Author has written 23 stories for Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, Spider-Man, Doctor Who, Labyrinth, Parodies and Spoofs, Italian Job, Underworld, and Bend it Like Beckham.
9-3-13: Hey, guys! I know it's been forever, but real life has swamped me for the past year. Today I'm posting a Labyrinth fanfic that's pretty much a sequel to my other Laby fic, "Semi-Charmed Life." Not a lot of action, but much introspection. Kind of a character study of Sarah--I haven't done anything like that for a while, so it was good fun.
9-9-11: Anyone on Live Journal can look me up under eaweek. I don't publish fiction there, but you can listen to me moan about my life. ; )
NOTE: Hey, everyone, please look at the dates I posted my stories before scolding me on my lack of fidelity to the source material. This is especially true of the Doctor Who fic "Angels of the Silences," which was written prior to season five, when we didn't know anything about River Song except what was revealed in Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead. It's also true of "Sympathy of the Devil," which was written prior to End of Time, Pts 1 &2, and therefore deviates from the Master's canon backstory.
I like these stories as they stand, and I'm not going to keep endlessly retconning them to fit in with developing canon. I'd make myself crazy if I tried to do that.
About my fandom interests: My first real “love,” fan-wise, was the original Doctor Who series, which I discovered thanks to a couple of college friends in the long-ago summer of 1988. From there, I went on to the lovely UK TV series Robin of Sherwood—still, to my mind, the best version of the Robin Hood legend that has ever been filmed. Seriously, if you’ve never seen this wonderful show, it’s out on DVD, and I highly recommend it. I also had interests in other British TV offerings—Monty Python, Blackadder, Mystery. After finishing graduate school, I discovered The X-Files, Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Angel: The Series. When I finally stopped watching The West Wing, I hit a dry patch where nothing on TV seemed to interest me. Then, in the summer of 2005, a friend I’d met through Robin of Sherwood fandom brought to my house a complete set of DVDs from the new Doctor Who series. I was immediately re-captivated! My descent into drooling, gibbering fangirl idiocy was cemented when David Tennant took over the role of the Doctor—I loved all the others, but to me, Tennant IS the Doctor. In a strange way, my fannish interests have come full circle, and I’m right back where I started.
About my stories: I mostly write about whatever catches my interest at the moment. I don’t have any kind of grand scheme. Some of the pieces posted here were originally posted at other (now defunct) web sites or in fanzines. Yes, I’m old enough to remember fanzines! For those wishing to read my Doctor Who fic in keeping with the show’s chronology, they would be: “A Day in the Life,” “I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight,” “Long Way to Happy,” “Sympathy for the Devil,” "Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word," "Beyond the Sea," "Angels of the Silences," “Eyes on a Moon of Blindness,” and “The Ground Beneath Her Feet.”
Non-fiction: I’ve posted a lot of reviews at amazon.com. Check them out here:
Favorite Music: Counting Crows, David Bowie, Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, REM, Rolling Stones, Sting/ Police, U2. Also: Billie Piper, ABBA, Bruce Hornsby, Christina Aguilera, The Clash, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Dire Straits, Don Henley, Doobie Brothers, Dropkick Murphys, ELO, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, George Sarah/ THC, Gin Blossoms, Green Day, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, KC & The Sunshine Band, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Massive Attack, Moby, Pink, Poe, Prince, Santana, Seal, Sheryl Crow, Simon & Garfunkel, Single Gun Theory, Smash Mouth, Steely Dan, Talking Heads, Third Eye Blind, Tom Petty, The Who.
Fun Musical Facts: Anthony Stewart Head (Giles on Buffy, Mr. Finch on Dr. Who) recorded a wonderful CD called Music for Elevators. Billie Piper used to be a singer before she became an actress: check out her CDs Honey to the B and Walk of Life. John Simm (Life on Mars, State of Play, Dr. Who) also used to be a musician, and his band Magic Alex has a CD called Dated and Sexist that’s available for download at iTunes. I highly recommend the song “Animal Magic.”
Player: iPod version 2.3, 20 GB, purchased in 2003. It’s practically an antique! Does it have a title? “White Girl Went to College in the Eighties.”
Favorite Movies: Four of my all-time favorites are: Picnic at Hanging Rock, Breaking Away, Henry V, and The Talented Mr. Ripley, all of which raised my awareness of what good storytelling, acting, cinematography, and atmosphere can do. Other favorites include—in no particular order—Big, Jurassic Park, The Mummy/ The Mummy Returns, The Bourne Identity/ Supremacy/ Ultimatum, Seabiscuit, The Italian Job, Bend it Like Beckham, Underworld/ Underworld Evolution, Match Point, Calendar Girls, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Queen, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Pleasantville, Catch Me if You Can.
Favorite Actors: David Tennant, John Simm, Johnny Depp, Matt Damon, Chris Cooper, William H. Macy, Tobey Maguire, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Jude Law, Seth Green, Anthony Stewart Head, Michael Sheen, Tony Curran, Bill Nighy, Kenneth Branagh, David Morrissey, James McAvoy, Matt Smith.
Favorite Actresses: Helen Mirren, Kate Beckinsale, Natalie Portman, Julia Stiles, Penelope Wilton, Billie Piper, Sophia Myles, Rachel Weisz, Joan Allen, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley, Catherine Tate, Dawn French, Polly Walker, Kelly Macdonald, Helen McCrory.
Favorite Books: Rebecca, the Harry Potter series, the Brother Cadfael series, the Nero Wolfe mysteries, Lord of the Rings, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Three Junes, Girl in a Swing. Non-fiction: The Darwin Awards, The Snow Leopard, Two Years Before the Mast. This is not an exhaustive list!
Favorite Websites & Blogs: Boston.com, BBC, NY Times, Sports Illustrated, Miss Conduct's Mind Over Manners.
Astrology: Gemini, moon in Virgo, Libra rising.
Favorite Sports: Swimming (to participate in); figure skating (to watch). Favorite team: Boston Red Sox. Favorite athletes: Johnny Weir, Adam Rippon, Meryl Davis & Charlie White, Michael Phelps, Aaron Peirsol, Dara Torres, Missy Franklin, Nathan Adrian.
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