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Author has written 12 stories for Harry Potter, and Virginian.

it is my pleasure to join this site. I'm relatively new to the art of fanfiction writing, but am pleased to have been posted to both Occlumency and The Petulant Poetess. From the two sites I've selected for posting, it should be evident which of the HP characters I find most fascinating. I do tend to write in a more serious vein than some. Not much for the roll in the hay type of fictions - fun to read of course, but not especially satisfying to me as a writer. I do tend to be quite interested at the moment in weaving themes of Celtic myth into my tales of magic.

Professionally, I'm Director of Operations for a modern dance ensemble based in Colorado. Privately I'm a bookworm, wife, mother of two exceptional young women. My life is a journey of constant discovery - and the journey just gets more interesting all the time.
I do hope many of you will join me on this journey - and I do very much welcome reviews - tell me what you like, what you don't. Reviews don't influence what I write directly, but they do give me a good indication as to whether I've touched the hearts, minds, and spirits of my readers.

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Severus Snape's Legacy by Ignus R reviews
Two years after the Battle of Hogwarts, Minerva receives a letter revealing Severus Snape's biggest secret... and that secret's intent to enroll in the school Snape taught, just as Harry returns for senior year, too. DH compliant, still SS/LE and all the other canon pairings.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 50 - Words: 116,644 - Reviews: 238 - Favs: 109 - Follows: 97 - Updated: 1/8 - Published: 12/28/2009 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
To everything a season by Tea for Lupin reviews
Now complete! Minerva needs to make peace with the past and must leave Hogwarts for a time to do so. Severus has survived the war and is recovering slowly. A/U in that Severus is alive, obviously, and rated T, just in case.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,530 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 9/3/2012 - Published: 2/16/2012 - Minerva M., Severus S. - Complete
A Story of Warnings and the Ignoring Thereof by the real snape reviews
Horace has a strange story to tell. A story that might even surprise his old friend Albus. A story involving Irma Pince. And then Albus had to go and die in that highly dramatic fashion. But Horace is not a man who lets a mere trifle like the Veil stop him. When he has a story to tell, he tells it.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,105 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/17/2012 - Horace S., I. Pince - Complete
Colour My World by Kelly Chambliss reviews
To Poppy Pomfrey, her colours are not a "condition." They're the sum of her world. Remix of "Escape Routes for a Stormy Night"
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,150 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/9/2012 - [Poppy P., Amelia B.] - Complete
Half Term Saturday by the real snape reviews
A Hogwarts story based on Enid Blyton's St Clare series. Everyone looks forward to Half Term Saturday, but Deputy Headmistress McGonagall and upper-class Mum Narcissa find the day exceptionally enjoyable.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,602 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/29/2012 - Published: 4/15/2012 - Minerva M., Narcissa M. - Complete
Minerva and the 100 prompts by Ysilme reviews
Minerva McGonagall, seen through 100 small glimpses covering her entire life. English translation of my 100-Drabble-Challenge at the forum Alraune.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 21 - Words: 3,914 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 4/19/2012 - Published: 9/8/2009 - [Severus S., Minerva M.]
