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Author has written 23 stories for Life With Derek, and Lockwood & Co..

07/04/2023 ...and now for something completely different. I never thought I would ever write a fanfic for a different universe, but the opportunity to write in a British setting for once, really appealed! (I haven't ditched my LWD stories, I promise!). If you haven't watched Netflix's Lockwood & Co, you are missing a treat. If you've only watched the netflix adaptation, much of my story won't make sense. You need to read the books or listen to the audible adaptations. (Watch netflix, then listen to books 3-5).

Anyway, The Cursed Sister is a real departure for me, but I'm very excited about it.

For my LWD readers, this will hopefully get me past my writer's block! It's all good!

23/09/2022 Oh the good intentions I had 18 months ago! And what an 18 months it has been!

I'll start with the less good stuff first. I had to resign my beloved librarian job in July (workplace politics!) and subsequently found out I have breast cancer. (Caught early, surgery done. Onto the treatment to stop it coming back. Please, please, please listen to your body and look after your health. If something doesn't feel right, get it looked at - whatever your age/gender. I found my cancer. If I had waited for planned screening, it would have been another year passed and my cancer would have been far more advanced.)

The good stuff: What it does mean is I have lots more time on my hands where I can't do a great deal, so theoretically I now have more time for writing! (Yay!). I also have an apology to make as I have been working on the next chapter of Code Blue for a very, very long time. BUT it's is 75% done, so fingers crossed you won't have to wait much longer.

I have read everyone's messages and reviews. They mean a lot to me. I do listen to what people say, although they NEVER managed to change my plans for the plots!

Talking of plots, obviously we are looking at a new movie in the LWD franchise screening in 2023. So how will that impact what I write?

My approach with LWD fiction has been to take the basic premise and work with that. Have I watched every episode more than once? Of course! Do I follow everything religiously? Absolutely not! Mainly because, if you pay attention, the show's writers don't either (plot holes, character's ages change, episodes are screened out of order). If the writers aren't canon, why should I be?

You may find that I go back and edit some of my stories. This is because society has changed significantly in the past 17 years. Words and phrases and characterisations that were acceptable at the time of writing now make me feel uncomfortable. It doesn't make me a bad person for writing them, because we were all unaware back then. But I can do something about changing them now. (It may take me a little while to go back through them. I think I have almost 3 million words to review!) So if you read something you are uncomfortable with, please be reassured, it is most likely already on my review list!

Right! Off to finish chapter 20!

01/01/2021 A new day, a new month, a new year! (and hopefully, soon a new chapter of Code Blue!). Please bear in mind that the current world situation often means different pressures for different people. Believe it or not, a librarian has to work even harder when working remotely, the job doesn't just go away!

I write for pleasure and to give people an escape. We all need this right now.

If you are struggling with the world and reading doesn't make things better, please do seek help from the professionals. You can find out how books and writing helped one man rebuild his life by looking at the author Matt Haig's books "Reasons to Stay Alive" or for younger readers, he has also written, "The Truth Pixie".

On a lighter note, if you haven't discovered Joey, the Sea Otter and his friends at Vancouver Aquarium, you are missing out in life! Meep!

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

I am...

A mum - to two beautiful sons.

A wife - to a very supportive husband.

A sister - to a nice guy who just became a dad!

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 warned.

I write...

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!

Other Information:

Cover art is by SusanMarieS. (Many thanks!)

