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Joined 01-15-10, id: 2218345, Profile Updated: 08-26-11
Author has written 3 stories for Twilight.

Hello! Thanks for reading Life As I Know It. Below are a few links that are linked to Life As I Know It. They are info on real places, inspiration for things, etc. I'll try to remember to update it each chapter!

Enjoy!

ps: follow me on Twitter! @ginger1983_ff or on gchat at ginger1983ff let me know you saw me on FFN!! :)

My one shot Anything But Mine won Judge's Choice in the Hot Summer Nights contest! Thanks to everyone who voted! The one shot that I submitted for the contest was actually the middle of a monster one shot I was writing for fun when I heard about the contest. The contest version can be seen already on my profile, but since I am moving this weekend (Aug 27), I won't have internet access. Put me on author alert if you want to know when the FULL version will be posted. (It will actually appear as ch 2 of Anything But Mine.

My other one shot The Adventures of Jamie and Jacki has been nominated in the Emerging Swan Awards for Best Original Character (Jamie & Jacki). Voting opens soon! Please vote!


Banner for nomination at The Emerging Swan Awards:

Life As I Know It was featured as an Under The Radar fic at TheTwilightAwards 2/28/11

This beautiful banner was made for Anything But Mine before I decided to enter it in the contest by MariainNYC. Thanks, girl! It's amazing!


Inspiration for Rosalie's apartment in Ch2: http://www.windsorcommunities.com/apartments/san-francisco/baystreet/floor-plans/2b-los-angeles

Here's a look at Rosalie's sexy ass car!! WOOT! WOOT! http://autopartsnews.blogspot.com/2007/04/new-convertible-version-of-chrysler.html

Alice's art school in Chicago: http://www.iadtchicago.edu/student_life.asp

Carlisle's hospital: http://www.childrensmemorial.org/?src=tab

Info on the Cubs/White Sox Rivalry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Sox_%E2%80%93_Cubs_rivalry

Quil's school: http://www.cerritos.edu/

Bella's new 'do (first pic at top of page): http://www.beautifulhairstyles.com/highlights/

Santa Monica Place Mall: http://santamonicaplace.com

Information on Gender Dysphoria (I am more than willing to talk to anyone who has questions. I can't offer definitive answers, just my own experience):http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-gender-dysphoria.htm

PFLAG: http://community.pflag.org/Page.aspx?pid=194&srcid=-2

Edward's sweet car!: http://www.quaiswaseeq.com/top-5-muscle-cars-of-all-times/1969-shelby-mustang-gt500-eleanor/

Millennium Garage in Chicago: http://www.millenniumgarages.com/

Grant Park in Chicago: http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/parks.detail/object_id/83aa6305-adbe-4d8a-b333-004449057ea9.cfm


If you were reading My Best Friend's Wedding,i'm sure you noticed that it's gone. I got completely stumped, and couldn't get around it. If/when I ever finish it, it will be posted here.


My one shot - The Adventures of Jamie and Jacki has been nominated for an Emerging Swan Award for Best Original Character! Go vote!!