Just to Be by Amarti reviews
Post-DH, EWE. Six years after the war, Hermione discovers a neglected and abused population with no place in a post-Voldemort world, and the man who stayed behind to pick up the pieces. A story of reconciliation, redemption, and above all, love.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 30 - Words: 183,097 - Reviews: 932 - Favs: 1,017 - Follows: 385 - Updated: 1/9/2012 - Published: 10/10/2011 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Watches of a Samhain Night by Kelly Chambliss reviews
Minerva McGonagall has her ghosts. As Hallowe'en approaches, the ghosts come calling. Three pairings: Minerva/Amelia Bones, Minerva/Elphinstone Urquart, Minerva/Severus Snape.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,123 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/15/2011 - Minerva M., Severus S., Amelia B., Elphinstone U. - Complete
Triptych by Kelly Chambliss reviews
He hadn't married the girl for love, Tobias was the first to admit it. Pairings: Eileen Prince/Tobias Snape; Eileen Prince/Sybill Trelawney
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 14,755 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 12 - Updated: 10/8/2011 - Published: 9/22/2011 - [Eileen P., Sybill T.] Tobias S. - Complete
Lessons by Ysilme reviews
Being a new teacher isn't always easy. New teacher Severus Snape makes fascinating discoveries about the nature of his colleagues.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,797 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/25/2011 - Severus S., Poppy P. - Complete
Long Cool Man in a Black Cloak by wandlorean reviews
Severus Snape always liked black.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,261 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 17 - Published: 8/4/2011 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
Not So Numb After All by Witchy Bee reviews
Snape learns of Lily's death, and Dumbledore watches as the strongest man he has ever known crumbles before his eyes.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 878 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 18 - Published: 7/19/2011 - Albus D., Severus S. - Complete
Black Knight Moves Forward by the real snape reviews
The Giant Wizard Chess is meant to protect the Philosopher's Stone. But, as Severus finds out, there's more to it than meets the eye.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,087 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 6/26/2011 - Published: 6/5/2011 - Minerva M., Severus S. - Complete
Damnable Words by tall oaks reviews
Neither the Potions master or the school matron saw the look Argus Filch had on his face.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 10,253 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 3/31/2011 - Published: 1/29/2010 - Albus D., Severus S.
The Northern Sky in Winter by cathedral carver reviews
When it is darkest, men see the stars. Written for the 2011 Snapecase.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,756 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 156 - Follows: 18 - Published: 2/6/2011 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
My Journal About My Life and Stephen and Miranda by Kelly Chambliss reviews
Adela is a young Muggle who wants to be a writer. When a mysterious couple named Stephen and Miranda moves in next door to her, she decides to keep a journal about them. "Bewitched" meets "Harriet the Spy." Post-DH.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,493 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 2/6/2011 - Published: 4/25/2010 - [Minerva M., Severus S.] OC - Complete
Curtain by the real snape reviews
An outrageous tale in which Snape isn't dead, and Hermione isn't going to marry Ron. Instead, Post-Battle Hogwarts needs money for rebuilding. A tragi-comedy in five scenes and some interludes, with a supporting part for Minerva.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,501 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 2/6/2011 - Published: 1/23/2011 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
What to My Wondering Eyes Should Appear by Kelly Chambliss reviews
Dobby doesn't have a red nose, and he's never claimed to be a reindeer. But when it comes to delivering Christmas presents, he'll go down in history.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,519 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 14 - Published: 1/16/2011 - Dobby, Minerva M., F. Flitwick, R. Hooch - Complete
Lake Effect Snow by cathedral carver reviews
Wait for me. Just a few more years. Written for the 2010 Mini Fest.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,740 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 9 - Published: 1/7/2011 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
The Steadfast Tin Soldier by selmak reviews
For the MinervaFest 2010 - Prompt: How do Moody and Minerva deal with the fact that during the GoF year, she did not realize that he'd been replaced by an impostor?
