The Yank and The Brit
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Joined 09-19-06, id: 1136351, Profile Updated: 11-04-12
Author has written 25 stories for Scarecrow and Mrs. King, and Janet Evanovich.

The Yank and The Brit is a writing team made up of AmyF (whom you may know as one half of the TwoPhantoms writing team) and JanG. We have been collaborating since the beginning of 2006. Our partnership started because Amy was looking online for a beta and Jan volunteered her services. We found ourselves to be kindred spirits and our partnership soon developed from author and beta to co-authors. We now write for two worlds: Scarecrow & Mrs. King and Janet Evanovich. We write together and separately beta’ing each other’s work. Our name came about because Amy is American and a suburban mom with one boy and Jan is British, a suburban housewife and mum to two teenage boys. Now, years on from our first meeting on line, we are firm friends and still enjoy writing when RL lets us.

Jan now writes and publishes original stories under the pen name 'Jan Gordon.' Her first book, published in 2009, was a novella called Black Silk. It's a light romance with a paranormal twist.

Synopsis for 'Black Silk':

Victoria Hudson is 29 and lives in the kind of small town where everyone knows everyone else. She has two great loves in her life -- her cat, Mister, and reading books from her used bookstore.

She doesn't see her life changing much in the future. She's stuck. Until one night when she's saved from probable danger by a mysterious stranger.

Steven Colburn has moved around quite a bit during his lifetime, never really finding a place where he felt he could be comfortable. Until he buys an old homestead, and fate steps in to forever change his life and that of one of the town’s quiet entrepreneurs.

In September, 2012, Jan published a prequel to Black Silk. It is called Life in the Shadows. Here's the 'blurb':

Were panthers are an ancient race. For millennia they have lived alongside humans, always keeping their true selves secret for fear of persecution. They are a private people. Their past is cloaked in mystery and their ways are not always understood, even by other shifters. However, despite their best efforts to remain hidden from the public eye, an undeniable fact can no longer be ignored; one day their existence will be discovered. In preparation for this day and with the hope of creating a better understanding between the peoples of this world, one farsighted were panther has allowed me to share a few stories from his long life. Join me on a journey that begins more than four centuries ago...

Both books are available at Smashwords (dot) com, at Feedbooks (dot) com, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Sony Reader Store, Kobobooks, and Diesel ebooks

Amy & Jan.

