Author has written 88 stories for StarTrek: Enterprise, StarTrek: Deep Space Nine, Battlestar Galactica: 2003, Fantastic 4, NCIS, Touched by an Angel, and Alien Nation.
Reviews. PLEASE. I live for reviews. I have 88 published stories for your enjoyment, and all I ask is feedback - without giving away the surprises, of course.
I've pulled out an Alien Nation story 'F Sharp Above High C', first published by Empire Books in their Magazine 'Sardonac' and I republished it for the 20th anniversary of the series.
I started in this site writing Star Trek: Enterprise, Battlestar Galactica, Fantastic Four, etc. On June 30, 2010 I expanded into 'Touched by an Angel'. After watching enough episodes of Star Trek Enterprise to get a handle on the characters, I set off on my own series, creating a new character who would serve as the outsider’s POV to explore the relations of characters who were getting to know one another. I started during Season 1, but by the time I came close to finishing the series was already cancelled.
'Golden Girl': The Enterprise encounters a refugee fleeing the planet Aura.
'A Few Words': Tia Anlor, remaining with the ship, asks Hoshi to teach her English.
'Glistni': Integrating a new crewmember into the mix isn’t as simple as one might expect.
'Small Time': When Tia suffers from an illness no one’s ever seen and which she won't discuss, can Phlox save her?
'Acquisition': The Captain bought a slave girl? When word gets out, everyone has their own opinion about what should be done about it.
'What Do I Do Now?': A surprise party is such a simple thing to plan, isn’t it? Is it ever?
'For Want of Kilyiis': Unfulfilled hopes flare in the most unexpected ways and times.
'Daasii': It’s a special holiday. What could possibly go wrong? And why must one of the crew die for it?
'Noblesse Oblige': A First Contact mission goes awry when Archer must decide which is more important, following orders or his conscience.
'Roses and Thorny': Tia’s Away Mission takes a startling and revealing turn.
'Time and Again': Someone is killing the crew, but why are only certain people targeted? Can they be saved in time?
'House of Cards': When you build your life on lies, it eventually falls apart.
'Starlight Maiden': The Enterprise encounters colonists from Bravina. Can peace be negotiated?
'Armageddon': When Trip sees the Enterprise destroyed and all his friends killed, is it too late?
'Luuru': A rite of passage into adulthood produces some startling consequences.
'Cross and Crown': Starfleet has a new program and the Enterprise takes on a new crewmember. But why does Malcolm react so strangely to her?
'Face in the Dark Mirror': A prequel to ‘In A Mirror Darkly’. The first look at the Terran Empire, starting with my own interpretation and ending with how situations were at the beginning of IMAD. (See Empress Sato for the rest of the story.)
'Time Stream': Can you fix your past without breaking your future?
'Treaty Violation': First Contact with the Capellans produces some truly unexpected complications.
'Humiliatum': Who is posting humiliating pictures of the crew, and why? And can Archer and the rest of the crew stop it?
'Clara': Patricia McCabe seeks enlightenment and resolution from a most unique source.
'Life Goes On': Elizabeth Cutler’s life changes dramatically when Phlox makes a most disturbing discovery.
'Sufferance': A research trip turns into a First Contact of the worst possible kind.
'Court Martial of Hoshi Sato': For her behavior in Sufferance, Hoshi is brought up on charges and may lose her commission.
'Empress Sato': At the end of ‘In A Mirror Darkly’, Imperial Lt. Sato had removed her rival and proclaimed herself Empress. This story follows the establishment and cementing of her power.
'Extreme Prejudice': A simple survey mission results in death and destruction. Will anyone survive?
'Fractured': The aftermath of E.P. Things are only getting worse as death spreads and dangers increase.
And just for fun:
'Pulsar': What if ‘Star Trek Enterprise’ were a television show instead of reality? Follows ‘Cross and Crown'.
I’m proud to have created a new category. I was the first one to introduce ‘The Fantastic Four’ to Fanfiction.Net.
'The Fantastic Ben Grimm' tells the story of the team’s very first days, just after the end of the first movie. They’re still learning how to use their powers, but Ben discovers new powers – and a new body – are the easy part.
