David Anthony

Biography

David Anthony, along with co-author Charles David Clasman, has written over 20 books for kids in three series, including Mystery Underground, Heroes A2Z, and Knightscares.

David Anthony received his first typewriter in the eighth grade and has been banging on keyboards ever since. As a child, some of David's best friends were books. He always loved to read. A friend first inspired him to write, and the steady encouragement of his parents and teachers kept him at it. Today he writes with the passion of his youth. No story can ever be too fantastic, too impossible, too spooky, or too silly.

David currently lives in West Bloomfield, Michigan with a patient wife, a semi-patient son, and a demanding dog. At least two of them usually need a haircut. When not writing or reading, David plays tabletop games with his son, engages in social media, and roots for the Detroit Red Wings.

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Books

Mystery Underground: States of Emergency (A Collection of Scary Short Stories)
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Price: Free! Words: 14,120. Language: American English. Published: January 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
MYSTERY UNDERGROUND STATES OF EMERGENCY Mystery Underground is a collection of scary short stories for kids, middle grade readers, and everyone who likes a good scare. The stories combine the monsters and mystery of Goosebumps with the surprise endings of the Twilight Zone. They are the perfect scary stories to read in the dark, around the campfire, or under the covers at night with a flashlight.
Mystery Underground #3: California Creatures (A Collection of Scary Short Stories)
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,260. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
MYSTERY UNDERGROUND #3 CALIFORNIA CREATURES READERS BEWARE! This book contains thirteen terrifying tales set in the state of California. Within them you will encounter trolls, ghosts, goblins, werewolves, and other mysterious creatures of legend. Read a scare ... if you dare!
Mystery Underground #2: Frightening Florida (A Collection of Scary Short Stories)
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,260. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
MYSTERY UNDERGROUND #2 FRIGHTENING FLORIDA This book contains thirteen spooky short stories set throughout the state of Florida. Readers will encounter skunk apes, vampires, gatormen, and other frightening beasts and legends. Read a scare ... if you dare!
Heroes A2Z #14: Nursery Rhyme Crime
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,320. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
MOTHER GOOSE IS ON THE LOOSE! In this adventure, fairy tales lead to scary wails. Many nursery rhyme characters have escaped from their books and turned to crime. Humpty Dumpty rules up on the wall. Little Bo Peep is ready to brawl. To set things right, the heroes will have to fight the most dangerous nursery rhyme character of all.
Heroes A2Z #12: Lost Puppy Love
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,040. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
This Puppy and Potion Demand Your Devotion. In this adventure, it’s bark vs. bite when one lost puppy finds all kinds of trouble. With a sip of his Love Potion #K9, people become pets and every dog has its day. Will the heroes be collared and sent to the doghouse?
Heroes A2Z #11: Kung Fu Kitties
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,740. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
Kids, Cats, or Rats … Who Committed the Purrfect Crime? In this adventure, things get hairy. Famous felines Chuck Morris, Moose Lee, and Lucy Mew prowl into town to promote a new kung fu dojo. But when all the milk goes missing, the heroes know that Traverse City hasn’t gone to the dogs.
Heroes A2Z #10: Joey Down Under
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,120. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
This Joey is no kangaroo. He's a bossy Aussie from Down Under. In this adventure, the Land Down Under has come to Mackinac Island. Welcome to Australian Days! Meet kangaroos, koalas, and a kid named Joey who puts the "boom" in boomerang.
Heroes A2Z #9: Ivy League All-Stars
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,470. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
They’re Mean. They’re Green. They’re a Baseball Team. In this adventure, it’s time to play ball. The heroes batter up against the Garden City Sprouts in the little league championship game. First it’s one up and then everybody down. The Sprouts players sprout into pinch-hitting plants. This game is going into extra innings.
Heroes A2Z #8: Holiday Holdup
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,230. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
You better watch out. You better not fight. You better not doubt I'm stealing this night. Candy CLAWS is comin' to town! In this adventure, Christmas is in danger. Candy bandits cheat down chimneys looking to poach presents placed under the tree. If the heroes don't wrap the bandits up tight, there won't even be coal in their stockings on Christmas morn.
Heroes A2Z #7: Guitar Rocket Star
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,600. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
Meet the Original Hero on Guitar. The Galaxy's Only Rocket Star! In this adventure, a battle of the bands turns into a real war. It's rock versus roll as mullets try to steal the show. One wrong note and everything could be out of tune.
Heroes A2Z #6: Fowl Mouthwash
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,140. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
Don't Play Chicken With These Birds. Cock-a-doodle-DOOM! In this adventure, humans beware. Chicken fever is spreading fast. Robotic chickens have come home to roost and the city of Frankenmuth has gone to the birds. It's up to Heroes A2Z to hatch a rescue before everyone flies the coop.
Heroes A2Z #5: Easter Egg Haunt
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,780. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
Here Comes Patty Rottentail Stompin’ Down the Bully Trail! In this adventure, the heroes discover more than candy in their Easter baskets. Ghosts haunt the library’s egg hunt. Chocolate bunnies bare their teeth and bite back. Talk about a few bad eggs! Saving Easter has never been such a scramble.
Heroes A2Z #4: Digging For Dinos
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,980. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
