Author has written 25 stories for Phantom of the Opera.
Hello! If you’ve stumbled onto this page, you probably want to know a little more about me. I am an opera singer by day and an author by night (or rather 4AM, my writing time!). I have written 28 novels so far and had my first novel, a Gothic vampire romance titled "Opera Macabre", published in August of 2011. Since then, I've been working to publish more of my novels. Over the past two years, I published another vampire romance and the first four novels in my series The Angel and Demon Chronicles.
I am an obsessive Phantom of the Opera fan, but I favor Erik/Christine; sorry to those who love Raoul. He’s just not my kind of guy. I don’t see why anyone would pick him when you could have the passionate love of a musical genius instead.
My other favorites include Buffy the Vampire Slayer/ Angel (I have probably every action figure ever made, and yes, I do realize that is not something to boast about; it just makes me seem crazy!!) I love Sweeney Todd, Rent, Spring Awakening, most musicals in general, opera, of course. I love anything 80s, especially the toys I grew up with as I am an avid collector, (how can anyone look at a Strawberry Shortcake doll and not smile??). My greatest literary influences are the Brontë sisters, Gaston LeRoux’s “Phantom of the Opera”, Susan Kay’s “Phantom”, and I am currently in love with a book called “Written on the Body” by Jeanette Winterson. Music is also one of my addictions, and I love, love, love Dashboard Confessional, Jack’s Mannequin, Stars, The Hush Sound, and Charlotte Martin, to name a few. In my spare time (what little of it there is), I practice singing, scrapbook (I make my own character paper piecings), and I write excessively, mainly Phantom fanfiction and Gothic-esque novels about vampires or angels, whatever mood I’m in.
I am also a trained opera singer and try to perform as much as I can. But at the moment, my most important job is raising three children, and therefore, trying to fit everything I love into the day means I never sit down!!
Due to publication, I have had to take down some of my posted stories, like “The Opera Ghost Unraveled”, “Scripted in Love’s Scars”, and “Where Nightmares End and Dreams Begin”. I know a lot of you guys have enjoyed reading them on this site for the past 4 years, and I cannot even begin to tell you how much I appreciate every reader and every kind word of encouragement I have been given by my fans. It is because of the fans that I began this publishing endeavor to begin with. I am honored to say that all the stories you’ve read and enjoyed will be available on amazon in both print and ebook format, and I have many more stories to tell and upcoming releases in the works. Check out my Facebook page or my website for more information.
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I also wanted to remind everyone that plagiarism is a crime, and all of my stories, whether they are posted here currently, posted in the past, or published on amazon, are copywritten and belong to me. They are not free domain to be copied or reposted on other websites. I will not hesitate to seek legal action against anyone who steals my words or original ideas.