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Author has written 8 stories for Roswell, Jack & Jill, Gilmore Girls, Life Unexpected, and Gossip Girl.

November 2012

Unfortunately, all updates for in-progress stories are postponed indefinitely until I finish grad school (May 2013).

June 2012

Gossip Girl broke my heart in the worst way, but I think I've finally gotten to the point where i can read and write GG fanfic again, so yeah I have been working on "For The Ones We Leave Behind." It will be finished, one way or another. Thank you for your patience!

June 2011

A desktop wallpaper for my LUX fanfic "House of Light": 1280x800

Also, I'm pleased to say that I'll be starting grad school this fall! Thanks for those who wrote to me with encouragement during the application process. I'm very excited.

March 2011

Please visit my new fanart/fanfic blog and archive: GIANT FAN

January 2011

I just finished applying to MFA writing programs and I'm terrified I won't get in to any of them, so I'm attempting to drown my insecurities by writing an epic fanfic series!

It's called "Somewhere in This Wide World," which is taken from the Robert Fagles translation of Homer's The Odyssey: "Yet I tell you great Odysseus is not dead. He's still alive, somewhere in this wide world, held captive, out at sea on a wave-washed island..." (83-84). Why is the series named after a quote from The Odyssey? It'll all become clear with time. ;)

So how did this idea get started? It's been over 6 years since I've written a fanfic, and frankly I didn't think I would ever write one again. Recently, however, I realized how many of my favorite TV pairings over the years have gotten little or no closure. Last year, I was re-watching the whole series of Jack & Jill for the first time since it aired in 1999-2001 and was surprised by how much the constant shots of the World Trade Center bothered me, especially during season 2 which aired in spring 2001. I began wondering how and if they would've addressed the 9/11 attacks on the show had it continued. Beyond that, I wanted to write short future fics for my other two OTPs: Jess/Rory (Gilmore Girls) and Michael/Maria (Roswell). Originally, the stories were not supposed to be linked in any way, but I began to think that a crossover might actually work after adding my two current obsessions to the mix: Eric/Lux (Life Unexpected) and Dan/Blair (Gossip Girl). It's actually the perfect group of people to bring together because between them you have two journalists (Jack Barrett, Rory Gilmore), two writers (Jess Mariano, Dan Humphrey), and an English teacher (Eric Daniels).

I did a lot of research while writing the first part of the series, reading articles from 2001 and listening to interviews with witnesses. I even went on YouTube and watched some of the news footage from that day for the first time since it happened. It was a difficult thing to do; a part of me can't believe it's been almost 10 years because the second I started watching, I remembered exactly where I was the first time around, and I remembered what it was like to be 14 again. I've tried to be as sensitive as possible about the subject, but I should mention that I've never been to New York in my life. I've also never been to D.C. or Minnesota. I've actually driven close to Marathon, TX (of all places!) before, but haven't been there either. So although I plan to do my research for all the parts, there will probably be inaccuracies that are out of my control.

In addition, I want to acknowledge the song "Street Map" by Athlete which was one of the many inspirations for the creation of this group of stories. Typically, I'm not much of a romantic, but once in a while, there are certain people who just seem to be perfect for each other. The idea that two people can make the wrong choices, be in a situation where the timing is never right, but can hold onto the hope that one day, regardless of what else happens, they will meet again and things will fall into place--that idea is really the heart of this series.

