Author has written 14 stories for Wizards of Waverly Place, Inspector Lynley Mysteries, and Hunger Games.
Hi all! My name is Elisabeth (or Elisa, if you will). I'm a fierce Anglophile, compulsive writer, and fanfic fan since about 1993 (X-Files got me started young!). I am a savvy single thirtysomething living in Lincoln, Nebraska with my reasonably like-minded older sister and my daughter-dog Lucky Bloom (we have theories about her father, naturally).
Come hang out with me on Tumblr!: porchwood.tumblr.com Story-related links, a teaser or two, general squee-ing, and all kinds of info on my lattes (which are something of fanfic in their own right)! I'm also working on a recs blog now: everlarkescapism.tumblr.com!
I'm also on AO3. Sort of. I'm having some "teething troubles" with uploading chapters at the moment, but I'm planning to eventually update "When the Moon..." simultaneously there and here.
Currently working on:
- When the Moon Fell in Love with the Sun, a Hunger Games AU based on the Norwegian fairy tale "East of the Sun and West of the Moon"
- an as-yet-untitled oneshot based on the fairy tale "The Crane Wife" (requested by wollaston/alonglineofbread)
- The Huntress and the Honey-God (working title), an Everlark interpretation of the myth of Cupid and Psyche (which, yes, is markedly similar to "East of the Sun and West of the Moon," only with more smut ;D)
Other projects that are on deck:
- A Many-Petaled Rose, a Hunger Games AU based on the fairy tale "Snow White and Rose Red." (It's TRIPLE Everlark!) I began writing this for THG Fairy Tale Challenge in May 2013, and the first chapter is up on AO3:
- The Journey Home, a Hunger Games AU featuring British Army Captain!Peeta and Indian!Katniss (I posted this as a oneshot/drabble on Tumblr around Christmas 2012 and am planning on a second/third parts!) Original drabble here:
- Head Over Feet, a Hunger Games AU set in Northern Minnesota in the mid-1990s (and not autobiographical in the LEAST! ;D). This one features Minnesotan!Peeta and Mexican!Katniss and is rather dear to my heart. I'm a little nervous about posting it officially, but you can read it on my Tumblr here:
- Torch, a reasonably canon-friendly Hunger Games fic about Peeta's dad and Katniss's mom (Janek and Alys in my headcanon :D). It's a sort of companion piece to "When the Moon" - basically, I a) fell in love with Peeta's dad and b) realized he had a really interesting past with Katniss's mom. You can read a teaser scene from it (slightly NSFW, mind) here:
- About 400 other plotbunnies, including a "Bonanza meets Love Comes Softly" premise with cattle rancher Mellarks and a few marriages of convenience (or are they?). Basically, I like to pair up as many Mellarks and Everdeens as is humanly possible.
Brief moment of geekery: Click on the following link to see a black-billed nightingale-thrush, the inspiration behind Katniss-as-a-bird from the dream sequence in Ch 9 of When the Moon and also Faramir!Peeta's mental image of dúlinn (Elvish for nightingale) in The Steward and The Bow-Maiden:
Want to see some gorgeous When the Moon fanart? Of course you do. :D
My other passion in life is gourmet espresso creations. I work for a coffee roaster in real life, and in August 2009 I created an informal, in-home coffeehouse called PORCHWOOD (so named because my sis and I were then HUGE Doctor Who/Torchwood fans and we were hosting coffee nights for like-minded friends on our porch ;D), with drinks inspired by various characters/actors, predominantly from sci-fi/fantasy and predominantly British. I don't have a real coffee shop yet, but I've done my first paid gig (a bridal shower), and I live in hope!
As of August 2013 PORCHWOOD has three Hunger Games lattes, all of which are in some way related to Peeta and therefore ridiculously cozy and delicious!*
Winter in Twelve
Unnamed Peeta Latte (I can't decide on a name that does him justice without being overused, but the drink is too awesome not to share!)
If you're ever in the area, free lattes are definitely an option! My full menu is on Facebook under the info tab on the PORCHWOOD group page - drop me a PM and I'll see if I can oblige!