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Author has written 14 stories for Star Wars.

I write Star Wars fanfiction. That's it. Here's my story.

I was ten the year Star Wars was released. My brother was six.

My brother got the action figures. I got the books and the posters and the Princess Leia Halloween mask.

A successful film, in today's Hollywood, breeds sequel upon sequel, and marketing tie ins galore. But we didn't know if there would EVER be a sequel to Star Wars, even though the Flannelled One said he'd planned for more. And it didn't come out on video six months after it was in the theaters, either. Our family budget didn't run to multiple viewings the way some of our friends' did and we were ever so jealous when they got to go more than once. I finally managed to get a second viewing by spending precious Christmas money to go with a friend and her family. I don't remember how many times she'd seen it already but I was deeply embarrassed to admit it was only my second time.

We did have that hideous Star Wars Christmas special, and I begged my mother to buy every magazine that featured the characters on the cover in any way, shape, or form. And we found new and improved ways to "play Star Wars". At first, of couse, we used those wonderous action figures to re-enact scenes from the movie: Obi Wan and Vader fight, Han and Luke bust Leia out of jail, Luke and Leia swing across the pit. Ah, the swing across the pit. That was one of our favorites, requiring elaborate preparations to execute correctly.

Sometime the figures were left behind, and my brother and I, in our bathrobes, would be Obi Wan and Vader, battling with our yardstick or curtain rod lightsabers. Luke Skywalker would save Princess Leia from the giant stuffed bear. Han Solo got eaten by the T-Rex.

This sort of thing kept us going for FOUR YEARS until at last Empire was released and the story continued.

But things had changed. I was now a teenage girl, and I was looking at Harrison Ford in a whole new way. While the rest of the girls in my class were on "Team Luke", my girlfriend and I were firmly planted on the other side of the triangle. My grandmother subscribed to all of the supermarket tabloids and I remember snatching up each issue when she was done with it, hoping for a scrap of news about the upcoming films or a photo of Harrison for my locker.

My brother, meanwhile, had a brand new B.B. gun and was looking at his old action figures in a whole new way. He made up stories that involved lining up the bad guys against the garden wall and using them for target practice. (Little did he know what a vintage action figure without B.B. holes would bring in twenty years.)

We did have a lot of fun collecting trading cards (you know, the things you had to buy in packs and get gum with it?) and trading with our friends. I will never forget how excited I was the day my pack included the card with the kiss!

However our play-acting goals were a bit different at this stage. There was plenty of potential in the Han-gets-encased-in-carbonite scene (several Solo action figures were sacrificed to the smelting pot of my brother's highly dangerous lead soldier mold kit) but he had no interest in reenacting the Han and Leia interaction, particularly the kiss!

So, since my scenes were no longer acceptable for either us or his toy figures to act out, they became long winded, mushy tales, hand written, in green ink, in loose leaf notebooks. My versions of what happened next, what happened in between the scenes in the movies, and even, what if the movie went differently?

I didn't know I was writing fan fiction. Never heard the term. Not even when I started reading the EU books and writing my own versions of the stories when I was dissatisfied with how they turned out. (You know who you are, Dave Wolverton) And I had no clue there were others out there doing the same thing.

But one day, thanks to the direct intervention of my computer-savvy and fan-fic-addicted niece, I discovered that there were thousands and thousands of folks out there, using computers and the Internet to do the same thing I did twenty long years ago in my loose leaf notebook. My niece pointed me to her favorites, in the Harry Potter genre, but I soon wandered into the Star Wars topics.

Overwhelmed by the sheer numbers, I tried to narrow down the choices a bit, and I asked for stories featuring my favorite characters, Han and Leia. And it was my great good fortune that the search results led me to suezahn's incomparable fic, "Into the Fire", which is a tale focusing on the same time period that has always fascinated me most - the trip to Bespin.

Unfortunately, Sue's fic is so good that I was totally in awe, and my own fics seemed horribly juveniile and inadequate. It took some time for me to get up the chutzpah to think that my own fics might be worthy of posting, too. But at last the compulsion to share has overtaken me and I am slowly converting my long ago scribbles, and the more recent stuff lying about my hard drive, floppy disks, etc. into coherent fics.

I'm trying not to tinker too much with the older stuff and leave it as it was written, but at forty-plus, it's impossible not to be embarrassed by the things you wrote when you were thirteen.

