Friday, March 30, 2012


Annetta Ribken is a fascinating lady who not only writes horror, but speculative fiction, and urban fantasy. Her style varies, depending on her genre: light and refreshing, or dark and reflective. In other words, something for everyone.

Her new novel Athena's Promise is the first in the Aegian Trilogy. Fans are lining up waiting for parts two and three. Read her great reviews on Amazon.

She writes short stories and flash fiction as well, rounding her talents out. Sometimes the rigorous structure requirements for flash can sharpen a writer and allow her to adapt these tenacious skills to the crafting of a novel. Annetta has used these skills well.

As if that's not enough, she has forty years experience as an editor. Wow!

From her bio page on Amazon:

Freelancer writer and editor Annetta Ribken has 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. Her mission: to take over the Universe, one word at a time. She lives and works just outside of St. Louis with her evil feline overlord, a rescued shelter cat named Athena.

A description of Athena's Promise:

"No matter what it takes."

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.

A cop with an attitude – can he be trusted to be more than just a pain in her ass or does he have a more sinister agenda?

A new Guest Services Manager, out for her job and ready to sacrifice anyone in his way – what does he really want?

The attractive maintenance guy, endangering the promise she made out of necessity to the Goddess Athena – does he know more than he's telling?

A mermaid diva, whose show at the Sparkling Butterfly must go on – or else.

Pallas needs to find the killer, and fast, or she'll lose her job, her home, and the ragtag family she's adopted out of her crew of "critters".

In the course of the investigation Pallas uncovers connections to a nasty Oddities dealer deep in the heart of Zombietown, forcing her to expose a trauma from her past which could threaten her future. With everyone and everything she loves in danger, the promise made to the Goddess Athena may well damn her if she breaks it, but she is bound and determined to save her friends, her home, and everything she's built.

No matter what it takes.

Multiple talented lady that she is, Annetta Ribken is a Woman in Horror!



  1. Great feature story! So you got a PhD in Hard Knocks? I got one in Life Isn't Fair! Your blurb sounds awesome! Dina Rae

  2. I'm not going to say what my PhD is in, Dina! There sure are some fascinating ladies in my series! Anetta and you are certainly two of them.


  3. Thanks, Blaze! I was just working on the sequel, "Athena's Chains" and saw this -- I'm really honored to be featured here.

    Thanks again :)

  4. You're a very talented lady, Netta! You deserve a lot more notice and mention!