Author has written 27 stories for Torchwood, James Bond, Relic Hunter, Professionals, Doctor Who, Book X-overs, and Sherlock.
I'm in my late 40s, with a somewhat plump figure (I've had kids, so sue me!), brown hair going grey (unless I dye it! which I do, frequently, Just LIKE JOHN BARROWMAN DOES! SQUEEEE! sorry John...). I'm five years John Barrowman's senior and old enough to be Gareth David-Lloyd's mum (aww). I'm happily married, with two growing boys (one of whom can do an alarming impression of David Tennant's Doctor Who complete with glasses) and a lovely husband. I'm an historian, potter, historical re-enacter and English (I'm British too of course, but just not Welsh, Scottish or Irish, no matter how much I would love to be). I'm just not ashamed of my identity. Why can't we call ourselves English any more? I'm not intolerant of anyone who wants to live here and make my lovely country their home. I'm the last person to be intolerant of anything really. Everyone has the right to live, love and worship in their own unique way, it's what makes the human race so diverse. I'm a pagan too, so there you go.
I have, I hope, a romantic and optimistic outlook. I like hearts, flowers and happy endings, romantic dinners, random acts of kindness and paying it forward. I don't like too much sugary fluffy stuff, but it has its place. I hate "-isms" and anything intolerant. I'm a lover, a dreamer, a healer. I'm an inveterate role playing gamer, since the early days. OK, OK, I'm a GEEK! I don't care. I have an imagination! Why else do you think I'm here? And I never grew up! Second childhood be damned, I never left the first one...
Growing older is compulsory, growing up isn't (If I were a movie, that would be my by-line)
I now contribute to the on-line free-read gay soap opera, Redemption Reef. This can be found at wordpress and is a work in progress. You can find it through the link on my blog - see the link above.
I love Torchwood, Dr Who (yes, straight up, I admit it, I was one of those kids who hid behind the sofa when the daleks came on! although I find the Cybermen more scary these days), LoTR (mmm, Aragorn and Boromir), Sharpe, Eureka, Stargate and Star Trek (particularly Nex gen.)
I am an admirer of Brian and Wendy Froud (Dark Crystal, Good Fairies/Bad fairies) and Ari Berk (co writer of The Runes of Elfland with Brian) whom I have met (lovely man, even autographed the book for me!). I am a convention go-er (fantasy and sci-fi) and have met some wonderful, lovely people through it.
Favourite Characters ~ Indiana Jones, Captain Jack and Ianto (of course), the 9th and 10th Doctors, Richard Sharpe, Jack Ryan, Captain Jack Aubrey, too many to mention really (might add to this when I remember them...), most seem to have the name Jack...
Got this from Kausingkayn's profile:
And so to a few things I want to include here, to illustrate my allegiances ~
Firstly, a friend of mine sent me the following:
"Recently, in large French city, a poster featuring a young, thin and tan woman appeared in the window of a gym. It said:
To Whom It May Concern:
Mermaids don't exist. If they did exist, they would be lining up outside the offices of Argentinean psychoanalysts due to identity crisis. Fish or human? They don't have a sex life because they kill men who get close to them not to mention how could they have sex? Therefore they don't have kids either. Not to mention who wants to get close to a girl who smells like a fish store?
The choice is perfectly clear to me; I want to be a whale.
P.S. We are in an age when media puts into our heads the idea that only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my kids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver and a coffee with my friends. With time we gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren't heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy. Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think,Good gosh, look how smart I am..."
Now, I found this on another profile and I want to share ~
One of my favourite Shakespeare sonnets and it says everything about Love (we had it at our wedding) ~
“Let me not to the marriage of true minds
And a personal Favourite I wish I'd had at our wedding ~
“My true-love hath my heart, and I have his,
From Arcadia by Sir Philip Sydney AD1590
And from D8rkmessngr's Witness (on Livejournal - read her stuff, its great Torchwood fiction) who kindly allowed me I could post this very simple and succinct phrase of hers ~
...love in any form always beat the dark
Copy this into your profile if you believe homophobia is wrong. Please do your part to end it.
I am the girl kicked out of her home because I confided in my mother that I am a lesbian.
And I really hope the following is not lost on folks who read it... if you don't do sarcasm, please don't read...
I, myself, am not gay, and although I've had relationships with both sexes, I don't think of myself as Bi. I think I'll take a leaf out of Captain Jack's book on this one "you people and your quaint little categories". I hate labels. If I like someone, I like someone, end of story.
And finally, I think my favourite movie quotes are becoming my life philosophy! How Geeky is that? No prizes for guessing where these come from:
"Be excellent to one another" (we really should)
"Party on Dudes!"
"Sleep all day, party all night, never grow old, never die"
"No matter where you go, there you are" (think about this and you'll never be lost, ever again, no matter what the pesky sat nav tells you!)
"To boldly go where no one has gone before"
"Second star on the right and straight on til morning"
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships off the shoulder of Orion. I've watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain. Time to die" (the human condition really).
Live well, Love much, and consider any day wasted where you haven't laughed at least once.
And finally, remember, don't join dangerous cults, practice safe sects...
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