Australian Feature Author of the Month- August

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Welcome to Our New Australian Feature Author of August


Rachel Tsoumbakos is a stay home mother of two.

Her main passions are writing, reading and organic gardening. Rachel lives with her husband, two kids, three cats and seven chickens in suburban Melbourne, Australia.

While she has had several articles published through mainstream magazines, she has also written extensively for Suite 101 and True Blood Net.

Emeline and the Mutants is her first published novel and available on Amazon: A new novel, The Ring of Lost Souls, set in an abandoned mental institute on the outskirts of Melbourne, is her second novel and also available on Amazon:

Her current work in progress is an edgy paranormal trilogy about a woman who is in charge of saving the world even though she suffers from amnesia. The title is ‘Unremembered Things’. Make sure you follow her blog at for more information.






Title: The Ring of Lost Souls

Author: Rachel Tsoumbakos

Release Date: May 2012

Genre: Paranormal

Larundel – A place plagued by lost souls.

A Ring that has claimed a few of them.

And a woman about to collide with a world she had forgotten about.

When an abandoned mental asylum is set to be redeveloped, sinister events unfold in the community surrounding it.

Isobel moves into the neighborhood looking for a new future only to find a past that she never knew belonged to her. Is she is a sane person living in an insane world or a crazy person floating in reality?

Set in an actual abandoned mental asylum on the outskirts of Melbourne, Australia, THE RING OF LOST SOULS is a fast-paced ghost story that weaves together a blend of fantasy, Celtic mythology, urban legend and pure insanity.

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Title: Zombie Apocalypse Now!

Author: Rachel Tsoumbakos

Release Date: January 2013

Genre: Zombies!!

***NOTE: This is a serialised story and each part is approximately 1,600 – 2,500 words long***

So what is Zombie Apocalypse Now! I hear you ask? Only the most awesome zombie serial to hit the shelves recently! There is blood and guts and more brains than you can poke a gun at. This serial is based around four female characters who find themselves sucked into the zombie apocalypse. Yep, women! For once we get to experience the apocalypse from a female point of view. But don’t worry, these women are no shy and retiring wallflowers (except maybe for Rosalyn), they are ready and eager to jump right in to the thick of it – camo stilettos and all!

In this first part we meet…


The least outgoing of the bunch, Rosalyn has recently lost her husband and we discover her in the opening scenes, having to defend her house against a zombie child. She has spent the first part of the zombie apocalypse holed up in the roof cavity of her house with a stockpile of food and nothing but diverted rainwater to drink. She may be quiet, but she sure is resilient!

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3 thoughts on “Australian Feature Author of the Month- August

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