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Joined 09-23-00, id: 19779, Profile Updated: 11-13-15
Author has written 31 stories for JAG, and Once Upon a Time.

I am a disabled, pretty much retired computer network analyst, specializing in wireless networks, who has worked for the Department of Defense since graduating college more than 20 years ago. My dad was career Army, so I spent most of my childhood bouncing around from post to post, mostly in Kentucky, Texas and Alaska. Due to my own job with the DoD, I also lived in Wiesbaden, Germany before moving to Dallas, Texas in 2000. I am now in the process of relocating to Erie, Pennsylvania (dad’s hometown) for health reasons so that I get help from family. I have a BA in print journalism from Western Kentucky University and an MBA from Texas A&M University - Commerce. I am single and my “children” are of the canine variety - an 8-year-old Shetland Sheepdog named Kaileigh (pronounced Kay-lee) and a 5-year-old Lab/Chow mix named Manny. A third dog, a 14-year-old Shiba Inu named Baby, died in 2014.

I have been writing short stories for fun since junior high and writing fan fiction since the late 1990s when I lived in Germany. My tastes are somewhat varied and I have written stories for Lois & Clark, JAG (the fandom where most of my work currently online comes from), West Wing, Batman comics, Buffy/Angel, Harry Potter and now Once Upon A Time.

My other interests include genealogy, hockey (a Dallas Stars season ticket holder until moving), music (until my health required me to quit, I played flute in my church choir), reading (any wonder that Belle is one of my favorite characters on OUAT?) and crafts (also cut back on due to health until I can figure out how to enchant the needles, crochet hooks, etc to do the work for me when my hands go numb…lol).

A word about the ships (as in relationships, particularly as regards OUAT) - I am a Rumbelle shipper. They are my one true pair on the show, so most of my OUAT stories will focus on them. As for the other three main ships currently depicted on the show, I don't dislike - let alone hate - any of them (although I definitely do have a ranking in my head of favorite to least-favorite). At this time, any stories I write will depict ships that are canon on the show. In other words, I am not going to write a Rumbelle story and throw in a break up between CaptainSwan as a sub plot just because. I may play around with the canon ships in the future (particularly if I write the half-baked idea I have to bring Baelfire back, which would likely separate the now-canon CS and resurrect Swanfire, which is also canon but defunct due to Bae's death in season 3). If they are a pair on the show, they will be a pair in my stories. Nor do I hate any of the characters on the show, so I'm not going to write one character negatively just to bash said character. If a character acts in a bad way, it will (hopefully) be because it is in-character and true to who they are - like Hook having issues in chapters 6 and 7 of "Healing Hearts" with the idea that Rumple might be allowed to return to Storybrooke and not being shy about expressing that opinion. For Hook, that reaction is very understandable given the history between Hook and Rumple and the fact that Hook can be a hot head means he isn't going to think about censoring his opinion, even in front of his girlfriend's son who also happens to be Rumple's grandson. But don't look for Hook to actively undermine Belle and Henry's trip just for the sake of making him look like an a$$hole - not going to happen (especially since I mostly like Hook as a character, a whole lot more than I like CS as a pair).

My websites - (JAG-related) and (OUAT/Rumbelle-related)

Current stories in progress

Once Upon A Time -

Healing Hearts - The second story (of four planned, at the moment) in my "Hearts" series. This 30-part story is an AU to episode 4x18 "Heart of Gold" and has Belle and Henry traveling to New York after Robin informs them of Rumplestiltskin's heart attack. It disregards everything that happened in season 4B except for the flashbacks in "Heart of Gold" concerning Rumple's heart attack and also ignores the "six weeks later" coda in the last episode of season 4A. Chapter 4 was posted on 11/12/2015

Reconnecting Hearts - I liked writing Regina so much in chapter 3 of "Healing Hearts" that I decided I had to come up with some story ideas featuring her. Reconnecting Hearts will be a one-shot (likely) showing her first meeting with Robin after the events of "Healing Hearts" and the revelations about Zelena (with no rape/baby story line like we have seen on the show). This probably will not be posted until "Healing Hearts" is finished or close to it, since it will contain spoilers for the previous story.

