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Joined 08-28-10, id: 2516078, Profile Updated: 07-23-12
Author has written 3 stories for Harry Potter.

I am an American who's lived in England, a writer and editor, a mother and grandmother.

To see my non-HP work, go to rosenbaumresources dot com. My two biblical/historical novels, Jezebel's Daughter and A Seal Upon the Heart, plus Celebrating Our Differences--a book my Jewish husband and I wrote about our interfaith marriage--are available for Kindle on amazon. I'm currently working on a series of YA novels set in the 1950s about an adoptive family of mixed-race, interreligious, variously challenged kids.

I can't respond individually to reviews if you're not logged in, but I appreciate them very much.

My favorite review so far reads: "I was unexpectedly touched by these stories. I started reading because I wanted to see a lot of drama. Instead I got to see what happens when you simply learn to love."

That was just the effect I wanted. You won't find rock 'em sock 'em plots with cliffies and mysterious clues here, but if you're interested in how relationships play out and how characters in the HP world might find happiness and fulfillment, these stories are for you (though they do also have some plot interest, I trust). Think of them as like Dumbledore's sherbert lemons--powdery fluff in a solid matrix, a little tart, a little sweet, something to suck on that's both soothing and stimulating.

Blanket disclaimer: Anything in the stories on this site that is recognizably from Harry Potter books or movies is the property of J.K.Rowling, Scholastic Books, and/or Warner Bros. I make no money from them and intend no copyright infringement.

There's a lovely pic by tripperfunster for "Golden Snitch" that you can access from my livejournal page.

