DeAnna Knippling


DeAnna Knippling has a browser history full of murder, gore, and Victorian street maps. She has ambitions to have a secret room in the basement. She loves crows, cheese, chokecherry jam, and hot sauce, but not all at once.

You can find her in Colorado with her husband and daughter, or at her website,, where she writes gothics and weird fiction as herself, mysteries as Diane R. Thompson, sci-fi detective noir as Dean Kenyon, and middle-grade adventure fiction as De Kenyon. She publishes and edits the Amazing Monster Tales anthology series with Jamie Ferguson, and is writing a non-fiction book, Writing Craft: Lessons in Fiction for the Working Writer, at Patreon. Including her ghostwriting projects for clients (under yet other names), she has written over sixty books.

Someday, one of her pen names will murder one of the others, she’s sure of it.

You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

2014_12_25 1037 I’m the one with the purple hat. You can also contact me at: publisher ***at*** wonderlandpress ***dot*** com

If you are looking to hire a freelancer, my rates are in the range of U.S. five cents per word or $50 per hour. I specialize in ghostwriting cozy/crime/suspense fiction, colorful biographies, and lurid family tales jam-packed with scandal. I am also an excellent developmental editor–just ask the people who’ve survived their edits! Email me to get samples, a sample edit, and/or a free estimate for the work. You can also hire me via Upwork if you are so inclined.

Booksellers, schools, libraries, and others who would like to buy titles in bulk, please contact me for a discount. I will donate books to worthy causes on a case-by-case basis.

I am available as a speaker in the Colorado area for sure; other locations depend on a multitude of factors too complex to go into here. Please contact me to discuss, if interested.


3 thoughts on “About”

  1. I really enjoyed your site. I read the first chapter of you book and now have to visit Amazon to see how it turns out. I have two nieces that will really like the Tales Told Under The Covers.

    You caught my attention for obvious reasons. Are you part of the Kenyon family or is this a pen name? I notice that you go by Knippling as well. I am a Kenyon genealogist when I am not working or writing. Just curious.

    Wonderful work. I look forward to reading more.

    D. (Dave) M. Kenyon

  2. Dear DeAnna Knippling,

    Hello, This is Grace from the US office of operations for the Korean Literature Review Contest. I’m writing to you in response to one of your Goodreads posts regarding City of Ash and Red by Hye-young Pyun. This book has been selected as a designated book for the 2021 Korean Literature Review Contest.

    The Korean Literature Review Contest, which marks the 17th edition this year, is a time-honored global literature contest hosted by the LTI Korea. It encourages overseas readers to share their reviews and thoughts on literary works by Korean authors in various ways such as text, video, audio, drawing, or art forms of any kind. This year, 13 countries are hosting the “2021 Korean literature review contest” including the US, the UK, France, Spain, China, Taiwan, Azerbaijan, Japan, Russia, Colombia, Brazil, Vietnam and Bangladesh.

    The U.S. office of operations of the Korean Literature Review Contest is looking for local participants to the Korean Literature Review Contest.

    Anyone currently living in the U.S. who is interested in Korean literature can participate in this contest and share their reviews by e-mail after reading Korean literary works selected by the LTI Korea. Participants are free to express their review in text, video and others. Winners will receive non-cash rewards or prize cash.

    This is a multi-entry contest, meaning that you can submit multiple reviews and it is very easy to apply. So I hope you could apply and get good results such as prize money. Please see below link for the detailed guide of the contest;

    *Contest application guide in the U.S.:

    *Official Instagram of the Korean Literature Review Contest:

    It would be of great help to us if you could share the contest information on your SNS Account(Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). If you don’t mind, it would be of great help if you could share a related link directly to your promotional post on your social media after you upload.

    We hope to develop a wider audience to Korean literature in the U.S. through this contest and also hope that this contest would establish itself as a new window to American reading audiences with interesting reviews.

    We would like to ask for your active participation and support so that many readers in the U.S. who are interested in literature can have the opportunity to join a good contest.

    I look forward to receiving a positive response from you regarding the promotion for the review contest. I would appreciate a reply at your earliest convenience.

    Thank you.



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