Author has written 5 stories for Host, and Twilight.
RED ELEPHANTS AND THE SEARCH HAVE BEEN FEATURED ON MS. SWAN'S BOOKSTORE BLOG AND MANDY HAS MADE BEAUTIFUL BANNERS FOR BOTH (AND A PDF VERSION OF TS), CHECK IT OUT BELOW:
I first came across the Twilight saga somewhere between the release of Eclipse and Breaking Dawn (the books that is) and became instantly obsessed. There is something incredibly compelling about the story and the way it has connected with so many people, transporting women of all ages back to those heady, addictive days of teen love. I then read Meyer's other novel, The Host, and loved that too (controversial I know!).
I discovered fanfiction when I heard the term mentioned on a Twilight fandom podcast and it has become such a huge hobby (ok, ADDICTION!).
I used to write a lot when I was a teenager but then you grow up and the monotony of real life zaps your creativity, at least that's what happened to me. But after reading fic for a while I decided I wanted to give it a go. I wrote a brief two-shot for The Host, mainly because I was reading that book at the time and it just came to me. Then eventually I decided to take the plunge and start a twific; The Search was born.
The last 18 months have been an incredible experience, I've suddenly remembered how it feels to have living, breathing characters in my head again and it is a wonderful feeling. The response to Britward and Bellamerica so far as been truly overwhelming and I can't thank you guys enough for your feedback. The best part is that my imagination seems to be have been brought back to life as I now have lots of plot bunnies hopping around up there for future use :-)
Twilight is about a perfect love. I want to write about imperfect love; the kind of love that is messy and silly and complicated, that knocks you down and pulls you back up again and makes life so interesting. The kind of love that the luckiest of us get to experience for real.
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You can find beautiful banners for The Search and Red Elephants by FatesLoveQueen and kstewandrpatz on my Facebook group.
The Story So Far...
28 Jan 2012 - The lovely Credoroza picked The Search as a "Promising New Fic" and reviewed it on her blog, Fandom Fanatic
30 Jan 2012 - The awesome bornonhalloween kindly included The Search on her guest review over at TwiSlash Unveiled
2 Feb 2012 - The Search wins TLS Fic of the Week. Enormous thanks to Twilover76 for the nomination and everyone who pimped and voted :-)
10 Feb 2012 - FotW review is posted on The Lemonade Stand (thanks again to sweet BOH!)
12 Mar 2012 - The Search is picked for WIP of the Week by Indie Fic Pimp (thank you to Dragonfly366 for the lovely write-up)
6 Apr 2012 - I donated an outtake from The Search to Fandom4Heroes (EPOV of Ch 10, now posted on FFn). Thank you so much to everyone who donated.
15 Apr 2012 - I donated a stand-alone one-shot called Red Elephants to Fandom4Children (Red Elephants will be posted on FFn in June 2012). Thank you so much to everyone who donated.
21 Apr 2012 - Thanks to KatHat who included a review of The Search on her Live Journal Kit&Kaboodle
30 Apr 2012 - Indie Fic Pimp allowed me to pop my blog cherry, my review for the fantastic Feisty in Four Inch Heels by MarLea Pie below:
1 May 2012 - The Search is nominated for a Best Canon Story in The Wordsmith Awards. Thank you to everyone who voted, TS came third in the end :-)
1 Feb 2013 - The Search was nominated for TwiFanfictionRecs Top Ten Completed Fics of Jan 2013
28 Feb 2013 - Red Elephants is featured on Ms Swan's Bookstore blog, and Mandy made a beautiful banner
5 March 2013 - The Search is featured on Ms Swan's Bookstore blog, and another beautiful banner made by Mandy
Thanks so much to everyone who is supporting my stories, I hope you continue to enjoy what I write.
Lots of love
South-East England, UK
"A word is dead
When it is said,
I say it just begins
to live that day."
"It begins with a character, usually, and once he stands up on his feet and begins to move, all I can do is trot along behind him with a paper and pencil trying to keep up long enough to put down what he says and does."
"To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything."