Author has written 3 stories for Robin Hood BBC.
Hi, fellow fans of BBC's "Robin Hood"! I was moved to write my first fanfiction story, "A Friend Closer Than a Brother", after the series ended and I felt so sad and let down from all the character deaths, etc. (I cried for days over Guy's death) I finished the rough draft in the summer of 2010, but didn't start posting it on this site until several months later. Publishing this first story (my very first completed novel), was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream, and I have Guy to thank. He was such an inspiration that I was compelled to write a whole book to give him a happier ending!
After my Season 3 AU rewrite, "A Friend Closer Than a Brother", I wrote the follow-up story "First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage, Then Comes?", which continues the story from where it left off after "Friend".
The sequel to both previous stories, "Rodger and Eleanor", is a next-generation tale about Guy and Meg's son, and Robin and Marian's daughter, but it includes much more about our familiar and beloved characters from the show. All three of my stories are interconnected as one long tale, but they can be read separately as well.
I've been a writer (as a hobby) since childhood. I love to tell a story! I enjoy classic literature, science fiction (Star Trek, the original series) and fantasy (I loved the "Dragonriders of Pern" series by Anne McCaffrey), and anything by Jane Austen, J.R.R. Tolkien, James Herriot, and the British writer Catherine Cookson.
I'm an American who feels she was born in the wrong country--I should've been a Brit. BBC's "Robin Hood" has been a real inspiration, and the source of many hours of fun writing stories, reading other people's fanfiction, and hashing over the show on discussion boards. My favorite character? Guy, hands down! But I like all the others, too, especially Allan a Dale.
I live in the beautiful state of Maine, with my husband (who patiently puts up with my Guy obsession), and three cats, Duncan, Chelsea and Penny. What did I do in "real life"? I used to clean houses. Ugh! But it gave me time and opportunity to write stories in my head while I was scrubbing other people's dirt. I am unable to work now due to physical disabilities, but I still have a life! I am currently looking after my elderly Mom (Dad's in a nursing home) I also love to read, take day trips to scenic areas, sing, listen to music, and be creative. I love animals of all kinds, especially cats and horses.
My online name was in honor of, and is now in memory of, my beloved Manx cat Jack, who passed away on 12/27/13 at the ripe old age of 16. He was the sweetest, most loving creature who ever walked this earth, and he will live on in my heart forever.
Thank you to all my readers for your interest, encouragement, and reviews--I appreciate it very much!
I have two non-fiction stories posted on fictionpress, also under the online name of manxcatmom. They are "Memoirs of a Cleaning Lady"--a humorous account of my days in the cleaning business, and "Little Robin", a true story about a robin chick that I rescued and raised one memorable summer. Feel free to check them out.
My "Smirking Guy" avatar is courtesy of Jammeke*