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The Diva Diaries by KiyaRaven reviews
*TAKEN DOWN. MANY APOLOGIES.* Dear Diary, When he left, I became numb. Safe in a bubble of denial and bitterness. Now, he's back, and I've agreed to be his co-star in a new Broadway play. Obviously, if there were a Nation of Stupid People, I would be their Queen. A/H
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 26,477 - Reviews: 12845 - Favs: 5,979 - Follows: 5,364 - Updated: 2/19 - Published: 2/28/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Till You Love Me by Edwardforever2 reviews
Edward Cullen is a successful and wealthy attorney who wants for nothing, that is until he sets out to win the friendship and love of inmate Bella Swan who coming from humble beginnings, sees the world through very different eyes. While he embarks on this mission to get into her head and heart, he doesn't realize that he in fact is the one being transformed from the inside out
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 81 - Words: 129,315 - Reviews: 1972 - Favs: 932 - Follows: 1,018 - Updated: 8/2/2014 - Published: 1/19/2013 - Edward, Bella - Complete
A Few More F Words by anhanninen reviews
Fatherhood sequel. Five year old Sofia is starting school and Edward can't help but feel his baby is growing up too fast. While he and Bella try to juggle a hyper little girl, careers, and their relationship, they find out their lives are about to change drastically once more. All Human.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 17 - Words: 65,594 - Reviews: 2384 - Favs: 2,727 - Follows: 3,292 - Updated: 1/31/2014 - Published: 11/3/2012 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Fatherhood, Formula, and Other F Words by anhanninen reviews
When man-whore, foul-mouthed Edward's life takes an unexpected turn, he's left with a baby to raise. With the help of a friendly neighbor, he learns sometimes the unexpected could be the best thing that's ever happened. All Human
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 38 - Words: 142,732 - Reviews: 6241 - Favs: 5,849 - Follows: 4,725 - Updated: 12/1/2013 - Published: 11/3/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete
A New Beginning by numtwelve reviews
Bella has recently lost her husband of 10 years to a tragic accident. Follow her through the pain of loss and in trying to build a new life for her and her three children. Edward comes back into her life after losing each other in high school...will they be able to build a friendship (or anything else) when Bella is so hurt? Warning: mentions of drugs and adult situations/NC17
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 31 - Words: 59,994 - Reviews: 340 - Favs: 198 - Follows: 280 - Updated: 9/20/2013 - Published: 1/22/2013 - Bella, Edward - Complete
The Kiss That Changed Everything by wandb reviews
I needed someone to put me out of my misery. I cursed Alice for not saving me. I cursed myself as I asked the question I dreaded most. I had to know because I never did anything like this. It was so completely out of character. "Did I do anything stupid?" E/B. Rated M.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,641 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 59 - Published: 9/9/2013 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Penalty Shot by Edward's Eternal reviews
Recently divorced, Bella struggles to find a new life for her and her son Jake. Enter Edward and his son, Emmett. Used to being alone, finding Bella is an unexpected surprise for Edward. Blending their lives together sometimes requires an extra shot on goal to even things up. A simple, heartwarming story of two single parents finding love again, healing and building a new family.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 93,019 - Reviews: 8613 - Favs: 3,195 - Follows: 2,932 - Updated: 8/28/2013 - Published: 4/14/2013 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Family Services by WeeKittyAndTAT reviews
Teen mother Isabella finds herself in a precarious situation. The person, who has given her and her baby a home, has passed away. The landlord wants her out at all costs. Insert DSHS worker Edward Cullen. What happens when he steps over the line of his job? What happens when Isabella is more to him than he expected? A/H, M
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 44,486 - Reviews: 589 - Favs: 581 - Follows: 659 - Updated: 7/19/2013 - Published: 3/18/2013 - Complete
Everyone Has A Story by jess2002 reviews
Everyone does have a story, but who is to judge who has it worst? What if two people have had a bumpy past and they have walls built so high they don't know they are crumbling. Without realizing it they want the same thing. Is it worth it to write the ending together?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 27 - Words: 45,775 - Reviews: 781 - Favs: 281 - Follows: 368 - Updated: 6/22/2013 - Published: 4/1/2013 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Words with Friends by Nolebucgrl reviews
