Two book deal! William Morrow Co., a division of HarperCollins, contracts to publish Stephen's next two books. This is the same publisher and editor who bought out The Curiosity, The Hummingbird and The Baker's Secret. 


Bestseller list. The Baker's Secret opens at number 12 on the New England Independent Bookseller's best seller list. 

An IndieNext pick. The independent booksellers of America have chosen THE BAKER'S SECRET as one of their top novels for the month of May. 

New tour event added: Bridgeside Books, Waterbury, VT, 6 p.m. on May 16. 

Tour details announced. See appearances page for events and locations. 

The Baker's Secret receives a starred review in Library Journal: ''Moving and thought-provoking...will be popular with lovers of other recently popular World War II novels such as Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See.''

The Baker's Secret receives a starred review in Booklist: "Kiernaninvites readers to fully connect with his depressed and stoic heroine in this beautifully written account of the emotional and moral struggles of a people gripped by fear in the depths of WWII."

Feb. 14-21, 2017: Stephen will be teaching at the San Miguel Writers Conference, San Miguel, Mexico

May 2: US and Canada publication of THE BAKER'S SECRET