Books by Stephanie
Pennsylvania Genealogical & Historical Research
Photo: © Stephanie Hoover
Location: Gap, Lancaster County, PA


Author & Researcher

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STEPHANIE HOOVER is an established researcher, author and freelance journalist whose bylines have appeared in national, regional, and local publications.

Stephanie’s 19th century true crime book The Killing of John Sharpless is available from the publisher and all major book retailers.  

Her second book, Philadelphia Spiritualism and the Curious Case of Katie King, can be ordered from the publisher, History Press, or from Books A Million, Barnes & Noble, or other major book retailers.

Stephanie’s third book, The Kelayres Massacre: Politics & Murder in Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Coal Country, spent several weeks in Amazon’s top 2% of book sales and is also currently available from the publisher and all major book retailers.

In October 2014 Stephanie proudly launched Prose ‘n Cons™, a digital news site for fans of mystery, crime and suspense. She is also the publisher and editor of the popular Hauntingly PENNSYLVANIA™, and (in October 2015) is launching Hauntingly USA - both of which are history and entertainment web sites.

In addition to her writing, Stephanie is a recognized research expert who has appeared on-air for the Travel Channel, and consulted for NBC's Who Do You Think You Are?, PBS’s Finding Your Roots, and Canada's Ancestors in the Attic. She has also conducted archival research for a SyFy Channel special on the Kecksburg, PA UFO incident.

She was the first genealogist to work with the owners of Philadelphia's historic Greenwood Cemetery to evaluate the historical scope and significance of its burials in advance of a massive renovation project. 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.

Stephanie is a proud member of The Authors Guild, Sisters in Crime and the American Crime Writers League. She supports numerous other writing and research-oriented organizations.