I write speculative fiction (science fiction, horror) because I absolutely love asking, “what if…” (and killing off people).
Anyway, here’s the scoop on me: I was raised on a farm in Iowa where I boasted the small town’s largest (okay, and only) comic book collection, and I’m still addicted to stories starring badass characters. I did the college thing–both undergraduate and graduate–before going out into the “real” world and realizing that jobs are too much work and too little play. Alas, college loans needed paid, so I joined the hordes of office zombies and made a career out of disentangling red tape and destroying TPS reports.
Since you’ve stayed with me this far, let me tell you some personal stuff… things that I love. I love flying airplanes (preferably, the old stuff). Nothing beats a sunset flight around the countryside. I’m sure sunrise flights are just as good, but I’ve never been awake for one. I fly all around with my awesomely supportive husband and my incredibly spoiled fifty-pound lap dog that develops the sudden urge to go outside every five minutes while I’m deep into writing mode. What else do I love? I love to read, I love to write, and I love to hear from readers. Email me at (Rachel at RachelAukes dot com
Most Recently Published Book (as of January 2019)
Listen! Hear that?
The music playing in the night…whispering from the shadows. Haunting melodies and old songs sung by ghostly voices.
New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry presents a brand new collection of original stories by some of today’s top authors of horror, dark fantasy, and science fiction. Each tale draws strange inspiration from classic folks songs and murder ballads from around the world.
- Graciecat’s 4* review