The Collected Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe (CWHBS) has commissioned Melissa J. Homestead to edit The Minister’s Wooing for volume 10, Novels. Homestead is Professor of English and Program Faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has published widely on American women’s writing and authorship from the late 1700s through the early 1900s. She is the author of American Women Authors and Literary Property, 1822-1869 (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and the co-editor of Clarence; or, a Tale of Our Times (1830) by Catharine Maria Sedgwick. (Broadview, 2011); Willa Cather and Modern Cultures. Cather Studies 9 (University of Nebraska Press, 2011) and E.D.E.N. Southworth: Recovering a Nineteenth-Century Popular Novelist (University of Tennessee Press, 2012). Her most recent book is The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather and Edith Lewis (Oxford University Press, 2021). She serves as Director of the Cather Project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Project Director of a Digital Edition of Every Week Magazine (1915-1918), and is the Associate Editor of The Complete Letters of Willa Cather: A Digital Edition.