Donna J. W. Munro teaches high schoolers the slippery truths of government and history at her day job. Her students are her greatest inspiration. She lives with five cats, a fur covered husband, and an encyclopedia son. Her daughter is off saving the world.

 Writing is Donna’s painful passion. Her pieces are published in Corvid Queen, Enter the Apocalypse (2017), Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths II (2018), It Calls from the Forest (2020), Borderlands Vol 7 (2020), Pseudopod 752 (2021), and many more. Check out her novel, Revelation: Poppet Cycle Book 1, and her website for a complete list of works at



“Revelation is a creepy, heartbreaking, yet ultimately inspiring novel. Unflinching and powerful
social commentary wrapped in a terrific story.” -Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author
of V-Wars and Rot and Ruin

“This stark yet richly layered narrative, the first in Munro’s anticipated Poppet Cycle series, is a
study of privilege, persecution, and the power of love. A chillingly perceptive dystopia
cementing Munro as an author of note. Revelation is a novel worthy of its title.” -Lee Murray,
two-time Bram Stoker Award winner and author of Into the Ashes

“With this, the first book in her Poppet Cycle, Donna J. W. Munro has transcended the zombie
genre to create something unique, strange, and disturbingly relevant.” -Lisa Morton, six-time
Bram Stoker Award winner

In a dark future, people with money live in doomed cities and use the recently deceased as
repurposed servants and workers called poppets. Ellie DesLoge is the teen heiress of the
company that makes and distributes poppets–your basic reprogrammed flesh robot complete
with training chips and kill switches. If Ellie does everything her Aunt Cordelia says, she’ll have a
life of wealth and power. If she chooses to be what is planned for her, life will be perfect.
Everything she ever dreamed. But something about her sweet poppet Thom goes against what
Aunt Cordelia and tradition have taught her. Will she choose to believe what everyone knows is
true or will she follow what her heart tells her about Thom? Her choice will change the world.