Keri Young’s fascination with spirits and the paranormal started at the young age of eight. Instead of the usual princess and dolls that other girls were interested in, Young liked to read about ghosts as well as explore haunted houses. Her interest started when her mother presented her with her first ghost book, The Lively Ghosts of Ireland.
She followed her interest by taking many classes on ghost hunting techniques and training with ghost hunting equipment. From there, she joined and became the co-director of The Indiana Ghost Trackers with Lorri Sankowsky. They’ve conducted meetings for over seventy members. Together, they were able to organize and guide group ghost tours as well as explore many famous haunted locations, such as the French Lick Springs Hotel, the Indiana State Fairgrounds, and various haunted cemeteries. The inspiration for this book started when many people shared with them their own paranormal experiences at local sites. Some stories they had personally witnessed themselves.
After going to school, she received a B.A in English from Indiana University. In addition to being The Indiana Ghost Tracker’s co-director, Young works as a copy editor for the Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, along with being a public relations, medical, and freelance/travel writer.