Here's a desktop wallpaper I made to go along with it: 1280x768

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The Owl and the Pussycat by BarbaraChilde reviews
New York, Columbia and Barnard, 1928.
Gossip Girl - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 94,944 - Reviews: 225 - Favs: 96 - Follows: 119 - Updated: 10/28/2012 - Published: 11/10/2011 - Dan, Blair
The Quiz by preciselypotter reviews
How well do you know Blair Waldorf? Just a small fluff piece, Dan/Blair
Gossip Girl - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,664 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/11/2011 - Dan, Blair - Complete
At Any Rate, Let Us Love for a While by o-seastarved reviews
Accomplished author of exactly twelve short stories and a one-act play at twenty-seven, he had lived a lot of life. But today he remembered a time that seemed very long ago & he didn't know how it happened. So he took to his pen. Dan/Blair
Gossip Girl - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 19,406 - Reviews: 122 - Favs: 129 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 8/13/2011 - Published: 4/14/2010 - Blair, Dan - Complete
Love is Simple, but fighting for it never is by perfectliesfromaperfectdame reviews
"Blair. It exists. Just not in those interpretations. Sometimes your prince isn't always a prince. He could be anything. He could be a frog and you won't know he is your prince until you kiss him a few times." D&B One Shot
Gossip Girl - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,387 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/27/2011 - Blair, Dan - Complete
An Unlikely Two by seh28 reviews
Dan and Blair One-Shot, divided into seven scenes. Immediately after 4x17 Empire Of The Son. Seven week hiatuses are torture, this is just my take on what happens next. Read and Review! Disclaimer: I do not own these fabulous characters, I wish I did.
Gossip Girl - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,003 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 12 - Published: 3/12/2011 - Dan, Blair - Complete
Real Love by BrookenLucas12 reviews
DB. There is no way she can love him. They are polar opposites, he makes her blood boil, and for God's sake, she can't even remember when she started feeling an attraction towards him. Blair-centric. One-shot.
Gossip Girl - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,406 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 10 - Published: 3/2/2011 - Blair, Dan - Complete
rich girls don't marry poor boys by Lint reviews
One hand reaches for hers, and she doesn't shy away. AU-ish, speculative-y story.
Gossip Girl - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,758 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/1/2011 - Dan, Blair - Complete
One by seh28 reviews
My take on what I would love to happen in 4x17 Empire Of The Son between Dan and Blair. Basically starting from that last scene in the promo. One shot. Please read and review! Thanks. Dair forever!
Gossip Girl - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,187 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/25/2011 - Dan, Blair - Complete
Familiar Faces by sg2009 reviews
AU John and Mary live only to hunt evil after losing their sons to the fire. When they enlist a runaway to play bait for a monster, they discover things aren't always what they seem.
Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 18 - Words: 56,989 - Reviews: 437 - Favs: 426 - Follows: 219 - Updated: 12/27/2010 - Published: 3/28/2010 - Mary W., John W. - Complete
One Year by lucia marin reviews
Four seasons, four conversations, four decisions.......a four part Literati (R/J) story,detailing four beautiful moments in a progressing relationship from friendship to love, and then beyond.....
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,382 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 11/6/2003 - Published: 7/23/2002
Being Right is Overrated by kimlockt reviews
Literati. 'Beautiful. She called him beautiful.' -- The after effects as Jess feels it.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 61,272 - Reviews: 623 - Favs: 411 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 10/29/2003 - Published: 2/18/2003
Cat & Mouse by katjen reviews
AU, M&M... Maria left Roswell the summer before the shooting, and now she’s back six years later…
Roswell - Rated: T - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 6 - Words: 30,076 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Published: 5/4/2003
Riding Waves of Doubt by katjen reviews
S1, AU (Maria is the fourth alien),"...As if my life wasn’t complicated enough. As if I didn’t have enough insecurities already without worrying if I was some other freaking life form all together..."
Roswell - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 35,072 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/1/2003
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House of Light reviews
Three years ago, Lux suffered a stroke that left her permanently blind in both eyes. This is the story of how she finally finds her way home. AU. Lux/Tasha and Lux/Bug, eventually Lux/Cate/Baze/Ryan and Lux/Eric.
Life Unexpected - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 26,951 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 6/1/2012 - Published: 2/16/2011 - Lux C.
For The Ones We Leave Behind reviews
"It's what she's always wanted—to be the Queen B—but she doesn't think she knows how to anymore." AU Dan/Blair in a dystopian future.
Gossip Girl - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,871 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 1/29/2012 - Published: 1/14/2012 - Dan, Blair
You Could Be Everything reviews
"Because you came to the loft and we ate gourmet pizza together and watched old movies and we fell asleep on the couch with your head resting on my shoulder and the next morning we pretended it didn't happen." V-day 2012.
Gossip Girl - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,530 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/20/2011 - Blair, Dan - Complete
You Are the Ocean & I'm Good at Drowning reviews
May 2016; Twin Cities, Minnesota: The week before her college graduation, Lux and Eric finally cross paths again, thanks to a new novel by a familiar author. Part 4 of my multi-fandom series, "Somewhere in this Wide World."
Life Unexpected - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,898 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/31/2011 - Eric D., Lux C. - Complete
Yes We Did
January 2009; Washington, DC: As Rory covers Obama's inauguration, Jess mentally re-lives their relationship together and begins a new novel that will eventually change lives. Part 2 of my multi-fandom series, "Somewhere in this Wide World."
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,362 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/29/2011 - Jess M., Rory G. - Complete
Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down
September 2001; New York City: When Jack returns to NY and spends the night with Jill, neither is prepared for the changed world that awaits them in the morning. Part 1 of my multi-fandom series, "Somewhere in this Wide World."
Jack & Jill - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,958 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/24/2011 - Jacqueline B./Jack - Complete
Silver reviews
Unlike the rest of the Royal Four, Tess Harding was raised by another alien, away from Roswell. What was her childhood like? How does it shape who she eventually becomes when she arrives in Roswell? Chapters alternate between the past and present.
Roswell - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 7,763 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/21/2011 - Published: 1/8/2011 - Tess H., Nasedo
A World Not Forgotten
At the end of Departure, what if Michael had let go of the granolith at the last second, while the rest of the four had continued to Antar after all? AU future fic, alternating between Maria and Michael's POVs. Tess also emerges a prominent character.
Roswell - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 9,669 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 1/6/2011 - Published: 12/24/2010 - Maria D., Michael G. - Complete