Meet Stacy Horn…and read the Foreword for THE SHADOWS BEHIND

Stacy, Charles, me on Roosevelt Island

From left, Stacy Horn, my housemate, Charles, and me on Roosevelt Island, May 2018. Horn hosted a walking tour of the site following a signing event for her book, Damnation Island, at Astoria Bookshop in Queens, NY.

I was incredibly honored that Stacy Horn wrote the Foreword for my most recent collection, The Shadows Behind.

Stacy is the author of a number of books on fascinating subjects, including the asylums on NYC’s Roosevelt Island and the Duke Parapsychology Lab. Her book Cyberville, about one of the earliest (or THE first, I can’t recall) online communities—which she built—is still taught in classes about online culture. See the complete list of her books below.

You can visit Stacy on her blog here, and if you don’t have a copy of my book yet and would like to check out the Foreword, you can do that here:

You can get The Shadows Behind here.

Stacy Horn at Astoria Bookshop

Horn talks about her book Damnation Island at Astoria Bookshop in Queens, NY, May, 2018.

Here are Stacy’s books, and links to where to get them (on Amazon; there are other places, too!):

Cyberville: Clicks, Culture, and the Creation of an Online Town. New York: Warner Books, 1998.

Waiting for My Cats to Die: A Morbid Memoir. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2001.

The Restless Sleep: Inside New York City’s Cold Case Squad. New York: Viking, 2005.

Unbelievable: Investigations into Ghosts, Poltergeists, Telepathy, and Other Unseen Phenomena from the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory. New York: Ecco, 2009.

Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness Singing With Others. New York: Algonquin Books, 2013.

Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York. New York: Algonquin Books, 2018.

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 both the New England Horror Writers and the Horror Writers Association. Follow her adventures at

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