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Author has written 4 stories for Battlestar Galactica: 2003, and In Plain Sight.

Let's see...what do I think you should know about me...

I love reading fanfic. I don't get to write a lot of fanfic because I write and manage grants for a living. It's a bit too energy-sucking for me to write in the evening after writing and working on the computer all day.

I think fanfic writers are really brave, and I'm so glad to see a lot of people who might not normally write stories use fanfic as a creative outlet. However, with this said, I see problems with fanfic writers, and it's tempered my love of the genre so much lately. The problem rests with the issue of reviews.

I believe every writer who publishes his or her work on a public forum must learn how to handle constructive criticism in a thoughtful and impacting way. Good writers learn how to detach from their work and accept reviews without taking them personally. Good writers are open to critiques, think about them, and then choose to incorporate the suggestions into their writing...or not. They realize the choice is the artist's, and they make this choice based on open and honest reflection of the work, the critique, and their vision.

It's possible for a writer and a reviewer to open a dialogue about the critique. This is often helpful providing the writer does NOT debate the reviewer. This is just plain rude. Dialogue is one thing, but debate is another. If someone takes his or her time to review your story, it means that person thinks your writing is worth it. As for me, I like to review worthwhile stories in a meaningful way, not just use the "great story!" review. Nothing irritates me more, however, than for someone to send me a private message about a review to say "I don't agree with you." Really? Is it worth responding to say this? That's another part of being a true writer -- knowing when to have confidence in your work to believe--AFTER CAREFUL CONSIDERATION--that a review has no validity. There's no reason to respond to the reviewer with anything but a "thank you for your thoughtful review." True writers don't need to debate.

Speaking of reviews, this leads to my last pet peeve. I won't read stories whose authors threaten to hold their readers hostage for more reviews. We've all seen these notes: "Reviews make me write faster." So...this is why you're writing? For the reviews? Or are you writing because, deep in your soul, you have a story to tell that just has to get out. Please. Check your ego at the door and stop writing for acceptance. Write because it's your passion or it's your hobby. You can write for food, but for God's sake don't write for reviews!