Bella Swan has a major crush on a major star, Edward Cullen. They have an obsession with the same game. Can they connect through Words with Friends and become more than that? Rated M.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 62 - Words: 353,055 - Reviews: 19296 - Favs: 8,403 - Follows: 6,610 - Updated: 4/20/2013 - Published: 4/16/2011 - Bella, Edward - Complete
The Presidential Treatment by smmiskimen reviews
President Edward Cullen decides to pass a bill that will change life as Bella Swan knows it. A misplaced Jimmy Choo and a stupid publicity stunt will change the lives of Edward and Bella. Are either of them ready?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 51 - Words: 148,756 - Reviews: 3453 - Favs: 2,127 - Follows: 1,776 - Updated: 3/23/2013 - Published: 1/24/2012 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Caged by Savage7289 reviews
This is not made for TV. This is the raw, brutal underground of no-holds-barred combat. Inside the cage there is nothing but me and the pain I inflict on those who dare enter. In the cage, I never had to worry about anyone but myself. When she started standing outside of it, everything changed. I was no longer fighting for the money or the glory – I had to fight for her.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 34 - Words: 252,923 - Reviews: 11359 - Favs: 5,856 - Follows: 4,705 - Updated: 3/15/2013 - Published: 7/13/2012 - Edward, Bella - Complete
The Breakers by les16 reviews
After spending 7 years in prison, Edward gets a new start in the fishing village of Corea, Maine. Can a little girl and her mom, Bella, see beyond his past and can they all find love again...or will the ocean swallow them whole?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 33 - Words: 324,923 - Reviews: 7428 - Favs: 4,326 - Follows: 2,908 - Updated: 1/1/2013 - Published: 6/19/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Unrequited by Perry Maxwell reviews
AH, BPOV: Edward left Bella almost a year ago, upending her whole world. What happens when Bella receives a phone call that just might shatter it? "Wait, Alice…Edward is dying?" I choked out.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 23 - Words: 106,836 - Reviews: 4425 - Favs: 2,956 - Follows: 2,866 - Updated: 12/23/2012 - Published: 10/8/2011 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Bun In The Oven by MissWinkles reviews
When a one-night stand that should have stayed that way has unexpected consequences, Edward and Bella have to find a way to make it work, for better or worse. AH/OCC. Rated M for so many reasons.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 60,571 - Reviews: 613 - Favs: 836 - Follows: 1,413 - Updated: 12/13/2012 - Published: 8/7/2011 - Bella, Edward
Refunded, Darling by Iambeck reviews
One girl's selfless deed to be a surrogate is voided by tragedy, and unfortunately, there are no refunds on this kind of thing. Now, eternally bound to a stranger in a 'divine act of God', ethics be damned... AH.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 53,776 - Reviews: 392 - Favs: 412 - Follows: 783 - Updated: 8/31/2012 - Published: 10/27/2010 - Bella, Edward
Forget Me Not by SydneyAlice reviews
With the help of his nurse, a man tries to put the pieces of his life back together. Will he be happy once the puzzle pieces fit, or will he wish his memories had remained a mystery?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 44 - Words: 66,800 - Reviews: 8941 - Favs: 2,772 - Follows: 1,556 - Updated: 8/18/2012 - Published: 7/2/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Animate Me by abstract way reviews
Professional animator Edward worships cartoon exec Bella from afar by day and draws her in his comic book late at night. When this Daffy Duck-loving geek comes face to face with his dream girl, will his fantasy world come to life? ...Note:The primary story of Animate Me was pulled and published. Thanks for 2 great years on fan fic.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,251 - Reviews: 11451 - Favs: 4,501 - Follows: 3,704 - Updated: 7/13/2012 - Published: 5/14/2011 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Little Fish, Big Fish by Michelle M. Marie reviews
Collab between Paige Parkker BPOV & Michelle M Marie EPOV.A/H OOC Follows the life of Bella and Edward as they meet in high school, eventually parting painfully, only to reunite as adults – in very different circumstances.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 237,245 - Reviews: 1070 - Favs: 834 - Follows: 712 - Updated: 7/5/2012 - Published: 10/28/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
I Never: Edward & Bella by SqueakyZorro reviews
Bella and Edward start college with a lot to learn - and that doesn't even include their classes. All the twists and turns that lead two people to each other. AH; oneshot expanded. M for underage drinking, drug reference, and later citrus.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 23,169 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 214 - Updated: 5/11/2012 - Published: 4/7/2011 - Bella, Edward
