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Joined 09-14-06, id: 1133510, Profile Updated: 03-01-14
Author has written 10 stories for Cars, and Goosebumps.


I'm 35 and a mom to four sons. After they're in bed I stay up late with a cup of coffee and write Cars fanfiction. I have an affinity for Seventies pop culture, so I've set some of my fanfiction in that era. While some fans of the movie went out and spent hundreds on diecast cars, I went a different route and bought one BIG diecast, a '76 Chevette like my OC Charlie. I can't recall spending $500 on any single thing in my life before but it's fun learning how to fix him and someday he will be a semi-restored rat rod. Charlie denies any association with the Lemons organization. ;)

Grem has eclipsed Tow Mater as my favorite character. I love the way he never takes his eyes off the camera during his turntable video on the Cars website; he's clearly a guy who doesn't trust anyone. I like to imagine he has a bit of self-taught technical knowledge that comes in handy when he's out doing evil deeds, and that he wasn't always rotten to the core, but he got drawn into something very wrong when he felt he had no other choice.

Being a parent and writing for a fandom popular among kids, I feel compelled to say that much of my fanfiction is more appropriate for teen and adult readers than children. At least take the time to read it yourself before deciding if it's appropriate for your young Cars fan.

As always, if there are any OCs (original characters) or concepts from my fanfiction that you'd like to use in your own writing or art, feel free to run creatively with them!

I am always looking to adopt any stray Cars plotbunnies you have to offer. I'll consider writing anything, but I'm not much into writing:
-- Humanized cars. Which is not to say others haven't done a fine job of it, I simply like keeping them vehicles.
-- Crossovers. Again, there are good ones out there but I can't seem to mix fandoms.
-- Mary Sues. I like my characters flawed.
-- Anything ultra-squicky. Some things just don't translate well to the Cars universe, if you know what I mean. I'm not necessarily opposed to writing something rated higher than RaR, but if I did it would be posted on in order to comply with FF.N rules. If in doubt, ask and the worst I'll do is decline the idea, leaving you to write the fic yourself.

I'm on the Wingnut City and Hillbilly Hell Cars boards and Livejournal Carsslash boards.

Notes on My Fanfiction, AKA "Stuff I Need to Get Off My Chest":

When Life Gives You Lemons -- Please don't misinterpret this fanfiction as putting down day laborers. Those who show up every day and work hard always have my respect; in fact, I was there myself for a while. Remember, a character's views are not necessarily those of the author!

Real Estate Agent to the Dead (WIP) -- I was already a bit old for Goosebumps in the Nineties, but after reading Welcome to Dead House to my oldest son, I was intrigued by the character of Mr. Dawes, who repeatedly shows the same house to the town's chosen victims, and I thought he deserved a story of his own.

Retreads and Redemption (complete) -- This is rated M, so in order to read it, you have to set FF.N to display the M fics. This fanfic is not autobiographical. I'm happy to say my homelife was nothing like the Tireirons'! On a related note, I'm not criticizing large families -- I come from one and they're awesome. It's Monroe's lack of parenting, not the number of children he has, that makes his family so dysfunctional. The issue of responsibility: I don't recommend a lightning-fast romance like my characters had. That's a good way to get yourself hurt. Likewise, chugging beer then deciding to have sex for the first time would be not be the best way to lose your virginity unless you're a badass like Doreen. Waiting until marriage = good. Steps off soapbox.

Fooled Around and Fell in Love (WIP) -- Not a songfic, despite sharing its title with the '70s hit. When Tow Mater introduces Sally to Lightning as his fiancee and Lightning responds with horror it never fails to crack me up, and in the movie there are little hints that Mater and Sally enjoy flirting with each other. Even though I think Sally and Lightning would stay together, this was fun to write and Sally & Mater would make a cute couple. Coming up in chapter four: Minny deals with her conflicting feelings about her husband and Sally faces guilt over a past event.

It's Always the Quiet Ones (WIP) -- This is a challenge fic and a horror parody. Several characters mistreat Red and then meet grisly fates, but I'm in no way implying that bullying, as cruel as it is, justifies murder.

