Author has written 56 stories for Metal Gear, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, Lord of the Rings, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy I-VI, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
I have been reading and writing fanfiction off and on for close to twenty years, and have casually pursued writing as a professional interest for roughly the same amount of time. During that time my interest has spanned from poetry, to playwriting, to academic essays, and now I am pretty firmly in the novel-writing camp. I use fanfiction primarily as a way to explore the headcanon I am continually expanding and updating, and occasionally to test ideas I have for original fiction I'm not quite ready to flesh out on their own. Though I don't make as much time for reading as my TBR list would like, my primary influences over writing are Audrey Niffeneggar, Neil Gaiman, and Haruki Murakami. I currently work as a multi-store human resources manager for a major department store chain, and live in Richmond, VA with my husband, who is also a writer, and our daughter, who is training to be a supervillain. We spend most of our free time together drinking craft beer (minus the toddler--she much prefers milk), being outdoors as much as possible, and predicting future plotlines in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
I've never done this before, but I have a couple of open projects right now (curse of deviating from being a one-shot writer!), and I feel like I should indicate something about them.
Dissolve: This is a new one, and I am actively working on it. I won't even attempt to predict how frequently it will update, but it's my main project at the moment. This is a combination of an idea inspired by Emerald-Latias, but so far is turning out to be more a fic I think I've wanted to write as long as I've been in this fandom and just haven't found the right starting point. It's already incredibly challenging for me, but in a good way.
Underground: I will continue this! I'm not waiting on anything in particular, but the fast pacing of this kind of demands that when I sit down to work on it I be able to write a chapter start-to-finish, and there's been a lot going on in real life lately that just hasn't allowed me to get into the more surreal verse of this story. My goal is once I reach a point where I can get back to it, to try and write it through to the ending, and then post updates a few weeks at a time.
Successor!Verse: I put this up here just because I've mentioned in a few places I intend to writer a companion piece to The Successor that tells Seifer and Quistis' story. In writing Squall and Rinoa's story, Seifer ended up being so hugely important to their lives, but there wasn't a place in that story to go into detail about him--it was their story, so everything Seifer was told only as it related to what they were going through--but I ended up with so much, that I do have every intention of giving them--but Seifer in particular--a chance to have their story told. Not sure when I'll do it--maybe I'll try to make that my NaNoWriMo piece this year?--but it's happening!
Love Like Rockets: Also will be continued. I made the mistake of "writing" the third (and probably final) chapter of this out-loud while out on a hike one day, and by the time I got home, of course I couldn't remember any of it. So this is another one where I just need to get the voice back--I've always been really proud of the way I captured Seifer's voice, and want that to remain consistent. Seifer is apparently a character I can't write as easily when I have too much going on at home--it's much easier to take out my own angst and stress on Squall and Rinoa.
All Those Yesterdays: Will not be continued. I don't know that anyone is even expecting it to be (or even remembers it?), but there was only one other planned chapter anyway, and I decided I didn't like what I had planned, and in trying to come up with a new ending I really moved away from writing for both FFVII and Kingdom Hearts. I may go ahead and mark it as complete and just let it end the way it is.
-I am summonerluna pretty much everywhere on the internet--tumblr, dA, livejournal, A03, and 8tracks--if you see me somewhere, please feel free to say hello!
-I do not attend cons as frequently as I used to, but still try to make it to at least Dragon Con and Katsucon and/or MAGFest every year--though any of the Delmarva area cons are always a possibility
-Fifteen Minutes Old, The Successor, and Roll Away Your Stone are related, but none of my other works are. (At least, not intentionally)
Ronin-ai has drawn two absolutely gorgeous pieces of art for The Successor, which can be found on her deviantArt page. "Rising Tide," directly from one of the scenes in the story, and "Centra Shore," which is based on a photograph of myself and my daughter that she modified to be a scene of Rinoa and her daughter.
Also related to The Successor, I made an FST for it which is posted on 8 tracks: After the Storm
-avatar picture is from one of my cosplays; costume made and worn by myself, picture taken by my husband
-cover art for Dissolve is a print from artist François-Henri Galland
updated October 03, 2015.