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Joined 11-11-10, id: 2612609, Profile Updated: 06-28-22
Author has written 26 stories for Harry Potter, and Sherlock.

Greetings! I'm a businesswoman by day, an aspiring writer by night. I live in the Midwest and travel frequently. The kids are grown and keep boomeranging back home, so at any given time I may or may not have one of them poking around at my computer trying to see what I'm up to. I've been publishing fanfic since November, 2010. You'll find all of my Harry Potter Harry/Severus mentor and friendship fic here, though I also write Harry/Severus slash, Sherlock BBC (Johnlock) and other pairings, and participate in Harry Potter fandom fests on AO3 and Dreamwidth. My fiction runs from PG to M/NC-17 (though no MA fic on this site), so please read the ratings and any author notes before reading. Feel free to drop me a PM if you feel so inclined. I appreciate signed reviews though allow anonymous ones.

Most, but not all, of my stories are on AO3 under my "suitesamba" penname. Please read warnings before diving in.

I'm on Tumblr as suitesamba, but mainly follow Sherlock over there. I'm also suitesamba on Dreamwidth and on Tumblr.

My mentor story "Moment of Impact" is by far my most popular piece, though it was one of the first things I wrote and posted in the HP fandom. It has four sequels, and two vignettes, plus a fifth sequel in progress as of summer 2022.

Feel free to private message me - I don't check this account more than every couple months generally, but will definitely respond to PMs.

December, 2017

I've posted some Harry/Severus (slash) stories with a Teen rating today on this site, all of them previouisly posted on AO3. And I'm working on two more things - a series of MOI vignettes and getting Tuesdays with Severus put on AO3 so it can be downloaded along with the other works in the series as a PDF. Chapters are being reviewed and beta'd now to get rid of the errors I never found.

Finally, I had the pleasure of having one of my Snarry (Harry/Severus) fics, Scars, selected for Francesca Coppa's "Fanfiction Reader." The book, published by the University of Michigan press, was published earlier this year and is available on Amazon. It's an anthology, presented in a format similar to the Canterbury Tales, and is intended for academic studies and contains fanworks from multiple fandoms and features introductions to each story. I use the pseudonym "Suitesamba" in that anthology. The book garnered a favorable review in the New Yorker so congrats to Prof. Coppa and to all the contributors.

January 23, 2018

Tuesdays with Severus is now being posted on AO3 under my suitesamba account. Note that there will be three "chapters" (of about 7-8 chapters each) and Chapters 1 - 7 are up now. The rest will be up by the end of the day.

June 29, 2022

I'd decided to retire from fanfic writing but turned to an old favorite, my Moment of Impact series, to get through some stressful times. "The Cornerstone" takes place approximately 13 years after "Tuesdays with Severus." It's here and on AO3 for interested readers.