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Breaking the Mold reviews
What motivated Joe to ‘move-in’ to Steph’s apartment with her and Ranger during Twelve Sharp? Rating for language.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,989 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/11/2009 - Joe M. - Complete
The Goodbye reviews
A series of drabbles making up a story. The first two drabbles were written as challenge responses for another Plum board and that's why it's posted here; the story quickly became a work of original fiction. Original characters.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 16 - Words: 1,842 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 2/9/2009 - Published: 1/19/2009 - Complete
Nightmare reviews
Has Ranger's worst fear come true? A sequel has been added as chapter two.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,042 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 12/2/2008 - Published: 10/15/2008 - Ranger M., Stephanie P. - Complete
Mind Over Heart reviews
#06 in the Diesel & Steph series. Diesel gets a new assignment.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 25,399 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 9/17/2008 - Published: 9/11/2008 - Diesel, Stephanie P. - Complete
You Saw Who Naked? reviews
Two stories for the price of one. Two of our favorite characters get some shocking surprises when looking for Amanda.
Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,527 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 7 - Published: 4/24/2008 - Complete
Love & Disclosure reviews
#5 in the Steph & Diesel series. Steph tries out her wings and Diesel gets a new assignment
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,982 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 4/13/2008 - Published: 4/9/2008 - Diesel, Stephanie P. - Complete
A Supermodel's Gotta Eat reviews
A short, hopefully funny, piece in answer to a challenge on another board.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 630 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/31/2008 - Lula - Complete
Software on a Sesame Seed Bun reviews
Ever wonder how Amanda & Lee got so close between Three Little Spies and All the World’s A Stage, to have so many near missed – intense kisses? This story is our attempt at the ‘Missing Episode.’ New Chapter posted 3-21-08!
Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 27,720 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/21/2008 - Published: 5/28/2007 - Complete
Distractions reviews
#04 in the Diesel and Steph series. Stephanie does a distraction for Ranger that goes wrong.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,319 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/16/2008 - Diesel, Stephanie P. - Complete
A Little MixUp reviews
A little mix-up lands Dotty in a bit of hot water.
Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,728 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/24/2008 - Complete
Atonement and the Learning Curve reviews
#03 in the Diesel and Steph series. Steph needs to make amends.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,232 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/23/2008 - Diesel, Stephanie P. - Complete
Truth and Regrets reviews
#02 in the Diesel and Steph series. Stephanie tells the truth and makes a discovery.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,275 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/13/2008 - Diesel, Stephanie P. - Complete
An Unmentionable Choice reviews
#01 in the Diesel and Steph series. Will this be the way it will all end? Very small spoilers for Plum Lucky - will not spoil the book.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,386 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/30/2008 - Diesel, Stephanie P. - Complete
What Scares the Wizard? reviews
Ranger answers a straight question after giving it some thought.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,422 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/26/2008 - Ranger M., Stephanie P. - Complete
No More Resolutions reviews
A response to the New Year's challenge on PerfectlyPlum. RS Fluff
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,955 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/3/2008 - Ranger M., Stephanie P. - Complete
Ranger's Resolve reviews
An extension to the strip club scene in LMT
Janet Evanovich - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 905 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/14/2007 - Ranger M., Stephanie P. - Complete
Emily Knows Best reviews
Exactly what secret message did Emily Farnsworth hide within the picture she drew of Lee and Amanda after The Legend of Das Gleisterschloss? Post Series. Takes place shortly after our story Miracle at 4247 Maplewood
Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,345 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/8/2007 - Complete
Winner Takes All reviews
When Steph makes a bet with Ranger, who will win and what will they win?
Janet Evanovich - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,032 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/17/2007 - Ranger M., Stephanie P. - Complete
A Special Get Together reviews
Steph has just finished a distraction job and goes back to RangeMan. Babe Story from Ranger's POV
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,159 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/26/2007 - Ranger M., Stephanie P. - Complete
A Secret Comfort reviews
This is a ‘what if' scene extension filler to show what might have happened if Stephanie and Ranger had woken up earlier on that second night at Steph’s apartment in “Twelve Sharp” and had a little more time before Joe arrived to interrupt.
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,216 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/25/2007 - Stephanie P., Ranger M. - Complete
Driving Back to Haywood reviews
Ranger’s thoughts during the drive back to RangeMan after that night. Set during “Hard Eight”
Janet Evanovich - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 370 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/22/2007 - Ranger M. - Complete
And a Spy Makes Five reviews
Lee and Amanda are planning their wedding, and Francine has some happy news of her own to share. Of course, as always happens with our favorite spies, the world of espionage rears its ugly head once more, upsetting even the most steady of apple carts.
Crossover - Scarecrow and Mrs. King & Janet Evanovich - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 121,248 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 4/30/2007 - Published: 4/20/2007 - Complete
Miracle at 4247 Maplewood Avenue reviews
It’s the season for miracles and we believe that our favorite couple is way overdue for one. If we told you anymore, it would give the story away. This is a continuation of sorts to Checkmate, posted under the penname TwoPhantoms. It can stand alone.
Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17,093 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Published: 12/23/2006 - Complete
L'Amour, Toujours l'Amour reviews
This is a story about jealousy, trust and love. What happens when Amanda is assigned to do a Peacock Dance in order to save the President's life? This story takes place a year and a half, after the series has ended. The marriage is still a secret.
Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 45,887 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/19/2006 - Published: 10/16/2006 - Complete
Girl Talk reviews
This is a Tag Extension for the fourth season episode “All that Glitters”. It’s our take on what might have happened in Elisa Danton’s hospital room.
Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,620 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/22/2006 - Complete