On Saturday, February 11, 2017, 7-9 p.m., I’ll be hosting a mystery writers night at KGB (85 East 4th Street, New York, between 2nd & 3rd Ave), as part of Ducts‘ Trumpet Fiction reading series. I thought it would be good to showcase a group of writers whose works bleed into crime fiction. Together, their diverse genres include erotica, fantasy, historical, horror, romantic suspense, steampunk, and probably a few more. See you there! (It’s free!)
Actress, playwright, artist and award-winning, bestselling author Leanna Renee Hieber has written 11 Gothic Victorian Paranormal novels for adults and teens, set in 1880s New York City and London. Her Strangely Beautiful saga hit Barnes & Noble and Borders Bestseller lists, garnered numerous genre awards, and has been reissued in a special edition from Tor. Her new Gaslamp Fantasy trilogy, The Eterna Files, an X-Files meets Penny Dreadful kind of series, is now available from Tor. A proud member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA, she has been featured in film and television on shows like Boardwalk Empire and leads ghost tours through Manhattan with Boroughs of the Dead.
John Langan is the author of two novels, The Fisherman and House of Windows, and two collections of stories, The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies and Mr. Gaunt and Other Uneasy Encounters. With Paul Tremblay, he edited Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters. He is one of the founders of the Shirley Jackson Awards, for which he served as a juror during its first three years. Currently, he reviews horror and dark fantasy fiction for Locus.
LaQuette is an author of erotic, multicultural romance novels. She is the 2016 Author of the Year Golden Apple Award Winner, 2016 Swirl Awards 1st Place Winner in Romantic Suspense, and 2016 Aspen Gold Award Finalist in Erotic Romance.