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Joined 02-24-10, id: 2268155, Profile Updated: 09-23-15
Author has written 6 stories for Pride and Prejudice.

You can find me at: RandomBitsofFascination(dot)com. I love comments and questions there.

My posting ID: It come from an old poem that starts: Monday's child is fair of face, Tuesday's child is full of grace...

Some about me: I don't easily fit into any category in particular. I'm old enough to have three teen-aged boys but have been mistaken for my eldest's's girlfriend. He didn't like that too much.

As an udergrad I majored in a little of everything and graduated--in four years--with a quadruple major. Yeah, really. The I proceeded to take on grad work in totally different areas. After my PhD, I spent 16 years as a college professor in education and counseling. Currently I am writing full time, doing what I've always wanted to do. Go figure.

My other artsy pursuits include photography, cooking, and scrap booking.

I earned my first black belt in tae kwon do with my kids seven years ago and a second black belt in Tai Chi, including the Chinese Fighting Fan a couple of years after that.

My stories: I've been writing since I was 10. By the time I graduated HS I'd written several individual novels and a trilogy for my friends. Sci fi/fantasy were and are my favorite genres. Those efforts are in a box in the closet and will likely stay there.

JAFF: Given Good Principles, now published in paperback and on Amazon, Nook and Kobo in a four part series Darcy's Decision, The Future Mrs. Darcy, All the Appearance of Goodness, and new part into included in the original, Twelfth Night at Longbourn. The series has been heavily edited and is substantially different from the original Given Good Principles

If Only I had Learnt

It Only Stand to Reason published in paperback and on Amazon, Nook and Kobo under the title Remember the Past

Wholly Unconnected to Me published in paperback and on Amazon, Nook and Kobo under the title Mistaking Her Character

Mrs. Drummond's School for Girls

Short Stories:

Four days in April

Last Dance

Sweet Ginger

Not Romantic

A Spot of Sweet Tea (collection of these four short stories)

Non-JAFF on Fiction Press: Currently I've got three stories up. Storm Watch, Storm Season and Eye of the Storm are a sci fi trilogy, the third part is nearly finished posting. My main character, Ari, is at the most basic level, a survivor. But survival has its costs. These are stories of the journey of turning survival into something more like victory.

I welcome comments and reviews!

Please visit my storefront on gumroad dot com forwardslash mariagrace or on Amazon. I"m writing full time now and the book sales all me to continue posting here for free.

Distortion by zamuil reviews
Dakota is the Ghost-type Gym leader of his region, and is determined to exact his revenge on the infamous Team Raid for what they have taken from him. As he begins his investigation, he uncovers a plot which he never could have imagined. This journey will test his limits as a trainer, strategist and even as a human being.
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 16,884 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 8/2/2015 - Published: 7/15/2015
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Mrs Drummond's School for Girls reviews
Mr. Darcy sends Lydia to school in the hopes of improving her character, but on the way to improvement, she might just find love. Sequel to: Wholly Unconnected to Me
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 39 - Words: 100,220 - Reviews: 404 - Favs: 300 - Follows: 232 - Updated: 1/28/2016 - Published: 3/23/2015 - Complete
Wholly Unconnected to Me reviews
Dr. Bennet, Lady Catherine's personal physician, has brought his family to live in the shadow of Rosings park to benefit from the attentions of his patroness. Headstrong Elizabeth seems to thwart the great lady at every turn, but for the sake of Anne, Elizabeth is forgiven–until she refuses to turn her back on Mr. Darcy.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 106,425 - Reviews: 905 - Favs: 1,440 - Follows: 851 - Updated: 9/18/2014 - Published: 2/24/2014 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
A Locket and a Promise reviews
Her uncle promised to introduce her to new society, but his sudden death leaves Charlotte without hope. But still, Uncle Gates always fulfilled his promises. One shot.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,235 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 18 - Published: 12/26/2013 - Charlotte - Complete
It Only Stands to Reason reviews
Since her father, Admiral Thomas Bennet's retirement from the the Navy, Elizabeth has learned she cannot trust the men of the Ton. Can she trust Fitzwilliam Darcy to protect her from the wilds of Derbyshire ?
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 99,083 - Reviews: 931 - Favs: 1,349 - Follows: 875 - Updated: 10/10/2013 - Published: 11/22/2012 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
If only I had Learnt reviews
"If only I had learnt to be a lady," Elizabeth whispered, "then perhaps I might be fit to marry, but as it is, I am not." Is it possible for a man, even one such as Fitzwilliam Darcy, to change her mind?
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 42 - Words: 152,426 - Reviews: 1319 - Favs: 2,383 - Follows: 1,213 - Updated: 9/21/2012 - Published: 11/20/2011 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
Given Good Principles reviews
The curate's words haunt Darcy, "So, perhaps, young master, you were born a Darcy because you were not strong enough to be born a farmer." These words ringing in his ears Pemberley's young master struggles to act on the good principles he has been given.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 60 - Words: 220,617 - Reviews: 983 - Favs: 1,837 - Follows: 601 - Updated: 4/24/2011 - Published: 2/26/2010 - Complete
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