Author has written 23 stories for Batman, and Mass Effect.
I'm a self-confessed nerd/geek who balances those pleasures with the demands of my inner muse and the joys, trials and tribulations of real life. Mostly by faking it, with the occasional bit of serendipity.
Update (November 29, 2017): The next update will be the third chapter of Heroes of Future Past. I'm sorry to make you wait that much longer for The Hero Rises, but I really want to bring Heroes of Future Past to a close. The remainder of this year will likely be spent finishing that fanfic. After that, I promise I'll return my attention to my ME3 novelization.
Update (August 17, 2016): I regret to report that I cannot maintain my former schedule of posting chapters every two weeks. Nothing serious, mind you, but work and other real-life concerns are taking up too much of my time (and has been for quite a while now). It's getting to the point where I simply can't devote the same amount of creativity and attention to detail that I (and hopefully readers) have come to expect.
Therefore, effective immediately, I will aim to post new chapters of The Hero Rises on the first Monday of each month.
If my situation changes--e.g. my inner muse suddenly recruits an army of inspiration--I will try to post chapters at a faster rate. For the time being, though, you'll just have to be patient.
Thank you in advance for your understanding.
The latest novelization underway is The Hero Rises--my take on Mass Effect 3 and its DLCs. I can't promise any radical departures from canon or a brand new ending that will magically fix all the flaws, sins and crimes--real or otherwise--of ME3 and, by extension, the Mass Effect trilogy. However, I can promise Shepard doing his darndest to save the galaxy (again) despite the Reapers, Cerberus, the Council, ancient prejudices and his own doubts and guilty conscience.
I can also promise a little, shall we say, motivation. For every 100 reviews The Hero Rises receives, you will receive a reward. Consider it my way of thanking people for not only reading my chapters, but taking the time to write back.
100 reviews: UNLOCKED! See below for a teaser of the next chapter of Aria's Lament.
200 reviews: UNLOCKED! The Hero Who Came In From The Cold, posted in celebration of N7 Day 2015.
300 reviews: UNLOCKED! Heroes of Future Past, Chapter 1.
400 reviews: UNLOCKED! The Naïve and Sentimental Hero, an original one-shot set in the Heroverse.
500 reviews: to be revealed
Teaser: Heroes of Future Past, Chapter 3
To say I was speechless would be an understatement. Ashley Williams. Alive and standing before me in all her scarred glory. Which meant that something had gone very, very wrong.
"I'm gonna say this one more time," Williams said impatiently. "Who are you and what the hell are you doing here? Don't make me repeat myself again."
"S-Stephen Shepard," I stammered. "And you're... you're Ashley? Ashley Williams? My son knew you. Charles Shepard? First human Spectre and commanding officer of the Normandy? The two of you served together."
There was a flicker of--recognition? Something--in Williams' eyes. Then it was gone. "Shepard, huh? Sure. And I'm the goddamn Easter bunny. Shepard mentioned his mother before, but never his dad."
"I... I was in hiding. From the Alliance and... well, from being there for my son. I wasn't a great dad. Absentee parent is the best I can put it. But I discovered a time machine, see. Only I didn't know it was a time machine at the time. Hell, it took years before I even managed to get it working. And then it sent me back in time to visit the Protheans on Ilos. Well, one of them. And we went through some challenges to fix it. But we did. And I came back to make things right. To create the kind of happy family that Charles deserved. But then the batarians attacked us on Mindoir. I tried to get away, but the time machine took some fire. And I found myself here. And..." I finally trailed off and mentally played back everything I just said. "And that sounds absolutely crazy, doesn't it?"
Mass Effect Timeline
At this point, I'm doing enough bouncing back and forth in my fanfics that readers (new and old) might be confused. Here is a list of my fanfics (complete, in-progress and (immediate) future) in chronological order:
The Prankster's Hero--takes place at various points throughout the timeline. From Shepard's POV.
The Hero Who Came In From The Cold--takes place before the Battle of Elysium. From Shepard's POV.
Have Yourself a Hero's Little Christmas--takes place sometime between The Hero Who Came In From The Cold and Accidental Hero of the Galaxy. From Shepard's POV.
Accidental Hero of the Galaxy--a novelization of Mass Effect 1 from Shepard's POV.
Run, Hero, Run--a oneshot occuring at some point during Accidental Hero of the Galaxy from Shepard's POV.
Something from the Citadel--what really happened before Garrus went to Omega and became Archangel. Takes place between Accidental Hero of the Galaxy and The Hero We Deserve. From Garrus's POV.
The Hero We Deserve--a novelization of Mass Effect 2 from Shepard's POV. Includes the ME2 DLC Overlord.
The Hero's New Clothes--takes place during The Hero We Deserve, before Shepard recruited Jack.
Archangels of Light and Darkness--another adventure starring Garrus (from his POV), Shepard and a couple lucky (or unlucky) souls. Takes place during The Hero We Deserve.
The Hero Who Loved Me--scenes and events from before, during and immediately after Mass Effect 2 from Miranda's POV.
In the Hero's Shadow--a novelization of the ME2 DLC Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC from Shepard's POV.
Hero's Dozen--takes place between In the Hero's Shadow and The Measure of a Hero. From Shepard's POV.
The Measure of a Hero--a novelization of the ME2 DLC Arrival. Mostly from Shepard's POV.
The Woman with the Raven Hair--takes place shortly after The Measure of a Hero. From Miranda's POV
The Naïve and Sentimental Hero--takes place between The Measure of a Hero and The Hero Rises. From Shepard's POV.
The Hero Rises--a novelization of Mass Effect 3 from Shepard's POV.
Aria's Lament--a novelization of the ME3 DLC Omega from Garrus's POV. Takes place during The Hero Rises.
Heroes of Future Past--takes place during The Hero Rises.
When I first started out, I wrote a few stories taking place in the Cat-Tales universe, an alternate take on the DC universe by the brilliant Chris Dee. In case anyone's curious, she's also responsible for the cover pictures that grace some of my fanfics. For more of her work, I encourge you to check out .
One of Those Days--a oneshot showing how the Riddler just can't get a break. Takes place at any point in Cat-Tales.
WoZ--a oneshot involving a group of individuals who occupy a valuable and oft-overlooked niche in Gotham's underworld. Takes place sometime between Cat-Tales#53 and Cat-Tales #60.
Don't Fear the Z--a spinoff to Cat-Tales #60: Don't Fear the Joker.
Thanks for reading. I hope there's something here to help you pass the time.