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Mudded by Stoplight Delight reviews
Cullen Bohannon hated farming. Considering his crop, this is hardly surprising. In 1860 he was the master of a small and struggling tobacco plantation with one eye perpetually on the door – not only dreaming of a way out, but also watching for the wolf.
Hell on Wheels - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 100 - Words: 772,667 - Reviews: 313 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 3/25 - Published: 2/3/2014 - C. Bohannon
Harry Potter and the Marauders of the Mind by Moonsign reviews
Post-DH, Pre-Epilogue. The Wizarding world is slowly recovering, and Hogwarts is re-opened. Harry Potter struggles to become a good DADA teacher, but it’s hard when a large portion of his mind is commandeered by four familiar Marauders. Slash and het.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 25 - Words: 130,375 - Reviews: 1618 - Favs: 1,692 - Follows: 1,905 - Updated: 2/15 - Published: 5/5/2008 - Harry P.
Damaged by AllisonMadness reviews
Harry is severely injured and Snape is in for a life changing event when he comes to retrieve Harry at the beginning of his first year at Hogwarts. This is a Snape adopts Harry and Harry gets a family story. There will be no slash, no pairings.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 24 - Words: 78,490 - Reviews: 802 - Favs: 1,198 - Follows: 1,783 - Updated: 2/13 - Published: 9/17/2011 - Harry P., Severus S., Draco M., Remus L.
The Blood of Stars by perverse-idyll reviews
Severus creates a prison of his own making, and the stars bear witness to it. He cannot speak of love, but as always in his life it becomes the key to both freedom and death.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 45,634 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 11/12/2014 - Published: 10/2/2014 - Harry P., Severus S.
Backward With Purpose Part III: The Refuge of Hope by Deadwoodpecker reviews
This is the continuation of both Backward With Purpose and The Book of Albus. If you haven't read either, you are going to be REALLY confused.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,625 - Reviews: 503 - Favs: 660 - Follows: 1,081 - Updated: 11/6/2014 - Published: 5/10/2009 - Albus S. P., Harry P.
Against the Moon by Stoplight Delight reviews
The odds were stacked against him: a child from a blended home with no friends, no social skills to speak of, and a terrible secret. Yet slowly Remus Lupin began to realize there was a place for him in the world, if he could find the courage to claim it.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 105 - Words: 660,465 - Reviews: 3072 - Favs: 953 - Follows: 994 - Updated: 10/31/2014 - Published: 8/19/2011 - Remus L., Sirius B.
Impossible Without It by perverse-idyll reviews
"I have complete faith in you, m'boy. In your judgement." The blue eyes blazed awake for a startling second. "Just get him." Contrary to Harry's expectations, finding Snape isn't the problem; figuring out the definition of 'get' is.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 16,784 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 10/14/2014 - Published: 10/9/2014 - Harry P., Severus S.
Moment of Impact by Suite Sambo reviews
An accident the summer before 6th year puts Dumbledore's plans for Harry in motion sooner than planned. Will an unexpected truce with Snape better prepare Harry for what is to come? A Snape mentors Harry fic with all the regular players. AU after OOTP.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 46 - Words: 116,203 - Reviews: 920 - Favs: 1,225 - Follows: 380 - Updated: 8/8/2014 - Published: 11/24/2010 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Geas of Gryffindor by Kirinin reviews
When Harry disrupts the spell to retrieve Sirius from the Veil, Ron and Draco find themselves in the middle of an ongoing war, forced to scramble and strategize as only they can. Elsewhere/when, Albus Dumbledore falls from the Astronomy Tower, Severus Snape is at wit's end, and a desperate Draco Malfoy receives help from an unlikely source. In other words, TAKE THAT, CANON.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 155,424 - Reviews: 308 - Favs: 213 - Follows: 356 - Updated: 7/29/2014 - Published: 11/26/2010 - Ron W., Draco M.
The Wages of Going On by Lomonaaeren reviews
SSHPDM slash. Harry thought he was guarding Snape and Malfoy from the last remnants of the Death Eaters. He didn't know all three of them were going to be kidnapped and cursed with dark bonding magic. COMPLETE.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 43 - Words: 176,836 - Reviews: 503 - Favs: 369 - Follows: 470 - Updated: 7/21/2014 - Published: 10/5/2013 - Harry P., Draco M., Severus S. - Complete
893 by Yanagi-wa reviews
Harry winds up in Japan and lives a completely different life from the one Dumbledore planned for him. He returns to England and ... you need to read to find out.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 40 - Words: 362,190 - Reviews: 2047 - Favs: 3,430 - Follows: 3,099 - Updated: 6/18/2014 - Published: 7/9/2011 - Harry P. - Complete
Elegy for a Goat by perverse-idyll reviews
Ab has never been fond of his brother's protégés, but he's always had a weakness for goats. He's not entirely sure what to make of Severus Snape.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 18,015 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Published: 5/22/2014 - Severus S., Aberforth D. - Complete
Severus' Dreams by paganaidd reviews
During that dark year when Voldemort held sway over Wizarding Britain, Poppy Pomfrey gives Headmaster Snape a Christmas gift. Sequel to "Snape's Memories".
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family/Supernatural - Chapters: 20 - Words: 56,037 - Reviews: 610 - Favs: 776 - Follows: 1,248 - Updated: 1/16/2014 - Published: 12/27/2011 - Severus S., Harry P.
Potions Protege by SecretSongbird reviews
What happens when American teenage attitude runs into a British brick wall in the form of one Professor Severus Snape? CP in later chapters.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 36 - Words: 120,922 - Reviews: 197 - Favs: 119 - Follows: 138 - Updated: 11/24/2013 - Published: 6/14/2009 - Severus S.
Three Firsts and One Forever by Suite Sambo reviews
Summary: More than thirty years after falling in love with Severus, Harry tells his granddaughter about some important firsts in their lives. (Harry/Severus) This story was written for the "First Time for Everything" Fest in the Snape Potter community on LJ/IJ/DW.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,122 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 7 - Published: 10/10/2013 - Harry P., Severus S.
