Part of the Myths and Legends series, Myths and Legends of Pennsylvania explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in Pennsylvania’s history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in Pennsylvania's history. Featuring stories about the notorious Murder Swamp, the coal mine that turned a vibrant town into a virtual ghost town, the USS Eldridge vanishing from the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and many more.
Kara Hughes was born and raised in Ohio, and, having bounced between New York and Pennsylvania for awhile, now resides in Massachusetts with her husband and their two kids. She graduated with a BA from Harvard University and earned an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh. Her first book, Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in New York History, was published in 2011 by Globe Pequot. She currently works for the College of the Holy Cross.