Leanna's Upcoming Appearances!

Photo credit: C. Johnstone
Photo credit: C. Johnstone

Leanna's 2018 DragonCon Schedule!

Atlanta, GA

Labor Day Weekend


Leanna is SUPER honored to return as a Guest Author to DragonCon and be a part of Sherrilyn Kenyon's launch party! So exciting!
Please note, in particular, as always, Princess Alethea's Traveling Sideshow is never to be missed, you get tons of goodies and the chance to procure amazing things! Also PLEASE NOTE Leanna's reading session on Saturday, 2:30pm, books and jewelry available for sale and signing, she'll be previewing a NEVER BEFORE HEARD piece of fiction from her upcoming November release THE SPECTRAL CITY!
Title: Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Stygian Masquerade Party!
Description: Demons & Daimons are on the loose and it's a night to be remembered! Come dressed to party and to celebrate one of the most anticipated books of the year! #1 New York Times bestseller Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Stygian (Urian's book).
Time: Thu 07:00 pm Location: Regency VI-VII - Hyatt (Length: 4 Hours)
(Tentative Panelists: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Alethea Kontis, Leanna Renee Hieber, Mari Mancusi)
Title: Realms of the Dead: Ghosts and Spirits in UF
Description: Our panelists discuss the various types of ghosts and spirits found in their work, and in the genre.
Time: Fri 11:30 am Location: Chastain 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Leanna Renee Hieber, David B. Coe, E.J. Stevens, A. J. Hartley, Matthew Kressel, Gail Z. Martin)
Title: Victorian Death Customs
Description: Victorians raised mourning to a high art, with Queen Victoria modeling extreme grief and fueling an industry built on mourning attire. Elaborate social customs dictated how one was supposed to behave after the death of close family. The discussion will center around mourning made creepy.
Time: Fri 05:30 pm Location: Augusta - Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Gail Z. Martin, Leanna Renee Hieber)
Title: Princess Alethea's Traveling Sideshow
Description: Alethea Kontis and her misfit band of bestselling authors perform their hilarious annual variety show!
Time: Fri 07:00 pm Location: A707 - Marriott (Length: 2.5 Hours)
(Tentative Panelists: Alethea Kontis, Leanna Renee Hieber, Mari Mancusi, Diana Peterfreund, Gray Rinehart, Zac Brewer)
Title: Reading Session: Leanna Renee Hieber
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: Vinings - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Leanna Renee Hieber)
Title: Her-storically Speaking
Description: Well-behaved women rarely make history, as they say. So we'll be talking about some of the women who made waves, with a focus on pirates, vikings, and detectives. History professors, writers, and all-around smart ladies talk about the stories we may not have been taught in history books.
Time: Sat 07:00 pm Location: Athens - Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Octavia Randolph, Jean Marie Ward, Leanna Renee Hieber, Nancy Holzner)
Title: Oops, I Sold My Novel. Now What?
Description: Selling your novel is Step One. Presenters will discuss what happens next. How do you make your first novel the success you dreamed about?
Time: Sun 04:00 pm Location: Embassy CD - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: John L. Flynn, Lucienne Diver, Leanna Renee Hieber, Michael J. Martinez, Scott Sigler, Jean Marie Ward)
Title: The Secret History of Spies
Description: From the Culper Ring to M16, the secret organization of intelligence gathering and spies is a fascinating topic for fact, historical fiction and alternate history. Our panel of authors will discuss and highlight some of the amazing facts and inspiration behind the art of espionage and intrigue.
Time: Sun 07:00 pm Location: Athens - Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Michael J. Martinez, S.M. Stirling, Walter H. Hunt, Austin Sirkin, Leanna Renee Hieber, David B. Coe)
Title: Same Places, Different Times: Historical Urban Fantasy
Description: Our panelists explore supernatural beings and magic occurring in historical real-world settings.
Time: Sun 08:30 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: David B. Coe, Laura Anne Gilman, Clay and Susan Griffith, Leanna Renee Hieber, E.J. Stevens, Tim Powers)
Title: Winding Down the Clock, A Time Travel Story Hour
Description: Round out your Con experience by joining the Alt History Track for a few good steampunk stories told by a few of our favorite authors. They'll spin a long yarn and we'll wind down our Con experience swapping war stories.
Time: Mon 10:00 am Location: Athens - Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Michael J. Martinez, Leanna Renee Hieber, Laura Anne Gilman, E.J. Stevens)




FUMC - 120 South Broad Street
Middletown, OH 45044

FREE PERFORMANCE thanks to  FUMC First Fridays and Ohio Arts grants!



Mt. Holly, NJ

OCT 6TH - 3-8pm only!

Come find our table in the Vending Area

Books available for sale & signing!

Please note reduced hours: 3-8pm only!



Bound Brook Public Library

Oct 24th, 7pm

Ghost Stories & Paranormal Fiction

Why we love to be haunted!

Stories, discussion, reading



OCT. 30TH - 7pm

1886 Front Street, East Meadow, NY 11554

Gothic Halloween Tea & Book Talk!


Workshops, Presentations, Advice:

Leanna beside Babylon 5 and Lantern City's Bruce Boxleitner on the Steampunk Film & TV panel for New York Comic Con 2013
Leanna beside Babylon 5 and Lantern City's Bruce Boxleitner on the Steampunk Film & TV panel for New York Comic Con 2013


A classically trained actress,  experienced reader, panelist, public speaker and workshop presenter, Leanna has been a guest around the country, from high schools to college programs, public and private schools, libraries, book clubs, writer's groups and countless national conventions.  Live readings from her books have become an audience favourite. Her workshops, including the popular "Direct Your Book: Theatrical Techniques to a Blockbuster Novel” have been presented at over thirty different writers groups and library associations nationwide. She has lectured at institutions such as New York University and directed literary adaptation workshops for such programs as The Guthrie Theatre and The International Thespian Festival.

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Photo by Biz Urban Photography

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