Author has written 74 stories for Glee, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Harry Potter, and True Blood.
I write under the pseudonym MaryRoyale here, AO3, and on LJ (livejournal). (RIP Granger Enchanted.) I do have a tumblr account, but it is under DreadPirateMary. (They already had a MaryRoyale, if you can believe that...) If and when I branch out to other sites, I will include them on here.
I am not sure what I should put here exactly. You don't really care whether or not I take long walks on the beach, do you? You're mostly just here to read the stories, right? I think sometimes it is best to keep a hint of mystery around an author. Too often, when one finds out all the ugly, sordid truths of an author--it colors one's perception of their work. I hope that anything I write is strong enough to stand on its own and does not need the force of my personality to make it interesting or entertaining. That being said, no one can exist within a vacuum and I appreciate feedback as much as the next person. I welcome constructive criticism and I honestly attempt to address it.
Yes, I am working on Arx and Desperate Measures.
Real Life has been a cruel, capricious little so-and-so lately. I'm slowly recovering from bronchitis (which I've been dealing with for over a month now). On top of the bronchitis, I've been dealing with a lot of crap. So, yes, I'm working on them. No, I haven't abandoned them. I've got partial chapters of both stories. My sister actually loves Desperate Measures and she brings it up on a regular basis. Since we talk on the phone every day, I get bitched at to update at least two or three times a week. (Although she did back off when I was coughing so hard that I could barely breathe.)
WARNING and Official Disclaimer (Especially for Harry Potter Fanfic):
I tend to write Alternate Universes, and/or play merry havoc with canon. If you are uncertain as to what that means, an alternate universe is: is a type or form of in which canonical facts of setting or characterization in the universe being explored or written about are deliberately changed. (source: Wikipedia)
I don't feel the need to rehash canon over and over ad nauseam because so many other authors already do that just fine including JK Rowling. More power to them. I also don't feel the need to make Voldemort the center of my writing world because, again, so many other authors do that just fine. Really, if you're that anal and uptight about canon you shouldn't be here at all. Stick to the actual books and pretend like fanfic doesn't happen.
Straight out of the gate: The majority of my stories involve relationships with multiple people. You want hetero-normative and a good solid dyad bias? Don't read my work. Most of my stories are polyfidelitous, polyandrous, and may or may not involve twins/brothers married to the same woman. I'm not trying to be rude, but I usually post this quite clearly in either the summary or the first chapter and I still get reviews from people who are brassed-off because Hermione wound up with two men. What makes it difficult for me, as an author, is that I clearly label everything and I ALWAYS list my ships in the summary. It's simple: FW/HG/GW means that Hermione gets Fred AND George. RL/HG/SB: means that Hermione gets Remus AND Sirius. That's why it always strikes me as a bit peculiar that people can be surprised. (WHAT? In the story clearly labeled HG/AM/CB/OB, Hermione ends up with Abraxas Malfoy, Cygnus Black AND Orion Black??? :gasp: How did that happen?) Please remember, YKINMK. (I know that that can be difficult--trust me, I have my deal breakers just like you do.)
My fanfic was originally glee-centric. However, lately I've been writing Harry Potter fanfic because the community is just so vocal and responsive. (The new avatar is reflective of that, I guess.) Really, I've never been so engaged by the readers. Even if (or when) someone's telling me how much they hate what I've written, I can't help but be pleased that I've evoked such a passionate response. I made someone *feel, even if it is revulsion. :D
Right, so, you Harry Potter fanfic readers are amazing. Did I say that because I ought to have done. I have had two pieces of art made for stories which are as follows:
A beautiful banner was made for Roundabout Destiny by the competely scintillating Aurora's Shadow (aka LamiaEmber). I was so excited because she used the exact person I always have in my head when I'm thinking of younger Sirius without me ever saying a single thing. I love it so much! Check it out on Deviant Art because the tiny bit that is squished onto the cover here is only part of it.
A wicked cover was made for Soul Bonding by the charming HallowLight. (I have never been so happy that someone was bored!) Luckily, all of it fits so that you're not missing any of it.
In addition to the lovely art, Roundabout Destiny has been translated into Portuguese, Spanish (in progress) and Russian (in progress). It's kind of amazing that somebody wanted to do this, and I am really overwhelmed by the requests. I guess I'm grateful that you all love this story so much that you want to share it with other people. Thank you, gracias, obrigado, and спасибо.
Here is the Portuguese translation "Destino Desviado" as translated by BeaSnape:
Here is the Spanish translation "Destino Retornable" as translated by WALIXELA (sorry it took me awhile to get this up here):
Apparently there's a Russian translation out there too, but I can't read Russian so I'm uncertain as to how to post the Master Post page.
Several people have asked about posting my stories as PDFs or posting them to AO3. I'm working on that, but it's not a top priority for me at the moment.
I know I have WIPs. I'm sorry about that, I really am, but I've got a full-time job, three kids, and a spouse. I do what I can, when I can. I suppose I could look for a sugar daddy/mommy to support my fanfic writing, but that would be dependent on the spouse's approval.