What's Owed by ruth7019 reviews
Catastrophic events culminate in an unexpected kinship between some of Hogwarts' most tenacious foes, while inciting bitter battles between best friends. Rated 'M' for violence.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Family - Chapters: 33 - Words: 242,304 - Reviews: 334 - Favs: 490 - Follows: 446 - Updated: 8/5/2013 - Published: 8/3/2010 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Wisdom's Strength by Stoplight Delight reviews
Missing Moment from Against the Moon 71: A Dangerous Game. It was an ordinary day for Minerva McGonagall until one of her colleagues stopped by her office. Professor Meyrigg, it seemed, was growing anxious about the absences of a certain Gryffindor second year.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,670 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 8 - Published: 12/6/2012 - Minerva M.
Coming Back Late by alchymie reviews
We all remember the scene from "Deathly Hallows": Harry was struck down by the Dark Lord, and his spirit seemed to go to King's Cross and confer with Albus Dumbledore. Suppose, instead of returning directly to his body, Harry's spirit came back late?
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 45 - Words: 221,852 - Reviews: 1374 - Favs: 1,917 - Follows: 2,392 - Updated: 11/15/2012 - Published: 11/12/2010 - Harry P., Hermione G.
A Life More Ordinary by notevenhere reviews
Harry was left on a doorstep, Sirius was sent to Azkaban and Remus lost everyone he had ever loved. When the real traitor is captured three years later, Sirius sets out to make things right for the two people he loves the most. SB/RL
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 57 - Words: 268,328 - Reviews: 1807 - Favs: 1,487 - Follows: 1,439 - Updated: 9/20/2012 - Published: 8/17/2009 - Harry P., Sirius B. - Complete
The Color of Life by AllisonMadness reviews
Harry and Draco are planning their future when they end up 800 years in the past. Now they must struggle to survive a whole new life while trying to find a way home. HP/DM Slash, nothing too explicit. Time Travel, AU from HPB.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 33,650 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 78 - Updated: 3/12/2012 - Published: 11/23/2011 - Harry P., Draco M., Severus S.
Turn by Sara's Girl reviews
One good turn always deserves another. Apparently. Epilogue compliant/AU. HPDM slash but some canon het along the way. Please trust me - I promise the epilogue will not bite you.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 321,769 - Reviews: 1605 - Favs: 1,913 - Follows: 837 - Updated: 3/9/2012 - Published: 10/29/2010 - Harry P., Draco M. - Complete
To Recollect the Future by oliver.snape reviews
Hindsight is 20/20, but when Harry's last steps into the forest set him back further than he'd ever thought, he never realised how grateful he'd be to have Snape there to help too. Mentor/guardian fic, time travel, but not cliched.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 74,014 - Reviews: 631 - Favs: 1,628 - Follows: 635 - Updated: 2/25/2012 - Published: 12/28/2011 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Second Chances by Mara Rome reviews
A mentor fic: When Snape discovers Harry is abused by the Dursley's, he is forced to teach Harry for the summer after the tri-wizard tournament. Will they eventually find the family they never had? No slash and Harry will never be Snape's biological son.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 46 - Words: 226,813 - Reviews: 2854 - Favs: 2,239 - Follows: 2,442 - Updated: 1/8/2012 - Published: 9/28/2008 - Severus S., Harry P.
Regards, Harry by Suite Sambo reviews
Sequel to Moment of Impact. Harry and Severus' relationship develops through their correspondence during Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts. Mainly follows canon but within the H/S mentor relationship established in Moment of Impact.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 45 - Words: 191,154 - Reviews: 644 - Favs: 450 - Follows: 235 - Updated: 10/21/2011 - Published: 1/8/2011 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Phantom Limb by rbackwards reviews
A young man realizes he's been the victim of a prophecy. He struggles to make sense of his place in an unfamiliar world. Sound familiar? Nothing's familiar to this young man. Nothing except his aunt Arthur. New readers: give this one some time.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 163,377 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 8/27/2011 - Published: 3/14/2008 - Harry P., Ginny W.
Pains and Contradictions by atypicalsnowman reviews
SS/HP. Slash. When Harry begins to break under the pressures of death and prophesy, help arrives from an unlikely quarter: Snape. Despite their own doubts, manipulations from all sides and hapless interventions combine to bring their two souls together.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 40 - Words: 312,846 - Reviews: 1758 - Favs: 2,192 - Follows: 1,227 - Updated: 8/11/2011 - Published: 8/10/2008 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Runaway Wizard by Yanagi-wa reviews
Harry finally gets tired of being mistreated by the Dursley's and his complaints ignored or dismissed by the faculty of Hogwarts so he runs away. He learns a lot on the streets and in the world he falls into.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 62 - Words: 573,512 - Reviews: 1572 - Favs: 2,682 - Follows: 1,555 - Updated: 6/10/2011 - Published: 4/11/2008 - Complete
Coffeehouse Jazz SINGLE PAGE FORMAT by Cayce Morris reviews
There was a secret message hidden in that little vial that held Snape's memories...or was there?
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 93,705 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/31/2011 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
What You Don't Know SINGLE PAGE FORMAT by Cayce Morris reviews
We often think we know what's going on. We're often oh, so very, very wrong.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 48,637 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 13 - Published: 5/31/2011 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
Torn Apart World by Shoonasasi reviews
A summer trapped with Snape seemed the ultimate torture, but when Harry begins to trust his enemy, a terrible betrayal sends him spiraling into desperation. Will he have the strength to survive? AU/not canon. Mentions abuse. Takes place after 2nd year.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 26 - Words: 149,026 - Reviews: 1414 - Favs: 1,112 - Follows: 1,265 - Updated: 2/21/2011 - Published: 2/29/2008 - Harry P., Severus S.
