Stephanie Hoover
Pretty Evil Pennsylvania by Stephanie Hoover

Stephanie's tenth book, Pretty Evil Pennsylvania, releases August 2021 from Rowman & Littlefield imprint Globe Pequot. Sign up today to receive special alerts, discounts, and giveaway offers.

Check out Stephanie's appearance on Alfredo Mercuri's podcast Coal Region Campfire where she discusses The Kelayres Massacre.

Stephanie's ninth book, an excellent companion to Philadelphia Spiritualism and the Curious Case of Katie King, is available now!

Follow Along as Stephanie Writes Her Tenth Book!

Stephanie is chronicling the journey as she researches and writes her tenth non-fiction book, Pretty Evil Pennsylvania (about lady criminals of the Keystone State) coming August 2021 from Rowman & Littlefield imprint Globe Pequot. Stay up-to-date via social media:

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Check Out Stephanie's Historical Non-Fiction and True Crime Books:



Would You Like to Book Stephanie as a Speaker?

Stephanie is available for presentations on topics related to her books, including historical true crime, folklore, hauntings and the 19th century Spiritualism movement.


Stephanie's current program is called Conjuring Cash: How 19th Century Spiritualists Fleeced the Faithful.

Bookstores can schedule appearances and signings using this form.
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To view Stephanie's calendar, visit this page.

Look for Stephanie's
Non-Fiction Books for Children:




Stephanie Also Contributed to
These Fine Books:



Are you doing research on residents of the village of Kelayres in Kline Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania?
If so, check this out! Stephanie is offering a portion of her genealogical and historical research - collected while writing The Kelayres Massacre: Politics and Murder in Pennsylvania's Coal Country - free of charge here.

She will be doing the same as she researches her tenth book, Pretty Evil Pennsylvania, about lawless ladies from across the Keystone State. Follow Stephanie on social media (links above) or sign up for her mailing list to learn when new research data is posted on this site.