Conflicting Hearts - This one-shot will be a kind of prequel to "Healing Hearts" and will be a missing scene from episode 4x06 "Family Business", depicting the night that Belle reminisced about in chapter 4 of "Healing Hearts" after she forced Rumple to take her to the Snow Queen's hideout. I will post this soon, although I cannot say if it will be before or after my move to Pennsylvania. If you've read chapter 4 of "Healing Hearts", then you can probably guess that this story will be smutty.


Drifting On A Lonely Sea IV - Lean On Me - I am reworking my story outline for this one to break it out into shorter chapters. Due to my disability, I cannot type as much (nor as fast) as I used to, so I am going to break the outline up into shorter parts so that I can get back on track with this story.

Days Of Sunshine, Days of Shadow - The next part is written, but hiding somewhere on my computer (or one of them - I think it is on my old laptop which needs to have the battery charged). Once it is found, it will be posted. Like DOALS IV, I am breaking down my original outline into smaller, more manageable parts to make it easier to work on.

Searching For Sunny Skies - Another one that I am working on further breaking up the original story outline into smaller parts. The next part of this is half written, but with everything else going on, I probably won't be able to complete and post it until after Thanksgiving (in other words, after I am in Pennsylvania).

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Marriage Counseling: Gold Edition by NejiHina100 reviews
Baby Gideon is saved and now Belle and Gold have a second chance at raising their son right. But first, they need counseling. So they begin therapy with Archie. Now they can hopefully fix the damage they caused to each other and set things right. It won't be easy, but they are willing to try. Set after Season 6 Winter Finale. Rate T for mature topics. No content.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 10 - Words: 54,557 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 2/2/2017 - Published: 12/6/2016 - Archie H./Jiminy Cricket, Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Belle/Lacey
Easter Traditions by Snapegirlkmf reviews
Rumple, Belle, Bae, Rhee, & Carina celebrate Easter in New York, with Henry and Archie. With old and new traditions and a visit from the Easter Bunny aka the White Rabbit. Easter fun and Rumbelle family fluff! "Chocolate" verse!
Once Upon a Time - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 6 - Words: 41,531 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 5/18/2016 - Published: 3/22/2016 - Henry Mills, Neal C./Baelfire, Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Belle/Lacey - Complete
No Better by NejiHina100 reviews
What if Emma hadn't told Rumple of her blackmail idea? And what if she did go to Belle? And what if Belle told her the truth and went with the others to the Underworld? Set in "Swan Song" AU One-shot turned story. Rating changed to T
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 17,112 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 1/30/2016 - Published: 1/20/2016 - Emma S., Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Belle/Lacey - Complete
Tale as Old as Time by love2swim12 reviews
"Without true loves kiss, he was still changing. Without true loves kiss his powers were still forgotten. With Belle, and all the love he held in his heart for her, beauty was defeating the beast." Follow Rumpelstiltskin and Belle's tale if things were different and she never left that night at the Dark Castle...
Once Upon a Time - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,360 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 11 - Published: 1/12/2014 - Belle/Lacey, Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold - Complete
Dealing in Arrangements by FeistyFox reviews
She should have considered that what he wanted in exchange for paying off her debt was not at all what she had expected when she walked into his shop that morning.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 27 - Words: 158,884 - Reviews: 727 - Favs: 519 - Follows: 292 - Updated: 7/15/2013 - Published: 4/13/2013 - Belle/Lacey, Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold - Complete
A Price To Be Paid by Sparks reviews
"What is your price? Please, tell me. I mean it. I will give anything that is mine to give, if it will save my people." "Alright, dearie," he says softly. "My price is you."
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 114,045 - Reviews: 905 - Favs: 1,220 - Follows: 522 - Updated: 10/18/2012 - Published: 9/8/2012 - Belle/Lacey, Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold - Complete
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Building Bridges (and Furniture) reviews
Just some family time with the 'Stiltskin family as they prepare a nursery for the Rumbelle baby. Takes place sometime during season six.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,865 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 12 - Published: 7/31/2016 - [Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Belle/Lacey] Henry Mills, Neal C./Baelfire
Healing Hearts reviews
When Rumple has a heart attack in NYC, Henry begs his step-grandmother to take him to NYC. What follows may finally provide a chance for Rumplestiltskin, Belle and Henry to come together as a family as Rumplestiltskin's life is threatened by a foe they'd all thought was dead. AU to episode 4x18 "Heart of Gold"