I took a little detour into Battlestar Galactica, Season One. In 'Stripped to the Core', Boomer and the Chief have just been caught doing what they shouldn’t, not because they’re adults but because they’re officers. Boomer goes to Adama to ask him to reconsider his decision on their penalty.
I'm presently working on an NCIS series, a chapter posted every Saturday. If you don't know NCIS or have never seen the series, you will still be able to follow the mysteries, but it will help to go to http://www.cbs.com/primetime/ncis/
My stories take place sometime in the 4th and 5th seasons of the series, so Jennifer Shepherd is the Director and Michelle (Lee) Palmer is an active member of the team. Michelle had been returned to 'Active' status in 'Wiccan Affair' and remained with the team. Oh, and now she's married.
I've posted a short aside to my NCIS series, this one called 'Transition'. It examines the series for another point of view and I think you'll enjoy it. It's a look at the CBS and my series side by side.
You can't write NCIS Fiction without knowing Forensics and Autopsies. One of the very best sources for both is the Medical Examiner Doctor. D.P. Lyle. His website is www.DPLyleMD.Com. He consults for the best Crime shows. Have a peek and you'll see what I mean.
Season 1 contains:
'Superheroine Affair': Why was Batgirl murdered at a Comic Book convention, and is she only the first? What is Tim McGee's secret connection to this?
'Jurisdiction': When one of Abby Sciuto's oldest friends is assaulted, she defies Gibbs and all of NCIS to bring the guilty person to justice.
'Wiccan Affair': The murder of a witch opens a startling case, and a carefully guarded secret is revealed, changing lives forever.
'Sacramental Seal': The murder of a Marine begins one of Tim McGee's most trying cases as his personal life encroaches into NCIS, with astonishing consequences.
'Fantasy Affair': Unusual murders have an astonishing link, infringing on National Security.
'Assassin': Who is hunting Abby Sciuto? As she fights for her survival, grief mounts with the body count.
'Dark Night': Death comes in the most unexpected places, and the murderers share one thing in common: they would never kill their victims.
'Elf Lord': Over the years Gibbs and the team have referred to McGee as Elf Lord with varying degrees of affection. Now they discover some Elves, like some Leprechauns, are best left alone.
'Inner Darkness': Tim has not recovered from the torments of Elf Lord. That is the only reason the team can imagine for his odd behavior. But when he crosses from odd to irrational, what can be done to stop him before someone is hurt?
'John 8:7': NCIS' Chaplain appeals to Tim McGee for help, and the solution tests loyalties to the limit as Agents pay the ultimate price and war looms on the horizon.
'Swiss Knife': The outbreak of war changes lives as more agents die. Who is the enemy who stands one step ahead of Gibbs and his team? Can they solve the mystery before more agents are killed? Lives end and change as Season 1 ends.
Season 2 contains:
'Butterfly Affair': An astonishing woman leads the agents to a plot beyond their wildest dreams, and a central character nearly pays the ultimate price.
'Salarium': How did a Navy Lieutenant Commander die in full view of witnesses who saw nothing? Did the Petty Officer see something he should not have? Ducky meets his new Assistant.
'Nosferatu': Vampires are unreal, the product of fear and imagination. But when a vampire starts hunting in Washington, it's up to Gibbs and the team to stop him.
'Autopsy Atrocities': Through the years, Ducky has used his talents to solve the most complex cases. But what happens when his skills are the modus operandi, and clues point to one of his closest friends?
'Pieces': Some time ago the team broke up a 'Chop Shop' dealing in dismembered corpses. Is it starting over again with new perpetrators, or is the truth far worse?
'Have Yourself a Merry...': Plans for the Holidays take an unexpected twist when a missing child must be found.
'Hatred': The New Year opens with a shocking crime that sends Tim McGee on a deadly hunt. Will he go from Investigator to Executioner?
'Millennium': Years of Research and Development leads to the creation of the ultimate weapon, but who is in control?
'Accused': The death of a Marine is the first tragedy. What happens next might split the team.
