STEPHANIE is a traditionally published author, freelance journalist and professional researcher.
Stephanie's tenth book, Pretty Evil Pennsylvania (about lawless ladies of the Keystone State), releases August 2021 from Rowman & Littlefield imprint Globe Pequot. Sign up for her mailing list to receive special updates on its progress.
Her ninth book, Spiritualism and the Supernatural: An Entertaining Encyclopedia for Believers and Skeptics Alike, released April 2019.
Stephanie's historical true crime books include:
• The Kelayres Massacre: Politics & Murder in Pennsylvania's Coal Country
• The Killing of John Sharpless: The Pursuit of Justice in Delaware County
• Philadelphia Spiritualism and the Curious Case of Katie King
All are available from the publisher, History Press/Arcadia, and all major book retailers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million. Additional details can be found at StephanieHoover.com
In addition to her own books, Stephanie is contracted by publishers and packagers to write, ghostwrite and edit non-fiction works. Recent projects include two titles in the Our Basic Freedoms
children's book series (religion
); A Taste of Latin America
main and chapter introductions; ghostwriting and copyediting on Viva Mezcal
; and, Fold & Fly Butterflies, Birds, and Other Animals that Fly: Over 25 Paper Creations that Fly
Stephanie has appeared on-air on the Travel Channel
, and conducted research for NBC's Who Do You Think You Are?
, PBS's Finding Your Roots
, and Canada's Ancestors in the Attic
. In addition, she conducted archival research for a SyFy Channel
special on the Kecksburg, PA UFO incident. Her research was recognized in North South Trader's Civil War
, and she has provided background for several published biographies including one on business magnate Charles J. Harrah.
She is also the publisher and editor of:
• Clouded in Mystery - Mysteries, Myths and Crimes from the U.S. and U.K.
• Hauntingly PENNSYLVANIA™ - Where History & Hauntings Meet
Stephanie is a proud member of The Authors Guild
, National Writers Union
and American Crime Writers League
. She also supports other reading and writing programs and organizations.