Author has written 21 stories for Avatar: Last Airbender, Earth 2, Forgotten Realms, Lost, and Misc. Tv Shows.
Thanks for dropping by! As I have promised, here are some links to my original stuff:
The Blacksmith's Daughter, a YA friendly fantasy is currently available from Musa Publishing ---- as well as other online booksellers like Amazon at and Barnes and Noble! I appreciate all of you who have read and encouraged me on Fanfiction.net for all these years and I want to be sure you all know how to keep reading my original works! I would not be here without you all. Please help me spread the word. If you read it and like it, please review. Also, visit my blog at !
I've also got a new story coming out October 12, 2012, atand Amazon.com, et al. ! It's a contemporary romance (rated a solid PG-13 for adult relationship stuff) called Finally Ever After: Storm Duty as Leigh Daley ( ). It is set during the April 27th tornados and follows a utility lineman/engineer and his ex-wife as they try to restore power to a devastated town while dealing with the reignition of their feelings for each other.
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But I won't quit writing fanfiction! Fanfiction has really helped me refine my craft and I am a much better writer than I was when I began. Here's why I love it so:
Fanfic allows writers to enter the works they love. It allows them to make commentary on characters and themes and plot elements that they personally find interesting and fulfilling. I think it's the ultimate compliment to the author of the source material and the ultimate literary criticism. If a writer wants to know what worked in their piece, they need to read the fics that have been posted. That will tell them faster than anything else.
Fanfic also allows readers to give immediate feedback to the writer. Knowing what worked in a chapter or what didn't can help writers hone their craft and sharpen their stories. I don't know how many times I've reconsidered my plans because of reviewers' interests or suggestions. And boy, do I love getting reviews. That's the payoff for writing fanfic. Somebody lets you know they're reading. It's especially great when they like it and are specific about what they like. So don't ever be stingy with reviews--not just with me, with everybody you read.
Okay, a little about my obsessions:
MAYHEM!: Yes, I am writing a fic about the Mayhem character from the Allstate insurance commercials! Why? Because Mayhem is hot! He's so funny and so flirtatious even while he's up to absolutely no good. Anybody outside the US can just go toand search for the Nothing But Mayhem channel. He/she has all the ads in very good quality and easy to watch in one place. Besides, they're just plain hilarious. My fave has to be Douglas Fir. Unless it's Tree Limb. Or Snow. I just love them all!
LOST: Okay, the word for the day is James "Sawyer" Ford. OMG. How much angst and sexiness can fit in one frequently shirtless package? Lost is a fabulous show full of weird and wonderful stuff (much like Earth2 by the way). I still miss it. And I am still working on Grace Period so don't think I've lost my way.
FORGOTTEN REALMS: Artemis Entreri. 'Nuff said.--Oh, okay, here's more on my Forgotten Realms obsession. I do love Artemis Entreri. I have always loved Artemis Entreri even when he was an evil villain. And it's been such way fun to add to canon where he is concerned. There's so much left unsaid about him after Road of the Patriarch until he shows back up as Barrabus in Gauntylgrym. And I was seriously disappointed in Barrabus. So Divergence is my answer to that. I have to admit I had my doubts about him and Dwahvel as a pairing after Road of the Patriarch. But when I started exploring Dwahvel, I realized she was just exactly what he needed. And that she needed him. I hate that she's less present in Divergence, but am trying to keep her with him in his memory.
AVATAR READERS: I'm a huge Zuko x Toph fan--as if you can't tell that from Land of Fire and Stone and Voice of the Earth. I was not satisified with Zuko and Mai ending up sort of together at the end of Season 3. I think Jet and Mai make a much more interesting couple. Yes, you heard me--Jet is not dead. He's alive and well and currently living in Omashu. Read Voice of the Earth if you don't believe me. I always thought the series needed to have four books. I guess I'm working on the same Fire, Earth, Water in Bender, that leaves only Air. Yep, there's an idea for Air floating in my brain. It's called The Last Skybison. Sooner or later I will get to it. After all, it's just not right that Appa is the last one. And I will not let that go unanswered!!!
EARTH 2 READERS: What is not to love about that show?! We got so robbed by just having one season. They never got a chance to explore all the hints they dropped, so I decided to just do it for them by writing Season 2. I wanted to play with all those ideas and strange notions--especially the ones that seemed a bit on the far fetched side at first glance ("Flower Child"? Oh, please--we all said--but I think it was far more important than it seemed). The time investment in getting Devon out of cold sleep had to be believable (plus Debrah Farentino needed maternity leave!) and there was so much to do with that whole biochip, mysterious illness thing. We couldn't just wrap that up deus ex machina style. Also, as much as I want Danziger and Devon to discover that they are made for each other, I just don't see that as being something that the series would have done quickly. So I'm not going to rush it either. It's more fun that way. Anyhow, I'll have to be back writing new stuff because I left Zeke (the OC ZED--I just love him!) unconscious. I can't abandon him that way.
And what do almost all of these have in common? You guessed it--Clancy Brown!! Clancy Brown provides the scary, but compelling voice of Long Feng in Ba Sing Se and also played curly haired mechanic John Danziger--I will stop there for fear of waxing eloquent. If you see me on the Buckaroo Banzai fanfic lists, you'll know I'm writing about Rawhide--who is also not dead, trust me. And did you notice Clancy Brown in Lost as Kelvin Inman?? See, Clancy Brown is in everything I love. When they make a Forgotten Realms movie, Clancy Brown will play a dwarf or disgruntled villager or something.
Anyway, thanks for reading my stuff and sending me reviews. I look forward to feedback! Just knowing you're out there reading makes it that much more fun to do. So take a second and drop a note!
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