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 21,751 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/27/2010 - Published: 11/6/2010 - Alastor M., Minerva M. - Complete
To Bring Him Home by Captain Evermind reviews
In the immediate aftermath of the battle, Minerva remembers the Slytherins who fought and died, and makes a silent resolve to a man she once knew: to bring him home.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,937 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/21/2010 - Severus S., Minerva M. - Complete
When Sleeping Feels Like Dying by cathedral carver reviews
Of infatuation, insomnia and the lost ones. A companion to I Am Not A Goldfish.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,332 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 12 - Published: 6/25/2010 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Witness by Kelly Chambliss reviews
Many years after Voldemort is finally overthrown, a Bulgarian former refugee comes forward to help answer one of the great mysteries of the wars: what happened to Snape and McGonagall. AU after the Battle of Hogwarts
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,939 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 6/20/2010 - Published: 6/13/2010 - [Minerva M., Severus S.] OC - Complete
Sous le ciel by tetleybag reviews
After the Battle of Hogwarts, Minerva McGonagall has one more thing to do.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,164 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 11 - Published: 3/31/2010 - Minerva M., W. Grubbly-Plank - Complete
Dream a Little Dream by Kelly Chambliss reviews
Fred is dead, but George Weasley is fine. And he dreams. Set post-DH.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,126 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 9 - Published: 3/21/2010 - George W., Severus S. - Complete
Threshold by Kelly Chambliss reviews
Minerva and Severus at Hogmanay.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 451 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/7/2010 - [Minerva M., Severus S.] - Complete
Of Rhinos and Men by Kelly Chambliss reviews
After recovering from the injuries he sustained in the Shrieking Shack, Severus Snape retires to the Cotswolds, opens an antiques shop, and finds himself in possession of some unusual merchandise. Snape/Moody, with touches of Minerva.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,452 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 2/14/2010 - Published: 2/7/2010 - [Severus S., Alastor M.] Minerva M. - Complete
Five Creatures That Luna Believes In by Kelly Chambliss reviews
. . .That Hermione Doesn't But One That She Might / Summary: Luna has a gift for attracting fantastical creatures. And secrets.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,383 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 17 - Published: 1/24/2010 - [Minerva M., S. Vector] Luna L., Hermione G. - Complete
Amor Vitae by tetleybag reviews
Some people wonder why Filius Flitwick is always so cheerful at Christmas. Genfic, originally written for hp holidaygen at LiveJournal.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,581 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/23/2010 - F. Flitwick, Minerva M. - Complete
Not a Present by Kelly Chambliss reviews
On Christmas morning at Hogwarts, Severus receives a package. Friendship story.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,427 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/17/2010 - Severus S., Minerva M., P. Sprout - Complete
Trainspotting by Kelly Chambliss reviews
My take on the question, "What if our heroes had lost the Battle of Hogwarts?" Minerva in the Muggle world. With Hooch interludes.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 26,963 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 1/3/2010 - Published: 1/26/2009 - [Minerva M., R. Hooch] Harry P., OC - Complete
Storytelling by Kelly Chambliss reviews
Had Hermione known what a cliché it was for a young girl to have a crush on a teacher, she might have been more cautious about giving away her heart. But she didn't know. A story about stories and how we read them.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 28,771 - Reviews: 108 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 12/10/2009 - Published: 10/4/2009 - Minerva M., Hermione G., Neville L., W. Grubbly-Plank - Complete
Sleeping Dragons by the real snape reviews
When Harry escaped from Gringotts, he chose to ignore the problem of the dragon. So others had to clean up after him. And found that you can’t let sleeping dragons lie forever.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,817 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 12 - Published: 11/11/2009 - W. Grubbly-Plank, Minerva M. - Complete
Majesty by Kelly Chambliss reviews
Once upon a time, a great queen met a very powerful witch. . . Minerva McGonagall and Queen Elizabeth II
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,176 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 8 - Published: 10/20/2009 - Minerva M., Kingsley S. - Complete
Now by AmeliaGallifrey reviews
After the Battle of Hogwarts, Minerva finds solace in the challenge of a new beginning. Oneshot
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,319 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 9 - Published: 9/6/2009 - Minerva M., Kingsley S. - Complete
WineDark by Kelly Chambliss reviews
A double drabble in response to the challenge "Snape and Mythology."
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 511 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/19/2009 - [Minerva M., Severus S.] - Complete
Mark by Kelly Chambliss reviews
At the start of her third war, Minerva McGonagall remembers the first two. A short fic based on the raised-wand scene in the HBP film
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 797 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/4/2009 - Minerva M. - Complete
The Benefits of Friendship by Foxieglove reviews
Gregory Goyle remembers Vincent Crabbe, both the good and the bad. Draco seeks forgiveness.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,370 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/28/2009 - Gregory G., Draco M. - Complete
Brazen by Kelly Chambliss reviews
Augusta Longbottom receives a late-night visitor.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,757 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 26 - Published: 7/22/2009 - [Minerva M., Augusta L.] - Complete
The Phoenix Papers by Captain Evermind reviews
A collection of drabbles, centred on Severus Snape, from prompts by Snape100. Redemptionist, but decidedly bitter, with a strong emphasis on his Death Eater days. Includes random patches of humour, and the odd pairing.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 14 - Words: 1,608 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/2/2008 - Published: 3/15/2007 - Severus S.