Season 3 contains:
'Movie Night': Abby, Jenny and Michelle thought it was just 'Girl's Night Out'. They never expected things to go so wrong.
'Ultimatum': When a closed case reopens, death invades the bullpen.
'Zabeth': As the agents prepare for a wedding, the team must protect a victim from an innocent threat.
'Nothing Ventured': The unexpected death of a Navy Officer's relative is complicated by his disappearance.
'Exposed': A shocking revelation, and the law the Agents have sworn to uphold becomes the worst obstacle to justice.
'Retribution': Forty witnesses say they witnessed the murder, so why does Gibbs try to prove the suspect is innocent?
'On the Wings of Demons': Abby and Sammy have been murdered. A furious manhunt, a conspiracy beyond reason, burning hatred fuels a quest for revenge.
'Let Down': Jubilee Eastergaard seems to have had everything to live for, so why did she end her life in such a spectacular manner?
'Rocky Road': One murder - two - three - four with no clues. Is this one Gibbs can't solve?
'Supervillian Affair': Tim is determined to try for a peaceful weekend at the Greater East Coast Comic Art Convention. After all, things can't go like they did last year.
Season 4 contains:
'The Ventriloquist Affair': Who is responsible for deaths throughout Maryland, Virginia and DC, leaving few clues and no motives?
'Who Knows What Evil Lurks?' The hunt for a kidnapper will unleash a terror that will consume one of the Agents, and death is the price of hatred.
Pending: 'In the Hearts of Men?' Ducky, Jimmy and Michelle are on vacations. Gibbs, Tony, Tim and Ziva think their new investigation will be a simple one.
I also have stories that do not follow the series described above. Some are one-shots, some are divergences, some are startling.
'Abby's Night Out': When Abby decides she has had too many nights in her lab and coffin, she goes out to pick up a new friend.
'Game, Set and ...': Kate Todd had already shown she is Tim's superior when it came to hand-to-hand combat. Or was she? When Tim stops holding back, things get out of hand.
'McGee's Lesson': Siobhan O'Mallory asks Tim to help with a Self-Defense course, but who learns the real lesson?
'Three Wishes': Sarah McGee receives as astonishing delivery and learns the lesson 'Be careful what you wish for, you might get it'.
'I Am Not Harmless': When Jimmy Palmer overhears what the women of NCIS think of him, he's so angry he decides to take matters into his own hands.
'Into the Light': The last day of NCIS' most celebrated Agent brings friends back together for a final 'goodbye'. A brief glimpse into the future.
'Transition': In 2010, Michelle Palmer decides to take a short vacation to celebrate a Wiccan Festival. Nothing goes right. A look at CBS' 2010 series.
'Hunt': Helpless and alone, Abby is kidnapped and stalked in a devestating hunt.
'Shirts vs Skins': Tony DiNozzo must put his balls where he bat is when the women get fed up with his boasting and issue the Challenge of the Sexes. My 75th story had to be unique.
'Man of His Word': In Blood Bath, Abby hid in Tim McGee's apartment and he warned her that if she opened the door he would tie her up. You know she did.
'Friction Burns': In 'Boxed In', while trapped in a shipping container, Tony notices Ziva has friction burns on her knees. Here's my take on how she got them.
'Abby's Birthday Surprise': Tim takes Abby out for a birthday she'll never forget. Adults only.
'This Isn't the Beatles!' Jimmy only wants to get to bed after a hard day. How could he expect how hard his night would be? An interlude falling between 'Rocky Road' and 'Supervillain Affair'.'
Hepacor': In NCIS's Season 2 Tim had a hot time with Abby, but over the seasons it cooled. Or has it? Adult.
'Abby's Amazeing Prize': Abby is taken on a trip, but this one gets a bit more outre than she expects. Another Adult story in the "...And Your Favorite." style.
'Abby in Wonderland': Everything changes in a blink of an eye. But how to change it back?
I'm doing a series that's a spin-off on NCIS, introduced in 'Into the Light', viewing their future in the 2030's with a focus on the 'next generation':
'Otherworld': A year after 'Into the Light', Su Lin Palmer, daughter of Jimmy and Michelle, opens a case that ties past and future together. Link to 'Fantasy Affair'.
