Leanna Renee Hieber (leannareneehieber.com / @Leannarenee) is an actress, playwright, artist and award-winning author of Gothic, Victorian Fantasy (Gaslamp Fantasy) novels. Her Strangely Beautiful saga, beginning with The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, hit Barnes & Noble and Borders Bestseller lists, won numerous regional genre awards and is reissued in new, revised editions from Tor Books. Darker Still was named an American Bookseller’s Association “Indie Next List” pick and a Scholastic Book Club “Highly Recommended” title. Her new Eterna Files saga is now available from Tor. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and her books have been translated into many languages.
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. She crafts neo-Victorian, Gothic and Steampunk accessories for Torch and Arrow. A passionate, entertaining ambassador for Gothic fiction, she is a frequent featured Guest at Sci-Fi/Fantasy conventions and a speaker at schools, writers programs and libraries around the country. She is represented by Paul Stevens of the Donald Maass agency.