DeAnna Knippling

Biography

Every summer as kids, we would host one group of cousins or another and jump off hay bales, create mazes by crawling the patterns through the tall grass, and steal green apples out of the garden. We also branded calves, killed chickens, and stole steak knives to threaten skunks with. But that's growing up on a farm for you.

Now I write fantasy, science fiction, and horror--and most of it comes from the worlds that I created as a farm kid, one way or another.

My first novel, Choose Your Doom: Zombie Apocalypse, was published by Doom Press in 2010 and can be purchased through Meta Geek.

"This is how I like my zombies: fast and funny. Choose this book, and you won't be choosing your doom. You'll be choosing hours of gooey, gory hilarity."
- Steve Hockensmith, New York Times best-selling author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls

My short story, “The End of the World,” about fairies on the Great Plains, received an honorable mention in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 3.

I also write murder-mystery party games for Freeform Games in the UK.

See my website and blog at deannaknippling.com.

Where to find DeAnna Knippling online


Where to buy in print


Books

Alice's Adventures in Underland: The Queen of Stilled Hearts #5
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
With the invention of a serum that prevents most people infected with the zombie sickness from becoming raving cannibals, Victorian society finds itself in need of more standards. Alice Lidell, an imaginative, upper-class girl, chafes under them, not understanding the reasons she's forbidden from doing the things she loves. Enter Charles Dodgson--and his magnificent, secret, subversive stories.
Alice's Adventures in Underland: The Queen of Stilled Hearts #4
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,130. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
With the invention of a serum that prevents most people infected with the zombie sickness from becoming raving cannibals, Victorian society finds itself in need of more standards. Alice Lidell, an imaginative, upper-class girl, chafes under them, not understanding the reasons she's forbidden from doing the things she loves. Enter Charles Dodgson--and his magnificent, secret, subversive stories
Alice's Adventures in Underland: The Queen of Stilled Hearts #3
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,260. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
With the invention of a serum that prevents most people infected with the zombie sickness from becoming raving cannibals, Victorian society finds itself in need of more standards. Alice Lidell, an imaginative, upper-class girl, chafes under them, not understanding the reasons she's forbidden from doing the things she loves. Enter Charles Dodgson--and his magnificent, secret, subversive stories.
Alice's Adventures in Underland: The Queen of Stilled Hearts #2
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
With the invention of a serum that prevents most people infected with the zombie sickness from becoming raving cannibals, Victorian society finds itself in need of more standards. Alice Lidell, an imaginative, upper-class girl, chafes under them, not understanding the reasons she's forbidden from doing the things she loves. Enter Charles Dodgson--and his magnificent, secret, subversive stories.
Alice's Adventures in Underland: The Queen of Stilled Hearts #1
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Price: Free! Words: 4,620. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
With the invention of a serum that prevents most people infected with the zombie sickness from becoming raving cannibals, Victorian society finds itself in need of more standards. Alice Lidell, an imaginative, upper-class girl, chafes under them, not understanding the reasons she's forbidden from doing the things she loves. Enter Charles Dodgson--and his magnificent, secret, subversive stories.
The Whispering Tree
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
If only the best writer of his generation, Richard O’Shea, had come down clearly on one side or the other between the horror and fantasy genres, none of this would have happened. But he didn’t, and now both worlds play dirty to get his soul. The fairy lands send their queen: a lusty, foul-mouthed punk with glitter and sex in her eyes. Hell sends something darker.
Oracle of Strangers
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Didi can find anything she wants...except friendship. Wherever she goes, strangers tell her how to locate anything, from the perfect pair of jeans to carrying out the perfect crime. But love? Friendship? Her power can’t seem to handle things that most people find easy.
In the Groves of Lord Satsuma
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2013 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Even more than she wishes to destroy the celestial invaders who have killed her husband, Lady Satsuma wishes to destroy the peasant who usurped his place, even over her own sons. A small victory brings the people joy, and they celebrate. But the insolent peasant knows no limits to his “celebration.” What will the Lady choose? Justice, or revenge?
Winter Fruit
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2013 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Adrienne hides a secret face from the world: she craves eating with an insatiable, magical hunger. Only her husband, Miklos, an undertaker, knows the truth. And yet loves her, passionately. Because of her appetites, not in spite of them. Then Miklos dies of a heart attack, leaving Adrienne vulnerable to those who want to take advantage of her secret...
Be Good
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Laurie Lee can only watch across the fields as the tornado comes barrelling down on the Home, a place where parents send their kids when they’ve been bad--a place from which her Pa has been saving runaways for years. In the destruction, she finds a choice: stand up for what’s right...or “be good.”
