COASTAL CT magazine feature: Why is New England such a favored setting for horror?

Coastal Connecticut Fall 2016 Issue

The copy of the Fall 2016 issue of Coastal Connecticut that Tom Soboleski was nice enough to send!

I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Connecticut Coastal magazine contributor Tom Soboleski for an article on why New England is the setting for so many horror stories—and the issue officially hits newsstands today!

The feature, “Who’s Afraid of New England? Everyone. Experts and authors explain our regional love of the macabre” appears in the Fall 2016 issue and delves deep into our psyches through interviews with, in addition to me, psychologists, academics, and other writers. If that’s not enough creep for you, Soboleski also has another feature in the issue called “Connecticut’s Most Haunted Places: In Search of Sinister Graveyards and Scary Apparitions” which will probably help you out if you’re looking for fun things to do this Poe Season.

If you’re in Connecticut and some areas in New York, you can pick it up conveniently at most CVS and Stop & Shop locations. But to make it easy? Have your zip code ready and visit

About kristipetersenschoonover

A ghost story writer who still sleeps with the lights on, Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies; her traditionally published books include a short story collection, THE SHADOWS BEHIND. She was the recipient of three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She serves as co-host of the DARK DISCUSSIONS podcast, as founding editor of the dark literary journal 34 ORCHARD, and is a member of the New England Horror Writers. Follow her adventures at

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