Called an emerging star in fiction and poetry in the Huffington Post. Watch a recorded reading here.

Listen to Sybil talk about TALISMANS during a WUTC interview.

Sybil Baker writes beautifully of a young woman’s journey to make peace with her past, in spite of being impeded by loss. The felt-life of her settings pulses on every page. The young woman is brave; Sybil Baker is brave, as well, for writing with such keen honesty.”

Patricia Henley, author of Hummingbird House and In the River Sweet

Baker’s language is sharp and evocative…Talismans combines the descriptive power of short fiction with the narrative swath of a novel, and it should appeal to fans of both.”

Paul V. GriffithChapter 16

Talismans is a haunting and memorable series of vignettes that will leave readers thinking about Elise, as well as the places she visits and the persons with whom she interacts, long after reading the final short story in the collection…Baker is a gifted writer, in that she has created ten individual works that stand alone, and can be read and appreciated independently of each other… her descriptions of the people and places are lush and her narration authoritative.”