Author has written 6 stories for Tombstone, and Forever Knight.
Not much to tell. I’m a Pennsylvania girl. Lived down south for awhile, found I didn’t like it and moved back home. When I’m not writing, I work on my family’s genealogy. Personally, I feel it’s very important to know who you are and where you come from. Talk to your grandparents while you can kiddies, cause after they’re gone, they take a wealth of history and information with them.
I am new to posting stories in the fanfiction world, but I have always had stories running around in my head. I don’t know why I’ve chosen this period in my life to suddenly put my stories in writing. I'm a little shy, so I find it a little unsettling to let other people read what I’ve written.
I love to read, and I adore the written word. There is something special about a well-tuned sentence or paragraph that allows the reader to understand exactly what the author is trying to convey. But most of all, I love a good story. Some of my favorite authors are: J.R. Tolkien, Jane Austen, Wilbur Smith, Anne Rice, Stephen King, and Dan Brown. Romance novels are a favorite too.
The stories I’ve posted will have a vampire theme to them, at least for the moment. It is not the element of the vampire I find interesting, but the character in the story, and how the author or actor has portrayed that character. My two favorite vampire characters are Lacroix from Forever Knight, and Angel, from the TV show.
My first big fan fiction story is all about Doc Holliday, who was truly a sad and tragic person. God rest his soul. Yes, I’ve read several books about Doc and his family. My favorites are “Doc Holliday: The Life and Legend”, by Gary L. Roberts, and “Doc Holliday: A Family Portrait” by Karen Holliday Tanner. If you are looking to learn about Doc these two books are a good place to start. Read the source material referenced in the book, it has additional tidbits of information about Doc. It will also give you an idea what a genealogist goes through to document a family's history.
Portions of Doc’s life have always been wrapped in a mystery. The biggest is why he left Georgia and headed west and was there really a love relationship between Doc and his first cousin, Mattie Holliday? I say, yes there was! Doc was gone from his home for 14 years. When he died, Mattie’s letters were found among his possessions. It was from those letters that a shipping address was used to send his things back to Georgia after he died. Mattie also kept Doc’s letters. She had a little sick spell sometime before she died. When she recovered, she went through the letters Doc sent her and burned some of them. (You gotta wonder what was written in those letters) The rest she kept. After Mattie’s death, her things were given to her sister, who promptly burned all of Doc’s letters Mattie had saved. Not one letter Doc wrote survived.
Now you have to ask yourself, why would a Nun save letters from a man her entire life? (Mattie was an old woman when she died) Especially letters from a man with Doc’s reputation. And, why would Doc save Mattie’s letters? Sounds like love to me. I don’t care what the Holliday family might say; Doc and Mattie were in love. Why they didn’t live together as man and wife we will never know. I feel Doc stayed out West and away from Mattie. I also feel he didn’t want to bring further disgrace to his family by moving back home. His family was politically active and socially accepted. If Doc had moved back home, it would have caused a social uproar.
Well, that’s my opinion for what it’s worth. I hope you enjoy reading what I’ve written. Please send me a review. If you have a Doc story posted let me know, I’m always looking for another good story to read.
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