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 9 - Words: 29,614 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 7/10/2016 - Published: 8/26/2015 - [Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Belle/Lacey] Henry Mills
Rebuilding Ties reviews
Henry is upset by what happened when he tried to destroy magic and when Belle and Rumple finally return to Storybrooke after several months away, he reaches out with an apology and a gift. This is a post-episode fic for the season five finale, 5x22 "Only You" and 5x23 "An Untold Story"
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 12,818 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 7 - Published: 5/21/2016 - [Belle/Lacey, Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold] Henry Mills - Complete
The Consequences Of Inaction reviews
The Author's Pen has written three new stories with revelations which put Henry at odds with his mother and leads to new fears for part of his family. The story takes place the day after the events of 5x17 "Her Handsome Hero" and does not take into account the events of 5x18 "Ruby Slippers."
Once Upon a Time - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,971 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 8 - Published: 4/19/2016 - Emma S., Henry Mills - Complete
United We Stand reviews
When Rumple tells Belle that he is leaving for the Underworld with the rest of their family in order to rescue Hook, he finds that he is unable to go without telling her the whole truth. When he does, her reaction just may surprise him. An extension of the Rumbelle scene from episode 5x12, "Souls of the Departed."
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,416 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 7 - Published: 3/16/2016 - [Belle/Lacey, Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold] - Complete
The Upper Hand reviews
Emma thinks she has the upper hand on Rumplestiltskin when she discovers he is the Dark One again, but she has forgotten a fundamental rule in dealing with him – he is almost always thinking many moves ahead of his opponent and is not about to lose just when everything he wants is finally within reach again. He has two secret weapons which Emma does not expect. Post-ep 5x11.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,453 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 10 - Published: 12/21/2015 - [Belle/Lacey, Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold] Henry Mills, Emma S. - Complete
For Love Of Family reviews
Mr. Gold and Henry meet at Baelfire's grave and Mr. Gold ends up giving Henry a gift to help him understand his family better. Story takes place during the episode 4x20 "Lily" with a brief epilogue set in Camelot at the beginning of season 5.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,078 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/26/2015 - [Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Belle/Lacey] Henry Mills
Broken Hearts reviews
When Rumplestiltskin is banished from town, most of Storybrooke is happy to see the last of him – except for one person. Every day, Henry finds his way to the town line, trying to understand why his grandfather is gone and hoping he will find a way to come home. Post-episode/AU to episode 4x12 "Heroes and Villains"
Once Upon a Time - Rated: K - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,090 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 7 - Published: 8/9/2015 - [Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Belle/Lacey] Henry Mills
Searching For Sunny Skies reviews
In the sequel to Stormy Weather, Harm and Mac get away and try to deal with what has happened to them.
JAG - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 42,955 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 10/18/2012 - Published: 4/15/2001 - H. Rabb, S. MacKenzie
Flying reviews
Harm reflects when he returns from his deployment on the SeaHawk. This takes place in the same timeline as my 'Calendar Girl' stories (found at my website) and shortly before the beginning of 'Days of Sunshine, Days of Shadow' which is being published here at .
JAG - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 594 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/10/2012 - H. Rabb - Complete
Shutdown reviews
Mac tries to come to terms with her relationship with Harm in the aftermath of Paraguay and to figure out how to make it right. To be continued in 'Restart' and 'Recovery'
JAG - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,235 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/8/2012 - H. Rabb, S. MacKenzie - Complete
Drifting On A Lonely Sea Chapter IV Lean On Me reviews
Everyone needs someone to lean on sometimes, and Harm and Mac have many people they can count on, but what happens when events threaten to overwhelm the newly married couple?
JAG - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 38,516 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 10/4/2012 - Published: 6/15/2009 - H. Rabb, S. MacKenzie
Days of Sunshine, Days of Shadow reviews
The Rabb family face joy and challenges after Harm returns from his deployment on the SeaHawk. NOTE - This story takes place in the same timeline as my 'Calendar Girl' stories most of which are not posted here as they are adults-only stories - any stories not on can be found on my website .
JAG - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 15,081 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 9/10/2012 - Published: 8/16/2012 - H. Rabb, S. MacKenzie
Mother's Day reviews
