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Joined 11-26-08, id: 1752363, Profile Updated: 12-28-12
Author has written 20 stories for Bones, Criminal Minds, Rookie Blue, Good Wife, Chase, 2010, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Nashville.

Look up... no, a bit more... Yes, I'm British, which seems to make me in the minority on this site! And at least that explains my propensity for using 's' rather than 'z' and those pesky 'u's we like to put in words.

I'm a failed cynic. I try desperately not to ship, but I get roped in time and time again. I like to think I'm a "realistic" shipper though - no completely mad character-defying actions!

I sat and lurked for a long time before I got up the nerve to write myself. And when I finally posted I was amazed at how encouraging and supportive readers were, something I continue to value.

I was Bones fan through the first four seasons, as obsessive as it's possible for me to get! And then, for some reason I've never been able to properly identify, it lost its magic for me. Maybe it was because I just couldn't see it going anywhere and I really didn't want all that UST simply strung out until it was eventually cancelled without resolution. Anyway, I've never really got back into it, although obviously I know what's happened since. I would still really like to finish 'Past Futures' because I knew exactly where I was going with it, but somehow it didn't seem to flow well once I fell out of love with the characters.

These days, my viewing habits range quite widely but nothing has gripped me the way Bones did. There are lots of shows I love that I doubt I'll ever write for (Fringe, Haven, The Newsroom to name but a few) either because I don't think I will ever be able to get into the characters' heads enough or because there is just no way I can recapture the feel of the show. The latter is particularly the case with The West Wing, which is without a doubt my favourite show of all time, with nothing even coming close since it ended, but I know I'll never be able to emulate the atmosphere or the dialogue. My next target is probably Flashpoint, but we're still catching up in the UK so I'll wait till I've seen the final episodes before trying anything.

I write sporadically these days, so it seems only fair to warn people. My inspiration only visits on rare occasions and then doesn't linger very long! My experience with multi-chapter work has put me off - not other people's reactions, but my own lack of discipline - so when I do write I try to limit myself to one-shots unless I really can't resist the lure of longer work.

I sometimes get asked (nicely!) why I struggle to produce work more regularly and the truth is I don't know - a combination of lack of inspiration and laziness? My only excuse is I hold myself to what I consider to be very high standards and I won't publish things I'm not happy with, so some of my work is discarded before it reaches this site. I stick to the tenet that I have to be able to imagine my characters saying every word I put in their mouths and sometimes my attempts at dialogue are simply beyond belief, hence it being consigned to the recycle bin! I truly envy those of you who can produce such consistently high quality writing without waiting months between pieces.

Always happy to hear people's opinions - and it's especially gratifying to know people still sometimes read my older work.

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Older not wiser reviews
No one has ever loved him like she did - but it's been twenty years and now he's playing with fire.
Nashville - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 536 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/7/2013 - Rayna J., Deacon C. - Complete
Transition reviews
One day, the LAPD recall their liaison officer. And now it's time to decide if this is an end or a beginning.
NCIS: Los Angeles - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,940 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 97 - Updated: 6/16/2013 - Published: 4/18/2013 - Kensi B., M. Deeks
New Start reviews
It's New Year's Eve and he's with her, even if he's always thought it a little odd to celebrate one day becoming another. But she seems to want to say something that might make next year far more interesting.
NCIS: Los Angeles - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 877 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/2/2013 - M. Deeks, Kensi B. - Complete
Unbearable reviews
They've never had to think about what it would be like if one of them had someone else. When it happens, it's more difficult than either of them would ever have guessed and now he's made a decision about their partnership. Set late season 3, probably post-'Neighborhood Watch', definitely ignoring the season finale.
NCIS: Los Angeles - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,057 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 12/28/2012 - Published: 8/22/2012 - Kensi B., M. Deeks
Dare to Try reviews
They've come a long way but there's still a lot she doesn't know - like who he's let close enough to break his heart. Sam, Andy and the things - big and small - they're not sure they want to talk about.
Rookie Blue - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,426 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/16/2012 - A. McNally, S. Swarek - Complete
Absence reviews
When he goes on vacation, she misses him - and that makes her reconsider this thing they're in. Set some time in season 3, post 'Neighborhood Watch' but no mention of season finale.
NCIS: Los Angeles - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,652 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 7/14/2012 - Published: 6/30/2012 - Kensi B., M. Deeks - Complete
Letting Down reviews
They know they're letting down more than just themselves every time this happens - but it's never quite enough to stop them.
Chase, 2010 - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,076 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Published: 1/31/2012 - Jimmy Godfrey, Annie Frost/Boots - Complete
Not a test reviews
It wasn't a test - at least he doesn't think so. Post s1 ep17, 'Heart'.
Good Wife - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 751 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/29/2012 - Alicia F., Will G. - Complete
Sacrifice reviews
He suspects however long he thinks about it he still won't know why he did that to himself: Sam wonders why he's choosing now to put someone else first.
Rookie Blue - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 612 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/17/2011 - S. Swarek, A. McNally - Complete
Past Futures reviews
Sometimes, possibilities come back to haunt us. And this time, she's hiding it.
Bones - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 27,294 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 119 - Updated: 1/5/2011 - Published: 12/12/2008 - T. Brennan, S. Booth
Not close reviews
They aren't as close as everybody thinks. Morgan/Garcia, s3
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 978 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 7/15/2010 - Published: 6/24/2010 - D. Morgan, P. Garcia
Rekindling reviews
Two weeks ago, they wouldn't have needed this conversation. And he wouldn't have needed his hope restoring.
Bones - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 16,077 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 99 - Updated: 6/15/2010 - Published: 7/15/2009 - S. Booth, T. Brennan - Complete
Adventures in authorial brevity reviews
My responses to a comment fic meme over at Livejournal - a touch of everything from humour to angst.
Bones - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 3,516 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 3/14/2010 - Published: 3/10/2010 - S. Booth, T. Brennan
Storms reviews
This isn’t them, this unconsidered abandon - at least, that's what she wants to tell herself.
Bones - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,639 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 9 - Published: 6/18/2009 - T. Brennan, S. Booth - Complete
Improving reviews
Now it's a conscious step they take - because life is easier when there's possibility.
Bones - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,201 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/27/2009 - S. Booth, T. Brennan - Complete
Purple or green? reviews
Anything she can do, he can do... er, just as well? It's time for Booth to get his own back. Companion piece to "Red or purple?"
Bones - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,518 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/10/2008 - T. Brennan, S. Booth - Complete
Red or purple? reviews
This time, she's getting into the spirit of things. More than he suspects...
Bones - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,251 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/8/2008 - T. Brennan, S. Booth - Complete
It is reviews
This is what it is - and what it isn't... - when things finally work for them.
Bones - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 842 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/4/2008 - T. Brennan, S. Booth - Complete
Pretence reviews
Sometimes, keeping up the pretence is best for them both.
Bones - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 372 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/3/2008 - T. Brennan, S. Booth - Complete
Just reviews
She already knows they aren't 'just' anything.
Bones - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 666 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/30/2008 - T. Brennan, S. Booth - Complete
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