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Flying Free by AllThisHasHappened reviews
Laura and Bill's relationship had been building up slowly ever since New Caprica, both of them unaware of the ultimate consequences of her miraculous cure. When the unexpected happens, it changes everything for them, but changes aren't always bad.
Battlestar Galactica: 2003 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 46 - Words: 109,542 - Reviews: 104 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 70 - Updated: 4/4 - Published: 7/27/2012 - L. Roslin, W. Adama
Brazen Girl by the.nerd.voice reviews
When a young marine is found to be the daughter of a high ranking official, the healing process can begin. Takes places in the middle of season 4 with a bit of a rewrite. AU. AN: For the sake of this story, marines have call signs. It will be important later, I promise. Also, things may seem to go out of order. It will all work out in the end.
Battlestar Galactica: 2003 - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 22 - Words: 53,356 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 5/22/2014 - Published: 1/6/2013 - [W. Adama, L. Roslin] K. Thrace/Starbuck, OC
Ancient Languages, Archaeology and Child Psych by craterdweller reviews
Set during season 5 prior to the episode The Body, Joyce and Giles have to deal with four year old Scoobies and a two year old Dawn.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 14 - Words: 24,598 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 11/27/2013 - Published: 12/21/2010 - Buffy S., R. Giles - Complete
All the Words by SciFiRN reviews
At one point we were left with Nico and Dani on the porch and my imagination was really not happy with that, but then life is complicated isn't it? And well, so are these two. This may have started on the porch, but that isn't where this ends. My story takes a turn and the characters end up somewhere they never would in the TV show, unless this was HBO. M: for many reasons.
Necessary Roughness - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 284,567 - Reviews: 253 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 4/15/2013 - Published: 9/3/2012 - Dani S., Nico C. - Complete
Because of Everything by Littleotter73 reviews
After successfully hunting demons in the English countryside with two of the more advanced Slayers in the Academy, a stressed out Giles and Buffy return to London with the teenagers in tow. Both look to blow off steam afterward and go their separate ways to do so. Only Buffy changes her mind and goes in search of her Watcher and finds more than she thought she would.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,176 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/26/2013 - Buffy S., R. Giles - Complete
Life Or Something Like It by Aussiegirl41 reviews
Bill and Laura celebrate the holiday period together. A series of A/U drabbles.
Battlestar Galactica: 2003 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 2,593 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/16/2013 - Published: 1/10/2013 - L. Roslin, W. Adama - Complete
The Costs of Sex, Love, and Brand-Name Peanut Butter by Incidental Vegan Cannibal reviews
There's a reason most grown slayers become sex workers. There's also a reason most watchers spend their lives single. Subsequently, 2002 probably isn't the first time something like this has happened. (Set somewhere between Hell's Bells and Entropy, I think.)
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,776 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/10/2013 - Buffy S., R. Giles - Complete
Because You Got Me a Fish by Danigirl84 reviews
Summary: It's been three weeks since the kiss, and Dani still can't explain to Nico why she did it. That is until Nico shows up late one night with an unexpected guest.
Necessary Roughness - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,428 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/2/2012 - Dani S., Nico C. - Complete
Secrets and Regrets by CJsMom reviews
Post Doctor in the Photo. Brennan doesn't confess to Booth, but tries to deal with her regrets on her own. Eventual B & B.
Bones - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 50,910 - Reviews: 304 - Favs: 231 - Follows: 224 - Updated: 1/10/2012 - Published: 10/28/2011 - S. Booth, T. Brennan - Complete
I'm With You by she.a.punk reviews
"And I don't care if you don't like it. I don't care if you appreciate it. But I sure as hell don't regret it." Tag to "Rules of the Game" because the show broke me last night and that's not nice. Harvey/Donna, friendship or romance up to you...
Suits - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,124 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 12 - Published: 9/2/2011 - Harvey S., Donna - Complete
Clinch by RainneCassidy reviews
A reworking of the finale. Spoilers through 3x24 "Knockdown". Coauthored with WonderTwinC.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 60,107 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 136 - Follows: 100 - Updated: 7/2/2011 - Published: 6/18/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Upside Down, Inside Out & Backwards by eyrianone reviews
Post 6 x 09. 'Confessing her mistake and telling Booth how she feels has changed nothing. So as her world won't 'right itself', Brennan walks out of Booth's starting a chain of events that will alter everything. Forever.
Bones - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 35,405 - Reviews: 461 - Favs: 226 - Follows: 290 - Updated: 5/29/2011 - Published: 1/11/2011 - T. Brennan, S. Booth - Complete
Barrett by Donofan reviews
In which I get tired of the Marshall-bashing on IPS and try to give him the friend he deserves.
In Plain Sight - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 13,843 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 11/30/2010 - Published: 11/3/2010 - Marshall M.
Solace by CMW2 reviews
Solace-something that gives comfort, consolation, or relief. After all hell breaks loose involving a certain suitcase, Marshall becomes Mary's solace, bringing them closer than ever. M&M drama,angst, banter,and lovemaking later. NOW COMPLETE.
In Plain Sight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 29,949 - Reviews: 155 - Favs: 131 - Follows: 82 - Updated: 7/24/2010 - Published: 8/2/2009 - Marshall M., Mary S. - Complete
Slow Change by sfchemist reviews
When things change slowly, you don't always notice what you've got until it's gone.
In Plain Sight - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,100 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/19/2010 - Complete
Albuquerque, we have a problem by sfchemist reviews
Marshall arrives home to find his house occupied and enlists Mary's help in confounding the intruder.
In Plain Sight - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 78 - Words: 176,509 - Reviews: 906 - Favs: 165 - Follows: 146 - Updated: 5/24/2010 - Published: 7/31/2009 - Complete
The Gambler by piper maru duchovny reviews
A surprise visit from Max changes everything. Post 100th Episode.
Bones - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,598 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/8/2010 - S. Booth, T. Brennan - Complete
Just Overwhelm Me by BuJyo reviews
My post "Don't Cry" fic. The waiting and hoping and changes that take place during Mary's recovery. A bit slower paced. Warnings for language and some PG-13. The final chapter is posted and our duo moves on. Enjoy!
