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Joined 02-27-10, id: 2272260, Profile Updated: 04-17-10
Author has written 2 stories for White Collar.

I am new to writing Fan Fiction. Professionally trained as an artist and educator, I worked as a materials engineer in medical ultrasound for 20 years. Now thanks to the economic downturn, I find myself a bored domestic engineer looking for a new hobby. Forged Friendships is my first venture into fiction and maybe my only one if it turns out that I am really bad at this stuff. I am use to writing technical papers and lab reports! Please let me know what you think!

FAN OF THE WEEK

FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 9, 2010

Sharon M.

One night of insomnia and a rerun of the White Collar episode, The Portrait, was all it took to hook me. It is such a gripping show with convincing characters, suspense, humor and a sophisticated storyline. It is without a doubt the most artfully filmed show on TV. I love all the creative camera angles and dramatic lighting that give the show a very distinct aesthetic quality. The scene where Mozzie is hovering over Neal critiquing his choppy brush strokes took me back to my late nights in the painting studio. I think I could actually smell the oil paint and turpentine.

I love that the underlying tone for the show is doing good and making the right choices. In Peter's world, things are cut and dry, right or wrong. In Neal's world, he has gray areas like a gallant modern day Robin Hood. Neal's actions are driven by his heart not the law. You can't help but root for Neal as he wrestles back and forth between his past life and his hopefully bright future and all while solving the crime.

White Collar certainly didn't cure my insomnia and I absolutely had to find out what had happened in the previous episodes. I had my own White Collar marathon and got my husband hooked too. This show has the stuff that makes for great water cooler conversations. Now I am the biggest "Collar Case" around. I even learned to fold the origami lily because you never know when you might need to send a covert message to a friend.

As far as a con, I learned early in my career that a painting could be stolen in broad daylight if the thief is composed and confident. During my senior year in college, three 4x6 ft paintings were lifted off the student gallery walls and carried out the front door. It took three separate trips in and out of the gallery and no one ever questioned why the paintings were being removed. Who knows maybe it was a budding Neal Caffrey.

I love the show and thank all who are involved in producing it.

Sharon M.

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Patience is a Virtue by Pokeyshadow reviews
An accident changes Neal. For now this is complete though I may fill in the blanks later.
White Collar - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 30 - Words: 49,670 - Reviews: 320 - Favs: 200 - Follows: 140 - Updated: 8/11/2012 - Published: 2/16/2011 - Neal C., Peter B.
So Cold by Sally Mn reviews
He had to go, and she misses him already... set after the S3 finale.
White Collar - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 642 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/20/2012 - June - Complete
Save Me If You Can by Lacadiva reviews
His four years are up. Off comes the anklet. And Neal disappears. After months of exhaustive searching and finally giving up, Peter finds Neal…in the worse way imaginable.
White Collar - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 68,587 - Reviews: 292 - Favs: 222 - Follows: 205 - Updated: 3/3/2012 - Published: 9/16/2011 - Neal C. - Complete
The Dance by Rainey13 reviews
A tag to the episode Countermeasures: The counterfeiting operation left Neal with a lot to think about. But one thing is clear - June wants to dance, and Neal wants to oblige her.
White Collar - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,525 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/12/2011 - Neal C., June - Complete
Titan of Industry by Kiki Cabou reviews
Neal reveals an unusual hobby during a stakeout, and it enriches his life in amazing and amusing ways. A collection of four short stories. Winner, Best Comedy, at the 2011 White Collar Awards.
White Collar - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 19,036 - Reviews: 114 - Favs: 304 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 12/22/2010 - Published: 11/22/2010 - Neal C. - Complete
Fearful Con Cerns by Ultracape reviews
Summary: The amber music box passed through many hands but whatever the mystery it held, has not yet been discovered. Fowler manipulates Peter and Neal into a black op to find its secret.
White Collar - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 7 - Words: 17,613 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 5/7/2010 - Published: 5/1/2010 - Complete
Don't Let Go by madeleine G reviews
Pre-series. Peter is chasing Neal. Neal is caught because he saves Peter's life. Non-slash.
White Collar - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,671 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 235 - Follows: 28 - Published: 4/21/2010 - Neal C., Peter B. - Complete
Grace In The Confidence of Others by Ultracape reviews
Summary – Neal has to face his greatest challenge with out the tools of his trade. Warning: NON SLASH - This story uses profanity and has references to off screen sexual and child abuse.
White Collar - Rated: T - English - Crime/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 16,706 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 136 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 4/15/2010 - Published: 4/10/2010 - Neal C., Peter B. - Complete
Warm and Yellow in a City of Gray by Ursula4x reviews
After the finale, Peter talks to Neal about going on after tragedy.
White Collar - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,053 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/11/2010 - Peter B., Neal C. - Complete
The Sixteenth Floor by probiewan reviews
Neal and Peter are caught in an explosion while following a lead. Plenty of whumpage for both! No slash, but feel free to imagine this as pre-slash if it makes you happy. This is my first fic, so please r&r!
White Collar - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,078 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 172 - Follows: 97 - Updated: 3/18/2010 - Published: 2/27/2010 - Peter B., Neal C. - Complete
Memories are Made of This by tearsofamiko reviews
Somehow, he knows she’s not really dancing with him at all. ONE-SHOT
White Collar - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 796 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/2/2010 - Neal C., June - Complete
Happy Hour by NeoNails reviews
Neal/Lauren. "We have a new case." He had to be joking. "It would be more normal if Neal brought, uh... date." Was he high? "I'm an FBI agent, not Caffrey's arm candy!"
White Collar - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,905 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/28/2010 - Lauren C., Neal C. - Complete
Let That Be Enough by pdljmpr6 reviews
Sometimes it's hard to sleep alone. And some nights are harder than others. Oneshot. Neal/ June friendship
White Collar - Rated: K - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,526 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/12/2010 - Neal C., June - Complete
Dogs and Socks by Alone Dreaming reviews
He should’ve known better than to trust someone on the other side of the road; hell, he should’ve known better than to trust anyone. A good conman knows that everyone else is conning, too. The only difference is why. Written for help haiti.
White Collar - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,954 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 338 - Follows: 25 - Published: 1/25/2010 - Neal C., Peter B. - Complete
Never Knew What Hit Him by pfyre1 reviews
Peter was positive that Neal had overslept.
White Collar - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,087 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 179 - Follows: 21 - Published: 1/11/2010 - Neal C., Peter B. - Complete
It's A Wonderful Life by Mara-DragonMaster reviews
Neal is full of excitement on Friday, ready to spend Christmas with his mother. On Monday he returns to work with a dead look in his eyes. Peter and Elizabeth try to solve the puzzle, hoping to save Christmas, and end up saving a young man as well.
White Collar - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,064 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 204 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 1/7/2010 - Published: 12/18/2009 - Neal C., Peter B. - Complete
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Forged Friendships reviews
Neal's snow covered body lay face down on the Burke's front porch, it had barely been a year since tragedy struck Neal's life, now he'd been beaten and discarded to die. Peter and Mozzie work to resolve a conflict from Neal's past.
White Collar - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 12 - Words: 42,857 - Reviews: 130 - Favs: 105 - Follows: 167 - Updated: 1/21/2011 - Published: 4/7/2010 - Neal C., Peter B.
The Christmas Card reviews
Two hundred parallel lines, forty-nine diagonal lines and one precious broken cerulean blue colored pencil all tallied up to one irrefutable fact. Neal Caffrey was about to spend his first Christmas behind bars.
White Collar - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,901 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/12/2010 - Neal C., Bobby - Complete