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Leanna Renee Hieber

Leanna Renee Hieber is an actress, playwright, ghost tour guide and the award-winning, bestselling author of Gothic, Gaslamp Fantasy novels such as the Strangely Beautiful, Magic Most Foul, Eterna Files and The Spectral City series. Leanna’s Dead Ringer, a historical paranormal mystery podcast series, is forthcoming from Realm. She is expanding her Dark Nest Chronicles with Time Immemorial, a new timeslip novella series with Scrib’d / Bryant Street Publishing, releasing in digital and audio editions with Leanna narrating. 

A Haunted History of Invisible Women, Leanna’s first foray into non-fiction, focusing on women’s narratives in haunted house and ghost stories, will release in 2022 (Kensington Books). A 4-time Prism award winner and Daphne du Maurier award finalist, Leanna’s books have been selected for national book club editions as well as translated into many languages. 

Her short stories have been included in numerous notable anthologies and she is a licensed NYC tour guide, giving ghost tours with Manhattan’s Boroughs of the Dead. Hieber has been featured in film and television on shows like Mysteries at the Museum and Beyond the Unknown. 

She is active on Twitter @LeannaRenee and on Instagram @LeannaReneeHieber - For writers’ resources, free reads and more visit: http://leannareneehieber.com.


Why Are There Always Ghosts? How History and the Dead Keep Me Writing

Gaslamp fantasy author Leanna Renee Hieber on the "ongoing séance" of writing about the past.