Author has written 3 stories for Harry Potter.
Hi! I'm Saving Violets, or if you prefer, Julia. You're probably here because you are as much of a nut about these fandoms as I am. Let me tell you, I was immensely relieved when I learned that I wasn't the only freak out there. Anyway, I love writing (obviously) and reading, but I cannot stand out-of-charater writing or non-canon. A little adjustment is okay, but if there is no resemblance to the original fiction, I won't be too happy. That said, I adore recommendations, so please feel free to tell me about any good stories you find!
I just graduated high school and I am now working as an au pair in France, so my schedule is rather busy. I try to update as often as possible, but I can't make too many promises. One I can make, though, is that no matter how much work is piled on me, I will not make you wait for years on end to get the next chapter. However, I can't say that I will be constantly churning out stories. As you can see, I've been having a creative dry spell lately -- well, more of a drought.
My first love is Harry Potter, who introduced me to the magic of fandoms. I discovered it when I was five: the first film had just come out on VCR and my parents were watching in the living room after my sisters and I had gone to bed. Being the curious child that I was, I snuck down after lights-out and decided to watch from behind the couch. Now I had come in during the giant chess scene, right where Ron gets knocked off the stone horse, not to mention that I was five-years-old, so I had no clue what was going on. And then the stuttering man suddenly had two faces, there was a lot of fire, the man crumbled to stone, there was this weird ghost, and this poor kid fainted. I was terrified! I started sobbing, and my parents carried me back up to bed, but I was shaken really badly, and I swore that I would never read Harry Potter EVER! Three years later, I picked up the book quite on accident, started reading, and I was hooked for life.
I also love the Percy Jackson books, the Chronicles of Narnia, the Hunger Games, the 39 Clues series, the Charlie Bone books...a lot of children's books, really. I think that a lot of the best books were written for children. However, I would like to say that I will read anything (but not everything). I love suggestions, so always feel free to give them. I do not, however, have a favourite book -- I think that's like asking a mother who her favourite child is.
Now, if you don't mind me blabbing for just a bit more, I would like to explain the story behind my name. For those of you who don't know, a violet is a term used for people who feel self-concious or displeased with their bodies, usually anorexics and bulimics. A saved violet is someone who has fought his or her illness and is winning (although, I would like to clear up that once a person is a violet, he or she is ALWAYS a violet). Anyway, at the end of seventh grade, my best friend of now twelve years was diagnosed with anorexia. It was a very long, very hard struggle that is still going on today, but she has been fighting like hell the whole time. I am rather proud to say that I was there, and I like to think I helped, but I am the proudest of my friend and how well she is doing. She is not a Saved Violet yet, but she is almost there. Since then, two other friends have developed eating disorders. My penname came about as a reminder to me: a reminder that some people have it worse, a reminder of our goal for her recovery, a reminder of how much I love my best friend, and many more things. Anorexia is a serious issue, not to be over-looked, and while I'm sure I sound like one of those self-help sites, I mean it when I say that if you or someone you know might be suffering from this, PLEASE get help.
Anyway, that's me.
"It's better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self."