Tim Baughman Jr is an author, blogger, and freelance editor. Their works focus on the topics of mental health, sexuality, love, and relationships, told through the lens of varying genres. They are an avid fan of turn-based RPGs, flavored coffee, and ice hockey. Their first novel, Kotov Syndrome, is the winner of the 2021 Queer Indie Award for Best Dystopian Novel.
Erika Edens finally had everything she wanted. The girl. The quiet life. The stable job. But even the best situations can be turned upside down by powers well beyond our control.
Now Erika finds herself in another universe full of gods, guardians, and advanced technologies. Along with her girlfriend and four other humans, they must undertake a plan to save Earth from a rogue deity. But for all the skills and talents this team has, one critical component is out of place. Will Erika be able to overcome her lack of skills - and her demons - to learn what she needs to save the world? Or will she trip herself up along the way?
Content warning: Acephobia, alcoholism, anxiety, body horror, death, gun violence, homophobia, intrusive thoughts, mental illness, strong language, transphobia, violence
An Epilogue to Innocence2016
Awards and Recognition
- 2021 Queer Indie Award - Best Dystopian Novel