Rachel Smith


Rachel Smith's writing celebrates irreverence both in her novels and on her blog, Guinea Pigs and Books (guineapigsandbooks.wordpress.com), where she nearly reviews books alongside photographs of her herd of guinea pigs. She prefers to write about plagues and ensembles of characters up against some odds and making light of their situations using the inevitable levity that comes when facing certain doom; although she has also written about other stuff...and things. After earning her Master’s in creative writing she quit writing for several years, moved to Mississippi, and became a librarian - then started the manuscript that would become Dawn of the Interns, the first in the Night of the Squirrels/ Squirrelpocalypse Trilogy. She and the pigs returned to the Midwest eventually, and all three books of the Squirrelpocalypse Trilogy are now available.

If you enjoyed the following seven movies, you will quite likely enjoy the Night of the Squirrels/Squirrelpocalypse trilogy:
1. Cabin in the Woods
2. Little Darlings
3. Dog Soldiers
4. Gremlins
5. Doomsday
6. Re-Animator
7. House of the Devil


Squirrelpocalypse Trilogy
The squirrelpocalypse comes...to an academy in the woods.


Night of the Squirrels
Series: Squirrelpocalypse Trilogy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,420. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
They're out of their cages; they're twitching their little tails and flashing their beady red eyes. They're after your flesh, and they're not going to be dissuaded by some corn on a wheel or a little stoop nailed to a tree. The squirrelpocalypse is unleashed at McWikken Academy. Can Regan and Colby stop it?
Night of the Squirrels: Day of the Robots
Series: Squirrelpocalypse Trilogy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,130. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
In this sequel to Dawn of the Interns: Regan digs deeper into McWikken Academy's real mission, finds that the underground lab is very family-oriented, their contingency plans are brutal, and she has been tangling with Nurse Dash for far longer than she realized. Regan rallies her best human and werewolf friends to try and stop the squirrelpocalypse - preferably before the dance.
Night of the Squirrels: Dawn of the Interns
Series: Squirrelpocalypse Trilogy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,020. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The squirrelpocalypse is coming...to an intern and an ensemble of students...at an academy in the woods. McWikken Academy: the boarding high school for despondent students abandoned to experimentation and underemployed former grad students who like animals. It’s in the middle of nowhere and tuition and board are free (with minor concessions)! Apply now and try to escape impending doom later!

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