For Duty and Honor by Bratling reviews
During Occulmency lessons in OOtP, Snape notices something... off in Harry's memories. Eventual SnapeadoptsHarry story. Nonslash, AU. Gen fic, no pairings. Does not take into account HBP.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 59,166 - Reviews: 1085 - Favs: 1,652 - Follows: 2,346 - Updated: 12/11/2010 - Published: 3/27/2006 - Harry P., Severus S.
The Definition of Home by oliver.snape reviews
Harry runs into Snape while trying to find the definition of home, and finds himself drawn into Snape's Order task, finding a location outside of London. Along the way, he and Snape learn a few new definitions themselves. Guardian/Adoption fic.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 14 - Words: 77,829 - Reviews: 587 - Favs: 1,561 - Follows: 470 - Updated: 5/23/2010 - Published: 4/7/2010 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Practicing Liars by Lomonaaeren reviews
HPDM preslash, Severitus, AU. Harry found out he's Snape's son in his fourth year, and concealed the truth from Snape. Now, in his sixth year, he's dodging Snape's suspicions about him and trying to figure out Draco Malfoy. Life is complicated. COMPLETE.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Adventure - Chapters: 50 - Words: 212,833 - Reviews: 2695 - Favs: 2,975 - Follows: 1,302 - Updated: 3/13/2010 - Published: 10/8/2009 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
My Name is Cameron Sage by thesewarmstars reviews
Things are going poorly for the side of the light, and in a last-ditch effort to fulfill his destiny, Harry goes back in time to try again. SSHP
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 43,959 - Reviews: 561 - Favs: 2,042 - Follows: 442 - Updated: 9/25/2008 - Published: 8/2/2008 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
The Marriage Stone by Josephine Darcy reviews
SSHP. To avoid the machinations of the Ministry, Harry must marry a reluctant Severus Snape. But marriage to Snape is only the beginning of Harry's problems. Voldemort has returned, and before too long Harry's marriage may determine the world's fate.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 77 - Words: 381,147 - Reviews: 13560 - Favs: 7,809 - Follows: 6,490 - Updated: 3/30/2008 - Published: 4/9/2007 - Harry P., Severus S.
The Birthday Present by excessivelyperky reviews
COMPLETE. AU to HBP and DH. Snape and his apprentices form a bond which may never be broken, not even in death. And at the end of it, Severus Snape is able to perform a spell that he has never been able to do before. Ok, it's not a million words. I tried.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 85 - Words: 885,268 - Reviews: 2727 - Favs: 1,014 - Follows: 458 - Updated: 8/28/2007 - Published: 7/5/2005 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
A Time and Place to Grow by VictorianChik reviews
After mistakenly flooing himself to Snape's home the summer after Sirius' death, Harry realizes that his potions master can take matters into his own hands, literally. Warning: This story does involve the spanking of teenagers. If you have a problem with
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 29 - Words: 138,566 - Reviews: 2198 - Favs: 1,785 - Follows: 635 - Updated: 3/2/2007 - Published: 2/14/2006 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Of Ordinary Wizards by Delaine reviews
Of Ordinary Wizards is about the tangled knots of enmity and having the courage to unravel them. It's about realizing you don't have the whole story when you were certain you did. Post HBP. An Albus Severus Harry fic. An AU book seven story. Complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 33 - Words: 168,636 - Reviews: 790 - Favs: 458 - Follows: 203 - Updated: 2/4/2007 - Published: 7/21/2005 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Mine by Gillian Middleton reviews
Against his better judgement Severus Snape let a part of himself be used in a spell six years earlier. Now the consequences of his actions cannot be avoided any longer and Snape finds himself the father of a five year old boy-Harry Potter! Complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 26,191 - Reviews: 432 - Favs: 1,906 - Follows: 262 - Published: 7/14/2004 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
Armistice by JiM1 reviews
Harry steps in, Hermione tidies up, Snape awards House points. This story is the sequel to "Of Arms and the Man"
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,377 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 8 - Published: 7/8/2004 - Harry P., Severus S.
Recnac Transfaerso by Celebony reviews
In a rash act of self-sacrifice, Harry saves a dying Muggle by magically transfering the man's cancer to himself. Now, going through his fifth year with a terrible secret, he begins to realize just what he's given up. H/G, R/Hr. Warning: abuse
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 195,216 - Reviews: 4252 - Favs: 4,439 - Follows: 746 - Updated: 1/11/2004 - Published: 6/25/2003 - Harry P. - Complete
Of Arms and the Man 1 by JiM1 reviews
Snape is weird, Draco is weirder, Voldemort is exactly the same and Harry finds out a lot more than he wanted to know about all of them.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,259 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/10/2003 - Harry P., Severus S.
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Touch the Sky reviews
Ginny, Harry, and Severus have settled into a comfortable life, but the younger generation will bring new challenges that threaten their peace. Follows Golden Snitch.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 13,344 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 11/30/2011 - Published: 10/29/2011 - Harry P., Ginny W. - Complete
Under the Beech Tree reviews
Prequel to "Golden Snitch" but not necessary to it. Snape awakes from the Shrieking Shack to find himself in the place he least wishes to be, with a person he'd hoped never to see again.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,395 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/4/2011 - Severus S., James P. - Complete
Golden Snitch reviews
Snape is alive, and suddenly Ginny finds her marriage at risk. What can she do? Epilogue compliant, implied slash, implied het.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,887 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 19 - Published: 10/4/2011 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete