and worthy of admiration. The book is well-researched in every facet…An artistic, sympathetic imagining of the life of a 19th-century woman who made headlines for all the wrong reasons.” Read the full review HERE.
The Silver Baron’s Wife was reviewed on Foreword Reviews: “A unique portrait of a time and place populated by fearless people, this reimagination of an uncommon woman is powerful.” Click HERE to read the full review.
Check out my interview on “The Maiden’s Court” Blog HERE.
My historical novel The Silver Baron’s Wife launched September 15!
Readings set up at KGB Bar in NYC October 23. More to follow!