Leanna Renee Hieber

Actress, playwright and author Leanna Renee Hieber is the award-winning, bestselling author of gothic victorian fantasy novels for adults and teens. Her Strangely Beautiful saga, beginning with The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, hit Barnes & Noble and Borders Bestseller lists and garnered numerous regional genre awards, with new revised editions from Tor Books now available. Darker Still was named an American Bookseller's Association "Indie Next List" pick and a Scholastic Book Club "Highly Recommended" title. Her new gaslamp fantasy saga, The Eterna Files and Eterna and Omega, is now available from Tor Books. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies such as Queen Victoria's Book of Spells, Willful Impropriety, The Mammoth Book of Gaslamp Romance, featured on Tor.com and she writes for Criminal Element.

A four time Prism Award winner for excellence in the genre of fantasy romance, Leanna's books have been selected for national book club editions and translated into languages such as Chinese, German, and Polish.

A proud member of performer unions Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA, she lives in New York City where she is a licensed ghost tour guide and has been featured in film and television on shows like Boardwalk Empire. Featured as a guest at countless conventions around the country, she is an entertaining, enthusiastic public speaker most passionate about the history and importance gothic fiction.