Laura Jean Baker

Raised by therapists; married to a defense attorney, Laura Jean Baker writes where mental health, crime, and family intersect.

She earned her MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan, where she was a Colby Fellow for graduate study.

Her essays have appeared at The Washington Post, Salon, Longreads, andĀ Scary Mommy. Her memoir, The Motherhood Affidavits, was released by The Experiment in AprilĀ  2018. It has been reviewed or mentioned in The New York Times, The Toronto Star, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Shondaland, Electric Literature, and Medium. She is currently at work on her second book.