Saturday, November 27, 2021
Hello friends! As you may or may not know, I run an Etsy shop called Torch and Arrow and make Gothic, Neo-Victorian, Steampunk and fandom related accessories! I restore vintage jewelry, accessories, decor and more! This site is ALSO where you can get signed copies of ALL my books! Please visit Torch and Arrow and check out all the nifty items! I've included pictures of just a few of my many new listings! Most items, unless otherwise stated, are entirely one-of-a-kind! Thanks for the support this Small Business Saturday, it keeps my household afloat and we appreciate you so much!
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Happy Halloween! Reading: "Not More Lovely Than Full of Glee" is Leanna's Sequel to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Oval Portrait"!
"Not More Lovely Than Full of Glee" is Leanna Renee Hieber's sequel to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Oval Portrait" in which an artist paints his young bride- literally- to death... Here's her revenge...
As read by the author! Eerie, beautiful music underscored by the amazing band Valentine Wolfe! You can find this story in the anthology A WINTER'S TALE: HORROR STORIES FOR THE YULETIDE via Pavane Press! If you like this story you'll love Leanna's novels, available wherever books are sold!
Saturday, August 21, 2021
OMG! DRAGONCON! I'm fully Vaccinated, I've got cool new gothy masks for safe fashion statements and I'm ready to Con!
Here's where I'll be! Come say hello! I'll have my latest books available for sale and signing! Come check out my latest novel, A SUMMONING OF SOULS!
Any time I am not paneling I'll be with my bestie Kelley Hensing at the Art Show, we're in the Hyatt, Booth 208!! Stop by and treat yourself to COOL art! I'll have my books on hand everywhere I go and when helping Kelley, I'll have some of my vintage restored and vintage reimagined jewelry available for sale as well!
Here's my SCHEDULE! Check it out:
Title: Writing Historical Fiction for a Modern Audience
Description: So you want to write a tale where Hitler took over, or where JFK was never shot? Or perhaps where Charlemagne never united Europe? But how do you keep your readers interested? Listen to our master authors & learn their tips & tricks.
Time: Fri 11:30 am Location: Macon - Sheraton (Length: 1
Title: Back in Time: Historical Urban Fantasy
Description: Our panelists explore supernatural beings & magic occurring in historical real-world settings.
Time: Fri 04:00 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Title: Through the Veil: Ghosts & Spirits in UF
Description: Ghosts in Urban Fantasy take many forms & have a variety of goals & purposes. Our panel will discuss those they employ in their work, as well as others they admire.
Time: Fri 10:00 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Title: Spooky Tales & Haunting Music, Part II
Description: Our group of authors will each read a scary story & the time in between each presenter will be filled with atmospheric music by Victorian Chamber Metal virtuosos, Valentine Wolfe.
Time: Fri 11:30 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Title: Her-Storically Speaking: Women Who Beat the Status Quo
Description: If you loved the Queen's Gambit, join us as we take a look at the real-life women who challenged the boys at their own game. We'll look at what it's like to break glass ceilings & how these women had to fight for their positions in the world.
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: Macon - Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour)
Title: Thrills & Chills in Young Adult Literature
Description: YA can be suspenseful & even terrify you. Whether knife-wielding killers, pandemics & plagues, or werewolves & vampires, come hear about what gives us chills.
Time: Sat 07:00pm Location: A707 - Marriot (Length 1 Hour)
Title: Mindbending: Psychics in UF
Description: Psychics serve differing purposes in Urban Fantasy tales. Our panelists will describe how their characters use their abilities & how that impacts the stories they tell.
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Chastain 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Title: Gumshoes, Shadowy Figures, & Meddlesome Kids
Description: There are hundreds of books out there about the sleuths & spies that have changed the course of history, both real & imaginary. Gather with our panelists will discuss some of our favorite sleuths & their wildest cases.
Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: Augusta - Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel
Title: Scandalous: Unearthing Historical Gossip
Description: Some of our favorite authors share secrets they've uncovered as they researched for their books & stories. Bring the tea, because these authors will spill it as they reveal the hidden side of history.
Time: Sun 07:00 pm Location: Macon - Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour)
Again, come say hello! Please pick up a signed book! If I'm not paneling I'm helping out at Kelley Hensing's Art Table at the Art Show in the Hyatt, Booth 208!! We both really appreciate your support! Cheers and Happy Haunting!
Friday, July 30, 2021
Check out this really fun interview with Actor, Teacher & all around gifted lady Kate Glasheen! In this interview I talk about a life in the arts and everything that has made me tick as a writer, performer & creative individual. Tips & insights for any and every artistic person!
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Join Captain Marlowe as she makes terrifying decisions to save her life and the lives of those she loves!
