DeAnna Knippling
Photograph © Elya Martino, 2009


I’m a freelance writer, editor, and designer living in Colorado.  I’ve been published in Black Static, Crossed Genres, Penumbra, Big Pulp, and more.  I’ve been on the long list of honorable mentions in Ellen Datlow’s Year’s Best Horrotwice.

I have been freelancing since 2008; before that, I had another eight years of technical writing and editing experience.  I edit using The Chicago Manual of Style and Turabian.

At the moment, I’m primarily a freelance fiction ghostwriter. That means I take clients’ ideas, research, and stories and turn them into books. I love doing it; I’ve been decently reviewed by Kirkus for a ghostwriting client and have hit the top 1000 Amazon rankings multiple times for clients.  I write science fiction, fantasy, and horror for adults, middle-grade, and YA.  On my own time, I write for adults as DeAnna Knippling and for kids as De Kenyon.  You can find more at

You can also hire me for cover design for print and ebooks, interior design and formatting for print and ebooks, copy editing, proofreading, and developmental editing.  Please contact me using the email icon at the bottom of the page to discuss rates, estimates, and other details.