News & Events


Beneath the Stairs has been optioned for television by Black Bear Television.

Beneath the Stairs is available in Czech: SCHODY DO TEMNOTY

Upcoming Events

June 2, 2023 || Panelist at ThrillerFest 2023 in NYC – stay tuned for details

Past Events

March 13, 2022 || Guest on The Back Room

March 9, 2022 || Scary Reads for Spring: Jennifer Fawcett and Catriona Ward, hosted by Katy Budget Books (recorded)

February 22, 2022 ||  Virtual Book Launch with Northshire Bookstore, hosted by Leslie Zemeckis (recorded)

Featured Media Coverage

“6 Books to Read This Halloween” | The Luxe Magazine (UK)

“4 horror books to fill your summer with thrills and chills” | Toronto Star

“10 Supernatural Reads to Make You Shiver This Summer” | Off The Shelf

“Skidmore professor pens scary story based on childhood terror” | The Times-Union

“One month turns into horror story for former Iowa City playwright Jennifer Fawcett, author of Beneath the Stairs | The Gazette

Beneath the Stairs doesn’t linger, but maybe that’s a good thing” | Michigan Daily

10 of the most anticipated book releases this month| Daily Hive (Vancouver)

July 2022 Dark Side Pick | Kobo Books

“Jennifer Fawcett on Writing Her Debut Thriller Beneath the Stairs” | Novel Suspects


May 2, 2022 || “Setting as Character…” | The Shit No One Tells You About Writing

Apr 1, 2022 || Dennis Green interviews Jennifer Fawcett about “Beneath the Stairs” | Culture Crawl

Mar 24, 2022 || “The book, writing processes, and ghosts.” | Freddy’s Huge ASK Podcast

Mar 4, 2022 || The Story Blender Podcast

Feb 22, 2022 || Top Shelf at Merrick Library