If you don't already have a Scrib'd membership, sign up for a free 30 day trial! Check out ALL the Dark Nest Adventures in digital and audio! The TIME IMMEMORIAL trilogy dovetails nicely with my DARK NEST CHRONICLES world!
Captain Elizabeth Marlowe lives in timelines at once and in each one... someone is hell-bent on killing her...
About TIME INDIVISIBLE: (via Scrib'd): "A stunning conclusion to the Time Immemorial trilogy."
Elizabeth Marlowe is being hunted through time and space. She is targeted for her unique power: the ability to experience her past lives as though they are concurrent, easily switching her consciousness from druidic Britain, to aboard Victorian steamships, to war-torn London, and even into the frontiers of space travel. But she’s not the only one with this talent. Donald Silver is like a dark mirror to Elizabeth, a version of himself plaguing her in each lifetime. He believes that by killing her, he can prevent future generations from developing psychic powers.
But Elizabeth is tired of running and hiding. It’s time to take what she’s learned about her enemy, herself, and the psychic community around her and go on the offensive. If she wins this fight, she’ll be able to help carve out a safe haven and a better future for all those with psychic powers. But is she ready to risk her own life for this noble goal? To put it all on the line?
-- TIME INDIVISIBLE - Now Available as a Scrib'd exclusive in digital and audiobook, with ME doing the narrating! As a trained actress, I am always asked if I am an audiobook narrator, now is your chance to see how I bring my worlds to life!
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
TIME IMMEMORIAL continues TODAY with TIME INESCAPABLE! A New Installment in a Unique Timeslip Adventure!
Friday, June 18, 2021
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
TIME IMMEMORIAL Release Day! A New psychic timeslip series begins via Scrib'd / Bryant Street Publishing!
TIME IMMEMORIAL: A Dark Nest Adventure, follows Captain Liz Marlowe, a woman living her past lives all at once and in each life, someone is trying to kill her...
This series continues my Dark Nest Chronicles in a whole new way. One doesn't have to have read the Dark Nest psychic space opera novellas to jump into TIME IMMEMORIAL, come on board right now! If you don't already have a Scrib'd membership, you can try Scrib'd for 30 days for free!
Check out today's release-day feature with the fine folks at Fantasy Café, where there's cover reveals for the entire series and a special focus on amazing concept photos taken by Sebastian Crane of Captain Liz in several of her timelines.
Time Immemorial, Time Inescapable and Time Indivisible are timeslip novellas that follow the lives of Elizabeth Marlowe through Iron Age Britain, 1882, World War II and the 24th Century. An insidious force is working to take down not only her, but everyone she’s ever cared about through time.
The concept of Captain Liz Marlowe, co-created by my business partner Thom Truelove, began as a character sketch for a TV pilot, the character intended to be played by yours truly. Most folks know me as a novelist but I trained in theatre and my artistic career began and spanned many years on the professional stage. The original project Liz was created for fell through but the character was too good not to keep and run with. Some of Liz’s iterations had already begun popping up in my novels; Lizzie Marlowe “The Visitor” shapes Clara Templeton’s life in my Eterna Files trilogy. Marlowe’s starship captain self understandably would tie into my existing Dark Nest Chronicles of psychic space opera.
My editor, Julia O'Connell of The Gothic Library, was a critical help in making sure Captain Liz and her fragmented lives didn't leave the reader reeling. She was such a great partner in this venture. We've created something really special with this series.
Narrating these novellas has been a special joy for this performer, that's for certain! I adore this character and how she interacts with other parts of my existing universe and I can't wait for you to meet her!
"A masterful tale of multiple timelines; one woman, split between four lives...
Elizabeth Marlowe has always known she was different—even from others with psychic abilities. She doesn’t merely glimpse past or future lives, she lives multiple lives concurrently. She is L’Bet, a druid priestess holding out against the Roman invasion. She is Lizzie, a headstrong Victorian plumbing the depths of both science and Spiritualism. She is Beth, a Women’s Royal Air Force pilot fighting in World War II. And she is Captain Liz, a starship commander forging a path through the stars.
But being different comes with danger. Liz is determined to make it on her own, hiding her unusual ability from all but one trusted companion in each life. Yet, she is haunted by an ominous warning from her old mentor, Saire: Someday they’ll fear you. People fear what they cannot understand, and it is only a matter of time before those with psychic powers are targeted for their difference. When that happens, Liz will have to choose between her life of independence and saving the community she rejected long ago.
Return to the Prism Award-winning world of Leanna Renee Hieber’s Dark Nest trilogy with the start of a new series that spans eras and galaxies!”
We hope you’ll take us up on that invitation to join Liz and live in the moment, across time and space, taking life one critical choice at a time.
Cheers and happy reading!
Leanna Renee Hieber
Saturday, February 27, 2021
TODAY ONLY - The Spectral City, Book 1 in Leanna's Gothic, Gaslamp Fantasy series starring a girl-gang of female psychics and their favorite friendly ghosts, is only 1.99!
