2022-05-18 – fate was tempted

Remember when I said I was going to blog more! hah!

For those who don’t watch Discord, my house burned down in March. Shortly after, I had surgery and my girlfriend had emergency surgery. Between those, insurance headaches, finding and moving to an apartment, and general life headaches… writing has come to a standstill. Life’s getting better, but it’ll be a while. I wish it weren’t, but I hope you all stick with me. This will be a short blog, but hopefully a worthwhile one. In the absence of my new writing, I have amazing news to share!

Epilogue has been picked up by a publisher! This includes an ebook of course, but also a paperback and audiobook! Preorders are up now, and release date is June 7th.

This version of Epilogue has been professionally edited and contains a new revision with new content. The entire piece is approximately 9200 words longer than the RR edition. In addition, the audiobook is professionally acted, with three individual voices for Matt, Carl and Jen! Their credits will be listed at the end of this post.

Please please please review! Reviews on these are critical to get attention on the books and help spread the word about the story. If you loved my book and want others to read it, this is the absolute best way you can help me out. Every review is most appreciated 💙


  • Full detailed edit with new content and revisions (~9200 words longer than the original)
  • Available on Amazon, Kobo, B&N, Google Books, and more!


  • Same content as the ebook
  • Professionally typeset and formatted
  • Available from Amazon POD


  • Three award-winning voice actors handling the individual parts
  • Available on Audible


To head off some questions:

  1. Will the old version be taken down?
    No! This novel is not entering the Kindle Unlimited platform, so the original version on RoyalRoad isn’t going anywhere. That said, the published version is a significant improvement, so I highly recommend it :)
  2. Sequel/prequel/etc?
    No plans, but never say never.
  3. Your other works?
    Snipe has been picked up by the same publisher! Expect it soon with the same great production quality :) For my other writing, I’ve unfortunately been very preoccupied with life (covid, my house burned down, had surgery, couple other nightmares). Hopefully news on those soon.


Thank you all for reading, and for joining me on this writing journey. I super appreciate all the comments and reviews this story has received. We peaked at #3 on RoyalRoad and have stuck in the top 10 completed stories since it was posted, three years ago. That’s a remarkable run already, and I owe it to the readers.

Vei illum dellis 💙



Audiobook credits:

Michael Crouch (Carl):
AudioFile Magazine’s Golden Voice Lifetime Achievement Honor, Audie Awards, multiple Earphones Awards, YALSA and ALSC honors, and Best of the Year listings from Audible, Slate, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, AudioFile, and Booklist. He can also be heard on national commercials, cartoons, video games, industrials, and the animé series Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokémon.


Caitlin Kelly (Jen):

Caitlin has won Earphones from Audiofile Magazine and a 2018 Audie Award nomination for her work on New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson. Caitlin can be heard on ads for McDonald’s, Lion, Seiyu Department Stores (owned by WalMart), Bennesse, NHK and Asahi Productions Heroes: Legends of the Battle Discs as “Mascot.” Caitlin was the principal voice of “Sho-kun” in NHK’s Kiso Eigo 1 in 2012. She has worked extensively in animation for children and children’s education Caitlin currently voices for TIME Magazine, TIME for Kids, and smashd.co, and Forbes.com.


Ramon de Ocampo (Matt):

AudioFile “Golden Voice” Award Winner

Audie Award Winner

SOVAS Award Winner

OBIE Award Winner

ABR Listener’s Choice Award Winner

Multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards

AudioBook Reviewers Choice Award Winner

AudioFile’s “Best Voices” List 2 years in a row

FIlm/TV: imdb.me/ramondeocampo


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