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Author has written 9 stories for Fushigi Yuugi, Voltron, Eyeshield 21, and Pinky and the Brain.
About the picture/avatars:
A variety of gorgeous fanart featuring Tasuki and Miaka and characters from my Voltron crossover story, created especially for me by the amazing and tremendously talented artists, Teryn and Zejan! The book cover based on Burned designed and made by reader Tina. :D
"What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller
My writing is dedicated to my husband and my daughter, and in memory of my parents.
Check back with this bio page and the one for Maidens of Konan for updated info on my fanfiction writing progress.
I'm still writing- have been doing betas for three kick butt authors, working on new submissions for two websites that I'm going to be a regular contributor for (shout out to The Lion's Keep:The Next Chapter and Hunk's Corner!! :D ) The Leather and Lace chapter is going to be posted soon!
In other news, I have a statement to make regarding the citing of sources:
Anyone who's ever written a paper in college/university knows the most egregious error a writer for any subject can make is not to cite a source when presenting another author's thoughts and ideas in one's own writings. Failure to do so can result in charges of plagiarism, a failing grade from the prof, or in some cases, outright expulsion from the school. No one wants a misunderstanding when it comes to plagiarism. It's why print published authors have acknowledgments in their books, and writers of fan fiction make sure to always post a disclaimer and credit citations for the originator/creators/authors of the series and characters that their fan fictions are based upon. Doing so ensures that an author can continue to write in good standing instead being served with a cease and desist order from the original source.
For me, then, it stands to reason that the same caution and professional courtesy in avoiding plagiarism applies to anyone using other fanfic authors' original characters/ideas/dialogue in their own story. With that in mind, if anyone wants to use any of my original story/character concepts for their own stories, I ask that you please do the honorable and right thing- run it by me as a courtesy, and then properly cite me as a source of prose/ideas/inspiration when the story is posted.
Bottom line: using my words and ideas without acknowledging them as my intellectual property is not 'flattering by imitation'; it's dishonest and disrespectful to me and my hard work. I'm happy to say that over the many years I've been posting on this site, I've rarely encountered that kind of dishonesty and disrespect. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to every author who has ever kindly asked me and given me the proper credit citation. You are good people who restore my faith in humanity. :)
Working on chapters for Leather and Lace and The Promise. :) I have heard from so many FY readers requesting updates, far more than any other fandom that I write for. Consequently, I've put updates for my Voltron fanfiction on hold until I get my updates for FY fics posted. :)
Posted and then reposted edited Chapter Eight of Bonds of Love. This chapter was the most extensively rewritten from original to date. Much happier with it, and I think things are more clear regarding the role of the lion spirits now...would love some feedback. :) Thank you to my dear friend Lance's Kitten for doing a quick beta and catching my errors. My word processing program auto correct is on the fritz *sighs and shakes head* I apologize for typos, misspellings and quotation mark issues that those who read my initial post may have encountered.
I am now working full bore on the next chapter of Leather and Lace. (under my other pen name Maidens of Konan) I am gratified that there are so many FY fans who have left reviews and/or contacted me to let me know that they are still excited about an update. I'm very fortunate to have such loyal readers. *hugs*
02/25 Posted the final chapter of Pinky, Voltron and the Brain. There will be an epilogue added in future, but I have other posts to get up first. :)
11/13 -Posted Chapter Eight of Pinky, Voltron and the Brain. Made corrections after posting, as usual, the site server seems to like messing with my file format, taking out quotation marks and italics. Sigh. ;P Again, stay tuned.
I have just posted the first two chapters of a completed Voltron crossover written with my hubby (aka The Bandit). I will be updating one of my Tasuki and Miaka stories soon. :)
Finally, a small victory! I've posted the next installment of Bonds of Love. It's been a long, long time since I've been able to say that I've posted something new (see post update for March for reasons why.) Hoping that getting over the hump in getting this chapter done means I'll get more of my other stories going as well. :D
Writing fell by the wayside when my husband had a small stroke two days before Christmas. Found out it was caused by CHF (congestive heart failure) which in itself was caused by a virus. Drs. thought non invasive meds would help, but sadly he got worse, and we came very close to losing him in January. After six episodes of cardiac arrest in two days, we were given a chance for a second life together when he received a defib/pacemaker implant. With that and his medications, he is doing much better...the thinking is that his heart will be able to heal so that it will work more efficiently and regain close to normal function. There's no magic ball, no guarantees, but his doctors are very encouraged by the great progress he has made. Taking nothing for granted, each day with him is a gift.
And now, as my beloved has returned to work after close to three months, I have started to want to write again. Hoping to have something to post, not sure what it will be, but at this point, I see any update as a victory. :)
Other stories by KittyLynne on this site:
Leather and Lace : http://www.fanfiction.net/u/228083/Maidens-of-Konan
About the author: KittyLynne is the unabashedly unoriginal cyber pen name of Lynne, a 52- years-young, long and happily- married mom whose only child is now a college student (where did the time go?!). KL loves just about everything about living in Minnesota, including the snow and the cold. She's passionate about a great many things in life, but her loved ones, her pets, her writing, enjoying the great outdoors, reading good literature of all kinds and rooting for her favorite Mn. sports teams head the list. Regarding fanfiction, she firmly believes that realistic and accurate characterizations are vital to showing respect for the original creator, and to keeping stories true to the spirit of the series that they are based upon. She tends to favor certain pairings when she writes, but that certainly doesn't mean she's adverse to reading or writing others. She aspires to become a print published romance novelist, but is happy being epublished. Her fervent hope is that reading her stories will bring enjoyment to others.