Donna Baier-Stein

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My novel The Silver Baron's Wife launched September 2016 as a #1 New Release Bestseller in Biographical Fiction on Amazon. It was a Bronze Winner in ForeWord Reviews Best Book of the Year, a Will Rogers Medallion Award and Paterson Prize for Fiction Finalist, and more. An early draft of this novel won the PEN/New England Discovery Award for Unpublished Fiction. I am also the author of the short story collection Sympathetic People (Iowa Fiction Award Finalist and 2015 IndieBook Awards Finalist), Sometimes You Sense the Difference (a 2012 poetry chapbook from Finishing Line Press). I also founded and publish a multi-faith literary journal called Tiferet Journal.

My stories and poems have appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, Confrontation, P
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