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Author has written 22 stories for Star Wars, and Harry Potter.
Meet the Author
Neither photogenic nor Frodo, although nearly short enough. Neither do I read/write LOTR fiction, although I love all things Tolkien. Basically, I just thought it would make a suitably witty pen name. It's like American football—the name is completely irrelevant to what actually happens. :)
I am a bookkeeper/office administrator/default IT person by day; writer/compulsive reader/hermit by night. I have never lived in any one home longer than four years, I paint and draw, I play classical piano (don’t hold your breath for my upcoming appearance at Carnegie Hall), I easily get overexcited about things like etymology and root words, and I studied Ancient Hebrew FOR FUN. You heard me. Furthermore, I play a wicked game of foosball.
My writing tends toward the humorous, with a healthy dose of drama/action/adventure, and the occasional foray into the poetic. I'd say my strengths center on dialogue and character. You are guaranteed that I will show proper respect to the English language, observing all standards of correct spelling and grammar, even if I occasionally take deliberate artistic liberties. :)
Authors/works I think you ought to be reading instead of me: Mere Christianity, Perelandra, and The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis, "A Piece of Chalk" and The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G.K. Chesterton; Men at Arms, Reaper Man, and the Bromeliad Trilogy by Terry Pratchett; Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield, and The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens; Treasure Island and Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson; The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Crooked House, and And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie; The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, and The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner; The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle; A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs; Sabriel by Garth Nix; Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and the travel essays of Mark Twain; the Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer--go with Robert Fitzgerald's translation; The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser; Short Stories by Guy de Maupassant. I shall stop myself there, and I hope you all appreciate what a sacrifice that is...
Meet the Skywalkers: Admiral Piett wasn't sure what he expected when the Executor finally got back from the Unknown Regions, but he definitely didn't think the first member of the welcoming committee would be notorious Rebel Jedi fugitive Luke Skywalker. A multi-chapter fic set in the Limpet AU.
Tales from the Chopping Block: A halfway house for the orphaned/discarded scenes, alternate takes, and so forth which are the inevitable consequence of writing stories. You know when you're making a pie, and you trim off the dough to fit the dish, and then you stare at it like, this is perfectly good dough, I know I don't need it but I don't feel like I should throw it away--this is that. No rhyme or reason, just tidbits you might find interesting if you like the stories they contributed to making.
Children of the Desolate: proposed sequel to Far More Than Rubies. Six years after escaping Vader in Kuat, Padme struggles to protect an extremely curious twelve-year-old Skywalker boy from the Empire, from her dark secrets, and - most dauntingly of all - from himself. The Rebel movements are on the brink of forming a unified Alliance to Restore the Republic, but a single act of treachery could destroy everything...and treachery is Darth Vader's specialty. Padme finds herself walking on the edge of a knife as she tries to evade Imperial agents, inconvenient questions, accusing nightmares, and the not-entirely-undesirable attentions of war veteran and widower Captain Lorcan Dharane...
First Voyage of the Cherubim: a companion piece to Lord Vader's Limpet and Driving Lord Vader. After getting into a no-holds-barred fight with her mother way too close to the anniversary of Alderaan, Jaina decides to ditch the home front and comes knocking on Vader's door. He'd refuse, but her Plan B involves a boy from the wrong side of the tracks...
The Family Tree: In which Luke Skywalker is stranded in a tree waiting for a flash flood to recede. Too bad he's got company.
Where Angels Tread: Another installment in the Limpet AU. On the 30th anniversary of the Battle of Endor, Vader's past is still his present.
The Myrkr Excursion: In which Darth Vader learns more than he ever wanted to know about ysalamiri, vornskrs, jungle survival tactics, and Luke's inexhaustible genius for making trouble. A take on the old Vader-and-son-accidentally-go-camping trope.
Worth A Thousand Words: Canon oneshot. Vader sees the first holo of his son.
The Divine Comedy: Palpatine knows exactly how Padme Amidala died--trying to save her fool of a husband. What he can't understand is why she won't stop trying... Title borrowed from Dante.
The Addition Problem: A Limpet AU installment. Vader confronts psychological bugbears that go deeper than he'd realized. Damn interfering Jedi.
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