Author has written 4 stories for Harry Potter.
Hello, and welcome to my profile.
I discovered fan fiction many years ago, in connection with one television show that had caught my fancy. I enjoyed reading (some of) it, but was never tempted to actually write something myself. When "my" show went off the air, I gradually lost interest in fanfics as well. In more recent years, I became captivated by the Harry Potter universe and rediscovered fan fiction. A couple of years ago, I decided to try my hand at writing some, as well.
I like well-written, literate stories. I'm very happy reading short stories, although as I think back on the ones I enjoyed the most, they were the epics. The Apple Tree, by Philo, was an eye-opener. I love that story. It's beautifully written, and it sold me on Harry Potter-Severus Snape slash, which up until then really squicked me out. The Marriage Stone, by Josephine Darcy, was another gem with the same pairing, although I had not read when it was "last updated" carefully. I'm not a fan of works-in-progress, but I accidentally got into this unfinished story that had gone nearly a year without an update when I began reading.
One thing those two stories have in common is another very important element of good fan fiction for me: a reasonable or plausable set-up for the story. I love JK Rowling's characters and the world that she created for them. If someone is going to put her characters into a story involving slash, in particular, I need to see some connection from the characters I know and love that gets them into the AU relationship and still seems true to the original people and situation.
So, who am I? The last person you'd ever expect! I doubt that anyone I know personally is aware of the pleasure I got in reading Harry Potter, let alone that I read or write fan fiction about Harry Potter. I work in corporate America, in a pretty big job. The Potterverse is a great escape.
And how did the writing come about? I stumbled into a little Yahoo group where everyone was writing stories and sharing them on the group. I lurked for a bit, but then decided, I can do that, and I tried my hand at a couple of stories. I had joined the Yahoo group that Josephine Darcy started for The Marriage Stone, and through that, found another group that was discussing possible endings for TMS. That was the inspiration to see if I could pick up that story and, drawing on clues left by Josephine and my own imagination, bring it to closure. Having now concluded my effort to create an ending for TMS, I am taking a stab at a largely-canon-compliant alternative epilogue, adjusted to allow for the survival of Severus Snape, which I am presenting as his Autobiography. A hint of that is contained in my Meditation on a Summer's Afternoon, a short little story that gave me the idea to write a longer version.
Thanks for checking out my profile, and I hope you enjoy my stories.