Author has written 6 stories for Harry Potter.
Hello, I am software developer and riding instructor humbly trying myself at writing.
I first came into contact with Harry Potter when the first movie aired in Austria. One fine day, my wife and I missed the movie we wanted to see, and the only alternative was Potter.
That was the beginning of a long friendship.
There are a few things in Canon that I don't get.
At first, it's the pairing of Hermione and Ron. Seriously, anybody who thinks this is something that could happen (JKR included) has his worldview serious contorted. A relationship like that might be a heated one, but it would explode in a huge display of fireworks after a bit, even if Hermione gets so desperate to really hook up with Ron. It's a fast track to divorce to base his relation on bickering.
Dumbledore - I either feel he's a meddling incompetent arse or an evil sadistic asshole, depending on my mood. At least, a scheming bastard like him should never be allowed close to children.
Snape - aaaw, you were bullied in your youth, and ran off with bigger bullies and then came crying when they were nastier than you thought... And now you have this pent up anger problem you have to release by terrifying little children.
Malfoy - He is a jerk who's mouth writes out cheques his body can't cash. Which one? Both. I can't believe they once again managed to escape the firing squad at the end of 'the book that shall never be mentioned in my presence'.
I like the twins, although they are kind of bullies sometimes... At least they only do it in jest or to people who deserve it. Their older brothers minus Percy are rather okay.
Ron is an asshole. He is selfish, lazy, arrogant and as prejudiced as Draco. He has a habit of snapping at others, and always being jealous about something others earned, while his best trick is converting oxygen to carbon dioxide.
Molly. I hate her. She is controlling, and she is highly manipulative. She thinks she has the right to tell everybody what to do, to the extent to forbid Harry to enter the Order or telling Sirius how to behave in his own house. She is also helping Dumbledore in his strange plans, or why else would she ASK Ginny the number of the platform the first time we see her? She went there her self for years and had four sons in Hogwarts!
Last but not least, Ginny. I think she is a poor girl that has been led along by her mother, on instructions provided by Dumbledore. She needs five years and two near death experiences (chamber and ministry) to wake up and being herself. While I like HHR pairings because they are so natural, HG pairings are OK to me, if made believable (means: not as in book six)
Since I'm an adult, and I know a lot of girls that are just like Hermione, and without exception, EVERY SINGLE ONE of them turned out to be kinky, my Hermione usually is the same, to varying degrees.
Albus and Min - Sadly, even old friends might wind up having to settle a score...
In enemy waters - Sequel to 'Rocking'. This means war - no one pisses off Potter.