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SPOTLIGHT ON: Rachel Aukes


How did you get involved in the Authors Supporting Our Troops event?

I’m friends with Armand on Facebook and saw his post on #ASOT2014 one day. What an absolutely fantastic idea to give back to the folks who are the reason we live in a great country. I sent a dozen or so books to Armand the same day.


What is your latest release and what genre is it?

100 Days in Deadland (horror/post-apocalyptic science fiction)


Quick description of it.

In one day, the world succumbed to a pestilence that decimated the living. In its place rose a new species: vicious, gruesome, wandering zombies with an insatiable hunger for the living.

Still in her twenties, Cash has watched her friends die, only to walk again. An office worker with few survival skills, she joins up with Clutch, a grizzled Army veteran with PTSD. Together, they flee the city and struggle through the nine circles of hell, with nothing but Clutch’s military experience and Cash’s determination to live. As they fight to survive in the zombie inferno, they quickly discover that nowhere is safe from the undead…or the living.


Something unique about it.

100 Days in Deadland is a journey through the first poem in Dante Alighieri’s “Inferno,” the classic tale on the horrors of hell… zombie apocalypse style!


Links for people to buy it.


Book Depository



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Your short Bio.

Rachel Aukes is the bestselling author of 100 Days in Deadland, which was named one of the best books of 2013 by Suspense Magazine and one of the best zombie books by the Huffington Post. Rachel lives in Iowa with her husband and an incredibly spoiled sixty-pound lap dog. When not writing, she can be found flying old airplanes and trying (not so successfully) to prepare for the zombie apocalypse.