Rachel Aukes

Rachel Aukes

Rachel Aukes is the award-winning author of 100 Days in Deadland, featured by Huffington Post as one of the best zombie books. A hybrid author, Rachel has been self-published as well as traditionally published through Simon & Schuster, Journalstone, Permuted Press, and more. She is a Wattpad Star, her stories having over five million reads. When not writing, she can be found flying old airplanes across the countryside. Visit her online at www.RachelAukes.com.



Short Fiction/Anthologies

  • The Fall of Fort Bragg (Kindle Worlds)
  • "Bat Johnson, the Mad Mortician of Mars" in Pew! Pew! (Wooden Pen Press)
  • "The Seeker" in Imagines (Simon & Schuster)
  • "A Tale of Three Deaths" in Out of Tune, Vol. 2 (Journalstone)
  • "Perfect" in Fat Zombie (Permuted Press)
  • "Ctrl-Alt-Del" in Never Fear (13 Thirty Books)
  • "Cracked" in At Hell's Gates 
  • "Envy's Revenge" in Tales from the SFR Brigade (SFR Brigade)
  • Stealing Fate (self-published)

Awards and Memberships

Awards & Accolades

  • Suspense Magazine's Best of 2013 winner (100 Days in Deadland)
  • RWA Silken Sands winner – Best Short Story, 2014 (Stealing Fate)


  • SFWA (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America)
  • HWA (Horror Writers Association)
  • ITW (International Thriller Writers)

Related Experience

Keynote Speaker:, Young Writers Conference 2015, American Business Women Association 2013

Guest Speaker: Nebraska Writers Guild 2017, Young Writers Conference 2016, All-Iowa Writers Conference 2013, and various writers groups, bookstores, and libraries

Panel Moderator: World Horror Con 2015, ICON 2014 – 2017

Panelist: World Horror Con 2015, ICON 2013-2017, DemiCon 2014-2017, RT Booklovers Convention 2014

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