Author has written 11 stories for Castle, and Firefly.
UPDTE, JULY 2014: Yeah, I've been quiet for a LONG TIME - cancer researcher was diagnosed with cancer about 16 months ago. Even Castle would see the irony in that. I'm hoping for some good news before September rolls around, but I'm a fighter. Thought it was licked once, but it returned, and I'm nearing the conclusion of Radiation Round Two. Keep your fingers crossed!
Hi there - I'm a former New Englander (very proper, cool, and delusional with a dry and demonic sense of humor) transplanted to Southern California and still dealing with the mixed results and culture shock. You've seen me in movies, commercials, and on a few television shows. Not that you'd ever recognize me (my hair is usually dyed, and my weight has varied as much as 220 pounds plus or minus: presently, I've lost almost half of that and hope to dump even more, but it ain't easy!).
In between acting jobs, I went to medical school. I thought about law school, but, by nature, I'm not that dishonest. I've also got a bunch of advanced degrees, and I actually taught college for some years. Just too much education, dang it! Unfortunately, I AM THE QUEEN OF ANGST. The stories that I write for "Castle" tends to be on the heavy and medical side, but I do this for escapism from the morgue (my former area of expertise - now I'm doing pediatric cancer research, which is heartbreaking but I feel I'm actually contributing something) - I love the intelligent characters, the intelligent scripts, and the range from high drama to comedy that this one show encompasses. Not to mention that Nathan and Jon and Seamus are easy on the eyes. In opposition to my forensics/test tube obsession, I write fun and positive bedtime stories for young children that I'm trying to get published. I've also been a dispatcher for a "Big City" police department. In short, I can't keep a job and tend to get fired because I can't (okay, I won't) blindly follow the rules. What works for Richard Castle doesn't necessarily translate as applicable in the real world.
A few varied observations:
Someone actually put one of my commercials on You Tube. Enter Clusters (the cereal) on the search option; I'm the lady in the bathrobe trying to protect my breakfast from the parachuting squirrels. I'm also the spokesperson for a Japanese department store, and I've tried to sell you a lot of products (cars, insurance, home repair chain stores, fast food, stationery, office supplies, etc.) that you really don't need, but I haven't posted those or me being tangoed to death by Freddie Kruger ("Okay, now, DIP!!") on line yet; it was fun coming up with ways to die. As I said, my degree in Shakespeare? Useless. I'm also addicted to fountain pens.
Comment are always welcome. The "Private Messaging" option keeps flipping to "don't allow", and I keep trying to save it to "allow", so don't feel rebuffed; simply try again.
I've copied a little Castle dialog from another author's profile page. I love the real writers:
Castle (about Beckett’s ex): “Nice guy. I could see how it wouldn’t work though.
My second favorite "Castle" line was spoken in Season III by Alexis: "Muse thievery; what's the penalty for that? Five to ten in mythology jail?"
Oh, yeah, for the last four years, A PAIR OF CANADIAN GEESE have built their nest in my backyard in suburban Los Angeles County. The first year, they hatched 2 goslings; then, six; then/ 5 babies running around on my grass and polluting my pond. This year, there are seven babies: they are now practicing flying, so I expect them all to be departed in about two more weeks. The parents are diligent: until the young were fledged, I had several encounters with them as to who actually owned the property. I've named the parental geese "Castle" and "Beckett" (Canadian geese, get it?) No, the babies have not yet been named, and since they all look identical, it is kind of pointless to try to figure out who is who. They are messy, but they are protected under U.S. Law with more rights than either you or I have! But, its okay: they are cuter. And, they take my mind off my problems and the problems of the world.
IT IS TRUE, PUNS ARE THE HIGHEST ART FORM KNOWN TO MAN. AND, I TEND TO BE PART OF THE GRAMMAR POLICE SQUAD. My opinions are just that, my opinions: if you don't like my reviews, just delete them. If I really don't like your story, I won't leave any comments. However, if you cannot differentiate between "there", "they're" and "their", you're probably gonna hear from me. (It's the teacher genes rearing their ugly head.) Lately, incorrect application of "too", "to", and "two" are also targeted.
"Theatre is art; television is furniture." (One of my favorite quotes - and I work in entertainment! And in the medical field.)
This site keeps turning off my personal messaging acceptance. Sorry; I'll try to make sure it accepts PM every day when I web surf.
I adopted a lhasa apso mix dog that I named (of course) "Richard Castle". Yeah, really. For me, animals make up for the fact that us humans are really messed up. My cockatiel is "Phineus T. Bluster", and if you get the reference, you'll know how old I really am! (Google it if you wish.)
I'm shutting up now.