Author has written 51 stories for Hogan's Heroes, StarTrek: Deep Space Nine, and Allo Allo!.
Welcome to my page!
A QUICK WORD ABOUT MY PENNAME, which has been besmirched by a certain useless reality star. I was here first. It is a pet name given to me by my beloved grandmother and I am still called that by my father. (Not the 9093-I had to add numbers for the site to let me use it)
I also own the account Snooky-8992
I am a “late” baby boomer, born in 1959. I was raised in Massapequa Park, Long Island (a simply wonderful place to grow up), and graduated from American University with a degree in Communications. I left Long Island in 1983 when my parents picked up and moved to Barefoot Bay, Florida (on the space coast) to escape the rat race and the weather. I left a job I loved, (although not the commute to NYC), and moved with them. I then moved to Rochester, NY in 1985 to join my sister’s library management (and later…research) business. Brrrrr. Despite the cold, Rochester was a good choice. I met my husband there. Two daughters and one transfer to Massena, NY (on the Canadian border) and a later transfer to the Philadelphia suburbs…and here I am.
My favorite TV shows. MASH, any Star Trek (serious Trekkie, here), Hogan’s Heroes (after I rediscovered it in 2008) The Big Bang Theory. Red Dwarf. Allo, Allo. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (the six part series, not the movie) And I will add Foyle’s War and Combat to the list. And Forever, sob, which was canceled. I do not have a favorite movie or book. I have a variety of tastes. Singing in the Rain to The Longest Day. To Kill a Mockingbird to Star Trek novels. Same with music. Swing, standards, oldies, show tunes, bagpipes! You get the picture.
My Hogan’s Heroes writing rekindled an interest in WW2. My father is from the East End of London and served in the Royal Navy for most of the war. I’ve used his background (and our Jewish heritage/religion) in several of my stories.
MY DRAMAS: I try to be as realistic as possible when writing these. This may upset some readers, as I do have a tendency to kill off characters. But, like I said, I am trying to be realistic and, face it, WW2 was an utter horror.
I do like to have fun! Hence, Fanfic Court and other parodies.
I have published several series. (or what I consider to be related stories)
1) featuring my OC's, Todd Boswell and Mitch Garrett. SNAFU, FUBAR, TARFU, SUSFU, AND TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION. (they also made a brief appearance in the second fanfic court trial)
2) featuring Olsen: Soul Survivors, The Outside Man, A Death in the Family, A General Fiasco, and a few other appearances, including With a Song in my Heart.
3) OC Chaplain John Waverly: first appearance in He Who Saves a Single Life, Saves the Entire World. Also in Mea Culpa, Hopes and Dreams, and a chapter in With a Song in my Heart.
I would like to thank my very first author contact (and Beta) Linda Groundwater, for giving me the courage to post my first story. And to Bits and Pieces: She was my beta for years afterwards, and helped with many of the stories you see here. She is also a talented author and a terrific person! Thank you.
Papa Bear Awards: In 2008, I discovered the HH fandom on ff.net. I originally used the Papa Bear Awards to search for stories to read. And then I started writing.
I honestly never thought when Konarciq and I decided to take on the challenge of reviving the PBA's in 2009, that they would still be around in 2016. And we all owe her so much for continuing when my health no longer allowed me to take on such a big role. Thank you to all for participating and a huge thanks goes out to PBA committee members. Those who help with notifications, counting and for being a sounding board. And another thank you for all of you who have nominated and voted for my stories.
I am grateful for all of the friends I have made from this site, and for the encouragement and support. (I have been through some rough personal times, and everyone has been wonderful) you all know who you are!
I have never been a creative writer and this new hobby has given me many hours of enjoyment. I'm still planning on sticking with this genre. The characters are a blank slate and the story possiblities are endless. Besides, the amount of stories on the HH board is not overwhelming compared to other genres.
Keep sending in your reviews and personal messages! I love corresponding with other fans and fellow writers.