Do you like a fresh take on ghost stories and historical mysteries? Well you're in luck today!
TODAY ONLY (2/27/21) thanks to Kensington Books and Open Road, THE SPECTRAL CITY, the first book in Leanna's acclaimed, digitally bestselling SPECTRAL CITY trilogy of ghost-filled, Gothic, Gaslamp Fantasy novels is only 1.99 across all digital platforms!
This book features an adorable slow-burn romance, an inclusive, found family of loveable, paranormally talented characters (alive and dead) and an eerie, gaslit, gilded age NYC!
Did you like Leanna's Young Adult Magic Most Foul saga beginning with DARKER STILL? This is their family legacy!
About the book via Kensington Books: Solving crime isn’t only for the living.
Her name is Eve Whitby, gifted medium and spearhead of The Ghost Precinct. When most women are traveling in a gilded society that promises only well-appointed marriage, the confident nineteen-year-old Eve navigates a social circle that carries a different kind of chill. Working with the diligent but skeptical Lieutenant Horowitz, as well as a group of fellow psychics and wayward ghosts, Eve holds her own against detractors and threats to solve New York’s most disturbing crimes as only a medium of her ability can.
But as accustomed as Eve is to ghastly crimes and all matters of the uncanny, even she is unsettled by her department’s latest mystery. Her ghostly conduits are starting to disappear one by one as though snatched away by some evil force determined to upset the balance between two realms, and most important—destroy the Ghost Precinct forever. Now Eve must brave the darkness to find the vanished souls. She has no choice. It’s her job to make sure no one is ever left for dead.
“Personable cast, snappy prose, and intriguing premise.” – Publisher’s Weekly on The Spectral City
Sunday, February 14, 2021
On The Matter of Why You Should Subscribe to Sebastian Crane’s Patreon THE HELLFIRE CLUB
Author, Actress, Playwright and Ghost Tour Guide Leanna Renee Hieber here, and I’m here to recommend a Patreon to you: The Hellfire Club, brought to you by Sebastian Crane.
I have known and worked with Sebastian for [redacted] years. In that time one particular thing has been made abundantly clear: He is a renaissance soul, immensely talented across many disciplines. I have been personal witness to the following feats of artistic prowess:
-Photographing a sweeping natural vista or a single downturned flower with the same attention to detail in the miniscule or the majestic, the triumphant or melancholy – all with whatever equipment might be on hand. The same goes for compelling profile/headshot pictures. Gallery-ready art with an expert eye.
-Crafted unique screenplays against impossible odds.
-Offered direct, honest and engaged Sensitivity Reads of multiple projects, giving insights from many different viewpoints and areas of experience so the text rings true and without harm.
-Drawing a Tarot read that is both hopeful and brutal. (One should have both if one is to gain any real advice from the cosmos.)
-Leading a ghost tour and striking the perfect balance of storytelling, true history and performative panache. (As a veteran tour guide of 18 years, I promise this is a subtle, difficult but critical skill to hone)
-Running an expertly crafted online RP and/or D&D campaign full of vision and fun.
-Perform Oscar Wilde and other classic texts expertly.
-Character art and illustrations that are dynamic, unique and perfectly evocative of characters/scenes.
-Played melancholy piano that brings out the ghosts in the room.
-Powerful writing across different forms, styles and media.
-Curating a specific, distinct style in fashion, tone and aesthetics that evokes ages past in a dark academic nostalgia with a healthy dose of witchcraft and cautionary tales.
-Finding the wondrous and the important in key historical and fantastical texts.
In all these things, eye and spirit are key. Sebastian’s eye is ever-keen and his spirit is distinct. Inimitable. With all renaissance souls comes the difficulty; where to focus the talent? To what end? A historical tour? A demon summoning? A story told from fantastical facts? A photography exhibit? A monologue? Setting a scene? Historical perspectives of marginalized identity told in hopes of reclamation and celebration?
All of the above, possibly; the beauty of a platform like Patreon. In taking a tour of Sebastian’s talents through the years, another thing that’s been made abundantly clear is that I’d never want to limit him to just one creative expression. And I wouldn’t expect all of these at once; it’s best to let him decide which facet leads when. He’ll be an expert tour guide through his art as well as collective, mutual interests. A consummate host through dark and fascinating waters.
So come, pull up a chair. Make yourself an exquisite drink (he has expert recipes). Witness a corner of the world where magic is dynamic, aesthetic and real and history is alive. Make a pledge and support at one of his tiers. I have. Now,l et’s join in, lift a glass, and celebrate the launch of a place you’ll love to haunt.
PLUS, I'll be joining Sebastian for an upcoming launch party on Feb 21st! Don't miss it!
Leanna Renee Hieber