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 will be available via ebook sellers as of April 2016.
Top seven movies that have similarities to the Night of the Squirrels trilogy:
1. Cabin in the Woods
2. Little Darlings
3. Dog Soldiers
7. House of the Devil
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?
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.
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!