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My Final Weapon is Hatred by Technorganic Nerd reviews
Professor Zündapp swore on the last fraction of his life that he would exact his revenge on C.H.R.O.M.E and finally kill Finn McMissile. All he needed were weapons, some of which derived from his emotions...[On temporary hiatus due to Writer's Block]
Cars - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,363 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 3/22 - Published: 3/15 - Professor Z.
A Leaf on the Lemon Tree by Zyruma reviews
Lyra Leaf is VP of the Global Electric Vehicle Organization, led by Nicole Tesla. Or, she says she is - in reality, she's a security guard at CHROME's Training Facility. Not so far away, Grem and Acer have been separated, and Acer has gotten lost in a forest. But when their pathways cross and Acer is offered a spot to train as a CHROME agent, can an unlikely friendship develop?
Cars - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,471 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 3/18 - Published: 2/13 - [Acer, OC]
Undercover by MovieGirl44 reviews
Everyone deserves a second chance. After Miles Axlerod was arrested for the Allinol scandal, he was recruited into the CHROME agency for a reason unknown to him. Can he handle going back into the organization he once founded? Axlerod redemption fic :). Rated T for death/safety.
Cars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 13,688 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 2/1 - Published: 12/27/2013 - Finn M., Holley S., Miles Axlerod, OC - Complete
It's the thought that counts by Samuretard reviews
After the events in London, the crew in Radiator Springs begin their normal life, but McMissile returns to his missions around the globe. Until their worlds cross paths again...
Cars - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 4,235 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/9 - Published: 12/23/2013 - Lightning, Mater, Finn M., Holley S.
How To Raise A Racecar by 0lemons0 reviews
The young couple, Lightning McQueen and Sally Carrera, welcome a new stage in both of their lives: parenthood. But, being new parents, there will be a few bumps in the road.
Cars - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 18 - Words: 31,338 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 12/18/2013 - Published: 2/25/2011 - Lightning, Sally
Salqueen: Marry Me by AnimatedNation reviews
Cute, short, Salqueen (Sally and Lighting) oneshot. Hope it's enjoyable.
Cars - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,164 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/31/2013 - [Lightning, Sally] - Complete
Headlights by WolfyMagician reviews
Guido lacks headlights. Luigi exploits this fact. Slash. Luigi x Guido.
Cars - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 707 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Published: 9/29/2012 - Luigi, Guido - Complete
Seductress by The Lord Writer reviews
Holley knows what she wants from Mater. And Holley knows that with the right moves, Mater will be eating out of her tire. MxS Lemon! Non-Humanized!
Cars - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,910 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/17/2012 - Mater, Holley S. - Complete
Lost Within A Secret by Vernydog92 reviews
After the Grand Prix Lightning and Francesco become friends, but the Formula Racer is having a hard time with his life. He finds that he isn't happy despite the fame. He is also struggling with feelings for the red race car. Lightning/Francesco
Cars - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 20,587 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 8/4/2011 - Published: 7/12/2011 - Lightning, Francesco B.
The New Recruit by FeralToast reviews
Holley is reluctantly teamed up with an amorous little Jaguar named Austin Powers. Based on a silly sketch I drew. One shot. Comedy.
Crossover - Austin Powers & Cars - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 535 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Published: 6/28/2011 - Complete
Life of a Lovesick Toaster by Lady Myotismon reviews
Brave Little Toaster fic. Vignettes about the toaster and NOW UPDATED! the air conditioner's unrequited love for The Master. Extremely suggestive.
Disney - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,591 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/28/2010 - Published: 9/16/2005 - Complete
Flashbacks by Grips reviews
Sarge's life story, from World War 2 to Radiator Springs. Rated for violence and drug use.
Cars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 9 - Words: 12,649 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 6/1/2009 - Published: 8/6/2008 - Sarge, Fillmore
Fillmore the Brave by Grips reviews
The local hippie is being bullied! Can the townsfolk help toughen him up, or will he learn the hard way to stand up for himself? Chapter 3 is up, rating has been changed to be safe. Sarge/Fillmore
Cars - Rated: M - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,593 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 6/12/2008 - Published: 6/6/2008 - Complete
I'll Meet You On Route 62 by Twilit Violet reviews
Mack has settled into a quiet life in Radiator Springs, but when a car from his past runs into him, literally, everyone in town feels the impact. MackxOC Rated for mild language, violence, and sensuality. COMPLETE!
Cars - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 91,119 - Reviews: 169 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 1/14/2008 - Published: 5/26/2007 - Mack - Complete
I Could Get Used To This by foreignconcepts reviews
With you it all comes naturally, I've lost the reflex to resist,and I could get used to this. LightningSally, rating is for later chapters.
Cars - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 35,912 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 1/12/2008 - Published: 11/23/2006 - Lightning, Sally
Monster Hunter by Grips reviews
A short Halloween fic starring Sarge and Fillmore.
Cars - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,242 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/30/2007 - Complete
Love Of The Game by Roadway reviews
Don't take this seriously! basically a girl falls in love with a tetris peice. short and weird. Oneshot.
Tetris - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 361 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 41 - Published: 10/10/2007 - Complete
Sic Transit Hicks by BorntothePurple reviews
Chick Hicks travels to Radiator Springs with dark plans for revenge on the car he feels ruined his life. Will he find redemption in the small town? Or his own ruin? Completed. Dedicated to MyFriendJoe.
