Leanna Renee Hieber
Leanna Renee Hieber is an actress, playwright, tour guide, audiobook narrator and award-winning, bestselling author of over 14 Gothic, Gaslamp Fantasy novels for Tor and Kensington Books such as the Strangely Beautiful, Eterna Files and Spectral City series. Ghosts of the Forbidden begins the Glazier’s Gap series of contemporary Gothic Romances via Castle Bridge Media. She narrates her own speculative fiction novellas for Scrib’d. A Haunted History of Invisible Women: True Stories of America’s Ghosts marks Leanna’s first foray into non-fiction, co-authored with Andrea Janes, via Kensington/Citadel. Leanna’s stories have been featured in numerous notable anthologies and her books have been translated into many languages. Her Strangely Beautiful series was a 3-time Prism Award winner for excellence in Fantasy Romance and Darker Still was a Daphne du Maurier award finalist. A licensed NYC tour guide working with Boroughs of the Dead, Leanna has been featured on TV shows like Mysteries at the Museum and Beyond the Unknown discussing Victorian Spiritualism. She gives lectures and theatrical presentations around the country at prestigious institutions like New York University and Miami University to nationwide library systems, focusing on paranormal themes and 19th century women’s history.
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