Cassandra's Cross
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Joined 09-25-07, id: 1384472, Profile Updated: 01-28-11
Author has written 4 stories for Harry Potter.

January 28, 2011: With regard to my new avi, that's my new Westie puppy, Moira Kathleen, commonly known as Katie. She came from Westie Rescue for whom I've been doing a lot of volunteer work lately. BTW, if you're thinking of adopting a canine companion, please consider a shelter or rescue dog. They really do make wonderful pets. But whatever you do, please, please, please. . . Never, ever, ever buy a dog from a pet store! This only encourages puppy mills, the tragic results of which I've seen far too often over the past 8 months. - Cassandra

January 6, 2011: First and foremost, Happy New Year! Second, in response to those who have been asking for more stories, I don't have any immediate plans to write more fanfiction as I've been very busy with other writing projects as well as that other major waste of time called life. I do, however, read all of your comments and appreciate each and every one. Love to all! - Cassandra

March 19, 2010: I want to apologize to many of you for not responding to reviews. I've been dealing with a lot of personal issues over the past few months, including the death of my beloved West Highland Terrier, Charlie, who died on 12 March at the relatively young age of 8 (that's him in my avi, with his fur-sister, Belle, peeking round the corner of the tree - Belle is missing Charlie too and grieving deeply in her own way). I do read all your reviews and appreciate them very much, but I haven't been up for any writing in a long while. Thank you so much for continuing to read and enjoy my stories. Your comments always give me a lift and help to brighten a fairly dark time in my life. - Cassandra

March 16, 2009:I thought I'd better update this page for the sake of anyone who may be wondering where I've gone and where I'm going. I am alive and well, but for the foreseeable future I will be focusing on non-Harry Potter fiction. I am hard at work on a novel that's been in the back of my mind for a number of years. By some miracle, it's going very well so it may be awhile before I get back to fanfiction. But I did want to thank everyone who has read my stories and send a huge cyber-hug to all those who took the time to review them. It's primarily because of you that I have the confidence to move ahead with what appears, so far at least, to be something that may very well see publication. I plan to keep this account open and will try to post occasional updates, but please feel free to PM me if you have questions or just want to say "Hi!" I love you all. Take care!

Call me Cassandra. I'm a fourth-generation Coloradan, the mother of a grown son who flies for Sky West Airlines, a writer, former editor, and amateur astrologer with a strong interest in history and a mild addiction to politics. I've helped run several political campaigns and have been asked to run for office myself, which I briefly considered in all seriousness before sobering up and coming to my senses. I enjoy reading, especially mysteries, biographies, and well-written romances, as well as (of course!) the Harry Potter books. I am owned by two dogs, a Westie (Charlie) and Sheltie (Belle) with whom I enjoy going for long walks. I also enjoy gardening, listening to classical music and jazz, and lately, writing fanfics. I have been a card-carrying member of WCAWLHPTM (Women of a 'Certain Age' Who Love Harry Potter Too Much) for some time, but only recently discovered fanfics and started writing them in an effort to overcome a bad case of writer's block. I love to read reviews and leave them whenever I have anything constructive to say.