I've got literally hundreds of versions of things that might have happened on the way to Bespin. Really. Conversations. quick scenes. long extended storylines. At thirteen I was pretty sure there was some kissing going on while we were off watching Luke running in the swamp. But later I started speculating on just what else might have been going on. and what wasn't. and why. and what they said and how they got to where they were in Bespin. Because it's the most fascinating time period for me, it's the stuff I wanted to share the most, to hear what others thought about it. So I've been picking through the slush pile and trying to organize it into a single coherent narrative which is called Three Long Weeks.

The first couple of chapters are posted - thanks so much to all of you who reviewed it, and to those who continue to nag me to finish it. Really. You've given me the confidence to keep at the task. The next bits may take longer to get up, since I'm having a hard time figuring out what order they should be in. I'm also discovering that many of my Trip-to-Bespin scenes contradict each other and are from alternate realities.

The good news is that in the process of weeding out the non-connected scenes, I'm fleshing them out a bit and now some of them are standing on their own as one shots. Crossed Wires is the first of several in this category, the second is called Family Ties. There will be more coming, I swear. And one day I will get up the nerve to update Three Long Weeks with some new material.

I also want give a shout out and an extra dose of thanks to Zyra and Push for their fabulous blog hanleiafanficwriters which has inspired me, among other things, to publish some of the missing moments from the OT and from some EU books that I've tinkered with over the years.

I spent a lot of time wondering about what went on after ROTJ, and reading in between the lines at Bakura, and the results are After the Battle, Pillow Talk, and Finding Time.

I do still have another very large string of scenes that I inserted or rewrote in my attempt to purge my brain of the Courtship of Princess Leia and one day I will get around to making something coherent out of it all.

I've also got a large piece that I have recently been working on that revists the original trilogy from what I think is a previously unexplored perspective. which considering that I have hit it from just about every POV you can name, is saying something. I tinker with it when I hit a block on the canon-missing-moment sort of stuff. One day perhaps it, too, will see the light of day.

I hope that you enjoy reading them as much as I have enjoyed writing them.