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Rhapsody in Blue by michelle3113 reviews
After a life changing event, Bella has finally made it to college. She is ready to put the past behind her and take her the first steps into her future with the help of old and new friends, but what she wasn't expecting was....Edward.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 45 - Words: 391,552 - Reviews: 289 - Favs: 203 - Follows: 195 - Updated: 1/25/2012 - Published: 6/30/2009 - Bella, Edward
Relative Disparity by Phoenix Satori reviews
“I’m sorry,” Derek says, “was that ‘MacDonald?’ As in the one who had a farm?” -- Where infirm one-shots, AUs, drabbles, and p*rn of the snapshot variety come to DIE. ::Dasey::
Life With Derek - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 18,735 - Reviews: 164 - Favs: 95 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 4/22/2010 - Published: 5/29/2009 - Casey M., Derek V.
True Dreams by CreaDiem reviews
Everything Lynda dreams in "Day Dreams", series 4, has come true. Frazz is an agony aunt, Colin is selling Britain and Spike and Lynda have broken up. Again.
Press Gang - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 10,659 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12/10/2009 - Published: 8/3/2009 - Complete
Everything In Transit by passionatelysimple reviews
Derek's in search of a story and he knew of only one thing that could possibly qualify as a guaranteed dose of inspiration: a road trip. Dasey
Life With Derek - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 16 - Words: 43,956 - Reviews: 174 - Favs: 156 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 9/27/2009 - Published: 7/11/2009 - [Derek V., Casey M.] - Complete
They Try to Pull Me Away by kthxilyxxx reviews
Dasey 'Drabble' TURNED MULTI-CHAPTER! based on Bleeding Love by Jesse McCartney. For Somerdaye's Contest! :
Life With Derek - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 7,440 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 7/15/2009 - Published: 4/17/2009 - Derek V., Casey M. - Complete
For Reasons Unknown by snappleducated reviews
It would take exploding pee, a jammed elevator, and phone-sex on conference call to get these two together. — DerekCasey
Life With Derek - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,844 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 309 - Follows: 46 - Published: 6/11/2009 - Derek V., Casey M. - Complete
The Benefits to Elopement by snappleducated reviews
Derek and Casey get married. Or they try to. It’d help if they stopped filing for divorce halfway through exchanging vows. — DerekCasey
Life With Derek - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,570 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 251 - Follows: 33 - Published: 1/19/2009 - Casey M., Derek V. - Complete
Long Distance Something by ButterflyRae reviews
“You insensitive jerk!” yelled Casey, flinging herself onto the couch and starting to sob. “I know that you can’t get wait to get out of here, but for some stupid messed up reason I’m really going to miss you." Dasey.
Life With Derek - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 12,423 - Reviews: 163 - Favs: 170 - Follows: 93 - Updated: 7/29/2008 - Published: 6/29/2008 - Complete
Five almost Perfect Dates by unoriginal-elizabeth reviews
Dasey, futurefic. "Your plan..." Derek said slowly, " a big box."
Life With Derek - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,531 - Reviews: 178 - Favs: 183 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 3/14/2008 - Published: 3/8/2008 - Complete
Mating Rituals by avocadomoon reviews
Flashfic for Brandi bsloths . Derek and Max throw down, yo. Three guesses why. One-shot.
Life With Derek - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,719 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 409 - Follows: 43 - Published: 3/3/2008 - Complete
The Various Misadventures of Casey and Derek by Lady Liln reviews
Casey is sleeping with Derek. But not quite in the way you'd think...full summary inside.
Life With Derek - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,391 - Reviews: 123 - Favs: 168 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 2/15/2008 - Published: 1/17/2008 - Complete
Movie Night by ButterflyRae reviews
This type of thing only happens in the movies . . . [Hot Dasey Action, of course]
Life With Derek - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,302 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 144 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 12/6/2007 - Published: 11/25/2007 - Complete
Live a Little Dangerously by soulmatesDC reviews
Parents away for the weekend, check. Party going on in the living room, check. Derek and Casey locked in the bathroom, check. Same outcome as before, not on your life.
Life With Derek - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,065 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 148 - Follows: 22 - Published: 11/30/2007 - Complete
A Casual Comment by ButterflyRae reviews
“Actually,” he said, between bites of his food, “even though Nora and I complained about it, all the fighting when you moved in was kind of a relief. I mean, it was so much better than if you guys had started dating.” Dasey
Life With Derek - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 9,032 - Reviews: 124 - Favs: 301 - Follows: 79 - Published: 9/18/2007 - Complete
Four Dresses Lynda Never Bought and One She Did by unoriginal-elizabeth reviews
“Colin, if I wrote down the word ‘dress’ on a piece of paper and cut it out, it would cover more than that thing!”
Press Gang - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,036 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/31/2007 - Complete
Clandestine Serenity by soulmatesDC reviews