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A Brave New World by Cithara reviews
When the Dursleys are killed, Harry is left without legal guardians and is left prey to an ancient law that would see him owned by those who wish him harm. For his protection, he marries Severus and his new life begins as he embarks upon a marriage that is, for all intents and purposes, only for show, whilst he trains in a new magic that he soon discovers an affinity for. HP/SS EWE
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 60 - Words: 288,500 - Reviews: 3373 - Favs: 4,060 - Follows: 3,001 - Updated: 3/28/2018 - Published: 1/9/2010 - [Severus S., Harry P.] [Ron W., Draco M.] - Complete
Victus per Reproba Monumentum by firefly5151 reviews
Severitus challenge response! A package is sent to Severus 16 years after Lily's death. Its contents reveal he & Harry have been living a lie. Will they both come to accept the truth & one another? Set after OOTP. Not HBP compliant. No horcruxes. R&R!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 53 - Words: 292,590 - Reviews: 1212 - Favs: 1,548 - Follows: 1,224 - Updated: 2/17/2014 - Published: 12/7/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Resolution by GreenGecko reviews
Sequel to Resonance and Revolution. Harry enters his second year as an Auror Apprentice. Snape's wedding looms, and Harry's odd new powers mature, creating mayhem, perilous temptations, and opportunities to gain real wisdom.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 83 - Words: 787,823 - Reviews: 3135 - Favs: 1,729 - Follows: 1,865 - Updated: 11/13/2012 - Published: 4/1/2007 - Harry P., Severus S.
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: 1980 - Favs: 3,457 - Follows: 1,676 - Updated: 8/11/2011 - Published: 8/10/2008 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
The Coiners' Paper Trail by oliver.snape reviews
The Ministry needs to approve Severus Snape's application for him to start his life again after the war. Harry Potter has set himself up with a non-dangerous specialist muggle career. Neither have been particularly good at avoiding trouble for long.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 66,017 - Reviews: 267 - Favs: 824 - Follows: 294 - Updated: 7/28/2011 - Published: 6/1/2011 - [Severus S., Harry P.] - Complete
The Definition of Family by oliver.snape reviews
Sequel to the Definition of Home. Now back at Hogwarts, Harry balances school and his home life as he prepares to face Voldemort and learns to trust Snape's guidance. Along the way they both learn that family also means support.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 14 - Words: 88,805 - Reviews: 610 - Favs: 1,829 - Follows: 507 - Updated: 8/3/2010 - Published: 6/6/2010 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
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: 701 - Favs: 2,939 - Follows: 922 - Updated: 5/23/2010 - Published: 4/7/2010 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Reading the Signs by goldencompass reviews
Harry is hurt and loses his voice. Will Snape help him find it? Not slash.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 50,699 - Reviews: 1564 - Favs: 3,636 - Follows: 1,366 - Updated: 3/16/2008 - Published: 1/14/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Snape's Vocation by Gillian Middleton reviews
Sequel to 'Mine'. Snape and Harry settle down and learn more about each other. These chapters can be read as individual stories, but I have further chapters written and planned.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 20 - Words: 119,982 - Reviews: 790 - Favs: 1,411 - Follows: 270 - Updated: 1/11/2005 - Published: 7/17/2004 - Severus S., Harry P. - 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: 510 - Favs: 2,940 - Follows: 591 - Published: 7/14/2004 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
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The Cornerstone reviews
Thirteen years after "Tuesdays with Severus," Harry once again comes to Shell Cottage to recover from injuries sustained in his work as an Auror. A/N: To recover from writer's block and to be be productive during an incredibly time-pressed time in my life, I've returned to an old favorite. More to come!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 52,485 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 181 - Follows: 208 - Updated: 8/20 - Published: 5/23/2022 - Harry P., Ron W., Severus S., Ginny W.
Moment of Impact 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: 47 - Words: 116,232 - Reviews: 1169 - Favs: 2,553 - Follows: 831 - Updated: 5/23/2022 - Published: 11/24/2010 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Scars reviews
After the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry learns to live on his own and to be his own man before he and Severus find their way to each other. (Harry/Severus)
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,320 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 25 - Published: 12/11/2017
Auld Lang Syne reviews
Harry and Severus' developing relationship in the months after the Battle of Hogwarts, told through Minerva's eyes on Christmas Day. This story contains a developing Harry/Severus m/m relationship.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,015 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 12 - Published: 12/11/2017 - Harry P., Severus S., Minerva M.
Let Him Be reviews
The summer after the war, Harry and Severus find themselves recuperating at the same Wizarding resort, and Severus realizes he doesn't know Harry Potter at all. A story about healing, with an eventual mention of a H/S pairing.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,057 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 13 - Published: 12/11/2017
The Prince's Bride reviews
Hugo is sick and can't go with his family to get Rose's wand. Fortunately, Grandpa Arthur comes with a special book to read aloud: The Princess Bride. It's not about Uncle Harry and Uncle Severus, but Hugo would be a fool if he didn't see the parallels. Fortunately, in the end, Uncle Harry arrives just in time to set the record straight and tell the real story. (Light H/S)
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,664 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 11 - Published: 12/11/2017
Protosnape reviews
When WWW decides to add Snape to their Wizarding Heroes Action Figure line, Harry corresponds with Snape's cousin on the details of the prototype. Albert Prince Jr. has specific ideas, and Harry soon finds himself counting buttons and measuring cauldron bottoms in a bid to get the action figure to market, and to find out a bit more about this mystery cousin (H/S Light Romance)
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,872 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 20 - Published: 12/11/2017 - Harry P., Ron W., Severus S., George W.
His Heavenly Cause reviews
What is death but the beginning of the next great adventure? After losing sight of Harry's eyes, Severus finds himself in a very familiar place.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,228 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 17 - Published: 2/17/2015 - Lily Evans P., Severus S., Albus D.
A Christmas Queue reviews