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It is Your Destiny by ShouldIGetOutandPush reviews
A time travel fic. Luke gets a glimpse into the future that is the EU and, when given an opportunity to change it, does. AU. Rating HAS elevated.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 86 - Words: 153,924 - Reviews: 532 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 130 - Updated: 12h ago - Published: 1/13/2012 - Leia O., Han S.
Something Left Undone by GB GB GB reviews
Eight years after ROTJ, the Rebellion victory has miraculously spawned a stable galactic government, and Leia Organa is a very talented government official who is about to get a very unwelcome surprise. NEW CHAPTER 1/20/2014! I'm GRRM'ing the heck out this!
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 16 - Words: 36,185 - Reviews: 231 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 104 - Updated: 1/20 - Published: 3/28/2010 - Leia O., Han S.
Into The Future by Zolo77 reviews
What would you do if you woke up in the middle of a different life? Han Solo, young, free and alone, suddenly finds himself in the middle of a family he has not yet created. Set during The Hutt Gambit and sometime after The Crystal Star. If you read, please review.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 32 - Words: 35,249 - Reviews: 280 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 104 - Updated: 1/12 - Published: 2/16/2012 - Han S., Leia O.
If You Let Him In by Amara Z reviews
Set during ESB. Leia's thoughts when Han makes his final move aboard the Falcon.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 991 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 13 - Published: 11/23/2012 - Han S., Leia O. - Complete
The Scoundrel and the Sheets by Amara Z reviews
Constantly irritated by Leia, Han decides it's time for a little revenge. Follow up to The Princess and the Pants.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,863 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/12/2012 - Han S., Leia O. - Complete
Administrative Duties by Zolo77 reviews
One-Shot. Leia confronts Han regarding a few details she found his recent reports. Quicky-Challenge. Please read and comment.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,692 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/12/2012 - Leia O., Han S. - Complete
The Last Princess by BathshebaRocks reviews
Why is Han Solo still with the rebel force on the Ice Planet Hoth? Why didn't he take his reward and go to pay off Jabba? Perhaps his feelings for a certain princess got in the way - this short story imagines what might have happened.Now complete.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,132 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 4/1/2012 - Published: 3/17/2012 - Han S., Leia O. - Complete
The Night is Young by JaimeGirl84 reviews
Missing Moment from the novel 'Children of the Jedi'. Rated M.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,150 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/12/2012 - Han S., Leia O. - Complete
The Princess and the Pants by Amara Z reviews
Han had wanted to get into Leia's pants for years, but not quite like this.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,159 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/8/2012 - Han S., Leia O. - Complete
The Space Between by Lucy Hartley reviews
A tale of two stubborn lost souls who will come to realize all they have to gain and lose in love and war. Now rated M.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 41,685 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 2/24/2012 - Published: 12/24/2011 - Leia O., Han S.
Two Nights on Tatooine by Virgo12 reviews
The reunion between Han and Leia after the rescue from Jabba's palace. They do not return to the Alliance immediately, but spend some time on Tatooine. Rated M for later chapters.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 17,724 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 2/8/2012 - Published: 12/11/2011 - Han S., Leia O.
The Shirt by JaimeGirl84 reviews
One-shot H/L Regarding a certain item of clothing...
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,214 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/14/2012 - Han S., Leia O. - Complete
Ice Must Thaw, Else it Shatter by RhyannD reviews
What if Leia's reluctance with Han was due to her time on the Death Star? Mature themes. New CH 4. I'm dropping them where they belong in the timeline, sorry for any confusion as far as ch. #'s. Chapters stand alone.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,055 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 9/9/2011 - Published: 6/30/2011 - Leia O., Han S.
Checkmate Revisited by suezahn reviews
Han faces both his own demons and shifting events the night before the battle of Endor. This is a rewrite of the original story from 1993 so that it's in sync with the rest of the Kismet series. Enjoy.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,338 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/14/2011 - Han S., Leia O. - Complete
Shifting Impressions by ShouldIGetOutandPush reviews
A series of interactions between Han and Leia that chronicle their relationship between ANH and ESB. *COMPLETE*
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 53,067 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 8/8/2011 - Published: 10/28/2010 - Leia O., Han S. - Complete
Restoration by ShouldIGetOutandPush reviews
Everyone has their breaking point and the Alliance has been struggling for over two years with no clear end in sight. When Leia is sent with Han on a mission, will the events that transpire have her questioning everything she believes in? Pre-ESB.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 18,431 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 7/24/2011 - Published: 7/11/2011 - Leia O., Han S. - Complete
Culmination by Zyra M reviews
Filling in the missing moments from ROTJ so we find out why Han was so confused about his relationship with Leia and how it all finally comes together. Picks up after my story "Realizations"
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,594 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 7/6/2011 - Published: 6/17/2011 - Han S., Leia O. - Complete
Children of the Future by Diggs reviews
The Solo children must be hidden again for their own safety, but they get sent to the only two people who can truly protect them: Han and Leia... before they were married.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 20 - Words: 77,271 - Reviews: 231 - Favs: 145 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 3/30/2011 - Published: 12/20/2010 - Han S., Leia O. - Complete
Fortune's Fool by suezahn reviews
Han is feeling out of place and out of time as the events of RotJ overtake him. Part of my "Kismet" series. All chapters revised and updated 08/14/11 to fix typos and some other issues.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 27,665 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 1/2/2011 - Published: 1/7/2010 - Han S., Leia O. - Complete
The Winner by Force Unbroken reviews
He's fire. She's ice. Both have short fuses. Neither are willing to back down. But there are two sides to every story. Can an argument bring them understanding?
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,829 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Published: 10/24/2010 - Leia O., Han S. - Complete
