About the Author

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Launched in 2015 as a community of creative readers, curious on-lookers, and fiction-lovers alike.

If you like post-apocalyptic fiction, nuclear warfare, and a twisted love story, you’ll love what you find here. You can expect to be engulfed in a world that has ended. You will find yourself surrounded by wreckage and carnage on all sides. Follow Quinn and Micah as they step into a world of ruin, lies, and the most unlikely enemy.

The first and second chapters of Part 1 of the novel are currently available; On the menu select the chapter that you’d like to dive into. This portion represents the culmination of nearly 3 years of writing process.

I created this site to share my story with the world. From the moment I learned to read, I have enjoyed losing myself in a story. I love stepping out of reality and into a new, exciting world. I’ve been writing creatively for a decade now, and I am ready to share my world with you. The idea for this novel came to me in a dream I had after eating Thai food. (If you’ve ever had Thai food and had a crazy dream, then you know what I’m talking about.) In my dream I walked through the city of San Francisco after a nuclear explosion. Surrounded by destruction, my lungs felt like they were collapsing; I couldn’t breathe. My panic was calmed by his hand as he tangles his fingers in mine. I glanced over to find my boyfriend, Chris, standing beside me. It felt as if the weight of the world had been lifted. I wasn’t alone. Upon waking, I found myself wondering what happened next? Were there any people left? Who was to blame for so much devastation? Did my boyfriend and I even survive?! I decided to finish the story.

My love for writing grew, initially, from my love for reading. From the beginning, I found myself hungry for new stories, new worlds, and new adventures. I spent my nights and weekends immersed in the world’s of Maximum RideHarry Potter, and Blue Bloods. It wasn’t long before I began writing my own stories. I love creating worlds for people to get lost in, characters to love and hate, and manufacturing tough decisions to be made.

I currently live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Yes, I know, it’s basically Southern Canada.) When it’s not frozen outside, I spend my time road biking, hiking, climbing, swimming, and camping. If it’s outside, you can be sure you’ll find me. I like taking long walks with rude people, but only on short piers. I enjoy painting, singing (terribly), and playing with my cats. Yes, I have three cats, no, that does NOT make me a crazy cat lady. I recently graduated from UW-Madison (Go, Badgers!) so I am well-matriculated. I am right-handed and I love to jump off of things. I love skydiving, bungee jumping, base jumping, and cliff diving. I’m a bit of an adrenaline junkie.

If you love the idea of living through the end of the world, then pop over to the menu and give the first chapter a read and, because I always want more, I’ve also released the second chapter for your reading pleasure.

Ask me a question, leave me a comment, tell me about you!

Kisses,

Rachel Maxine