I write speculative fiction ( science fiction, horror) because I really 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 wishe 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 move 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 ell 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 ood, but I 've really 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 rge to go outside every five minutes while I 'm deep into writing mode. What else do I love? I love to writ, I love to rite, and I love to hear from readers. Email me at ( Rachel at RachelAukes dot com).