The DARK NEST CHRONICLES
Genre: Space Opera
Length: Novellas or in 3-Novella Compilation
Dark Nest (2018 Prism Award Winner for Best Novella)
Available via Scrib'd / Bryant Street Publishing in Audiobook & Digital Editions!
STAY TUNED! THE DARK NEST world continues via Scrib'd and Bryant Street Fantasy throughout 2020 and 2021 with new installations coming soon!
THE SPARK - An Eterna Files prequel
Available in digital and trade paperback.
Print: Barnes and Noble
Kindle & Print: Amazon
Theorist, Spiritualist and New Orleans native Louis Dupris leaves his former life behind to join the secret, unorthodox Eterna Commission in New York City as their strange cabal attempts to find the cure for death. Led by Spiritualists and mediums, Senator Rupert Bishop and his enigmatic ward, Clara Templeton, the covert Eterna Commission was created from torturous grief surrounding the assassination of President Lincoln. Over a decade later, with no progress made, Dupris and his unique ideas might give the Commission new life, but his own is endangered in the process. Not only must he and Clara hide a newfound passion for one another, one that has been expressly forbid, but he must contend with the sudden appearance of his long-lost and unreliable twin brother who arrives bringing significant trouble of his own. When Dupris discovers what he believes is an unprecedented breakthrough in localized magic, an incredible, life-saving and protective measure, he awakens a terrible, violent force. He races to alert his forbidden love before his spirit gives out and he’s no use to anyone dead or alive.
Praise for Hieber and The Eterna Files:
“Smart, boundlessly creative Gaslamp Fantasy.” -RT Book Reviews
“Hieber expertly blends intriguing supernatural elements and interesting, quirky characters in an authentic historical setting. Readers who enjoy a skillful mixture of history and paranormal elements will be well pleased.” – Bitten by Books
THE WORLD OF TOMORROW IS SADLY OUTDATED
Length: Novella (20,000 words)
New York City: The Year is 1889.
New York City: The year is 2089.
In 1889 a group of bold pseudo-scientists discover the "temporal current" and begin to view the distant futures that await the Empire City. In the future, all life as we know it has crumbled, leaving New York City a ghost town with a populous scrabbling to survive underground. In the past it's up to an unlikely group of Victorian heroines and heroes to preserve something of their world to save their future generations. In the future it's up to an unlikely group of future survivors to take a leap of faith; discovering what their ancestors left for them with no more guarantees than love and hope. -- Order from:
"SONG OF SAIRE"
Genre: Futuristic Paranormal
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First featured in The Mammoth Book of Futuristic Romance
Edited by Trisha Telep
Leanna's short story "Song of Saire" features the patriarch and matriarch of a psychic people struggling to save their clan from extinction, featured in her DARK NEST saga of futuristic paranormal novellas,.
Length: Short Story
(Running Press (US) Constable and Robinson (UK)) Edited by Ekaterina Sedia with Foreword by Scott Westerfeld. Features "At Will", a story of a young Shakespearean actress in the 1890s who sets London ablaze with speculation and scandal. (Click here for ToC) --Barnes and Noble
Length: Short Story
Edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling
Features Leanna's "Charged" about a troubled young man's relationship to electricity. The origin story for "Mr. Mosley from Leanna's Eterna Files & Spectral City series
(For ToC click here)
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"AT THE DOORSTEP"
Length: Short Story
CANDLE IN THE ATTIC WINDOW: An Anthology of Gothic Horror, features Leanna's short story "At the Doorstep" - an eerie insight into her Magic Most Foul world of 1880 New York City where black magic holds court with those unfortunate enough to be drawn into the fight of their lives.
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Favorite Lady can be found in THE BEST 10 MINUTE PLAYS, 3 or More Actors, 2004, edited by Michael Bigelow Dixon
Favorite Lady was a finalist in the National Ten-Minute Play competition sponsored by the Humana Festival. The play has won regional festival awards and continues to be produced around the country. Favorite Lady was inspired by intense, hot-headed discussions in Leanna's college Art History class.
The Best 10 Minute Plays for 3 or More Actors, 2004 - Available from Amazon
DREAMING OF A WHITE HOUSE
Adapted monologues of this play are available in the AUDITION ARSENAL 101 series. Erin and Dave's monologues can be found in their gender category:
- Women in Their 20s: Available from Amazon.com
- Men in Their 20s: Available from Amazon.com
ATTENTION THEATRE STUDENTS: for those requiring the one-act script of Dreaming of a White House in its entirety, the script is available by contacting Leanna directly via the Contact page.
ADAPTATIONS / ONE-WOMAN SHOWS:
Award-winning author, playwright and classically trained actress Leanna Renee Hieber channels the talented artist Clara Wolcott Driscoll, designer of iconic Tiffany lamps and the manager of the Women’s Glass Cutting Department of Tiffany Studios from the late 19th century to 1909. Infused with passion and dedication, By the Light of Tiffany is a one hour, one-woman presentation adapted from Driscoll’s personal letters, historical record and inspiring insights. This 'meeting with the artist' showcases the vitality, innovation and importance of women in the decorative arts movement. For more information, please visit the show page.
THE ALICE ADVENTURE: Works of Lewis Carroll
Created, adapted and performed by Leanna Renee Hieber from the work of Lewis Carroll and the diary of Alice Pleasance Liddell. The Alice Adventure, a one-woman step through the looking glass, was produced by and for The Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival.
Created, adapted and performed by Leanna Renee Hieber from Ranier Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet and selected poetry. Yours, Rilke was produced by and for Miami University.
THE STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL TALE OF MISS PERCY PARKER, A New Musical
-Leanna has written the book for this musical ("book" = script) Please Note: This project is currently on hiatus.
FOR ALL PRODUCTION RIGHTS AND INQUIRIES, please use the Contact page of this website.
Leanna is a very proud member of unions Actors Equity (AEA), the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). She is also a proud member of the Mystery Writers of America, The Science Fiction / Fantasy Writers of America and the International Thriller Writers.