Author has written 30 stories for Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries.
Im Danish, but live in Norway with my husband and two kids. Ive lived in Sweden too and consider myself Scandinavian more than Danish, Swedish or Norwegian. I run a PR-agency but have always loved writing. English is not my mother-tongue so pardon me for mutilating it on a regular basis. I usually situate my stories in areas I know well - which would be freezing, cold Scandinavia. I hate it when people write about my backyard and get it all wrong so Im trying not to do the same to you guys.
If you think its vital for your story to have someone speak any of the three Scandinavian languages - feel free to PM me. Google Translate makes my skin crawl and will probably have your Eric say "I love your cruel flowerbed" or something. And remember - Eric doesnt have to be Swedish just because Alexander Skarsgård is.
You can follow me on Twitter: @Thyra10
You can also follow my blog: www dot thyra10 dot wordpress dot com
About my betas:
I would like to thank Rascalthemutant, Suki59 and Ooshka for pointing out mistakes and suggesting changes. They are the most encouraging betas anyone could have and I would not have been able to post anything if it hadnt been for their guidance.
About my stories (in the order they were published):
Dead in Denmark:
Write about things you know, right? What do I know about Louisiana? Practically nothing. But, I know Denmark - so I moved Sookie to Nykøbing, Denmark. I also made her ten years older because Im not quite 27 myself :-D
Riding the Fire Truck:
I was in pain and whined to the girls at the Alexander Skarsgård Library forum. Well, one thing led to another and I ended up with a challenge I couldnt resist.
Love Train 1979:
When I saw the contest I just had to write a story. Not because Im very competitive, but because the theme of the contest made me smile. This is a true story.
Highway to Hell:
I was driving on the Italian Autostrada and some idiot kept flashing his lights to get past me even when all the lanes were full. Unfortunately he didnt drive a red Corvette...
Dead without a Work Permit:
Again Im writing about a place I know - Oslo, Norway. What if Sookie was tricked into coming to Oslo by a Norwegian Eric? Follows the books.
Its my entry to Eric and the Great Pumpkin Halloween contest. Its about falling in lust and then falling in love. Eric is a vampire and Sookie a telepath, but vampires are in the coffin.
Mr. Petersen vs. Gracious Plenty
Indigobuni invited us all to learn more about writing smut. I failed miserably when the assignment was to add a certain object to the act. Later I picked up the story I had started for her class and Mr. Petersen vs. Gracious Plenty was the result.
Dead on a Football Field
Felt the need to write something less romantic and lovey dovey. And to channel my inner football fan. Its the football played with your feet - I just refuse to use the word soccer :-P
Dead with the Vikings
I love the Viking age and I wanted Sookie to see the pre-vampire Eric. What better than to throw her back in time? Alby90 has made this great banner for it:
Le vampire dhiver
I got a PM from the lovely Blue77 asking me if I wanted her to translate my fic Winter Vampire into French. I was very flattered by her offer and I also loved the idea that people who dont speak English very well, could read the fic. Im afraid I speak about 7 words of French myself so I would never have been able to translate it. Actually I dont even understand the translation :-/. So thank you very much, Blue77, for doing this. Its so very sweet of you !! And I smiled when you had problems translating Gracious Plenty. I wouldnt know what to call it in any of the Scandinavian languages...
Dust Bunnies and Christmas Presents
I wanted to write a story about an older Sookie and a younger Eric. With the Naughty or Nice contest, my chance came. What if a 39 year old Sookie is stuck in cold Scandinavia for Christmas and a 26 year old Eric is there to help? This story won the Naughty and Nice contest and Zigster made a great banner for it:. Ive later expanded on this story. What happened after Sookie went home?
Carnival is for Scars, Valentines for mending
I love the Danish traditions around Carnival where we hit a barrel filled with candy. When the Alexander Skarsgård Library Forum had a contest about Carnival and Valentines, I entered this story. My story won the contest.
My Ten Dates with Sookie
Miss Construed was very generous at the Support Stacie Auction and she wanted a story about Eric from Stureplan (a club- and party area in Stockholm, Sweden). She had one demand: Eric had to have the orange skin from the spray tan that is so very common on Stureplan. Eric starts out being obnoxious and just wants one thing from Sookie. Soon he needs something else and suggests a bet that may give him both. Only thing is - Sookie hates Stureplan and everyone there.
WAGs and Wolves
E-F-M made a very generous contribution to the Support Stacie Auction and she wanted a the missing pages from Dead on a Football Field - the story from when Eric went to England and to when Eric and Sookie got back together again. She wanted the story to include some WAGs (Wifes and Girlfriends - the girls wearing designer clothes, huge sun glasses and full war paint to watch their men play football). Eric of course plays for West Bromwich Albion - which is the team I support in England :-D
Conduciendo el camión de bomberos
I got a PM from the lovely marian.dark asking me if she could translate Riding the Fire Truck. I was very flattered and also very happy that my story would reach a Spanish speaking audience. I speak about five words of Spanish (cerveza being one of them) so I was thrilled that marian.dark would do this. Please send her some love if you read her translation!