Losing Game by Mrs.Robward reviews
Sometimes even winners lose. The story of a winner boy and a loser girl. When the game is over, who will walk away defeated?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 30,546 - Reviews: 457 - Favs: 264 - Follows: 343 - Updated: 3/30/2012 - Published: 4/12/2011 - Edward, Bella
Do The Right Thing by LyricalKris reviews
When a bust goes wrong, FBI Agent Edward Cullen is faced with a terrible choice. No one knows of his secret affair with comatose victim Bella Swan, nor that the child she carries is his. How can he do the right thing when he doesn't know what that is?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 132,340 - Reviews: 3441 - Favs: 2,545 - Follows: 1,594 - Updated: 3/29/2012 - Published: 10/16/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete
And Everything Twice by StarKai88 reviews
INDEFINITE HIATUS. Bella is a young, quirky, single mother to twins who occasionally has a propensity to act like a child herself. As a 3rd grade teacher, Edward works well with children. "Do you normally make a habit of hanging upside-down on the monkey bars, Miss Swan?"
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 16 - Words: 88,498 - Reviews: 931 - Favs: 889 - Follows: 1,168 - Updated: 3/3/2012 - Published: 6/26/2011 - Bella, Edward
Dear Mr Masen by jendonna reviews
"Error 434: Reprimanding an executive." Life changing or just stupid? Dear Mr. Masen: A story of unauthorized Internet usage, culinary delights and the goings-on at Cullen, Inc. AH, ExB.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 127,500 - Reviews: 12851 - Favs: 7,621 - Follows: 6,160 - Updated: 2/14/2012 - Published: 11/17/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Fickle Beings by Blueking141 reviews
Edward and Bella, once high school friends, are reunited after many years and quickly learn there is more to their friendship than they thought. But how will Edward cope when he finds out about Bella's 14 year old son with huge problems of his own?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 51,010 - Reviews: 201 - Favs: 208 - Follows: 309 - Updated: 11/23/2011 - Published: 8/23/2011 - Bella, Edward
Unexpected Circumstances by Savage7289 reviews
When a knight from another kingdom wins his choice of bride, he claims the handmaid instead of the princess. Isabella finds herself married and tossed into the middle of political schemes. What happens when she can't give him the one thing he must have?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 245,857 - Reviews: 25043 - Favs: 12,081 - Follows: 8,209 - Updated: 11/11/2011 - Published: 11/22/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Unintended by knicnort3 reviews
Edward didn't care about anything or anyone, but a cruel scam on the pastor's daughter sends his world upside down.A meaningless night to him results in a teen pregnancy followed by a marriage that neither of them wants. *AH* EPOV* Sum Inside
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 131,786 - Reviews: 2097 - Favs: 1,532 - Follows: 917 - Updated: 10/24/2011 - Published: 9/17/2011 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Lies of the Soul by knicnort3 reviews
Edward and Ben grew up together, closer than best friends. They relied on each other for everything and told every secret -or did they? After a devastating secret tears them apart, years later Edward meets Bella and feels a connection to her that he only felt with one other person. What is Bella's link to Ben, and how will Edward react when he finds out? AH, AU, B/E
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 27 - Words: 120,235 - Reviews: 1221 - Favs: 1,393 - Follows: 520 - Updated: 10/22/2011 - Published: 4/21/2011 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Confidential by wandb reviews
Living amongst the rolling vineyards and lush landscape has been Bella's dream. So why is she so plagued when a certain mystery man-about-town eludes her? Rated M. B/E. AH.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 115,924 - Reviews: 2636 - Favs: 1,008 - Follows: 679 - Updated: 9/28/2011 - Published: 3/29/2011 - Bella, Edward - Complete
She Will Be Loved by knicnort3 reviews
Bella always loved Edward since she was a little girl; the only problem was that he was her half sister's boyfriend. Events in her teen years send Bella down a spiral of depression and self destruction until adulthood. Sum inside! AH
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 17 - Words: 109,797 - Reviews: 800 - Favs: 901 - Follows: 433 - Updated: 9/10/2011 - Published: 8/12/2011 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Brick by Boring Brick by sarahalliwell reviews
