Jake Aurelian aka Ripper the Clown
Zombie spoof wins multiple literary awards!
The Life & Mimes (& Zombie Apocalypse) of Ripper the Clown: The Autobiography of an Unconventional Zombie--the book that simultaneously redefines and spoofs the zombie genre--by dark fiction author Jake Aurelian (and his clown alter-ego, Ripper the Clown) has been the recipient of seven international literary awards
Before The Life & Mimes... was officially published, it received 2nd Place for General Fiction at the 2014 Hollywood California Book Festival (which awards books that should be movies or TV shows). In the interim, The Life & Mimes... received 1st Place for Fiction at the 2014 Halloween Book Festival (Los Angeles), 2nd place for Fiction at the London England Book Fest and Honorable Mention for Fiction at the 2014 Great Midwest Book Festival (Chicago), The New England Book Festival (Boston) and the 2015 Los Angeles Book Festival.
In May 2015, The Life & Mimes... received a Finalist award in the Humor/Comedy category at the prestigious 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. The Indie Book Awards is considered "the Sundance of Book Awards" and (from their site) "...the Next Generation Indie Book Awards was established to recognize and honor the most exceptional independently published books..."
Smile Politely review of The Life & Mimes...
Amazon link with additional reviews:
Buzz Magazine article (October 2014):
Buzz Magazine article (May 2015):
News segment / ci Living WCIA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPR0prbiejA
About the author: Jake Aurelian is the author of eight fiction and non-fiction books; since Summer 2012, his fiction books have won 14 international literary awards. On Halloween 2012, Aurelian took an obscure character from his own fiction, an angry clown named Ripper, and turned the character into a stand-up comedy gimmick--which quickly branched into Youtube comedy videos, commercials and appearances. No other author has done anything remotely similar.
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