The Happy Prince by sylphides reviews
Severus Snape's life as told by Oscar Wilde's children's tale. Oneshot.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,414 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 11 - Published: 6/10/2008 - Severus S. - Complete
The Scent Of Coffee by Captain Evermind reviews
You don't have to have loved a person to miss them when they're gone... The day after the death of her oldest friend and mentor, Minerva remembers his murderer, and the scent of coffee. Slightly revised.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 923 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/30/2006 - Severus S., Minerva M.
If Cats Could Cry by Captain Evermind reviews
It is Minerva who finds Severus after the final battle. For the first time that she can remember, she lets herself dwell on their relationship, and his betrayal. A final epiphany.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 984 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/30/2006 - Severus S., Minerva M. - Complete
Folk of the Wood by excessivelyperky reviews
The battle has been wonbut what happens after? Snape has a choice to makeor does he? What happens when his sacrifice is accepted? HBP compliant, character death, redemption. S for Soppy.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,929 - Reviews: 123 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 12 - Published: 7/21/2006 - Severus S., Albus D. - Complete
Lesser Languages by The Treacle Tart reviews
Some need more than words to tell their story. Severus SnapeMinerva McGonagall. COMPLETE
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,965 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/25/2005 - Minerva M., Severus S. - Complete
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THE THUNDER WHICH IS SILENCE reviews
Five years since he's seen her - but not a day she's not crossed his mind. How could he not be there for her now, just as he'd always been.
Virginian - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,252 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 4/25/2014 - Published: 7/16/2013 - The Virginian, Trampas, Elizabeth G., Holly G.
Between Each Breath reviews
When Eddie Laredo picked up the rifle, everything changed.
Virginian - Rated: T - English - Western/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,201 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/29/2014 - The Virginian, Trampas, Judge Garth, Betsy - Complete
In His Name reviews
After the Final Battle, a fallen Snape is hidden, bearing Tom Riddle's last Unforgivable. There are three Secret Keepers and a Muggle healer to protect him, but will it be love - or an obligation - which finally frees him?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 14 - Words: 92,706 - Reviews: 169 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 99 - Updated: 11/19/2012 - Published: 11/28/2008 - Severus S., Minerva M.
Rolling Downhill reviews
Written as part of the HP Friendship 2012 Fest. During the final months of Deathly Hallows, there was only one person Draco Malfoy could be honest with - Luna Lovegood.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,308 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/5/2012 - Draco M., Luna L.
Winter Apples reviews
He was meant to be his father's heir... to stand proudly as the best of his House. He was not meant to endure a shame that not even the lowest of creatures should suffer.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,916 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 6/4/2012 - Published: 4/15/2012 - Draco M., Severus S.
SLIVERS reviews
In their shared exile, a moment of devotion.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 281 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/15/2012 - Lucius M., Narcissa M. - Complete
Silent Suppers reviews
The invitation to the silent suppers of Samhain had been accepted by all... save one.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 591 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/2/2011 - Minerva M., Severus S.
Wool reviews
The beginnings of a new life may be triggered by the simplest of things. Written in tribute to the exceptional TRS.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 681 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Published: 2/6/2011 - Severus S., Minerva M. - Complete
Evergreen reviews
In honor of the blessed Yule, a search is made.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 153 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/27/2010 - Severus S., Minerva M. - Complete
The Innocence of Snow reviews
In the winter twilight, even Severus might be tempted.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 623 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/18/2009 - Severus S., Minerva M. - Complete
Be Neither reviews
Professor Snape offers both advice and a challenge.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,295 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/17/2009 - Severus S. - Complete
The Measure of Mercy reviews
A profound moment between Severus Snape and a victim of The Dark Lord.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 718 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/26/2008 - Severus S., Charity B. - Complete
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