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Rachel Aukes

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in Manchester, Iowa, The United States
October 03

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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 fly
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Fringe Runner is out today!

Fringe Runner
Yay! Fringe Runner, the first book in a new space opera series, is available in ebook and paperback everywhere! Audiobook is coming out this summer. If you're one of the super-lucky Goodreads winners of a signed paperback, your book will be mailed late this week.

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“Whatever you didn’t plan for, that’s what’s going to happen.”
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“This is Henry, Connie’s husband,” Picadilly said. “And you”
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“attributes—will tug the reader’s emotions. Unlike character development, don’t be afraid to start writing your story with minimal details on your world. For any contemporary genre, you can work out many of the details once you start writing. First, setting is crucial to all genres. When and where does your story take place? Does it take place today in London or two hundred years from now on Mars? Depending on the location you select, you may have a specific landmark, holiday, or natural disaster that you can incorporate into your story. Once you know the location and time period, what is the emotion or mood you want to convey through the setting?”
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Polls

What would you like to read this month to discuss in September. (Remember, if your vote is the winner, come back for the discussion Sept. 1st.)

100 Days in Deadland by Rachel Aukes

2013, 450 pages, AR 4.14
£0.99 Kindle UK, $1.54 Kindle US


 
  6 votes, 35.3%

The Bradbury Report by Steven Polansky
2010, 336 pages, AR 3.05
$9.99 Kindle, cheap used

 
  5 votes, 29.4%

Infected by Scott Sigler

2008, 342 pgs, 3.86 AR
$1.99 Kindle, cheap used

 
  4 votes, 23.5%

 
  2 votes, 11.8%

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