Hieber, Leanna Renee


A Haunted History of Invisible Women: True Stories of America’s Ghosts (Citadel Press), Non-Fiction, 2022

BIO: Leanna Renee Hieber is an actress, playwright, ghost tour guide and the award-winning author of Gothic, Gaslamp Fantasy novels such as the Strangely Beautiful, Eterna Files and The Spectral City series. Her bestselling non-fiction, A Haunted History of Invisible Women: True Stories of America’s Ghosts, co-authored with Andrea Janes, examines the intersection of women’s history and ghost stories and is a 2022 Bram Stoker Award finalist. Leanna is the audiobook narrator for several speculative fiction series via Scribd.com including the Time Immemorial and Spirit Suitor trilogies. A 4-time Prism award winner and Daphne du Maurier award finalist, Leanna’s books have been selected for national book clubs and translated into many languages. Her short stories have been featured in notable anthologies such as Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy, on sites such as Tor.com, PseudoPod and many more. She has been featured in film and television on shows like Mysteries at the Museum and Beyond the Unknown, discussing Victorian Spiritualism. She is a ghost tour guide for New York City’s Boroughs of the Dead, and lectures nationwide on themes of Gothic fiction, 19th Century women’s history, Spiritualism and the Paranormal for prominent institutions such as New York University, Miami University and Morbid Anatomy. She lives in New York and is represented by Sara Megibow and Chelsea Hensley of KT Literary Agency. http://leannareneehieber.com