Cars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,027 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/29/2007 - Published: 5/25/2007 - Complete
Final Act by Maji reviews
Cars Fanfic Challenge response. There are far worse things in life, than spending the rest of it with the most important person in it. The King and his wife in the aftermath of the Piston Cup.
Cars - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,627 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 11 - Published: 9/10/2007 - Complete
The Breakdown by classycontour reviews
Love, betrayals, friendships, pain, rewards, revenge, disappointments, guilt and affairs all wrapped up into one story to give you the true meaning of reality. This includes Doc Hudson and all my main characters. Huge purpose! DocxOC
Cars - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 28,923 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/24/2007 - Published: 5/10/2007 - Doc/Fabulous Hudson Hornet - Complete
The Nature of Fear by stickers95 reviews
When Sally Carrera gets kidnapped by bankrobbers, her world and that of Lightning McQueen gets turned upside down... Translation from my German Fan Fic 'The Nature of Fear'. Rated: chapter 4, just to be safe [explicit language][attempted sexual violence]
Cars - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 14,368 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 7 - Updated: 6/5/2007 - Published: 4/30/2007
How He Took The Fall by classycontour reviews
Ever wonder how The Fabulous Hudson Hornet got his start? Who taught him how to race and who made him famous? Who were the cars Doc knew before he became a doctor and moved to Radiator Springs? DocxOC
Cars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 33,490 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/10/2007 - Published: 5/9/2007 - Doc/Fabulous Hudson Hornet - Complete
Fastest On the Block by Asphalt-Cowgirl04 reviews
The story of Snot Rod's past. From the time he went from being the illest little car in Drag City to the fastest drag racer in his neighborhood.
Cars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 8,541 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/16/2007 - Published: 11/28/2006
The Art of Seduction by taishige reviews
Junior attempts to seduce a very dense Strip Weathers.
Cars - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 22,185 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 8/7/2006 - Published: 7/18/2006 - Complete
The Perfect Date by Amphitrite II reviews
Lightning wants nothing more than to give Doc a night he’ll never forget, but he is clueless about how to go about doing it. Set before the opening of the Hudson Hornet Museum in Radiator Springs. :::Lightning/Doc slash:::
Cars - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,960 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 7/18/2006 - Published: 7/2/2006 - Complete
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When Life Gives You Lemons reviews
Pushed to the margins of vehicular society, barely getting by as a day laborer and living in a cheap apartment over a laundromat, Grem is drawn into Professor Zundapp's clandestine world of espionage.
Cars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 20 - Words: 49,344 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 1/19 - Published: 2/23/2011 - Grem, Acer
Holiday Citrus: Clunker Claus reviews
Finn, Holley and Mater surprise the imprisoned Lemons with a Christmas celebration, and the group shares stories around the fireplace. In the latest story, Acer shares the legend of Clunker Claus, an old beater who gives gifts to little Lemons. Warning: he writes poetry at a Vogon level!
Cars - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,419 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 12/25/2013 - Published: 12/24/2011 - Grem, Acer
Hitting It Home and Striking Out reviews
The annual carnival has returned to Kenosha, bringing with it two fast-paced cars and the potential for summer love for Acer and Grem.
Cars - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,473 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/26/2013 - Acer, Grem
Falling Again reviews
Holley Shiftwell returns to apologize to Tomber for shocking him, but both get carried away. Then again, maybe both were planning this all along.
Cars - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,522 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/10/2012 - Tomber, Holley S.
Fooled Around and Fell in Love reviews
Sally's desperate plan to make Lightning jealous utterly backfires, but to her surprise she can live with that. SallyTowMater LightningTia MinnyVan
Cars - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,197 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 5/27/2009 - Published: 9/29/2006 - Sally, Mater
Real Estate Agent to the Dead reviews
Compton Dawes is the only remaining resident of Dark Falls, though he'd hardly consider himself a survivor. Just when he considers giving up, he finds a reason to stay in town. A Welcome to Dead House sequel.
Goosebumps - Rated: T - English - Horror/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,750 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 6/26/2008 - Published: 6/25/2008
Untitled reviews
Fanfiction Challenge. Yesterday the town was bustling, today nobody dropped in. Ramone and Flo question their place in the world.
Cars - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 938 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 11 - Published: 4/15/2008 - Ramone, Flo - Complete
Without the Tuh reviews
As Lightning tore off, all eyes were on me as I was left holdin' the boot, but nobody looked surprised. It was like they was expectin' me to screw up all along, and that's what hurt most. Mater's account of his life and what went wrong.
Cars - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,112 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 10 - Published: 3/14/2008 - Mater
It's Always the Quiet Ones reviews
Red turns evil! The residents of Radiator Springs are mysteriously disappearing, and nobody suspects the shy firetruck. Character death, violence Challenge Fic
Cars - Rated: T - English - Horror/Parody - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,129 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 6 - Published: 6/15/2007 - Red
Retreads and Redemption reviews
Tow Mater and Doreen have fallen hard for each other, but when her father catches them together he blackmails them into helping him plot an atrocious crime. Strong rating on Chapters 4 & 8. TowMaterDoreen TommyJoeOC
Cars - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 20,641 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 4/19/2007 - Published: 3/31/2007 - Mater - Complete
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