Alternate Decisions by FreighterPilot reviews
AU. Mature Content. A decision Leia makes in the aftermath of the Battle of Yavin alters future events. Character driven.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 32,606 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 8/20/2010 - Published: 2/7/2010 - Han S., Leia O.
Where the Heart Is by suezahn reviews
It's not so much the end as the beginning... Part of my Kismet series. Inspired by a passage from "Into the Fire."
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,683 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/19/2010 - Han S., Leia O. - Complete
When Walls Tumble Down by Srellet reviews
A few days after ANH. Han assesses his opinion of the loud-mouth demanding princess he rescued from the Death Star when circumstances give him no other choice.
Star Wars - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,423 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/18/2010 - Han S., Leia O. - Complete
Into the Fire by suezahn reviews
Whether things are getting better or worse after the disaster on Hoth really depends on one's point of view. A trip-to-Bespin story and part of my "Kismet" series. Please R&R. Finalized Dec 2009.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 87,390 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 121 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 12/24/2009 - Published: 12/3/2008 - Leia O., Han S. - Complete
Your Contribution To The War Effort by Limelight reviews
Han isn't by-the-book. Han/Leia
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,123 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/23/2009 - Han S., Leia O. - Complete
Between the Lines Revisited by suezahn reviews
The fallout from Han & Leia's mission to Ord Mantell plays out on Hoth. Part of my "Kismet" series. Because this was written 6 years before "Mergers," it needed to be modified for consistency within my extended storyline. Please R&R.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 19,528 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/17/2008 - Han S., Leia O. - Complete
Mergers & Acquisitions by suezahn reviews
What happens on Ord Mantell STAYS on Ord Mantell. Part of my "Kismet" series. STAR aWARdS Best Long Story 2000. Please R&R.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 42,886 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/1/2006 - Leia O., Han S. - Complete
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Feast or Famine? reviews
A short story set near the end of the flight to Bespin. The food's running out and the Falcon's crew is coping as best they can. An sidetrack from Three Long Weeks that grew into its own story.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 6,087 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 2/27/2013 - Published: 11/2/2012 - Han S., Leia O.
Coming Home reviews
A one shot story previously published on the HanLeiaFanFicWriters blog, inspired by Chris Trevas's amazing Han and Leia artwork entitled "His Vision Returns".
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,493 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/3/2013 - Han S., Leia O. - Complete
No Whining Allowed reviews
A humorous re-do of the original trilogy featuring all the usual suspects. A mother-daughter fan fiction collaboration in which Luke is not rescued on Hoth but suffers life-altering injuries instead... and the SW galaxy becomes a Whine-Free Zone. Rated K for a few mild expletives and excessive use of alliteration.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,292 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Published: 7/19/2012 - Leia O., Luke S. - Complete
Finding Time reviews
A missing moment from The Truce at Bakura. Will Han and Leia finally find some time alone? Really and truly complete, at last, I promise! Rated M for a reason.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 11,899 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 3/30/2012 - Published: 3/18/2012 - Han S., Leia O. - Complete
Pillow Talk reviews
A mushy H/L one shot for Valentine's Day. Chewie plays Cupid on the way to Bakura. Response to Valentine's and Missing Moment challenges at hanleiafanficwriters blog. Reviews make me happy!
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,245 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 11 - Published: 2/14/2012 - Han S., Leia O. - Complete
After the Battle reviews
My take on what happened just after the Battle of Endor... and what didn't happen. H/L with some angst from Luke.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,318 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 2/7/2012 - Published: 1/22/2012 - Han S., Leia O.
Crossed Wires reviews
This is a missing moment story from the trip to Bespin, that didn't really fit in my larger story about this time period. H/L. Complete
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,115 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/25/2012 - Published: 9/24/2011 - Han S., Leia O. - Complete
A Quickie reviews
Response to "Quickie" challenge on hanleiafanficwriters blog. Sorry, I'm not inventive enough to think up a better name. Rated M for a reason.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,140 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/22/2012 - Han S., Leia O.
Family Ties reviews
A one shot that takes place on the way to Bespin. A casual conversation sparks a change of heart for Leia. Tidied up a few annoying typos Feb 2013.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,918 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 12 - Published: 11/23/2011 - Han S., Leia O. - Complete
Three Long Weeks reviews
My take on everyone's favorite missing moment, the trip to Bespin. Early chapters are T for language because Han needs his mouth washed out with soap. Things will heat up somewhat in later chapters so we'll see where it goes.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 24,222 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 9/26/2011 - Published: 3/2/2011 - Han S., Leia O.
Alone at Last reviews
One shot, post ROTJ. Another bit of fluff I found in the archives. Han and Leia's plans to be alone together conflict with someone else's plans. Sort of a follow up to Reconcilable Differences.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,859 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/14/2011 - Leia O., Han S. - Complete
Reconcilable Differences reviews
One shot. Fluffy-ish. Post ROTJ. Han and Leia bicker over her role, and his, in a mission.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,317 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Published: 4/27/2011 - Han S., Leia O. - Complete
In the Arms of a Stranger reviews
One shot. While the rest of the base celebrates the victory at Yavin, the enormity of her personal loss finally hits Leia Organa. Fleeing her friends and colleagues, she finds comfort in an unexpected place.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,650 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/4/2011 - Leia O., Han S. - Complete
Domestic Relations reviews
Just a bit of fluff I came up with one day, about how the ups and downs of Han and Leia's relationship might affect those around them. One shot.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,071 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/3/2011 - Leia O., Han S. - Complete