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Joined 05-29-08, id: 1589565, Profile Updated: 06-30-11
Author has written 15 stories for Bonanza.

I LOVE to hear from readers--so please don't feel that a simple "great story!" comment isn't appreciated! And of course, if you have more to say, I heartily enjoy that, too! I'm open to constructive criticism too, so please feel welcome to offer suggestions. (I don't promise that I'll always agree with those suggestions, but I do enjoy reading them as long as they are offered in a friendly, helpful tone--and sometimes I even take them to heart and make changes.)

I'm fairly new to fan fiction and writing in general. Discovered fanfic late in 2006, and in the summer of 2007 decided to try writing a story of my own just for giggles. That was it--I was hooked.

I'm a 5th generation Texan (unless you count my Apache great-grandparents and my ancestors before them--then I guess I'm more like a 20th generation Texan!). I grew up in the Panhandle in a cattle and cotton raising family. I now live in the subtropical central part of the state with my husband and 3 children. Most of my heart is here in sweet Texas--but the rest of it will always be in the cool pines of Nevada with the Cartwrights!

Hope you enjoy reading about the Cartwrights in new adventures, which is what I've tried to deliver.

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Crossroads reviews
A WHN/WHI for the episode "The Crucible." Adam's choices regarding his torment at the hands of a madman cause an ever-widening ripple of unexpected effects. WARNING: there is strong sexual content included in this story that will not be appropriate for younger and more sensitive readers.
Bonanza - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 36,712 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/10/2014 - Complete
Another Chance reviews
What-Happened-Instead for the episode Second Chance. Adam is included in this version, just because I like keeping the family all together. ;
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 22,693 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/8/2011 - Little Joe C., Hoss C.
Night of the Sword reviews
One of my earlier stories, a What-Happened-Next for the episode 'Day of the Dragon.' All the Cartwrights play a pivotal part in escaping the clutches of a Chinese general bent on revenge.
Bonanza - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,648 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Published: 6/30/2011 - Complete
Devotion reviews
It was the talk of the entire Territory of Nevada-the affair between the youngest Cartwright son and the infamous prostitute Julia Bulette. How did Amy Bishop of 'The Truckee Strip' deal with the fact of Joe's first love?
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,709 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/29/2010 - Complete
Dreamer reviews
An unlikely alliance spells deadly trouble for Joe, and the ties binding him to his family are the only hope he has of being set free.
Bonanza - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 32,501 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/4/2010 - Complete
Aim True reviews
A man doesn't always hit what he's aiming for--even when he's a Cartwright. Sometimes all he can do his hold his breath, squeeze the trigger, and just do the best he can.
Bonanza - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 23,485 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/29/2009 - Complete
Lucky reviews
Joe's mother, Marie, died when he was a little boy, but her secrets are still threaded through his life...
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,112 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/23/2008 - Complete
Glory reviews
A What-Happened-Next for the episode "My Brother's Keeper". Sometimes it's the invisible wounds that take longest to heal.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,362 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 35 - Published: 10/1/2008 - Complete
The Naming reviews
Just where did the nickname "Little Joe" come from? Adam Cartwright could tell you...
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,183 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/22/2008 - Complete
Blood Bonds reviews
A story of brotherly loyalty.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,339 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/11/2008 - Complete
A World of Hurt reviews
Failing to heed Adam's advice, Joe leads his brothers and himself into danger.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16,047 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/3/2008 - Complete
Riding on Faith reviews
A story of faith, hope and thanksgiving. One of the Cartwrights appears to be gone forever. Can the rest of the family learn to go on without him?
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 22,303 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 12 - Published: 6/3/2008 - Complete
Worry reviews
This is a companion piece to my story 'Invincible'. Although not absolutely necessary, I would advise that 'Invincible' be read first. Hoss and Ben struggle to rescue an injured Joe and Adam.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,656 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/3/2008 - Complete
Invincible reviews
Left alone to work out a disagreement, Joe and Adam suddenly find themselves struggling to survive.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,348 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/3/2008 - Complete
Heroes reviews
It's a bad day for the Cartwrights. A story of faith, courage, and its sometimes surprising sources.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16,832 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/3/2008 - Complete