Authors and ghost tour guides Andrea Janes and Leanna Renee Hieber discuss their new book, A Haunted History of Invisible Women: True Stories of America's Ghosts and what it was like to focus just on women's ghost stories. Unpack the tropes, stereotypes and misunderstandings about women who were often ghost stories before they were even dead. A spirited book-talk full of personal experiences and eerie tales.
About The Presenters:
Leanna Renee Hieber is an award-winning author and paranormal history expert. A regular speaker at Sci-Fi / Fantasy conventions, she’s appeared on film and television on shows including “Mysteries at the Museum” and “Beyond the Unknown.” She’s a three-time Prism Award-winner for her debut Strangely Beautiful series, and a Daphne du Maurier Award-finalist for Darker Still. After earning a BFA in Theatre Performance and a focus study in the Victorian Era, she spent many years in the professional regional theatre circuit, skills that serve her well as a speaker and a ghost tour guide for Boroughs of the Dead in New York. More at leannareneehieber.com
Andrea Janes is the Founder and owner of Boroughs of the Dead, New York City's premier ghost tour company, which has been featured on NPR.org, The New York Times, Jezebel, TODAY, The Huffington Post, Gothamist, The Travel Channel, CondeNast Traveler, Mashable, and more. Andrea is also the author of the YA novel GLAMOUR and several short horror stories, and a fiction horror novel Boroughs of the Dead, the inspiration for her company.
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