At a family gathering, Casey acts and is treated a certain way. But in the comfort of her home, things are a little different. Oneshot.
Life With Derek - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,087 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 264 - Follows: 43 - Published: 7/2/2007 - Complete
Out of the Blue by degrassichick reviews
Derek and Casey place a bet on who can get fifteen dates the fastest. It was Derek's idea, why is he hating every guy Casey goes on a date with? [Dasey!]
Life With Derek - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 39,111 - Reviews: 766 - Favs: 514 - Follows: 206 - Updated: 6/8/2007 - Published: 3/22/2006 - Complete
Guilty Conscience by ScarletDeva reviews
After Derek leaves Casey to walk home in the cold rain, he learns the real meaning of consequences. But Derek, doesn't do fffee... coughfeelingscough, right? [Subtle Dasey]
Life With Derek - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,331 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 16 - Published: 2/20/2007 - Complete
Innermost Feelings by soulmatesDC reviews
Derek and Casey have secret feelings that they thought only they knew. What happens when they realize everyone else knows their innermost feelings? And will they ever reveal their feelings to each other? . . . Eventual Dasey.
Life With Derek - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 20 - Words: 65,212 - Reviews: 309 - Favs: 168 - Follows: 82 - Updated: 1/7/2007 - Published: 11/3/2006 - Complete
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The Cursed Sister
[Following on immediately from the last chapter of The Empty Grave] Just when everything seems to be working out for Lockwood & Co an unexpected Visitor arrives with news. BIG news. Suddenly, a quieter life retreats into the distance again. This time, it's personal.
Lockwood & Co. - Rated: M - English - Horror/Friendship - Chapters: 14 - Words: 87,734 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 9/17/2023 - Published: 4/8/2023 - A. Lockwood, Lucy C., George C., Flo Bones
Refuge reviews
"Refuge - a situation providing safety or shelter." As the world recovers from the pandemic, Toronto has a challenge of a different kind - the weather. Once again, Derek and Casey are facing the forces of nature, but is the chill in the air just because it's almost Christmas, or has covid 19 left a legacy which may challenge even the most blended of families?
Life With Derek - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,832 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 8/22/2023 - Published: 11/20/2022 - Derek V., Casey M.
35, Portland Row
It has been said that 35, Portland Row is also a character in the books. Here is a poem from the house's POV. It's set during the day, so the skull isn't mentioned.
Lockwood & Co. - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 290 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/18/2023 - Complete
Code Blue reviews
Called to investigate a homicide, Derek is horrified to discover his professional and personal lives have collided. Who is the mysterious victim? Why does she have Casey's pic on her dead body? Casey's memory from that period in her life is gone. What happened five years ago and why is it important to Derek that Casey remembers? (Not a sequel but you may recognise my chars).
Life With Derek - Rated: M - English - Mystery - Chapters: 20 - Words: 112,073 - Reviews: 218 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 127 - Updated: 10/23/2022 - Published: 8/28/2018
Assignment reviews
World-weary and battle-scarred and not from fighting each other . There comes a time when you need to acknowledge what you've hidden for so long. DASEY.
Life With Derek - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 207,292 - Reviews: 506 - Favs: 359 - Follows: 256 - Updated: 1/14/2014 - Published: 8/14/2011 - Derek V., Casey M. - Complete
Between Obvious and Oblivious is a Lie (2013) reviews
[My first story from four years ago! - so pre-VWD!] Derek and Casey are waiting for the birth of a baby. It's time to face facts.
Life With Derek - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,882 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 140 - Follows: 39 - Published: 9/22/2013 - Derek V., Casey M. - Complete
The Final Legacy reviews
Pt 3 of the "Legacy" Series. It's been a roller-coaster of a life so far and Derek has reached the top of the big dipper loop. Hold on to your stomach it's all downhill from here!
Life With Derek - Rated: M - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 37,085 - Reviews: 160 - Favs: 186 - Follows: 79 - Updated: 6/27/2011 - Published: 4/13/2011 - Casey M., Derek V. - Complete
Another Legacy reviews
Sequel . Papillion is dead;Derek most definitely isn't. Something new has begun but neither Casey nor Derek is sure what. Meanwhile, there are patients to heal, criminals to catch & a family still completely in the dark. Confused? Read The Legacy first.
Life With Derek - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 33 - Words: 127,219 - Reviews: 479 - Favs: 196 - Follows: 105 - Updated: 4/11/2011 - Published: 12/12/2010 - Casey M., Derek V. - Complete
The Legacy reviews
Death is a new beginning. Casey is struggling to come to terms with the death of her step-brother. Trust me it's a typical SEZCPL Dasey!
Life With Derek - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 32 - Words: 100,992 - Reviews: 592 - Favs: 301 - Follows: 122 - Updated: 12/6/2010 - Published: 8/31/2010 - Casey M., Derek V. - Complete
A Pair Of Brown Eyes reviews
“You told Nora you were 15 weeks pregnant but you’re 19 weeks. Why?” Casey didn’t answer. Derek answered for her. “Because you knew she would eventually tell me. And 15 weeks means a nephew. 19 weeks means a son.” Casey looked up. “Or daughter.”