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Letters by little0bird reviews
A series of letters between different characters, set during books 1 through 7 and beyond. Some of the characters' names are slightly AU.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 26 - Words: 37,157 - Reviews: 545 - Favs: 277 - Follows: 217 - Updated: 7/18/2017 - Published: 12/18/2007
The First Day by little0bird reviews
The first year after the battle.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 55 - Words: 251,033 - Reviews: 3717 - Favs: 4,318 - Follows: 1,998 - Updated: 8/11/2010 - Published: 7/2/2008 - Harry P., Ginny W. - Complete
The Werewolf Who Stole Christmas by Lady Bracknell reviews
Remus manages to rob Tonks of her Christmas spirit, but helping her to get it back proves the catalyst for something a tad more lasting than a kiss under the mistletoe. RemusTonks romance through OOTP and HBP. Started before DH.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 284,222 - Reviews: 1854 - Favs: 1,526 - Follows: 540 - Updated: 10/30/2009 - Published: 12/21/2005 - Remus L., N. Tonks - Complete
Birthdays and Beyond by Bad Mum reviews
Formerly "Birthdays" Birthday celebrations and other events amongst Fred Weasley's friends and relations after his death. Tears,laughter, fireworks, Firewhisky, dragons, angst, cups of tea, hugs, fights and more. Some bad language. Post-DH AU/SU.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 80 - Words: 137,753 - Reviews: 1763 - Favs: 282 - Follows: 232 - Updated: 9/10/2009 - Published: 8/14/2007 - George W., Fred W.
Weasley Family Heartbreak by MBP reviews
In an AU version of post-DH by two years , Arthur receives some very bad news. How will the rest of the family cope? Idea came from an interview with JKR -- rated T for language
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 62 - Words: 135,460 - Reviews: 1522 - Favs: 276 - Follows: 177 - Updated: 11/16/2008 - Published: 2/9/2008 - Arthur W., Molly W. - Complete
For Bitter or for Worse by Kerichi reviews
All is not well. George uses work and Firewhisky to cope with Fred's death until a drink with a friend leads to something that dulls pain better than alcohol. Emotionally torn by grief, he struggles to allow Alicia into his life. And then comes baby . . .
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 40 - Words: 127,101 - Reviews: 2164 - Favs: 334 - Follows: 221 - Updated: 6/23/2008 - Published: 7/24/2007 - [Alicia S., George W.] - Complete
Weasley Weddings by Bad Mum reviews
The weddings of the Weasley siblings, as recounted by Victoire Weasley, aged about ten. Sober Universe, so the pairings and kids are mine not JKR's... Now complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 17,671 - Reviews: 320 - Favs: 174 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 5/31/2008 - Published: 11/6/2007 - Victoire W., Bill W. - Complete
Twenty Things Albus Potter has never told Anyone by Winterlude reviews
Well, it's simply what the title says: twenty random things Albus Severus Potter has never told anyone. R&R!
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,233 - Reviews: 124 - Favs: 204 - Follows: 23 - Published: 11/30/2007 - Albus S. P. - Complete
Bedtime Stories by Gonzo76 reviews
In most houses, it's a bit difficult to get little children to bed. This is not so in the GrangerWeasley and Potter households. PostDH fluffiness.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,916 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 10/15/2007 - Published: 10/14/2007 - Complete
In the Dawn by ColtDancer reviews
A short H&G fluff piece, immediately following the events of Deathly Hallows, prior to the Epilogue. Cameos from The Fat Lady, Molly Weasley, Ron and Hermione.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,031 - Reviews: 94 - Favs: 355 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 9/28/2007 - Published: 8/18/2007 - Harry P., Ginny W. - Complete
Unexpected Comfort by Gonzo76 reviews
PostDH but before epilogue. Sometimes one can find comfort in the most unlikely place...or with an unexpected person. The [friendship only] pairings make sense in my head... Comments and suggestions welcome.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 4,478 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/25/2007 - Published: 9/24/2007 - Complete
Disaster: See also, Remus J Lupin, lovelife of by Lady Bracknell reviews
Remus claims that his lovelife has always been a disaster. He’s had vases thrown at him, made girls cry in public and done very reckless things in broom cupboards. Mostly Marauders, RLNT eventually.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 14 - Words: 92,510 - Reviews: 937 - Favs: 739 - Follows: 211 - Updated: 8/19/2007 - Published: 2/14/2006 - Remus L., N. Tonks - Complete
Highway Code by shewhoguards reviews
Why Hermione really wasn't certain Ron could pass a Muggle driving test.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,674 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 115 - Follows: 19 - Published: 8/8/2007 - Ron W., Hermione G. - Complete
The Birthday Boy by Lady Bracknell reviews
DHspoilers. On his seventeenth birthday, Teddy Lupin is forced to face a message from beyond the grave, and a cake with his face on it. It was enough to make anyone hide at the bottom of the garden, Harry thought.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,538 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 298 - Follows: 35 - Published: 8/3/2007 - Harry P., Remus L. - Complete
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The Crying Bowl reviews
Albus and Rose find an old stone bowl at Grimmauld Place & decide to try a little fortune telling at Halloween. Written for the Reviews Lounge Halloween challenge, "Something Wicked This Way Comes." Oneshot.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Mystery/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,094 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 27 - Published: 10/24/2008 - Albus S. P., Rose W. - Complete
Great Expectations reviews
A weekend trip to the mysterious Rose Cottage leads to Ginny’s 2nd pregnancy & Hermione’s 1st. Ron & Hermione join Harry & Ginny on 'The Next Great Adventure' as they await the births of Albus Potter & Rose Weasley. NOW COMPLETE!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 27 - Words: 121,943 - Reviews: 2410 - Favs: 1,044 - Follows: 474 - Updated: 7/21/2008 - Published: 12/31/2007 - Harry P., Ginny W. - Complete
To Hear the Bells Ring reviews
Harry Potter never really enjoyed Christmas until he heard a beautiful old story that stayed with him for years and, with Ginny's help, he finally learns a special kind of magic. Harry/Ginny oneshot.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,433 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 118 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 12/14/2007 - Published: 12/10/2007 - Harry P., Ginny W. - Complete
The Letter reviews
COMPLETE! Harry is so focused on his career that family life suffers until an escape from Azkaban places his loved ones in mortal peril. Romance, mystery & dramatic plot twists combine for an unforgettable adventure. Now partly SU after recent revelations
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 77,454 - Reviews: 656 - Favs: 372 - Follows: 102 - Updated: 12/1/2007 - Published: 10/8/2007 - Harry P., Ginny W. - Complete
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