Saturday, February 21, 2015

Leanna Renee Hieber

Leanna Renee Hieber is an actress, playwright and the award winning, bestselling author of Gaslamp Fantasy‎ series such as the Strangely Beautiful saga, the Magic Most Foul saga and the new Eterna Files saga for Tor Books.

Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Her reply:
It grieves me that I don't get to read much for pleasure these days, it's really only research material I have time for between my book deadlines, theatrical and film projects and other contracts. But on the research front, I'm currently loving a book titled Lily Dale: The Town That Talks to the Dead by Christine Wicker, that I bought on a research trip to Lily Dale itself. ‎As my books deal with Spiritualism, psychic phenomena, mediums and clairvoyance of all kinds, this book was a must, and it's compellingly written, a wonderful modern supplement to the historical texts I have steeped myself in to get a feel for the 19th century settings of my own work.

My latest, The Eterna Files, dives deeper into the questions of the human Spirit, the psychology around the paranormal, and the vulnerable, generous strength of those who are Gifted, while darker forces must be kept at bay by an elaborate host of quirky characters. Books like Lily Dale help give insight into actual mediums as I compare them to my own characters and their triumphs and vulnerabilities.
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--Marshal Zeringue