Author has written 27 stories for Mummy, UC: UnderCover, Stargate: Atlantis, Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, and Halt and Catch Fire.
Technically speaking I've been writing since I was 10 years old. That gives me many years of good solid experience. I cut my writing teeth, so to speak on a British Science Fiction show that was around at the time, and have never really looked back. I lived in Egypt for a while, before moving permanently to the US to be with my spouse in North Carolina. I write whenever I get the chance in our busy household.
As well as fan fiction, I currently have two original projects under development and for that reason, beginning toward the end of March 2016, I will begin removing some of my stories from this website.
The time has come.
It was and always will be a tough decision to have made, but after over three years I have finally made the decision to walk away from the virtual season of Stargate Atlantis that I was writing. Am I sad that I didn't reach the end of the 20 episodes I had planned? – and yes, I did plan for the whole season – Yes, in many ways I am, but there were and are also a lot of other factors involved in the decision, and I'd like to share those if I may.
First of all, and no small consideration, moving the choice forwards – Fanfiction dot net was recently hacked and mirrored and every single story any writer ever posted on this site is being used on other websites where the owners are making money from our work, through the use of advertising. There's a name for it, it's called 'spamdexing' Suffice to say a) I and other writers like me are very upset by that, and by the fact that Fanfiction dot net seems to have done nothing to address the issue and b) the disclaimer says that I'm not making any money from these stories and that they're purely for entertainment purposes. Well now someone /is/ making money from them and I'm not quite sure where that makes Fanfiction writers stand to be honest. And that's before you even going into the notion that these websites (and there is not just one) that have done this, are littered with viruses and spyware, and I don’t want to be even a little bit responsible for putting that in the way of my fans.
In fact, I gave some consideration to leaving Fanfiction dot net altogether, which is sad as it's been a home for my fiction for many a year, but I do have other outlets for the remaining fan fiction.
By far the biggest reason for this decision, however, is that I am also writing as a professional now (albeit in a small way), and much of the material included in the Virtual Season is actually original thoughts/ideas and progression in the fiction, only woven into the Stargate Universe, and the fact of the matter is, I have my own universe – one that's been under development for at least eight years maybe more, and that original material fits – glove-like – into those worlds, and so, that is where it should reside.
I know, for many, this will be disappointing, and I sincerely apologize for that. I'd love it if you could forgive me enough to start following the progression of that original material into a published novel series of my own, and if you'd like to do that, I would urge you to visit me on Wordpress ( eirianhoupe dot wordpress dot com - I'm sure you know the adjustments to make, to get that link to work) in order to get the latest news and to remain involved and keep in touch. I would love to hear from you all.
Fiction posted here for the time being includes the Mummy movies series, and Stargate: Altantis, a couple of stories inspired by the US TV series, UC: Undercover, but most recently, however, my fan fiction focus has shifted back to dwell - with my heart - in Middle Earth among the Elves.