Beaches, Bones, and Petoskey Stones … Who Knows What Dinosaurs Are Made Of? In this adventure, a trip to the lake turns into anything but a day at the beach. Digging is usually for making sand castles, but our heroes have other plans. They dig so deep that they discover something terrifying and better off buried. Worse, it’s got a bone to pick with them—several hundred, actually.
Heroes A2Z #3: Cherry Bomb Squad
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,230. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
What's Bark and Ripe and Red All Over? The Cherry Bomb Squad! In this adventure, a family visit to the Cherry Olde Orchard becomes a waking, walking nightmare. The trees pick up root and start laying down the lumber. If that's not enough, their cherry bombs will flatten anything in their path. The National Cherry Festival will never be the same.
Heroes A2Z #2: Bowling Over Halloween
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,110. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
Fudge Strikes, Spare Nothing. Halloween Goes Down the Gutter. In this adventure, the heroes look forward to trick-or-treating on Halloween. Little do they know that the trick will be on them, and it will take more than a treat to defeat the fudge monster bowling over their town.
Heroes A2Z #13: Monkey Monster Truck
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,610. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
Monkey See, Monkey Do. Monkey Puts YOU in the Zoo! In this adventure, the heroes let their inner apes escape. A monster truck rally turns into a regular barrel of monkeys. Abigail, Andrew, and Baby Zoe had better peel out before everyone goes bananas.
Heroes A2Z #1: Alien Ice Cream
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Price: Free! Words: 6,230. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
I Scream, You Scream. It's Alien Ice Cream! In this first adventure, heroes Abigail, Andrew, and Baby Zoë try to keep their cool on the hottest day of the year. Soon, though, they discover that not all ice cream is created equal. Some is created by aliens who have plans to take over the world.
Mystery Underground #1: Michigan Monsters (A Collection of Scary Short Stories)
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,990. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
MYSTERY UNDERGROUND #1 MICHIGAN MONSTERS This book contains thirteen spooky short stories set throughout the state of Michigan. Readers will encounter werewolves, zombies, giant spiders, Bigfoot, and other frightening beasts and legends. Read a scare ... if you dare!
Aware of the Wolf (Epic Fantasy Adventure Series, Knightscares Book 8)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,950. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Noah and his sister Naomi think they have problems. When bullies chase them into the deadly needlespine pines, one loud noise could be their last. A boy named Ian rescues them, but he has his own troubles. He has lost his memories and been turned into a werewolf by a terrible curse. To break the curse, the young heroes set off across the frozen wastes of Neverthaw, land of ice and storm.
The Ninespire Experiment (Epic Fantasy Adventure Series, Knightscares Book 7)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,620. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
There's trouble in the wizard's castle and it's spreading fast. Spells are going haywire. Potions are floating like jellyfish through the air. The wizard himself has been turned into a child. It's up to Gidget and her amazing gadgets to save Castle Ninespire. Along with AnnaBell, a young jester with more than a few tricks up her sleeves, Gidget must chase down the wild experiment.
Hunt for Hollowdeep (Epic Fantasy Adventure Series, Knightscares Book 6)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,830. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
For hundreds of years the bleak valley of Hollowdeep has rotten beneath ash and smoke. For hundreds of years the dragon Shelolth has plotted terrible plans in the darkness. In this wasteland Jasiah and his friends--Emily the archer, Daniel the rogue, Leland the dog, and Talon Wyvern--must go to recover the Dragonsbane Horn.
Trek Through Tangleroot (Epic Fantasy Adventure Series, Knightscares Book 5)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,120. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
In Tangleroot, enemies lurk everywhere ... even among friends. To locate a piece of the legendary Dragonsbane Horn, Jasiah must brave the sunless depths of hungry Tangleroot, a forest so old that has watched mountains grow and crumble to dust.
Voyage to Silvermight (Epic Fantasy Adventure Series, Knightscares Book 4)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,930. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Dragons fear but one thing: The Dragonsbane Horn. For now the Horn sleeps, broken into four pieces and scattered throughout the land. But its power is calling ... Ghostly shaddim prowl the night, slinking like shadows in search of the Horn. Fiendish foes claim its magic for themselves. It's a race against time to recover the lost pieces of the Horn.
Early Winter's Orb (Epic Fantasy Adventure Series, Knightscares Book 3)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,220. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
When you hear the howl of snow beasts, run! Unnatural snow covers the land. To save her people from endless winter, Emily must defeat the cursed Winter Orb. Armed with her bow and joined by her dog Leland and friend Daniel, an orphan more sneaky than a shadow, Emily sets out toward Mount Shadowvane, icy home of the Winter Orb.
Skull in the Birdcage (Epic Fantasy Adventure Series, Knightscares Book 2)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,020. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Beware the Skull with the Hourglass Tattoo! It's the day Connor has been waiting for his whole life. The day he is supposed to begin training as a knight. Then why is everything going so wrong?
Cauldron Cooker's Night (Epic Fantasy Adventure Series, Knightscares Book 1)
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Price: Free! Words: 32,270. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
On Cauldron Cooker's Night, expect black cats and blacker magic. It's Cauldron Cooker's Night, a holiday for witches. Josh and his sister Jozlyn can't sleep. When they hear a noise outside their window, they know it's a witch coming for them.