A Ghost Unseen
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2013 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
The realtor told her the house was haunted by the ghost of a four-year-old kid who’d drowned in the pool in the 1960s. But that’s not why she bought the house: she’d bought it because the front room had a gorgeous bay window...and was painted the color of spattered blood.
Red Meat Riding Hood
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Once upon a time in a forest so far away as to be entirely unlike the forests that you get around here, a little girl realized that it was time to grow up and go out into the world, despite the best intentions of everyone around her. A surreal retelling of a young woman’s journey through an unknown and unknowable forest.
Alien Blue
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 108,190. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Bill Trout didn’t mean to get involved with aliens. He just wanted to run his brewery and mind his own business. But that ain’t the way things worked out, and now he’s got some bodies to bury, an alien to hide, and his best friend to talk some sense into. Except Mayor Jack ain’t one for sense. Nothing for it but to make some beer...
Paid
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,500. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
First published in Crossed Genres #30, "Luck." Time travel in a multiverse sounded great…except that some of inventor Beauregard’s alternate selves aren’t so nice. Now he’s a private dick hiring himself out to try to clean up the mess he made. And, of course, trying to get paid.
Ebooks 101: Beginning Formatting
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,580. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012 by Wonderland Press. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » E-commerce / general
So you’re thinking about selling ebooks, but you don’t know where to start, what ebook software to use, or how to format an ebook. Using this book, you will learn to format your ebooks, what materials you need, and where to publish. For beginning users only. Includes checklists, step-by-step instructions, and templates.
The Procrustean Mirror
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Tom tracked his wife as far as the Zorcico before he ran out of leads. Now the bartender’s trying to tell him he can either have what’s in an old wooden box, or he can find out what Betty was coming to the dive bar for. “What’s in the box?” he asks. “Your marriage.”
The Cliff House
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2011 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Ardahl is a weaver of magic and demons—of the power that flows through the land. But he’s a prisoner of the land as much as its master, a prisoner of the Cliff House, where the ruler of the land always keeps a trapped magician to summon water for the people. Now the land has twisted near the breaking point to feed them…but the princessa won’t let Ardahl stop squeezing it. Squeezing it dry.
Threads of Life, Threads of Guilt
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,770. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Mattie’s ready to give up when her twin, Matt, drags her to Casa Eva, reputed to be St. Augustine’s “fountain of youth” for cancer patients. But can she be cured of losing her will to live?
Creators of Small Worlds
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Andrea had one chance to talk to Chris Demoulin before he unleashed horror on Las Vegas—and failed. Now the question isn’t, “could she have stopped him?” but, “can she keep stop herself from becoming just like him?”
The Woods Behind Grandmother's House
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,280. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Ellen warned her fiance Philip not to get involved with the Rockford brothers. But now he has gone with them down a dark path heavy with deadfalls and demons, and only she can bring him back.
Hand of Glory
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,060. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
When you're in an online gaming guild, when the leader says to kill, you kill. You show up on time or you get kicked. You do the job. And you never break loyalty, no matter how much drama is going on.
The Vengeance Quilt
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,090. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2011 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
God’s work weighs on Sebastian, a new priest, harder than most. But dealing with demons is his penance, and God never makes a burden harder than you can carry. Or so he believes when the rivalry between two of his parishioners spirals into the supernatural. A Weird West story set on the Great Plains in the 1960s.
The Edge of the World
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,100. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2011 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
When Jack was a kid, he was kidnapped by fairies. Sounds great, right? Except surviving the fairies was hell. Jack only escaped with the help of his best friend, Felix. Now his kidnapper’s dead, and Felix has come to take Jack back to the fairies...
Basement Noir
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Everybody's got some hidden faces they don't show the world...but what happens when they start killing each other off? P.I. Spade is created out of dreams and memories to investigate the the murder of a personality, only to learn that the crime he was sent to investigate isn't the one he needs to solve.
Miracle, Texas
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,610. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
The man rode into Amazon Valley the same way they all did, blindfolded, hooded, and with his hands tied behind his back. Men were trouble, and Justine liked them that way. A Weird West tale.
Goddess of the Floods
