Friday, May 7, 2010

The Strangely Beautiful Tale of a Book Becoming a Play

Leanna Renee Hieber's Victorian Gothic novel, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker has wowed critics and readers. And that's not all. In April, Mt. Claire Entertainment purchased the novel rights for musical adaptation. Which means The Strangely Beautiful Tale may be coming to a theatre near you.

This is exciting news for book lovers, theatre lovers, and undoubtedly the lovely Ms. Hieber, pictured here in full Victorian costume at her release party.

Seriously, how awesome is she?

If you're interested in the novel that caught the attention of Mt. Claire Entertainment, check out The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker:

From Leanna Renee Hieber's website:

What fortune awaited sweet, timid Percy Parker at Athens Academy? Considering how few of Queen Victoria’s Londoners knew of it, the great Romanesque fortress was dreadfully imposing, and little could Percy guess what lay inside. She had never met the powerful and mysterious Professor Alexi Rychman, knew nothing of the growing shadow, the Ripper and other supernatural terrors against which his coterie stood guard. She knew simply that she was different, haunted, with her snow-white hair, pearlescent skin and uncanny gifts. But this arched stone doorway offered a portal to a new life, an education far from the convent—and an invitation to an intimate yet dangerous dance at the threshold of life and death…



Leanna Renee Hieber said...

Dear Lily - How wonderful and dear of you to post my news! Thank you so very much! I am honoured by your words and dearly appreciate your time and your interest, it really makes my day. No matter what happens with the show, whether it's ever able to materialize or not, enthusiasm like yours is a blessing and a gift that I'll always treasure. Blessings and thanks so much on behalf of the Strangely Beautiful series and me! :)

Lily Ghates said...

(Comment originally posted May 9, 2010. Reposted due to account error)

Thank you so much for stopping by to comment! I can't tell you how exciting this is for us.

I adored "The Strangely Beautiful Tale...", it's just unlike anything else out there right now. Thank you! I can't wait for the next installment of the series.

I hope the story is able to make the leap to the stage, but even if that doesn't come to pass you have much to be proud of. Thank you on behalf of readers and best wishes with the next in the series!

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