whosthatWho’s That?: Annetta Ribken

Last week’s Who’s That? was written from my editor’s point of view. This week, it’s from mine.

What can I tell you about Annetta Ribken? She’s hilariously and darkly funny with an evil, giggle-worthy sense of humor that leaves me gasping for air.

She’s not only a phenom editor, polishing my work to a gleam so bright I love it even more when it’s done, she’s a kick-butt writer as well.

The first book of hers I read, Not Nice and Other Understatements, I loved so much I wrote her a detailed email, breaking down what I adored about every short in the collection. Yes, I’m a freak when it comes to great writing. And she knows her stuff.

From there, I dove head first into her novel, Athena’s Promise and instantly connected with her main character, Pallas, the front desk manager of a hotel on the edge of Zombietown with Medusa for her boss and a whole heap of Greek mythology trouble heading her way.

Trailer Joy 🙂

From there, she cracked my ribs with The Trailer Park Tiara and the Goat Incident. Just look at that cover. Tell me you’re not giggling. The goat just kills me! The novella is even better.

If you’re ever looking for a good editor, ask yourself first-can that person write? I did. And I have to say, I’m worried she might leave me some day for her own fame and fortune (she’s not allowed. NOT.)

So you can thank her for how fabulous my books are, and at the same time, find an amazing new author to adore.

You’re welcome 🙂

Happy Tuesday!

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
I am a YA and Middle Grade novelist on the East Coast of Canada. Look for The Ghost Boy of MacKenzie House, (Acorn Press); The Hunted series, plus many, many more as I fulfill my dream of world literary domination.


  1. I agree, Annetta is AMAZING!!!

  2. *BLUSH* Thank you, Patti! What a long, strange trip it’s been, eh?


    • Every word is true. XOXO and yes… I expect it to grow stranger–and more fun 🙂

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