Author has written 44 stories for Harry Potter.
I am a middle-aged, British, female geek with a penchant for fantasy and science fiction as well as a cauldron-stirring witch from Devon (UK).
I attended Cauntersfield Academy of Witchcraft for OWLs and NEWTs (Head Girl 1977), then studied under Sinistra and Vector at Hogwarts for two years before studying Mineralogical Magical Theory at the Scottish Institute of Magic. I have also studied at Miskatonic University.
Consultant in Lithiculture to Pagan's Wish seed company, (Otterley, Devon).
I write, tinker with computers and electronics, and collect minerals (the avatar image is a drawing of a Harmotome crystal collected in Scotland)
I write a few tales for my own pleasure, but I have neither the patience nor the focus to complete a longer story - so most of my completed scribblings are short stories.
Cross-Unders: These are stories that include aspects of other fictions without being actual cross-overs - usually where some (real) piece of fiction causes characters to emulate something from the referenced fiction: an example would be God-Emperor of Little Whinging is where Harry's reading of Frank Herbert's Dune series causes him to become a fictional Arakeen Sandworm hybrid.
On the subject of copyright protection: Read the short story The Reconstruction of Mingus by Phil Manchester; it is set in a world where copyright is enforced so vigorously that everyday speech is reduced to 'authorised phrases', and all creativity is gone from the world.
This is not to say that copyright protection is wrong, only that over-vigorous enforcement IS.
For the record, I make no money writing and make no claim to ownership of anything I write that is based on other works.
Everything is derivative, and fan fiction doubly so. I have read so much original fiction as well as fan fiction, that I cannot guarantee that anything I put in a tale is original - even the cliches are based on pre-existing cliches.
I don't have a beta reader but I do have both a spell-checker and a dictionary (and I use both).
Reviews: Reviews are always welcome, constructive criticism is welcome, smiles and pleasant wishes are most welcome.
Latest News -
The only thing that I haven't been able to recover is the working copy of the final part of tlhIngan maH! - so I am going to have to rebuild that chapter (it must be about the 10th or 11th time). It should be finished this time, Kayless willing.
In the meanwhile, I have found a few more fragments lurking in dusty corners of my backup discs that I may be able to clean up for the Hidden Tales or the Unfinished Journeys files.
Real life has been uber hectic of late and rather fraught with uncertainty. As a result, very little writing has been happening.
I will be studying hard, soon, and spending a ridiculous amount of time looking for a new job, but I have no doubt that the ideas will start to flow again.
Llamas - if anyone has a way of getting llama-stains out of the wallpaper, I would be most grateful.
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