Annetta Ribken


A professional editor of over eighty novels, Annetta Ribken has also been writing since a tender young age, when letters were chiseled on stone tablets. A precocious student, Annetta earned her Ph.D in the School of Hard Knocks, with honors, in the early Age of Disco. She lives and works just outside of St. Louis with her evil feline overlord, a rescued shelter cat named Athena.

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Still Not Nice or the Strange Planet Inside My Head
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,880. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
From fantastical tales to razor-sharp observations, Still Not Nice or the Strange Planet Inside My Head is an eclectic collection of stories by award-winning editor and writer, Annetta Ribken. Continuing in the twisted tradition of Not Nice and Other Understatements, Ribken expands her world to reveal hard truths, side-splitting humor, and a peek into the odd and weird places in her brain.
Allegories of the Tarot
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,770. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
22 cards…each an individual splinter of the human psyche. 22 writers…honing each splinter into a story of triumph and decay, arrogance and humility. Stories of the brightest lights and the darkest corners of the weirdest minds. 22 cross-genre worlds. 22 portals into the Universal. Only one way to get there. Come with us. Cross the portals. The Universal awaits.
The Trailer Park Tiara and Goat Incident
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,920. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Sally Mae Riddley is running into all kinds of problems. First, she has to secure the title and tiara not only to uphold the family tradition and keep her mama happy, but she has to deal with an unusual goat and Mad Hattie, the swamp witch. What seems like a simple matter becomes quite complicated in this hilarious novella about a unique young woman.
Athena's Promise - Book One Of The Aegean Trilogy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,470. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
As the front desk manager of a hotel on the edge of Zombietown, Pallas is used to dealing with angry centaurs, surly trolls, and zombie housekeepers. The trouble really starts when one of her guests ends up dead. But that's not her only problem. The promise made to the Goddess Athena may well damn Pallas if she breaks it, but she's determined to save her friends, no matter what it takes.
Not Nice and Other Understatements - A Journal of Flash Fiction
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,740. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
The stories in "Not Nice and Other Understatements" are perfect for the fiction fan and will take you places you've never been. Be prepared for a reading experience like no other. Second edition updated with musical interludes and a new introduction by award-winning author Patti Larsen.

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  • Marooned on July 18, 2011

    I'm having a hard time putting this down. Really enjoying the read, and I'm already bonded to Punk. It's a fascinating world, and I can't wait to find out what happens next! Formatting came across perfect on my Kindle. No problems at all. Reads like a dream.