STEPHANIE HOOVER is a traditionally published non-fiction author, freelance journalist and professional researcher.
Her tenth book, Pretty Evil Pennsylvania, releases August 2021 from Rowman & Littlefield imprint Globe Pequot.
Stephanie's ninth book, Spiritualism and the Supernatural: An Entertaining Encyclopedia for Believers and Skeptics Alike, is currently available for purchase.
Stephanie's historical true crime books include:
• The Kelayres Massacre: Politics & Murder in Pennsylvania's Coal Country
• The Killing of John Sharpless
• 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.
In addition to her own books, Stephanie is contracted by publishers and packagers to write and/or ghostwrite 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; 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.
For even more details, visit StephanieHoover.com.
Pretty Evil Pennsylvania (forthcoming from Rowman & Littlefield/Globe Pequot)
Spiritualism and the Supernatural: An Entertaining Encyclopedia for Believers and Skeptics Alike2019
Our Basic Freedoms: Freedom of Religion2017
Our Basic Freedoms: Freedom of the Press2017
Fold & Fly Butterflies, Birds, and Other Animals that Fly: Over 25 Paper Creations that Fly2017
The Kelayres Massacre: Politics & Murder in Pennsylvania's Coal Country2014
Philadelphia Spiritualism and the Curious Case of Katie King2013
The Killing of John Sharpless: The Pursuit of Justice in Delaware County2013
Press and Media Mentions
- Stephanie appears on "Coal Region Campfire" podcast to discuss "The Kelayres Massacre: Politics and Murder in Pennsylvania's Coal Country."
- Front page story on the release of "The Kelayres Massacre" in the Pottsville, Pennsylvania Republican-Herald.
- Stephanie Hoover featured on the cover of Pennsylvania's "Business Woman" magazine.