About Stephanie Hoover

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Stephanie enjoys a short break (and a cup of tea) during a book signing for The Kelayres Massacre

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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 and press); 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.