Author has written 24 stories for Hogan's Heroes.
I've read fanfiction off and on for over a decade now, sometimes not for months, other times spending hours and days at a time on it. I actually started with Hogan's Heroes, a show I remember watching avidly in reruns when I was a middle school kid back in the 70s. It was showing again on local TV back in the late 90s and after watching it I tried an internet search on the show, just on a whim--and discovered fanfiction.
I returned to HH in the summer of 2010, and got a story idea...wrote and rewrote and futzed around, eventually created an account here, and finally got the courage to publish. It's a way of saying thanks for all the stories I've read over the years. I very much appreciate all those who have read my stories, and especially those who have taken time to comment.
The HH community impresses me in its thoughtfulness and care, both for the HH characters, particularly within their historical period, and for each other as writers who work to recreate and extend the characters' lives and adventures. The forum discussions that I've read through are also wonderful!
My thanks to all those who nominated and voted for my stories in the 2012 Papa Bear Awards: I was so amazed and delighted that "Death Speaks" won the Gold for Short Drama and Silver for Original Character. Thanks also for the nominations for "Dirt" and "Swapping Generals" - I am very glad that readers have enjoyed them so much too.
I was away for most of a year, caught up in work, but I'm hoping to be back on more regularly. I owe many thanks to the readers who nominated and voted for my stories in the 2013 Papa Bear Awards: I was pleased beyond words that "Fishing" won Silver for Long Drama; "In the Cooler" won Silver for General Short Story, Story Based on an Episode, and Canon Extra Character; "Unspoken" won Silver for Short Drama, and "White Knight" Bronze in the same category. Thanks also for the nominations for "Out of the Cooler" for Story Based on an Episode and Story Based on a Challenge, and for Hogan as Canon Character in "Fishing"!
And now in 2014 I owe even more thanks to all those who read and voted for "Surly Bonds," which won Best Story, Best Long Drama, Best Canon Character (Hogan) and Best Original Character (Ted Hogan) in this year's PBA—despite its unusual premise! Wow! I'm also enormously pleased that "Veiled" won silver for Story Based on an Episode and was nominated for Snapshot, and with all the other nominations that "The Power of the Sun" was given (Teaser, Long Drama, Original Character), and that "Scars" was nominated for Short Drama and "Giving Thanks" for Long General Story and Canon Extra. Many, many thanks to all those who read my stories!
Many thanks to all my readers for their votes for my stories in the 2015 PBA as well! "There's No Place Like Stalag 13" won Bronze for Best Story of the Year, tied for Gold for Best Story Based on an Episode, and won Bronze for Long Story and for Portrayal of a Canon Character (Hogan). I was very happy that "Unto Us' won Gold for Best Short Drama and (along with "Dead Men Tell No Tales") Best Original Character for John Hogan (my version of Colonel Hogan's father). I was also delighted with the tie for Silver for "Fruits and Nuts," for Best Story Based on a Challenge! I am so glad that so many of you enjoyed these stories!
Thanks once again to everyone in 2016! I was overwhelmed that "Daily Life in Stalag 13" won Best Story and Best Long General Story! I was also delighted that "Light in the Night" won Gold for Short General Story and Bronze for Story Based on a Challenge; and that "Luck and Pluck" also won Bronze for Short General Story. Garlotti winning gold for Canon Extra and Ann Hogan winning Bronze for Original Character were a surprise and delight as well. Thank you, over and over, to those of you who read and voted!
And still more thanks to all the writers in our fandom for so many great stories to read and interesting ideas to think about—you all are the best!
I never really intended to write a series, particularly a post-war series; it just seems to have grown. Eventually I started calling it the "Conversations" series. Here is the series in order of composition: "Fishing," "Unspoken," "Scars," "The Power of the Sun," "Dead Men Tell No Tales," "Unto Us," "Light in the Night," "1916" (3rd chapter). For those who want to read the stories in chronological order, here's the list, in order by date of setting:
• "1916" (Chapter 3. Set in 1916, obviously. Rob is 11.)
• "Unto Us" (December 1942)
• "Light in the Night (June 1944)
• "Fishing" (early July, 1945)
• "Unspoken" (a week or so later)
• "Scars" (a few days afterwards)
• "The Power of the Sun" (early August, 1945)
• "Dead Men Tell No Tales" (June 1962)
I've also had a number of inquiries as to whether "Surly Bonds" is part of the "Conversations" series. There is one significant contradiction between them, on how Hogan joined the army. But I think of Hogan in "Surly Bonds" as having basically the same family background as Hogan in the "Conversations" stories, so you might think of them as two slightly alternate timelines, based on different choices Hogan made in his late teens. His career follows essentially the same path once he's in the army in both series.
I also have several stories told from the point of view of Barnes, a minor character who appears once in the television series, in the episode "Reservations Are Required." Several of these stories incorporate details from my family history of that period. The Barnes stories, in order of composition, are "In the Cooler," "Out of the Cooler," "Giving Thanks," "Toys for Boys," and "Luck and Pluck."