Leading up to Mother's Day, Harm reflects on his relationship with his mother through a series of flashbacks. This story is a sequel to my series Can't Fight This Feeling.
JAG - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 22,045 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 7/3/2009 - Published: 6/15/2009 - H. Rabb - Complete
Thy Heroic Servants reviews
While Admiral Chedwidden is on leave, Mac is tasked with informing the wife of a Marine MP from JAG that her husband has been killed in Afghanistan
JAG - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,160 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/9/2009 - S. MacKenzie, H. Rabb - Complete
Through The Lens Of Love reviews
In the sequel to Reflections, Harm receives Mac's Valentine's Day gift after a near mishap on the carrier.
JAG - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,015 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/8/2009 - H. Rabb, S. MacKenzie - Complete
Reflections reviews
With Harm deployed as a pilot aboard the SeaHawk after September 11th, Mac prepares a Valentine's Day gift to send to him.
JAG - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,086 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/8/2009 - S. MacKenzie - Complete
A JAG Fourth reviews
A piece of fluff involving Harm and Mac on the 4th of July
JAG - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,349 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/4/2005 - S. MacKenzie, H. Rabb - Complete
DOALS III Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad reviews
As Harm fights for his life, Mac is left to worry .... and deal with the fallout when the truth about their relationship comes out.
JAG - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 89,701 - Reviews: 179 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 7/3/2005 - Published: 6/24/2002 - S. MacKenzie, H. Rabb - Complete
CFTF V: Throw Away The Oars Forever reviews
Harm and Mac prepare to become man and wife
JAG - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 111,679 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 7/2/2005 - Published: 1/1/2001 - S. MacKenzie, H. Rabb - Complete
CFTF IV: Cold, Dark Winter's Night reviews
A tragedy threatens Harm and Mac's new life together
JAG - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 21,271 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 7/2/2005 - Published: 1/1/2001 - S. MacKenzie, H. Rabb - Complete
CFTF III: Candle In The Window reviews
Harm and Mac enjoy their new relationship while wondering how to tell their friends
JAG - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 30,721 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 7/2/2005 - Published: 1/1/2001 - S. MacKenzie, H. Rabb - Complete
CFTF II: Can't Hold Out Forever reviews
Harm and Mac move a step closer to everything they want.
JAG - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,946 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 7/2/2005 - Published: 12/31/2000 - S. MacKenzie, H. Rabb - Complete
CFTF I: What Started Out As Friendship reviews
When Brumby returns at the Surface Warfare Ball, Harm and Mac must face up to their feelings or risk losing each other forever.
JAG - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,265 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 7/2/2005 - Published: 12/31/2000 - S. MacKenzie, H. Rabb - Complete
Drifting On A Lonely Sea I Hands To Heaven reviews
Harm's announcement that he's being deployed days before Mac's wedding sets off a chain of events which will change four lives
JAG - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 56,581 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 7/2/2005 - Published: 5/20/2001 - H. Rabb, S. MacKenzie - Complete
It Could Have Been Me reviews
Mic Brumby's thoughts as he runs into Harm and Mac at a party three years after he left DC.
JAG - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,792 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/19/2003 - Complete
DOALS Chapter II If Tomorrow Never Comes reviews
Harm crashes on his way back to Washington and has a shocking request of Mac that will change everything
JAG - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 110,000 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 6/6/2002 - Published: 7/25/2001 - H. Rabb, S. MacKenzie - Complete
Stormy Weather reviews
Harm and Mac fall into each other's arms and storm clouds begin gathering in their lives as a consequence
JAG - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 56,606 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 3/6/2001 - Published: 2/17/2001 - S. MacKenzie, H. Rabb - Complete
Foolish Lover's Game reviews
Harm and Mac try to reconnect when he returns from flying, but Harm's actions end up push Mac into Mic Brumby's arms
JAG - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 43,839 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/22/2001 - S. MacKenzie, H. Rabb - Complete
A Time To Mourn reviews
A tragedy strikes the extended Rabb family
JAG - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 33,166 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/6/2001 - Published: 1/1/2001 - Complete
My One True Friend reviews
Harm resigns his commission to search for his missing brother and Mac risks everything to follow him
JAG - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 50,364 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 2/6/2001 - Published: 1/1/2001 - S. MacKenzie, H. Rabb - Complete