Author has written 72 stories for Superman.
3/12/15: Nope, not dead. Yep, still writing. We've had an issue with our internet connection for the last week and a half, but we're doing our best to get back to you guys with this chapter as soon as possible! Let's put it this way, I've posting this from Denny's. Seriously, guys, though. No worries!
6/28/14: We're not dead, just both stuck in the hell of very recent full-time hours and new positions at our jobs. Right now, life is consisting of coping with a million new things with no training and little sleep when we get home. It's kinda beaten up the muse a bit more. The stories are still there, we still know everything we plan to write, and we want to write them. It's just finding the time and energy to do so. Hopefully some of you are still out there and want them to move forward, too. Words can't express how much we miss you and them. Being away from the account hurts in so many ways I can't even get into. Life just keeps getting in the way.
Also, since I have no format in which to write them, LSR7, check the New Readers Guide to the KLK AUs here for the order on the Little Secrets oneshots. I wish I knew a new to put them in chronological order. I think the only place they're like that is my Livejournal account, with the Indexs of DOOM. If you see this, thank you SO much for the reviews lately. All of them make me want so bad to come back and play in my sandbox.
I MIIIIISS YOOOOOU GUUUUUYS!
4/22/14: Yeah, I know. Long time, no see. Things have been...mildly stressful over here of late, so much so that I didn't exactly want to share the burden. Needless to say, it has to do with the recent economy and things of that nature, on top of having moved into a new house. I don't have time for a full update as yet, but expect something here in the next week or two, for those that care. There's just too much and too many things left hanging to tell all. But I'm alive and I plan to be back at some point in the future. I love you all and miss you bunches.
11/07/13: Another post I don't like doing, but the hiatus will continue for at least another three weeks. Due to the loss of key employees at my job going into the Season, I'm doing overtime every single week, like or no and it's giving Anissa and me very little time to do more than sleep and work. We also need to be looking into a move soon, as we won't be staying in the home we've lived in for the last twelve years. It's like sitting in the midst of a tornado.
The plan is to be back before December, but it may take a little more time. We have no intention of leaving these stories unfinished, none at all, but real life just needs to settle first. Bear with us, all. We just need to be able to stop and get our bearings again. Just give us a little more time.
10/06/13: No one is going to be thrilled with this announcement, but I feel it's necessary after a discussion that was had earlier this evening. Neither of us think that our work is up to par since Tom's passing and we also have family coming in two weeks to have a kind of memorial service, so we're going to do ourselves and you guys a favor and take the rest of October off to get our heads together. All projects are going on hold. The work has suffered and that shouldn't be.
There may be an overhaul of LaOH or we may close that we have now and go back to the 'oneshot' format for what we have planned. If anyone is really reading it. We're seriously considering what we're doing there. We may just wrap the current storyline, start the oneshots, run the side-story with Kala on its own, and pick up in Blood Will Tell five years later. ATU is very popular right now, but it's the hardest to write and we saw a little slippage in the last chapter, too.
We just don't know. We're both exhausted and we need time to get our heads straight. This is something we should have decided last month, to take a month or so and let the smoke clear. We'll keep you updated. Promise.
9/14/13: So, yeah. No update this week. All of the events of this week just have done nothing for inspiration. It's been a mess. Not enough sleep, not eating enough in either of our cases, a lot of time just wandering around on auto-pilot. Neither of us has been horribly talkative to anyone but each other. Not a really good environment for the happy scenes we have planned for the new ATU.
However, we're starting to talk about picking it back up this coming week to finish it out. So there's a tentative deadline for next weekend. Fingers crossed and hopefully we'll be feeling the vibes again by at least mid-week. We'll see. We'll also keep you all updated. I love all of you for your wonderful and sweet comments. I really have the most amazing friends in the world. *hugs you all* I promise I'll respond back to everyone soon. It's just that reading all of them when it's still so fresh just makes me cry and I'm trying like hell not to do that. Just bear with me a little longer.
9/7/13 (Part Two): It's over. At a little after 4 this afternoon, Anissa's dad, Tom, passed away. He fought the good fight until the end, always too stubborn to go, but this time it was just too much for him. He was tired. And we loved him enough to respect his wishes when he said it was time. After smack-talking and ax-fighting the Reaper so long, he was ready.
We miss you, Tom, and wish that we had had more time with the man we were coming to know in the end. We love you and things will never be the same.
May Destiny and Fate be kind enough to lend us half the strength and determination to get us through life's fights the way that you example taught us.
