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Author has written 65 stories for Justice League, Star Wars, StarTrek: The Next Generation, StarTrek: Voyager, StarTrek: Enterprise, StarTrek: Other, StarTrek: Deep Space Nine, and StarTrek: The Original Series.
I'm outlining Chapter 3 of Justice League Aspirations: DCAU Series Part 25. I've also started outlining Star Trek Special Investigations Division: Expansion and began work on writing Star Trek Special Investigations: Revelations and am currently on Chapter 1. Work has bene completed for the Vignettes featuring Ro Laren update outline entitled "Freedom". Work on the actual manuscript will follow completion of the SID Revelations which in turn will bow before JL Aspirations when the outline has bene completed. And if anyone is worried their favorite series will not be updated within the year, I have PLENTY of time on my hands post-surgery so the work is progressing nicely. I only lost 2 weeks after the actual procedure and have been at it ever since.
And in further news, my beta is retiring after the DCAU series ends. Maybe sooner. So I'll be actively seeking a replacement afterwards, whether sooner or later. I have two potential candidates in mind already but I want to expand my candidate pool to at least four. If you enjoy the series and are interested in helping it go further into the Justice League Beyond era, please PM me. And be well advised that it may take three years to get to that series' beginning. I still have eight installments of the current Justice League DCAU series to finish before we enter the Justice League Beyond years. The basic chronology is that the original series takes us from the end of Justice League Unlimited to the near-apocalypse of 2009. The Beyond stories will resume in 2010 and progress ten years towards Batman Beyond. By which time Bruce will have hung up the cowl and the JLU will have rotated most of its membership to include Static among others.
Work began on the Justice League Aspirations: DCAUA Series Part 25 outline today.
Justice League Downfall has bene completed through Chapter 20. The final chapter of this particular story but not the series. I still have 8 more stories to go to finish the series run. And considering it's taken me 8 years to write Parts 1-24 we still have a few years ahead of us.
Justice League Downfall Chapter 17 is completed and work has begun on Chapter 18.
Do you realize I started this Justice League journey 8 years ago? That's quite a stretch. People occasionally ask me why I still write on FanFiction. The answer is pretty simple actually. I can do whatever I want. I don't answer to an editorial staff who occasionally shove their heads up their own asses and extol their brilliance regarding character development and propelling a plot forward. That and I was ingloriously dismissed from Trek.fm because they were "headed in a new direction". And my royalties from the Valiant Comics properties have bottomed out.
So now when I write it's for pleasure first and economic concerns second.
I completed a 20 chapter Justice outline a few months ago. I've submitted 16 chapters to my beta reader, ShiyaHawk, and am currently working writing the complete Chapter 17. So the Justice League DCAU Series fans have good news. And they have bad news. I won't be publishing that story until I have enough chapters returned to me that I can seamlessly post a chapter a week for 20 weeks. I have no ETA on when that process shall begin.
Special Investigation Division readers should be advised I have a completed outline for the next story in that series as well. Since I post completed stories all at once you can look forward to a new installment before year's end.
Vignettes featuring Ro Laren readers should know I'm wrapping up a new chapter for that collection of shorts as well. I expect to post the 21st story/"chapter" before year's end as well.
I thank you for your continued patience and patronage!
I've been writing fan fiction since 1999. I've been writing professionally since 2013. As such I've published a novella available in print and eBook formats as well as having been published over 40 times in the Kindle Worlds program. I've found some notoriety in The Lizzy Gardner Files world as well as the Valiant Comics worlds of Unity, Harbinger, and Bloodshot. I also have plans to expand into the Abnorm Chronicles, Wayward Pines, Legacy Fleet, Muirwood, Perseid Collapse, Sand, JET, Body Movers, Miss Fortune,and Silo Saga worlds. If you're interested in more info concerning it, please PM me and I'll provide the necessary details. The easiest place to buy them is Amazon.com's Kindle Worlds section. So far, I'm the most prolific author in each world I'm published in.
I took my degree in History 18 years ago. I have been disabled since 2001. The upside is that I have more time to read, write, and study.