Harry and his children get acquainted with Draco and Scorpius while queueing to visit Father Christmas.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,759 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 16 - Published: 1/11/2015 - Harry P., Draco M., Albus S. P., Scorpius M. - Complete
Moment of Impact - Wedding Vignettes reviews
It's Harry and Ginny's wedding day. Vignette 1 - Ron helps Harry get ready while Ginny visits Severus. Vignette 2: The wedding, the reception and a return to Shell Cottage.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,727 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 173 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 8/17/2014 - Published: 8/8/2014 - Harry P., Ron W., Severus S., Ginny W. - Complete
Always A Neverland reviews
John is living a quiet life at 221B with his son when Sherlock Holmes, dead and gone ten years, appears at his door. There's an excellent reason he's been gone, and several very good ones for taking him back, but the best one of all is Will, who falls in love with Sherlock as surely as John once did. Sherlock/John past John/Mary kid!fic past drug use post-RF Reunion Fic
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,779 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 10 - Published: 2/7/2014 - Sherlock H., John W., Mrs. Hudson - Complete
Remember Remember reviews
Regrouping after Ginny is severely injured, Harry goes on a mission for Minerva and discovers that Snape is alive, is living as a Muggle with no memory of his magical life, and has a daughter Lily's age. A fun & sentimental journey to bring Severus home.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 84,392 - Reviews: 559 - Favs: 1,177 - Follows: 472 - Updated: 2/6/2014 - Published: 2/11/2011 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Slumbering Giants reviews
On a Christmas Eve visit to Hogwarts with his family, Harry takes little Albus Severus with him to visit the tombs of Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape. Canon compliant, with epilogue. Canon character death. Harry/Ginny.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,811 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 23 - Published: 1/9/2014 - Harry P., Severus S., Ginny W., Albus D. - Complete
Three Firsts and One Forever 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: 27 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 15 - Published: 10/10/2013 - Harry P., Severus S.
Tuesdays with Severus reviews
Back at Hogwarts for his 8th year, Harry deals with mystery correspondents and unusual magical ability. This is story 5 in the "Moment of Impact" Series and is a sequel to "A Summer of Flotsam and Jetsam." Story and series follow canon with a Harry/Severus mentor/father/son relationship established after 5th year and of course, Severus survives Nagini's attack.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 22 - Words: 114,733 - Reviews: 783 - Favs: 585 - Follows: 450 - Updated: 8/16/2013 - Published: 6/10/2012 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Lessons in Observation reviews
John observes Sherlock, who's obviously been observing John. Six vignettes. Pre-slash featuring one appearance of J/OFC.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,788 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/4/2013 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Before a Fall reviews
After the (Reichenbach) fall, John is pursued by shadows.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,012 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/4/2013 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
A Change of Heart reviews
Neville Longbottom comes to Hogwarts and teaches by example, but not only the children learn lessons. This fic is a gen!fic featuring a friendship between Neville and Severus. Written for the 2013 Anti Valentine's Day fest for the Severus Sighs community on Insane Journal.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,745 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 8 - Published: 2/25/2013 - Severus S., Neville L. - Complete
Blindsided reviews
Severus Snape is in the right place when Hermione's blind date stands her up. Written for the 2013 Anti-Valentine's Day Fest for the Severus Sighs Community on Insane Journal to prompt 3: An ad in the Daily Prophet.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,783 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 14 - Published: 2/25/2013 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Fruitcake and Firelight reviews
After the death of his Gran, Neville tries to keep the old family Yule traditions alive.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,876 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 11 - Published: 12/31/2012 - Neville L., Ginny W. - Complete
A Summer of Flotsam and Jetsam reviews
Harry, Severus and entourage recover together the summer after the Final Battle oceanside at Shell Cottage. With R&H, Ginny, George, Minerva, Luna, Neville, Andromeda & Teddy. 4th Story in "Moment of Impact" series; immediately follows "One Man's Island."
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 19 - Words: 91,405 - Reviews: 656 - Favs: 575 - Follows: 301 - Updated: 6/10/2012 - Published: 10/21/2011 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Severus and the Snow Globe reviews
When Severus comes to Harry's shop in Diagon Alley to place an order, both the order—and the price—come with conditions. Is Harry's price worth Severus' dignity? And will each get what he wants under the Christmas Tree? m/m pre-slash
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,109 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 188 - Follows: 32 - Published: 1/2/2012 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
One Man's Island reviews
Summary: Separated but engaged, Severus follows Harry's horcrux hunt from his post as Headmaster . This seventh year fic told from Severus' point of view is part 3 in the "Moment of Impact" and "Regards, Harry" story arc. Harry/Severus mentor.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 49,375 - Reviews: 355 - Favs: 508 - Follows: 168 - Updated: 10/21/2011 - Published: 8/28/2011 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Regards, Harry 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: 697 - Favs: 714 - Follows: 314 - Updated: 10/21/2011 - Published: 1/8/2011 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Never Any Regrets reviews
Harry copes with losing his wife and his job. Loner Severus finds his path crossing more and more with Harry's. Shouldering tragedy and moving forward, can the two find elusive peace...together? HP/GW, HP/SS, RW/HG
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 15,015 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 336 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 11/28/2010 - Published: 11/23/2010 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Shadow Angel reviews
Auror Potter is between assignments. Returning to England, he takes a gamble, accepts a temp job teaching at Hogwarts and is recruited for the Alumni Quidditch Tournament. Watch out for Weasleys, romance and lots of little Harrys. Mostly AU after OOTP.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 26,692 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 272 - Follows: 57 - Published: 11/22/2010 - Harry P., Ginny W. - Complete