'Penalties': Su Lin Palmer investigates a shocking murder that hits far too close to home, and the NCIS of the late 2030s must solve the case before more people die.
Pending: 'Dhampire': A brutal mass murder, and Su Lin Palmer must stop a friend's quest for revenge.
We all know Gibbs famous Rules, #51 was established at the conclusion of the Paloma arc, but there are many gaps.
In my series, when I have a situation where a Rule can be established, I use one of the available numbers, ignoring the fact that the 40 series is supposed to be deadly. When the show establishes a number I'm already using, I move mine to the next available number.
Here, therefore, are my 'Gibbs' Rules' to date:
14. Never admit you’re scared.
17. Always piss off the Alphabet soup.
21. Never explain. Let them work it out.
25. Investigations are never easy, especially if they look easy.
26. Never let anyone touch your weapon.
28. Sometimes the spouse didn't do it.
29. Anticipate every possibility.
30. The more something seems like a coincidence, the less it is.
31. The only one who could’ve done it probably didn’t.
32. Never make excuses.
33. There are all sorts of reasons to commit a crime. They don’t have to make sense to us.
34. Never torture a prisoner physically, do it to his head.
36. Never touch a crying woman.
37. Examine the pieces, assemble them, then look at the entire picture.
39. However good the plan is, the first thing someone will do is muck it up.
41. Never repeat yourself, make them remember the first time.
43. Never answer a Reporter.
45. In a murder investigation, everything is 'Need to Know'.
47. When you're handed conveniences, they're too damned convenient.
48. Get the job done. Sweat the paperwork later.
49. When interrogating a prisoner, never do what he expects.
52. Never bring a Guest on an Interrogation.
53. The same weakness that makes a suspect the one who'll break first is why he won't know anything important.
I also have sets for other characters, such as Michelle (Lee) Palmer:
1 Never betray the people who trust you.
2 If you want to make a problem vanish, call someone over to look at it.
3 When it looks like you'll have an easy day, pack a toothbrush.
4 When you're breaking in, look like you own the place.
5 Truth is stranger than the best lie.
6 The popular theory is bullshit.
7 The only ones who believe in coincidence are the ones who haven’t been paying attention.
8 No matter how good the plan is, the first person to come along will muck it up.
9 It's better to prod than plod.
10 Never let anyone touch your Athame.
11 When you want to throw your weight, use Gibbs as the ventriloquist.
More to come.
I've also looked into the next dimension. Postulated in Star Trek, I've seen what the Mirror Universe's INCIS is like.
'INCIS': In Star Trek's Mirror Universe, the Empire is supported by the Imperial Navy Criminal Inquisition Squadron. An unsettling look into lives that might have been.
'Shepherd of the Lost': In the Mirror Universe, Inquisitors Jennifer Shepherd and Kaitlyn Todd support and protect the Empire, but betrayal and death are always present.
For those of you who wonder how the deaths in the televised series affect my series, I am writing about the unseen events in Seasons 4 & 5. I had 5 stories of my Season 2 already written when Jennifer Shepherd was murdered. She appears in all of them. I decided to continue my own series. Since I already established long ago - in 'Into the Light' - that Michelle Palmer survived into the mid-2030's (as did Jennifer Shepherd) I am certainly not going to change my series. The only one dead in my series is Kate Todd - unless you read my Mirror Universe episodes, of course.
My NCIS mysteries are each independent stories but with backstories that unite them. I like taking the characters and trying to expand upon them, give them more to do. People like Jimmy and Michelle provide great opportunities, since they are basically underdeveloped outside their environments. Furthermore, there is a wealth of information only hinted at in Tim McGee's past, leaving plenty of room for speculation. I try to fill in the gaps to make them real people with real problems and feelings.
Gibbs and his team are not the only Major Case Response Teams in Washington. I have introduced some of their counterparts in Season 1, and you will meet more. NCIS being a 24 hour a day operation, there are several teams on each of the three shifts.