Life With Derek - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 51,770 - Reviews: 492 - Favs: 996 - Follows: 224 - Updated: 11/3/2010 - Published: 11/4/2009 - Casey M., Derek V. - Complete
The Wedding Dress reviews
Derek's day is about to go down the tubes. Instead of the Cockney Rebel he should be dealing with, he has been kidnapped by Casey. Why has he been avoiding her? And what is the truth they both need to face?
Life With Derek - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,243 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 164 - Follows: 33 - Published: 9/24/2010 - Derek V., Casey M. - Complete
Getting Over It reviews
Grown up Derek has it all: Money, fame and a super-model wife. What could possibly go wrong? And when it does, who is guaranteed to stick her nose in. Dasey.
Life With Derek - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 44 - Words: 114,926 - Reviews: 781 - Favs: 510 - Follows: 189 - Updated: 9/18/2010 - Published: 6/10/2010 - Casey M., Derek V. - Complete
Matrimoanal Blisters reviews
A couple check into a hotel. It's obvious to all that this is a relationship built on sand - probably of the 'quick' variety. What is Derek doing married to the cute brunette with the blue eyes. And why is everything not quite as it seems? - DASEY
Life With Derek - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 57 - Words: 128,102 - Reviews: 853 - Favs: 485 - Follows: 161 - Updated: 6/9/2010 - Published: 1/11/2010 - Casey M., Derek V. - Complete
The Dancer reviews
This brunette on the stage right now had ruined dance recitals for him. He couldn’t think erotic thoughts about leotards and spandex. This girl with brown hair and blue eyes meant he saw only grace, beauty, innocence and…his own fear.
Life With Derek - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,056 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 26 - Published: 3/17/2010 - Derek V. - Complete
Bereft reviews
I figured I had to make myself move sooner rather than later. But my feet which would normally be dead keen to step inside any sorority house at any time, were like lead today; because today I would enter only to break someone's heart." Dasey.
Life With Derek - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 47 - Words: 100,961 - Reviews: 509 - Favs: 271 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 2/28/2010 - Published: 12/9/2009 - Casey M., Derek V. - Complete
Persuasion reviews
At the age of 19, Casey made a decision and for 15 years she has had to live with the consequences. Now, in her early thirties, with a successful career and a stable if incomplete life she will be forced to deal with her demons or should that be demon?
Life With Derek - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 53,673 - Reviews: 363 - Favs: 316 - Follows: 90 - Updated: 12/15/2009 - Published: 11/21/2009 - Casey M., Derek V. - Complete
Parental Conversations reviews
The Story of Life With Derek through the conversations of Nora and George. McDonald/Venturi comes in threes.
Life With Derek - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 15,537 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 76 - Updated: 11/21/2009 - Published: 9/2/2009 - George V., Nora M.
The Management reviews
Prequel to The Wedding. After being spotted on a talent show, Casey has made it big as a singer and Derek...well, he's been chasing a girl again and look where it's got him! Unashamedly DASEY!
Life With Derek - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 33 - Words: 42,339 - Reviews: 255 - Favs: 191 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 11/5/2009 - Published: 10/1/2009 - Casey M., Derek V. - Complete
Repeat and Rewind reviews
History is repeating itself - and Casey's worried. A little not hugely original story for those who asked for a bit of Life with Dasey.
Life With Derek - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 29,869 - Reviews: 156 - Favs: 156 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 10/7/2009 - Published: 7/30/2009 - Casey M., Derek V. - Complete
The Wedding reviews
Casey. I really appreciate you giving ‘Hello’ magazine this job... we’ll make this a double sized spread if you sign a commitment to let us handle your next two marriages." "Kendra. There aren't going to be more weddings. He's IT" "Yes but who is HE?"
Life With Derek - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,544 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 260 - Follows: 38 - Published: 9/8/2009 - Casey M., Derek V. - Complete
Dreaming reviews
...In the movie, when the girl dies, I didn't see the actress. I saw you." A ONE SHOT in response to the numerous fics where either Derek or Casey dies. If they had foreseen the death, would they have behaved differently towards each other? DASEY [Revised 2012]
Life With Derek - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,168 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 202 - Follows: 20 - Published: 8/31/2009 - Casey M., Derek V. - Complete
Uncle Derek reviews
...In the absence of any other female in the vicinity you decide to molest me." " smell too much for me to find you attractive." They're 30 and supposed to be grown up, so why was her bra full of sand? Gentle Dasey...again.
Life With Derek - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 7,243 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 168 - Follows: 25 - Published: 7/19/2009 - Casey M., Derek V. - Complete
Paul reviews
Fifteen years after he left SJST, Paul runs into a former student. (Revised 2012)
Life With Derek - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,131 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 354 - Follows: 66 - Published: 7/5/2009 - Casey M., Derek V. - Complete