In Plain Sight - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 145,900 - Reviews: 680 - Favs: 182 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 2/1/2010 - Published: 12/23/2009 - Marshall M., Mary S. - Complete
Family Traditions by nemain13 reviews
What if Marshall did follow family tradition but didn't go into Witness Protection? What if Mary followed a family tradition of her own? Would they still wind up together? Join me if you're brave. Very much rated M.
In Plain Sight - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 93,943 - Reviews: 222 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 1/10/2010 - Published: 9/6/2009 - Mary S., Marshall M.
A Kiss in Time by Bond.Jane reviews
Just when Brennan had made up her mind about Booth, Agent Perotta, blond, petite, generally adorable and so Booth's type comes along to brush his ego. A new serial killer shows up in town, hunting down couples and Bones is not in on the action. COMPLETE
Bones - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 25 - Words: 58,858 - Reviews: 534 - Favs: 227 - Follows: 235 - Updated: 9/13/2009 - Published: 3/1/2009 - T. Brennan, S. Booth - Complete
Take Care by PollyCrackers reviews
Because the idea of Stan cradling Marshall all night is, frankly, a little odd. Marshall/Brandi friendship.
In Plain Sight - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,082 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/2/2009 - Marshall M., Brandi S. - Complete
Gambate, Marshall by nemain13 reviews
Mary finds out Marshall has an interesting hobby. Watch out for flying citrus... There is a reason this one is rated M, people.
In Plain Sight - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,520 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 12 - Published: 8/21/2009 - Mary S., Marshall M. - Complete
Open your eyes and see the magic by thisentireaccountembarrassesme reviews
This is after the episode "Miles to Go" It's just a little thing that I thought up . Mary take's Ed's advice and opens her eyes to see the magic. And where does that magic lead her? Read and review! I don't own In Plain Sight!
In Plain Sight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 908 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/7/2009 - Complete
I'm Sorry Doofus by papillongirl reviews
Short follow up to Duplicate Bridge
In Plain Sight - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,951 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/4/2009 - Complete
A Dream Is a Wish by MatildaLee reviews
Brennan spends an atypical Friday night with Booth and Parker. Parker stargazes, Brennan gets jinxed, and Booth gets sleepy. And at some point, a princess rescues a prince. Oneshot, spoilers through EitB
Bones - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,997 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 106 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/13/2009 - T. Brennan, S. Booth - Complete
Call Me Bones by Humerus Wordage reviews
For almost five days Brennan feels like she can't think, can't even breath. Then, Booth wakes up. ACTUAL FINALE SPOILERS, NOT SPECULATION!
Bones - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,847 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 5/20/2009 - Published: 5/14/2009 - T. Brennan, S. Booth
Shattered by BrainySmurf6 reviews
It is only one mistake, one moment. One moment that threatens everything. One moment that changes them. One moment he can’t take back. A Booth/Brennan story. Booth POV.
Bones - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 35,203 - Reviews: 258 - Favs: 176 - Follows: 242 - Updated: 4/18/2009 - Published: 3/17/2009 - S. Booth, T. Brennan
Safe as a House by anyadoll reviews
Where do we feel the safest...
In Plain Sight - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,142 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 8/4/2008 - Published: 7/28/2008 - Complete
Two Truths and a Lie by Lady Henrietta reviews
Post Crossroads Part II: Sometimes Leoben lies, but sometimes he tells the truth. Can Roslin and Adama's relationship survive the truth?
Battlestar Galactica: 2003 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 30 - Words: 102,718 - Reviews: 201 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 7/7/2008 - Published: 3/10/2008 - L. Roslin, W. Adama - Complete
BSG Too High a Cost by Mariel3 reviews
William Adama is a changed man. AR, Kara, Lee, Helo, Sharon. Oh, and Cottle. Can't forget Cottle...
Battlestar Galactica: 2003 - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 37 - Words: 121,675 - Reviews: 399 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 9/14/2007 - Published: 8/30/2006 - W. Adama, L. Roslin
The Steward by mondavis reviews
Colonel Tigh wonders why Bill Adama isn't happier. SPOILERS for Season 2 through Resurrection Ship II.
Battlestar Galactica: 2003 - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,359 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 13 - Published: 1/20/2006 - S. Tigh, W. Adama - Complete
His Way by mondavis reviews
Sometimes, people are not what they appear to be.
Battlestar Galactica: 2003 - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,501 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/19/2005 - L. Roslin
Interludes and Encounters by mondavis reviews
In a series of stories set between the episodes, President Roslin and Commander Adama find themselves feeling more than they had anticipated.
Battlestar Galactica: 2003 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 9 - Words: 21,984 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 4/21/2005 - Published: 2/9/2005 - L. Roslin, W. Adama
Case Orange by mondavis reviews
Laura Roslin contemplates the meaning of "Case Orange".
Battlestar Galactica: 2003 - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,350 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/9/2005
Avicia by ErykahMiszti reviews
Scully has recurring dreams of being burnt alive, then burns start to develop on her body. (MSR) References to 'The Field Where I
X-Files - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,464 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/6/2000
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Ten Tales from the iPod reviews
My response to the iPod challenge. The rating is for language.
In Plain Sight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,737 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/28/2009 - Complete
Dinner for Six aka, Tigh Food reviews
Bill and Laura give Saul and Six parenting advice and discover a mutually kept secret. Completely AU now.
Battlestar Galactica: 2003 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,264 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 13 - Published: 8/30/2009 - W. Adama, L. Roslin - Complete
Withdrawal reviews
Bill asks Laura about Chamalla and learns more than he wanted to know.
Battlestar Galactica: 2003 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,967 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/29/2008 - L. Roslin, W. Adama - Complete
When Push Comes to reviews
He nearly came undone when she shoved him away.
Battlestar Galactica: 2003 - Rated: K - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 653 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/27/2007 - L. Roslin, W. Adama - Complete
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