Author has written 68 stories for Pretender, Lois and Clark, Forever Knight, JAG, Smallville, StarTrek: Voyager, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, and NCIS.
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All silliness aside, I'm a FoLC (Fan of Lois and Clark) a Pretender fan, a member of DarkNN, a Mercenary (where I'm now the Merc Mommy General), and Addict by Association in Forever Knight, H/M shipper in JAG, a Star Wars fan, a Potterhead, and I discovered Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman only a few years ago. (I know, I know, I'm really late to the party, but better late than never, right?) I actually like Ziva/Mcgee in NCIS, and recently, I've been playing in the Star Trek: Voyager sandbox with some J/C fiction. Star Trek was actually my first fandom, before I knew what fandom was. I was the only nine-year-old I knew who was simultaneously convinced that Riker and Troi belonged together and that boys were the grossest thing on the planet! ;) Ah, how times have changed...
I'm also barely on the Harry/Ginny bandwagon. I could see it coming back in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I don't write slash and rarely read it, so you'll never find any here. I'm firmly in denial of both Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, so in my little Potterverse worlds, they didn't happen and won't happen. I may, however, refer to bits of canonical knowledge from them.
I have a degree in creative writing, so as you can probably imagine, I'm pretty good at what I do and fanfic is my escape.
Well, as per the requirements, anything that can even vaguely be labeled a songfic has been removed from . So if you're looking for Mediations, Forever and All Eternity: Lullaby, or Frog Kissing, they're all available on my webpage.
January 27, 2010- A note to my For Duty and Honor readers: For Duty and Honor is neither finished nor abandoned. We're currently experiencing technical difficulties due to Real Life. The next two chapters are still in beta/editing because my main Britpicker has been really busy and hasn't had the time to look at them. I promise to post as soon as I can, but the time lag between chapters can't be helped at the moment--it's well beyond my control. I'm still writing Precatio Una, because my highly distractable muse saw some shiny plots and ran after them.
December 12, 2010- A note for Midnight Watch readers: Like For Duty and Honor, I'm still working on Midnight Watch. It's just slow. I have no beta reader, I have a toddler, a five year old, and a baby that demand my attention, not to mention the siblings I have to take care of, and very little writing time.
July 16, 2012-- Recently, I have received anonymous reviews flaming me for including non-graphic mentions of sexual abuse in True Confessions. Whether you like it or not, neglected kids like Harry practically have targets painted on them for predators, and IMHO, with Dudley's canon behavior, it's not really a stretch to have him and his gang attack Harry that way. Frankly, I've been assigned more graphic short stories in school and seen more graphic things on network television. I am perfectly within FFN guidelines and I don't particularly care what you think. Rowling was non-specific about how the Dursleys abused Harry. Why? Because she was writing an adventure story and didn't want to deal with the fact that he was abused. For as much as he was hated by them, every type of abuse was likely--though considering Vernon and Petunia's views on "abnormalities" I doubt his aunt or uncle would have been behind SA. Canonically, he was neglected, emotionally and mentally abused, and there is evidence that points towards physical abuse. The real question is why in hell nobody noticed and why the Dursleys aren't in jail! After all, there was a public education push about child abuse in the early 80s, and teachers are mandated reporters both in the UK and the states--they're required by law to report even suspected abuse and/or neglect! So in short, if you don't like it lump it. And if you don't have the courage to sign your real name, don't bother. Though I'm willing to throw a single bone--I'll change the rating to M, even though I'm convinced it's a T! The very first sentence should have clued you into the fact that it was a story about child abuse. And if you're not smart enough to realize it, well, that sounds like a personal problem to me!
Updates of both For Duty and Honor and Midnight Watch will continue to be slow. They're not abandoned, but unfortunately, my attention has wandered. Eventually, it will wander back and I'll finish both of them.
May 30, 2013-- It's been a hard few months. My mother, who was my best friend, passed away March 21 of this year. Now I'm responsible for everyone, and since my nephew was born, I have three kiddos during the day. One good thing (for readers at least) is that I've gone back to writing as my main form of creative expression because, for one, it's free and money is tight. However, unfortunately for For Duty and Honor and Midnight Watch readers, the shiney pretties that the rabid plot bunnies keep gifting me with are all for Dr. Quinn.
Hang in there, though. I will finish eventually. And I have a couple new Forever Knight stories hanging around on my hard drive that have been begging to be worked on. And yes, that's right. As of War 14 in January of this year, I have been shoved, kicking and screaming, into the position of second-in-command of the Forever Knight Mercenaries. Yeah. I'm the Merc Mommy General now. May God have mercy on my soul.
May 7, 2014-- Life has gotten even more difficult, so it may take even longer for updates. My grandmother is now here and on hospice. To put it mildly, she's always hated me, treated me accordingly, and now I'm caring for her. To compound matters, my sister has stage 4 ovarian cancer and has been in the ICU since this weekend. I'm still writing, and opening random unfinished story files to add bits here and there. I haven't given up on any of my stories, I just have a lot to deal with in RL.
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I've been asked about the Latin chapter titles in For Duty and Honor, so I'll post the translations here. My thanks to Owen, a retired Latin teacher, who has graciously offered to check my work to make sure it's correct. :) Some of the titles have changed to reflect his corrections, and he's also agreed to check my 'spells' for translations purposes. Hey! I took French! ;)
1) Orsa- Beginning
Chapters Coming Soon:
18) Plorare Veto- Forbidding Mourning
Oh, and a note: I delete reviews from obvious trolls. Yes, Mary77, I'm talking to you. Constructive criticism is one thing. Accusing me of condoning child abuse is another. It's one of the fastest ways to piss me off! My mom was an abused child and dealt with the effects her entire adult life. Personally, I'm bloody minded about it--I say we stump hang all the child abusers and let whatever waits in the afterlife to sort them out. It may not be a popular opinion, but there it is. And you can like it or lump it.
September 19. 2013- I love Dr. Quinn. I'm obsessed. And that obsession has magnified some of my other obsessions and gotten me to spend hours researching fashion history. Yes, I realize that I've lost my ever-lovin' mind. But on the series, while I'm sure they got lots right, they only get a D- for clothing. They mixed decades and often got it wrong. And any reenactor (which I'm not, but I know people who are) will tell you that period clothing doesn't look right without the correct underpinnings (underwear). We only saw Michaela wearing corsets a handful of times on television, but whenever she was sans the top of her dress or her skirt, she should have been wearing one. Victorian women wore corsets -- even on the frontier. If you didn't, you were considered a "loose woman," morally as well as literally. Medical literature of the time praised their health benefits, and they were even sold in drugstores. Since I love writing them married, more than likely, underpinnings will appear at some point. And unlike the series, in my stories, she's wearing all those hot layers of clothing. (And you should see all the layers an 1870s baby wore. It's a wonder they didn't all die from heat stroke!)
August 20, 2016 - I'm baaack. I'm playing in Star Trek: Voyager for the time being, but I have no plans to leave my other stories hanging. The baby is now three, the middle child is five, and the oldest eight and they're all in school. I actually have some breathing space to write again. I reconnected with my Dr. Quinn beta. I should be putting out a new chapter of A Family Apart soon and I'm working on some shorts and a couple longer Voyager stories. What can I say? One beginnings story and an Endgame scenario. Because I've had an Endgame fixation for a decade.
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