Sequel to 'We Are Broken' - A series of one-shots showing Annabelle's life as she grows up. Any kind of situation may occur! Rating T for later - meaning her teenage years.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 10 - Words: 55,545 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 8/13/2011 - Published: 10/26/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Moon Scars by knicnort3 reviews
Edward was trouble, Bella was willing to risk everything to be with him, but a teen pregnancy exposes their secret affair shocking everyone. Just when they seem to work everything out, tragedy rips them apart and takes away all their chances at a life together...or does it? - A story of Love, Loss, and Love Again. Destiny always finds a way, and yes an HEA! *AH/AU
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 175,662 - Reviews: 950 - Favs: 1,028 - Follows: 339 - Updated: 6/16/2011 - Published: 11/5/2010 - Edward, Bella - Complete
A Universal Obligation by Mcgt & Katiecav by Strictly Charlie reviews
Death is often seen as the end of your life's journey. What if for Charlie and Bella it was merely the beginning. An entry for the Strictly Charlie contest. AH
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,341 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/10/2011 - Charlie S., Bella - Complete
I Never: Original OS by SqueakyZorro reviews
Bella and Edward have an immediate spark - and convince themselves it's anger. What happens when they get a new perspective on each other during a game of I Never? Original oneshot entry for The Cherry Exchange contest, NOW EXPANDED-see link on profile.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 15,350 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 151 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 4/7/2011 - Published: 11/12/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
What Happens Now by wandb reviews
Rewrite! Two best friends. One big city. What happens when they unlock a passion they never knew existed? Can they survive going back to reality or will their desires change their destiny? BxE All human. Rated M for language and lemons.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 97,002 - Reviews: 1804 - Favs: 824 - Follows: 423 - Updated: 3/18/2011 - Published: 1/24/2011 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Stranger Than Fiction by MasenVixen reviews
Six years after Edward left, Bella's written a bestselling book about a girl and the vampire who loves her. Edward returns to her, hell-bent on recapturing the happily ever after that he destroyed. AU. Rated M for lemons.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 28 - Words: 140,407 - Reviews: 8800 - Favs: 7,317 - Follows: 4,851 - Updated: 1/23/2011 - Published: 1/2/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Surviving the Rain by wandb reviews
Extreme circumstances force Bella and Edward into an intense relationship amidst devastation, but will their foundation be enough to survive reality? AH. B/E. Rated M.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 122,558 - Reviews: 2417 - Favs: 815 - Follows: 521 - Updated: 1/12/2011 - Published: 7/11/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Sandalwood and Juniper by Mrs.Robward reviews
**ON HAITUS** For Bella and Rosie Swan, two sisters that come from a family of witches, falling in love may be the trickiest spell of them all. A magical blend of Twilight and Practical Magic. AH, Canon Couples
Crossover - Twilight & Practical Magic - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 4 - Words: 13,356 - Reviews: 138 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 111 - Updated: 12/21/2010 - Published: 11/5/2010
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Life As I Know It reviews
*PREVIOUSLY TITLED "BOILER UP"* Trying to escape gossip & small-town hell, Bella moves to Santa Monica. A family tragedy brings her home just as she is finding herself. Will meeting Edward help or hurt Bella? Will he want her after he knows the truth?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 18 - Words: 101,508 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 104 - Updated: 3/6/2012 - Published: 8/18/2010 - Bella, Edward
Anything But Mine reviews
WINNER - Judge's Choice in the Hot Summer Nights contest! Bella is a S. Carolina native. Edward is on vacation for 2 weeks. Will their love last, or is it just a summer fling? Slightly OOC
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 30,782 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 11/30/2011 - Published: 8/26/2011 - Bella, Edward - Complete
The Adventures of Jamie & Jacki reviews
Two friends are on a mission to see Jackson Rathbone & his band 100 Monkeys. What hurdles lie in the way? Will they succeed? Adventures come from unlikely places with these two. A funny tale, rated T for some swearing & mentions of underwear.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,139 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/14/2011 - Jasper - Complete
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