Author has written 5 stories for Laramie, Lancer, and Misc. Tv Shows.
So what does: Lancer, Laramie and Father Knows Best have in common? On the surface not much except that I’ve written stories for each. If you read all of them there are common threads. The first is that all my stories are westerns. Yep, even the one based off the adventures of a Midwestern family of the 1950’s. (I thank the writers of Never in Twain for setting that story on a dude ranch. It made writing the fan fic sequel so much easier.)
Another thing the stories all have in common is that they are all told from an outsiders or supporting character’s point of view. I didn’t plan it that way, but that is how the stories have developed.
A short bit about how I got into writing fan fiction. I discovered the TV western Laramie late in 2009. (Lancer was discovered in early 2010) I fell in love with the characters of Jess Harper and Slim Sherman, as well as their alter egos Robert Fuller and John Smith. After watching every Laramie episode I could get my hands on I went looking for fan fiction based upon the show. Reading the many Laramie stories on the Relay Station, on the Unofficial Robert Fuller fansite, and here inspired me to try my hand at creating my own.
The search also led me to: the Robert Fuller Fandom, the John Smith Robert Fuller Laramie fan club and Lancer Writers. I thank the membership of these groups for their words of encouragement and their friendship.
It is one of those friendships which inspired The Father Knows Best story. She mentioned that John Smith had a guest part in the episode Never in Twain. Taking a chance I watched the episode: discovering that I liked the character of Utah, but got seriously irritated with Betty. I wrote the story Broken in Twain to resolve this irritation.
On a personal note I kayak mostly flat water, but I love to white water raft. I am physically old enough to know better and mentally young enough not to care. So if you also run rivers: "May you all finish the river: upright and still in the boat."
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