Author has written 9 stories for Harry Potter.
I've been a Harry Potter fan since I was about fourteen years old when I received the first four books as a Christmas gift. I love both the books and the films and see them as two entirely different entities of the same story. I think JKR did an absolutely superb job of making her stories resonate on the page and I think David Heyman, Chris Columbus and the rest of the Harry Potter higher-ups did an absolutely superb job of casting the films. I am a self-proclaimed Harry Potter encyclopedia and enthusiast. My friends can attest to this fact (as they roll their eyes).
I'm a big fan of Severus Snape. I think his tale is both highly sad and entirely endearing and, as beautiful as his death was in DH, I wish he had lived. Therefore I have no problem incorporating him into my own stories (he's a survivor!). I enjoy reading stories about him as a mentor to Harry, but I am often upset when I read him out-of-character (I mean, who DOESN'T like sarcasm and a generally foul disposition? A LITTLE fluff with him goes a long way -- See: "The Prince's Tale", Chapter 33, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows). I have read a few stories that grip me despite that, however, so I won't entirely stop reading a fan fiction just because he's a little OOC.
I am from the U.S. but a hardcore anglophile. I studied abroad in London when I was in college and absolutely fell in love with everything about Britain. The culture, the people, the theatre, the politics, the food (yeah, they have some good stuff over there), the weather, the country in general--I love it all.
As I alluded to earlier, I love and welcome critiques/reviews. I work in the film industry and thick skin is not a problem for me. I can take it.
Chronological order of stories in my Severus and Zoe series:
2. The Art of Communication
3. The Power of Words
4. The Tribulations and Tranquility of Travel
5. Christmas Eve Justice
6. Of Gnomes and Dark Magic
7. A Very Long Day
8. It's All For You
9. A Father's Right