9/7/13: Yeah, another delay. There's a very real chance that all of the drama with my father-in-law may be over by tomorrow. We're on watch now. There's no way of knowing if or when. Emotions are running high and we're no good tonight. We might be even worse in the morning. The chapter is nearly finished, but it's going to be delayed again. We'll keep you posted. Keep us in your prayers, guys. I'm afraid to see what dawn will look like.
8/15/13 (guest post): Coauthor here, she of the sprained back. I'm glad to say I am getting better, and have been able to walk without pain and sit up for over an hour with only moderate pain. Unfortunately, I had to go back to work, so by the time I get home I am hurting too much to write. Lois is exhausted from keeping up with her job, me, and my dad, so she's in no shape to work on it either. We basically get home each day and flop down, limp as dishrags, until a minor emergency of some kind or another forces us back up.
(Let me steal a moment to publicly say "THANK YOU" to my writing partner, best friend, and love of my life, Lois, whom you all know as kalalanekent. She has been an absolute godsend these last few weeks - well, months, really. I literally don't know what I would do without her. I hope that every one of you reading this has someone in your life like her, who's always got your back - even when you sprain it.)
We are actively working on the next chapter for Love and Other Headaches as well as discussing the next Across the Universe chapter, but we won't be able to make deadline this weekend. I'm really excited for what we have to show you in both of them, and I know the cliffhanger ending in AtU is just plain evil.
You know how much we hate delays like this - I'm sure you hate them too. But I would personally rather hold up progress for two weeks than give you guys a short, substandard, written-while-on-heavy-painkillers chapter. Bear with us, and we'll be back in action ASAP.
TMI on this annoying author-type:
Name: Lois Joos (Daddy's fault for the name; doesn't help that he worked for a newspaper, Jacksonville Times-Union, does it?)
Birthdate: 12/11/78 (The day of the Superman: The Movie London Premiere. Yes, totally nerdtastic!)
Current Location: Jax, Florida. How lovely a day it will be when I can leave the Home of the Mosquito!
Mental Location: Asheville, NC or Toronto, ON, depending on the day
Favorite Film: Narrowing this down would be impossible. As it is: anything Henson fantasy, The Professional, the Reeveverse films (although I love STM and SII: DC like WOAH and DAYUM), The Lady in the Water, Firelight, High Tension, Elizabeth, Up... Really, this could go on for hours...
Favorite Musical Artist: Again, totally random and eclectic: The Moody Blues, My Chemical Romance, Mozart, The Cure, Tori Amos, Vertical Horizon, Delerium, The Alan Parsons Project, Jason Mraz, Annie Lennox, classical remixes...
Favorite TV Shows: I don't watch too many current 'series' shows. I watch Smallville, Skins, and The Tudors, but I'm more of a Ghost Hunters-Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations-Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmeran-Investigation Discovery Channel kinda of girl. Now back in the day it was all about: La Femme Nikita, Beauty and the Beast, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Remington Steele, Law and Order, Jim Henson's The Story-Teller. I think my biggest problem is just that not too many current shows have a way of captivating me. And I must be captivated to keep watching.
To see a world in a grain of sand/And Heaven in a wild flower/To hold infinity in the palm of your hand/And eternity in an hour.
Links and Such:
These are links to my various media additions to the KLK Fanfiction World. My LJ, where spoilers are given and fanmixes are posted, is here. All graphics are almost exclusively the magic of rizny or elliana @ Livejournal. Total goddesses of all things beautiful and awesome. I can never repay the too-good-to-be-true that is this pair of marvelous women! I am a seriously spoiled lady!
These amazing writers are betas past and present for LS and/or Heirs and some are authors in their own right. Without them, you wouldn't have the fics you see here: Alphie, htbthomas, sean_montgomery, saavikam77, trekkie6, and glitter_my_glam. I really don't give all of them the love and care they deserve. We wouldn't be here if not for them. WE LOVE YOU, GUYS!
The MargotGabriele YouTube channel: Lois and her vain attempts to make fanvids. They're getting better. Still trying to make something decent on WMM. A few trailers for LS and several videos for RV in general. Wish I was a better vidder. dies
Reeveverse: The Christopher Reeve Superman film community belonging to Rizny and yours truly. Updated semi-regularly, as both of us are mega-busy. Feel free to come over, spend some time, and share your thoughts and memories with us! The more the merrier!
Also worthy of your notice are the gorgeous videos of Scoobycookies@ YouTube. Although she no longer updates (she's currently in school for a film degree), these videos are not to be missed!
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