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 (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.
Teaser: Aria's Lament, Chapter 3
One thing I've learned about Shepard over the years is that his curiosity has no respect for personal boundaries whatsoever. It doesn't matter whether he's on his ship, a random space station or some spirits-forsaken rock in the middle of nowhere. The guy will happily explore every single nook and cranny, listen in on every possible conversation and butt in whenever the opportunity presents itself. He's the guy who'll see the sign marked 'Private—Do Not Enter' and read it as 'Come on In, We Are Always Open!' I mean, EDI said the guy checked out the women's washroom once when he first stepped aboard the Normandy SR-2. Even I wouldn't do that without a warrant or reasonable cause. He did it because... um... he wanted to see how it compared to all the other women's washrooms? Because you know that wasn't the first time.
Keeping that in mind, you gotta wonder why Aria would basically ask him to do what he does best—aside from steal everything that isn't welded to the floor plate or set people on fire. Oh, she said something along the line of assessing the bunker's security, but I knew how he'd interpret it. So the question is: was Aria genuinely unaware of this particular character flaw? Or did she know he'd poke his nose in everyone's business anyway and only gave the order to establish the illusion of control?
Whatever the reason, it's a minor miracle he didn't squeal before running off like a kid in a candy store—it's not a metaphor, by the way. I've seen those underage terrors hyped up on sugar and it makes facing a horde of glowing husks look like a picnic. He did hesitate before looking my way. "Split up, cover more ground and compare notes later?" he suggested.
And now he's got me doing it too. "Sure," I shrugged, giving into the inevitable. "Why not?"
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 The Hero Rises.
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
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.
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.