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The gods can build in a single night a tower that would require the toil of many men over many seasons. Balathu, chief of scribes, brings the King’s offerings to the gods. Balathu is a virtuous man, but the tools of the gods—a mysterious woman, made of water, and forbidden to any man’s touch—are lovely in his sight, and in the sight of the King. Truly, weak men are always seized by fate.
Blind Spot
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2011 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
When everyone else looks at “The Mirror of the World Without You,” they see art--art that removes them from reality. When Thomas looks at it, he sees technology...and danger to the artist behind it. He offers Maxine a sweet deal to come and work for his VR company, but she refuses--she’d been used before. But without his protection, who else will try to take possession of her?
Devil Mountain
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The alien called him her beloved devil for tempting her away from her brood and tried to make him promise not to take revenge if the other humans didn't understand their love. Now he’s on top of Devil Mountain, looking down at the town that murdered his wife, and he has no promises to keep.
Monsoon
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2011 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Too old to flirt with the Norwegian meditation teacher. Too young for menopause.
Things You Don't Want But Have to Take
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,500. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Madeline lived an ordinary life, married to a company man, staying home all day to help out at church, bake cookies, and pretend that she had never been anything but a housewife. Then the past comes back to haunt her: a box, carefully taped up, containing a horror that she’d never be able to get rid of, never be able to hide from. Not for long.
Chance Damnation: A Tale of the Weird West
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,550. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2011 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A little girl with the power of a God. Invaders from another world. When demons rewrite history on the Great Plains, three brothers follow one of their own into a strange Hell to change it back.
Family Gods
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,780. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
A young soldier returns from a war to bury his mother, only to find that his wife has betrayed him. Now, in order to save his daughter from the same conflagration that consumed his mother, he has to learn how to tame the rage inside him...a rage made stronger and more violent by the family god, a god of murder, fire, and anger that has haunted them for generations.
Lanes of the Living Dead
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2011 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
It ain’t easy being divorced. But Bart’s ex-wife’s lawyer, also a voodoo priest, didn’t make it any easier.
How to Fail & Keep on Writing
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,960. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2011 by Wonderland Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Afraid of rejections? So afraid that you never put your stories in the mail? This book will show you how to overcome fear of failure when It comes to writing, submitting, and publishing your fiction.
The Debt: A Zombie Tale
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2011 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
He hired Dr. Skalos to put his brother to rest. He paid and paid and paid, yet still his brother walks, and hungers...
Mother & Child
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A family that goes on separate vacations in virtual reality...only to find that the mom won't come back. A girl who finds her life's calling not in nurturing, dolls or motherhood, but in a classmate's pain. A mother who refuses to let her daughter get judged on a so-called Judgment Day. Three short stories of mothers, children, and the uncanny bonds between them.
Abominable
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
You’re just a guy who fell in love. Fell in love with a woman and got her pregnant. And married her. And helped her rebuild her family farm. And had a kid. And...and now she’s leaving you. You need something to ease the pain. You need something warm. The only problem is that you’re not the only one. Something’s outside in the snowstorm...and wants to get in.
Death by Chocolate
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,130. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Ellie doesn’t like chocolate. So when the Devil makes her a deal—she can be skinny, pretty and immortal, but if she ever eats chocolate, she’s going to Hell—she takes it. Then the bad boy at the top of her sexual bucket list appears.. She’s tempted, but she trusts him even less than she trusts the Devil…
The Business That Must Be Conducted in the Dark
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Annalise thought she knew her programming: take care of Master Zorac in all ways. But especially, and most deliciously, sexually. Then Master Zorac runs away from their Mistress, and Annalise discovers that her programming is more complex than she ever knew.
Haunted Empire
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,700. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011 by Wonderland Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Aoife Cavenaugh doesn’t want to get involved with the human resistance. She just wants to do her job as a research librarian on tourist planet Tullynally, where even the android horses pulling the carriages have android flies. But when a message arrives from her dead cousin Imogen, Aoife lets herself get drawn into a conspiracy of terrorists, chocolate smugglers, and unwelcome family ties.

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