News

My 2018 Saturday Evening Post Fiction Contest finalist, “A Landing Called Compromise” is available online.
Read the short story here.

My story “A Landing Called Compromise” is now out in Best Short Stories from the Saturday Evening Post 2018 Fiction Contest with this link:
Saturday Evening Post 2018 Short Fiction.

Live at the Algonquin:
Interview by Susan Tepper with Donna Baier Stein
Read the interview here.

Colorado Central Magazine Review of The Silver Baron’s Wife
Read the full review here.

Publisher’s Weekly Book Review
Read the full review here.

Colorado Independent Publishers Awards, 2nd Place Historical Fiction
View the 2017 CIPA EVVY Award Winners.

Will Rogers Medallion Award, 3rd Place, Western Romance
Read the press release here.

International Women’s Writing Guild Digital Village Interview
Watch the interview.

Finalist, Paterson Prize for Fiction

Finalist, Foreword Reviews Book of the Year

Finalist, Peacemakers Award, Western Fictioneers

Review in Publishers Weekly/BookLife:
In this eloquent novel, Stein portrays the independent, eccentric, and resilient woman known as Baby Doe, a legendary figure from Colorado’s silver boom. Stein’s blend of love story, scandal, and mystical experience is satisfying and entertaining. Read full review here.

Mining Dreams, A Life of Extremes: Q& A with Donna Baier Stein
Posted on April 4, 2017 by BLOOM

Interview in Denver Life Magazine, by Marian Amini Read here..

Interview on “Colorado & Company”, KUSA-TV, Denver, CO 1/24/17

Women and Children First Bookstore Review – A Tale of Two Authors
Barbara Keer, Splash Magazines

“‘The Silver Baron’s Wife’ is a fascinating read!”, claims Susan Schoch of Story Circle Book Reviews.  Read the full review HERE.

“The Silver Baron’s Wife” was reviewed on Westword blog.  Click HERE to read the review.

Booknutter Review of “The Silver Baron’s Wife”.

Cheryl’s Book Nook calls “The Silver Baron’s Wife” a “treasure of a read”!  Read the full review HERE.

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!

Book Review by Foreword Reviews

Interview on “The Maiden’s Court” Blog

“Even an Hour is Helpful – An Interview with Ronna Winberg” – Blog post on Fiction Writer’s Review

“Baby Doe Tabor – A Woman Who Refused To Be Made a Fool By Any Man” – Blog post on Heroes, Heroines and History

Member Spotlight on “Women Writing the West” Blog

Fiction Writers Network Interview

My historical novel The Silver Baron’s Wife launches September 15!

Readings set up September 21 at the Bernardsville Public Library and KGB Bar in NYC on October 23.

My book review of The Lioness in Winter: Writing an Old Woman’s Life by Ann Burack-Weiss will appear in the Spring 2016 issue of Bellevue Literary Review.

Very happy that Gargoyle has accepted one of my stories for publication in 2016!

Thanks to The Saint Ann’s Review for publishing my story “The Sweet Perfume of Somewhere Else” in their Fall 2015 issue.

Thanks to Free State Review for publishing my story “Under the Weight of His Mother’s Body” in their Fall 2015 issue.

Thanks to Life and Legends for publishing two of my poems in an issue guest-edited by Melissa Studdard. You can read the poems here.

“Cover-ups” is sharing Third Prize in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards with poet Gail Fishman Gerwin. Learn more here.

Boonton First Friday Late Night: Poets on Main – April 1, 2016
Featured poetry reader at Boonton Coffee Shop

Award Winners’ Reading — February 6, 2016
At the Hamilton Club Building
32 Church Street, 2nd Floor
Paterson, NJ

Sympathetic People  was recently named a Finalist in the 2015 IndieBook Awards in the Short Fiction category.

Read Donna’s interview with debut novelist Miriam Poli in Fiction Writers Review

Read an interview with Donna in The Criterion.

Read an article about Donna in MyCentralNewJersey.com.

 

Thanks to Firestone Feinberg for virtually reprinting my poem “King Kong,” originally published in Ascent Magazine.