This was first written as Fan Fiction but has now been published. The story is extraordinarily captivating (and is to be honest what got me in to ttwd!), and she held thousands and thousands of people sitting by their computer constantly checking for an update (it was posted chapter by chapter). This is the author's first published work, i hope there will be many more to come. As a side note, i haven't actually read the published books but from what i understand nothing but the names of the characters have been changed from the original story.