Author has written 12 stories for Harry Potter.
Greetings! I'm a businesswoman by day, an aspiring writer by night. I live in the Midwest and travel frequently. The kids are grown and keep boomeranging back home, so at any given time I may or may not have one of them poking around at my computer trying to see what I'm up to. I've been publishing fanfic since November, 2010. You'll find all of my Harry/Severus mentor and friendship fic here, though I also write Harry/Severus slash and other pairings, and participate in Harry Potter fandom fests on Insane Journal and Live Journal. My fiction runs from PG to M/NC-17 (though not on this site), so please read the ratings and any author notes before reading. Feel free to drop me a PM if you feel so inclined. I appreciate signed reviews though allow anonymous ones.
January 5, 2012
While toying with the eighth year idea, I realized I need original plot. :-) Can't just "remake" canon anymore. So I continue to toy with the idea as I drive my long commutes and will decide after I finish a couple other projects I'm working on.
January 6, 2012
A reviewer wondered today why I changed Severus' middle name from Tobias. I'm relatively sure that Tobias is not canon. It's used all the time in fandom, and it's possible that JKR said in some interview somewhere that that's his middle name, but it does not occur in the books! The assumption, it seems, is that he'd have his father's name as his middle name. When you read a lot of fanfic, it's so easy to confuse canon with fanon. Spells, for example, are often invented in fanon and are not canon.
March 11, 2012
Real life...why can't I just write all the time? However, there is a business to run and sales to make or I might be writing all the time and eating Ramen noodles again. "A Summer of Flotsam and Jetsam" has just made it to the end of July, and will end with the September 1st start of Harry's "8th" year at Hogwarts. I'm still contemplating "doing" 8th year, and am trying to come up with an original plot. I tallied up the word county in this series so far, and it's somewhere around 450,000 words. I'm not sure I have many more original thoughts!
May 1, 2012
Finished "A Summer of Flotsam and Jetsam" and published it. Will now start thinking more seriously about an 8th year story to follow it. I could use a short break, and will use my drive time next week (18 hours to a client site and back again) to dream up a decent plot. In the meantime, I have a 20-year old living with me, my son's ex-girlfriend, I'm in the middle of moving my office and it's way too hot for May 1st!
May 6, 2012
Look for "Tuesdays with Severus" (possibly morphing into "Wednesdays with Severus" or something of the sort), a sequel to the MOI/RH/OMI/ASOFAJ series, in the next few weeks. The story will be my take on Harry's "8th" year at Hogwarts, following the previous events in the series, and will center around two unknown sources trying to influence Harry, one trying to discredit Severus and the other trying to redeem him. In short, Harry will learn more about Severus' past than Severus would have liked him to discover, and will learn to deal with the whole man, past and present, as he grows himself and gets ready to leave Hogwarts behind.
June 4, 2012
July 3, 2012
Aug. 11, 2012
Nov. 17, 2012
I'm contemplating doing a 'young' (pre-Hogwarts) Harry/Severus story and if I can pull an original idea out of the hat on how to present it, I'll start it after Tuesdays (or maybe even earlier).
December 31, 2012
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