Author has written 20 stories for Life With Derek.
09/09/2018 I do like to chat with people about the stories as I write them. If you want to ask a question about why I've written something the way I have could you please PM me so that I can reply directly. To answer a recent query as to why I changed the name of the sixth sibling to Robbie...I didn't. I started writing these stories before the final series and before VWD. I created additional characters before they were created in the series. Robbie existed before the baby did, so the baby has always been Robbie as far as I was concerned.
The LWD characters I use are quite similar to those written on the show but they aren't entirely canon. People seemed to like my additional characters so I've kept them. If it makes you feel better, try thinking that maybe my character is known by his middle name. x
31/08/18 So "Code Blue" finally arrived! I can't commit to a particular writing and posting schedule, certainly not my old "one chapter a day" rate. But I'm hoping to stay around one chapter a week.
In the past I've written author notes in the first few lines of the chapter, but I'm hoping to avoid that this time. It spoils the flow when you read the stories back later on. There are many things I want to say about the plot, but I don't want to spoil things. By now you should now that the Derek and Casey I tend to write about are always post-school and therefore come with a degree of maturity missing in the tv series - personality and content-wise. The only thing I will say about Derek in Code Blue (other than we aren't talking "Male Code Blue" here) is - as with all of my stories - there is a reason for everything, including Derek's maturity. Happy Reading! (and trust me.) x
A mum - to two beautiful boys.
A wife - to a very supportive husband.
A sister - to a nice guy who deserves someone his equal.
A daughter - to the hardest working people.
I am also...
a librarian - let's face it, what else is there in life?
a graduate - Computer Engineering if you are interested.
a veteran - of life for four (ahem) decades. (Therefore too old to be using fan fiction for the fandoms I inhabit).
easily upset - by people who speak without thinking...be warned.
what I want to read.
as realistically as I can.
for a young adult audience. If that isn't you, you take responsibility for your own actions.
I want my stories to...
BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: (One of the benefits of being a school librarian!)
"Marian" by Judith Grimshaw (available for download) - she's a friend and the plot looks great! Give it a go! (There are sequels).
"A Company of Ghosts" by Berlie Doherty - If you were stranded on a haunted island - alone - what would you do every day? What would you think about?
"Rooftoppers" by Katherine Rundell - Above the roof tops of Paris there is a secret world.
Anything illustrated by Chris Riddell...but, especially:
"Fortunately, the Milk" (perhaps for younger readers but who cares?)
"Goth Girl" (Likewise)
"The Graveyard Book" (Chris Riddell editions!)
"The Sleeper and the Spindle" - a very anti-pink version of Sleeping Beauty.
I have written nearly 40 stories for the Life With Derek fandom. A selection is published here. The rest have been retired and won't be coming back! SORRY!
Cover art is by SusanMarieS. (Many thanks!)
The Legacy has a trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9CoHq0MXEA (Thank you to Vicky for allowing me to persuade her to adapt her video to fit!). Please watch and review it. It is amazing!