Ed Okonowicz is the author of more than two dozen books on Delmarva and Maryland folklore, oral history, regional culture, crime and ghost stories. A Delaware native, he presents storytelling programs throughout the Mid-Atlantic region at conventions, libraries, private and public events, and in schools and colleges. With Elkton, Maryland, historian Mike Dixon, he offers cemetery walks and tours at historic sites, including the annual fall presenation of "Ghosts (and History) on the Green"—and evening tour through the University of Delaware's Newark campus during Parents' and Family Weekend.
As a freelance writer, he wrote feature stories for numerous newspapers and magazines, and was named best local author in the Delaware Today magazine's Readers' Poll in 2005. He retired from the University of Delaware, where he worked as an editor, and for many years he taught courses in folklore, storytelling, talk radio, and feature writing. He continues to write for Stackpole Books, a Pennsylvania publisher, and he presents programs on a wide range of topics throughout the year.
A presentation at the Robinson Tea House, Claymont, Del.