Cornell Salem witchcraft trials expert and author available for interviews ahead of Halloween

Cornell University American studies lecturer Katherine Howe is a New York Times bestselling author of novels inspired by the Salem witchcraft trials and centered around the supernatural. She is available for interviews ahead of Halloween, related to her novels and research of the Salem witchcraft trials.

Her first novel, The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, features parallel narratives of the present day and the Salem witch trials. The story travels seamlessly between the witch trials in the 1690s and a modern woman’s story of mystery, intrigue and revelation.

Conversion is a mystery set in a modern-day Massachusetts prep school for girls, with interludes following events leading up to the Salem witch trials over three centuries earlier. Howe writes in first person from two teenagers’ perspectives: Colleen Rowley, a senior at St. Joan’s, and 17th-century witness, Ann Putnam Jr.



For interviews contact:
Daryl Lovell
Office: 607-254-4799
Mobile: 607-592-3925


Cornell University has television, ISDN and dedicated Skype/Google+ Hangout studios available for media interviews.

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