Sigebert and Wybert
This is a story for the Two Wrong Make a Right community. Miss Construed more or less claimed it wasnt possible to write a hot fic with Sigebert. That was a dare if I ever heard one so I gave him teeth and let him bring his brother. Lets hear it for the Saxon studs!
Let Women Vote
It was my story for the Age of Eric contest and Im extremely pleased to say that it won the popular vote. YAY!! I wrote it about a period in Scandinavian history that has always fascinated me a lot. This is the banner, courtesy of Zigster: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_NdRLH_gAFwc/TH28sxYpQlI/AAAAAAAAACg/R9VXCVknfxQ/s1600/AoEFirstPlace.jpg
Dont Move, Eric Northman
I complained (I seem to be doing a lot of complaining) to Peppermintyrose about having lost my interest in writing ESN because I felt it had all been written a 1000 times before. She suggested I write about Sookie in charge because, as she claimed, there are few stories with a strong Sookie around.
I Shot the Sheriff
When I heard about the I Write the Songs contest I just knew I had to write about Bob Marleys I Shot the Sheriff, but I didnt know how. I mean, I didnt really want to write about shooting and killing Eric Northman. I could have written about when he was shot by Debbie Pelt, but I had nothing to add there, so I made it into a fun story instead. Hurray for paint ball - which is actually a lot of fun.
When Im 64
Were all afraid of getting older and some even have the wrong impression that you stop being sexy - or having sex - when you come to a certain age. When I heard Beatles When Im 64 on the radio, I just knew it had to be my second entry to the I Write the Songs contest. This story made it to the final 8.
Your Body is an Amusement Park Too
"Remember, your body is not just a temple. Its an amusement park too". That was the weekly one-shot challenge. I made Sookie a struggling cross country skier who works herself too hard. One night she meets Eric who shows her a different way to look at things. Will contain Eric in a tight pink ski suit.
Crossing the Ocean
When the Unsolved Mysteries Contest came up I immediately knew I wanted to write about the Vikings that disappeared from New Foundland and that I wanted to fit Eric into that mystery. But I had to scratch my head for a few months before the story came to me. This story is much sadder than my other stories but then I see Erics life as a sad one. This story was Hosts pick and Sarifina and Blackdeadorchids made me this beautiful banner: http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac267/Nordanswede/hostpick.jpg
I was having my first mammogram a couple of weeks ago and was fascinated with the nurse who was pulling and pushing at my breasts. She reminded me of Pam - the same dry sense of humor. And the story just began spinning in my head. What if Sookie was having her mammogram and Pam was the nurse? Oh, and Eric is there somewhere too, of course. Long hair and all.
Your Blood Sing to Me by Thyra von Thozel
This is a little sample piece - and summer fun only - for the Hans von Hozel Weekly challenge: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1730364/Hans_von_Hozel
The Hans von Hozel challenge is made by Suki59, E-F-M, VicVega66 and yours truly. Peppermintyrose made the hilarious banner: http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/2044/weeklyhansvonhozelbanne.jpg
Check out Hans von Hozels stories - the inspiration for this challenge: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1730364/Hans_von_Hozel
This story was written for RouxRoux as a Christmas present through the Secret Santa gift swap arranged by Jan of Ark and Blakes Boogie.The story came to life after a discussion at the Caffe Trieste - Fangreaders discussion forum - about how Sookie is always the submissive in stories that have domination as a theme. I figured Eric needed to try out being the submissive too. He has all these tough decisions to make every day - maybe he needed a night where Sookie called the shots? It was written with a smile and a wink but I still dont recommend it to people who dont like stories about submission - or to people who dont want to see Eric submit to Sookie.
Sookie the Shieldmaiden
Ive always been fascinated by the female Viking warriors - the shieldmaidens. They fought side by side with men and were highly respected - as women were in the Viking age (at least as long as they kept their old faith). Plenty of women have been buried with swords, though historians of today are not sure if they were used only to defend their home or if these women also went on raids.
Eric the Viking (or How I Met the Man of my Dreams)
Do you read romance? Well, I do. Lately Ive been reading tons of it - getting an iPad is dangerous because its soooo easy to download more and more of those addictive books. But romances arent just addictive. Some of them are annoying and repetitive (and some of them are really good - but they are not the ones Im referring to in this one-shot). Then I remembered that Sookie also reads romance and this story popped into my head.
Eric the Fanfiction Rapist
After a heated debate about rape in fanfiction I wanted to let Eric have his say. This is my contribution to the Weekly One-Shot Challenge "No means no."
I was writing an entirely different entry to the I Write the Songs 2012 competition when I heard Norwegian Wood on the radio. The story just jumped into my head and had to be written. Its a sweet little story about Eric who wants to find out what really happened four years ago when he and Sookie made love the first and only time and then everything went bad.
Do you want to read more?
I have written a little one-shot for Rascalthemutant called When Becky met Alex (no prize for guessing which Alex Im referring to). Youll find it at Alexander Skarsgård library fanfic:
I also wrote a little one-shot for AlisonbyNumbers to cheer her up when she was sick: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6089139/1/Healing_Powers
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