Author has written 3 stories for Hunger Games, and Harry Potter.
Thanks to Nightlock Recs (Little Miss Mionie) and the Fictionators for featuring and reviewing "Ever In Your Favor."
Age - old enough to be your mother. In fact, depending on who you are, I might be your mother. I have 6 children, some of whom are old enough to poke around on FanFiction.net. For those of you who've read my profile before - yes, this number has changed. My youngest was born in May, 2012. My theory is that I can write during nap time (his not mine), but - surprisingly enough - that doesn't always work.
Occupation - Cook, Chauffeur, Nurse, Secretary, etc. - in other words I am a stay-at-home mom. So why am I never at home? Also a writer who writes, mostly children's fantasy, but about to dip my toes in paranormal, and has gotten sucked into fan fiction. Oh - and an attorney. I just recently reactivated my bar membership so if my writing starts showing a more evil tilt - what can you do? Former lives - English Lit. major, cellist, electric bass player.
Residence - House with a spectacular oak tree in an amazingly gorgeous western state.
Obsessions - Reading, writing, occasionally cake decorating. I am usually reading (at least) 1 fiction, 1 non-fiction, 1 inspirational & 1 magazine. I keep them in different rooms of the house. Yes, I still manage to keep my family clothed and fed, although they may have differing opinions on the quality of my work. Also - I like to get the facts right in my writing. If you are reading along and happen to think "I am a cardiologist and that could never happen" PLEASE let me know. I have been known to correspond with everyone from Army Rangers (to make sure I have my explosives right) to Catholic priests (for info re exorcisms). What fun.
Favorite books - I am a massive Harry Potter geek. In fact, I frequent websites that delve into the deeper meanings of Potter, et al - hogwartsprofessor.com and thehogshead.org. Geek heaven. The only fan fiction I've posted so far is Hunger Games. Let's just say that Mockingjay, esp. the ending, made me nuts. I had to fix some things. However, I now have a Dramione in the works - as in ready to post by the end of the month. I also love to read: Bernard Cornwell, Artemis Fowl, Orson Scott Card, C.S. Lewis, Shakespeare (E Lit major remember?), Edmund Spenser, Chaucer, Jane Austen, Tolkien, hmm . . . I could go on all day. I have recently loved "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand - a great cure for self-pity. I have enjoyed Maximum Ride, which I discovered because so many of my favorite fanfic writers write about Maximum Ride.
T.V. - Don't watch much, although I have seen pretty much every episode of "Phineas and Ferb" because my kids watch it. Our recent obsession, which I actually watch voluntaryily, is "Mythbusters." And we enjoy watching "Jeopardy," even though I bring my laptop and try to write while intermittently yelling out "Who is Dvorak?" "What is the Crimean Sea?" etc. Sometimes at appropriate moments.
Movies - My husband wants to be a movie critic when he grows up so I used to see alot of movies. Once I'm okay with leaving the baby for longer, and some movies come out that are less than 3 hours long that I want to see, then I might see one again. Lately I have liked "Inception," "Harry Potter and the DH" (of course), "Tangled" and "The Social Network," although that last one did make me waver on whether I am going to send my kids to college. Nasty.
Music - I cannot write while listening to anything with lyrics. I have actually unintentionally put the lyrics into my writing in little bits. Odd. So I write to silence or Bach, Saint-Saens, Prokofiev, etc. I do listen to music in the car, although I always have kids with me so I keep it very "G". I like Ray Charles, the Neville Brothers, Straight No Chaser, Broadway stuff like Les Miserables and Wicked, Train, Muse, the Lumineers, some country, and strangely, Staind (I have to be careful which ones to keep it "G"). That last one is a long story.
Things I do on an average day - get up early to write, drive kids around, go to mass, do 5 1/2 loads of laundry, feed lots of pets, feed lots of people, help with quantitative equations, discuss finer points of plea bargaining, make zucchini bread, go to a game (basketball, volleyball - kids), read stories to my kids, exercise with an exercise ball and a silly baby.
Looking for - what is the scariest book you have ever read? Stick to books. I am writing a horror novel and want to dissect some scary writing.
Thanks so much to my two wonderful beta's - IrishLuck19 and Hesaluti. My daughter, who gave a fish to her Valentine, says that it is a bad idea to have two beta's, but mine live on different continents so I don't think they will fight.
My latest project - fanfic - is a Dramione called "Unforgiveable." I've started posting it. I'm curious to see how many people from the Hunger Games world will take a look at a Harry Potter fanfic. It goes AU during the final battle when Harry reappears and Voldy realizes that his spells aren't working right. He scampters and takes all the Death Eaters with him, whether they want to or not. I'm also working on a canon compliant dark Gadge. That one is going to have to wait a bit.
Hope you enjoy my writing (and feel free to review and constructive criticism is welcome - we E Lit major/ attorneys can handle it)! If you see a typo/grammar mistake let me know what it is. I will fix it.
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