The Society of Secret Cats

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What if cats were really there to guard your dreams?

Lost in the Forest of Dreams, the dashing, handsome cat Ferntail must rescue his human girl from her horrible nightmares, nightmares that come from outside her mind. Will a mysterious and beautiful cat from The Society of Secret Cats help lead them out of the forest...or further astray?

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About De Kenyon

Are you a kid who threatens the monsters under your bed, even when you're scared?

Do you know exactly what to do if zombies attack--grab a shotgun and run?

Do your parents say things like, "Do you ever sit still? Really?" but then have to shake you in order to get your attention while you're reading or playing a video game?

Would you like to decorate your room in skulls and bunnies?

If so, then have I got stories for you.

I grew up telling my brother and cousins stories on our farm whenever we got bored. I would start up the story, and everybody would act it out. We got in lots of fights over who was boss of the story, and I lost a lot of time. I once got so mad that I told my brother we were playing hide and seek instead and locked him in the shed where he was hiding. I think he forgave me…eventually.

My first novel, Choose Your Doom: Zombie Apocalypse, lets you choose how you’re going to fight a zombie invasion. Warning: you die. Sometimes, you turn into a zombie and then you die. But can you save the world before you kick the bucket? See any major bookstore in order to buy a copy.

“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 real name is DeAnna Knippling, which I use when I’m writing scary, space/science fiction, or fantasy books for grownups. My husband’s last name is Kenyon (and so is my daughter’s), so that’s the last name I use when I’m writing books for kids. I have a website at

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Review by: Victoria Zigler on July 31, 2014 :
An excellent, enjoyable, and well-written story, which will make you look at your cat differently for certain; or make you look at other people's cats differently if you don't have one of your own.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: JJ Press on Aug. 02, 2011 :
Well-written short story that will make you look at your cat differently. De Kenyon spins a tale of fun and imagination that any young person should enjoy.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Blue Shark Publishing on Aug. 01, 2011 :
This story is witty, well-written, and wildly inventive. Its sure to appeal to any kid who likes cats--or any kid who's ever had a nightmare.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Fiero Publishing on July 19, 2011 :
Lewis Carroll does Inception. Lots of fun dreams-within-dreams stuff that's full of more than enchantment than frightening suspense. And a must for cat lovers.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Secret Fire Press on July 06, 2011 :
Fun story about a cat who guards his little girl from scary monsters in her dreams, with a great theory about how those monsters end up under the bed. I agree with White Sun Press's point that the story seems almost too big for a short story, but regardless a fun read!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: White Sun Press on July 04, 2011 :
I really enjoyed this - kind of like "Where the Wild Things Are" mixed with a bit of Lewis Carroll and a dash of J.R.R. Tolkien with the scary spider creatures. My only complaint really is that it seems almost like too big of a story for a short story...would love to see a novel with this world, or even a novella. It reminds me of those dark yet whimsical stories I loved most when I was a kid (and still do!)
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Bluebird Haven Press on July 03, 2011 :
Dream time adventures that make me glad my cat sleeps with me!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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