My disability, as it effects my writing, is a mental illness. I have Schizoaffective Disorder. This can work to my advantage and give me a flurry of ideas or I can be mentally and emotionally crippled and not update for months. I'm sorry if this causes any ire but it can't be helped. I'm on a handful of medications that could stun a bull rhino. At times I'm just lucky to be conscious much less writing anything. I'm on a quest to prove the mentally ill can still fit in with the rest of society. There, you've been warned.
As for what I write, I stray into the adventure/romance categories the most. Political intrigue, science fiction, action, and humor also litter my stories. My humor tends to be satirical, sarcastic, and dry. As to why, it just is. I can't explain it. If you enjoy it you won't want me to. As to adventure, I've always dreamt of farflung adventures across the horizon and now I get to actualize them. As for romance, I've been accused of being a romantic and I've also been accused of the opposite. I don't know if my scribblings are romantic or not but my readership claims they are so I boast it. All I know is that I write relationships the way that they can be, good and bad. Apparently I lean more towards the good since that's my hope for people and myself.
My passion for books and comics primarily extends to works by Mike Shepherd, Jack Higgins, Chris Claremont, John Byrne, George Perez, Marv Wolfman, Paul Levitz, J.M. DeMatteis, Joss Whedon, David Weber, Peter David, Elizabeth Moon, S.D. Perry, Britta Dennison, David Mack, Dayton Ward, Timothy Zahn, Terry Pratchett, J.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, John Vornholt, William Shatner (Yes, I know other people do the actual writing but his plots are surprisingly good), Lois McMaster Bujold, Neil Gaiman, and Margaret Wander Bonano.
These people have, and continue to, inspired me throughout the years. Much of my writing style has been influenced by them, particularly Jack Higgins, Mike Shepherd, David Weber, Peter David, Chris Claremont, and John Byrne. Everyone else is mixed in there as well but those are the primary culprits.
My favorite historians include: Robert K. Massie, Robert Service, James L. Stokesbury, and Orlando Figes. It's mostly Russian history. So I'm biased. So what?
My stories range from Star Trek, original scifi, Star Wars, and Justice League Unlimited, to whatver I come up with next. I have no training in writing fiction, having never taken a single class in creative writing. I've been trained to write history papers. So if my material seems dry, now you know the why of it.
Feedback is always appreciated. I'd like to know what I'm doing right or wrong so that I can either repeat the good stuff or change whatever didn't work in the future.
And now for the usual, obligatory stuff: I do not own the various properties that I work with or the universes they contain. If I did I would be able to afford the lawsuits that this denial seeks to avoid. When original characters do appear, they are my intellectual property so far as which the claim does not interfere with Lucasfilm, Warner Bros Animation, DC Comics, Time Warner, or CBS/Paramount's claim to the governing realm of imagination.
Thanks for reading my material. You took a risk on being disappointed and I hope you weren't.
If you've made it this far you're ready for the last bit of news: I am an evangelical Christian.
Some of you may find that surprising given some of the choices that my characters make or the situations they find themselves in but that's okay. I use my stpries as a reflection of reality, in so much as fantasy can be, and do not slap people in the face with my own beliefs or thought processes.
I'll run counter to my self proclaimation for this one single pitch: I believe one is saved by the grace of God by the shed blood and death of His Son, Jesus Christ; metaphorically and literally. This grace is received through faith in the redemptive power of God and of His literal resurrection from the grave.
This applies to anyone that has faith. There's no requirements, no catch-22's, just faith.
That's it. Call me a hypocrite for including my statement of faith but my own conscience demanded that I do so. Take that for what you will.
I Asked God
I asked God to take away my bad habit.
God said, "No.
It is not for me to take away,
but for you to give it up."
I asked God to make my handicapped cousin whole.
God said, "No.
His spirit is whole;
his body is only temporary."
I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, "No.
Patience is a byproduct of tribulations.
It isn't granted;
it is learned."
I asked God to give me happiness.
God said, "No.
I give you blessings.
Happiness is up to you."
I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, "No.
Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares
and brings you closer to me."
I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said, "No.
You must grow on your own,
but I will prune you to make you fruitful."
I asked God for all things
so that I might enjoy life.
God said, "No.
I will give you life
so you may enjoy all things."
I asked God to help me love others
as much as He loves me.
God said, "Ahh, finally, you have the idea.