Author has written 28 stories for Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Get Smart, Harry Potter, Baby Sitters Club, Invader Zim, and SpongeBob SquarePants.
Penname: Amandah Leigh
My newest fic is a lemony HGSS called JUST ONE NIGHT, in which Hermione is the youngest ever Minister for Magic, Severus has reluctantly taken on the position of Hogwarts Headmaster, both are unhappily married but feel they can't leave, and they end up having a long affair during which they both deny anything is happening between them. A series of "just one nights."
I'm also working on an HGSS fic entitled ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME. It's mostly romance with a dash of mystery, not terribly dark (but a little dark), with a fair number of lemony scenes. It's being slowly updated as I have switched primary focus to two other fics, but it's still in the works, don't worry!
I've recently finished writing a hurt/comfort fic about Narcissa and Draco grieving Lucius after the war. Narcissa is being cared for by Severus at her son's request while Draco is being mentored by Hermione through a Ministry program; both are sorting through their emotions and trying to learn, among other things, to trust again. It's called STAGES OF GRIEF. A companion ficlet, ANDROMEDA TONKS: LONG-TERM, ADDICT is currently being posted and it's my favorite fic I'm currently working on. Caution, it's emotionally heavy at times, as it follows Andromeda through drug and alcohol rehab during which she must face her demons.
I wrote a long HGSS called WHEN SORROWS COME several months back. This ended up being my most popular and most reviewed fic to date so I'm pretty excited about that. It is a super involved, multifaceted tale that was a lot of fun to write, even though it's full of angst and drama.
As of August 2017, I made some edits to my first HGSS fic, THE MAN OF HER DREAMS, which was written pre-HBP thus wasn't canon at all. It's still not entirely DH and epilogue compliant but it's a lot closer now, referencing the events of the last two books. Still reflects the fact that I was a much younger writer when I penned it, though!
WANTING NARCISSA is about Narcissa's "non-emotional" affair with Severus Snape. They're currently my number one pairing and I love converting others to shipping them too. If you review this fic, be gentle. It's my favorite! :) Note that it's DH compliant and Cursed Child canon, though it exists mostly before the end of the original HP series.
I've also posted an effed up trilogy about Bellatrix, her baby, and her (semi-unrequited) love of Lord Voldemort, THE AUGURY ORIGIN STORIES. These exist within the same universe of Wanting Narcissa, thus have some overlapping scenes but from different points of view and are titled MISTRESS OF THE DARK LORD, LOYAL TO THE DARK LORD, and DYING FOR THE DARK LORD. I am also posting those three on A03 but edited to be one story with four extra chapters that aren't on this site, save for EXHAUSTED, which is a spin-off one-shot. A dark, smuttier spin-off about the relationship between Bellatrix and Tom Riddle (DEVOTED TO DARKNESS) will be updated periodically. They are all DH compliant and Cursed Child canon with references to Fantastic Beasts occasionally spliced in, but I pick and choose what to accept from Pottermore.
Additionally, I had started rewriting THRICE THE TABBY CAT HATH MEW'D to make it more canonical to eventually re-post it with the ending it deserved but never got, but it may end up deleted as it needs a lot more work than I have the energy for at the moment. Be aware that I am also periodically deleting work that is 10 years old and doesn't fit the HP world anymore, plus I'm going to be removing and/or editing fics that feature Minerva as a student. Even though she is of age in all fics (over 18, so a legal adult in both the magical and Muggle worlds) I wrote them when I was a student/teen and now, being an adult, I no longer like the idea of a student/professor romance even when she is a legal adult. I may keep fics in which she's his apprentice, though.
HP Character Preferences & Ships:
Severus Snape is my favorite male character so I shamelessly ship him with pretty much everyone... except Minerva. Tonks? Hermione? Bellatrix? Narcissa? Septima Vector? Poppy Pomfrey? All yes. He's wonderful. A dark, fascinating enigma, bitter, sardonic, and smart, and love how perfectly portrayed he was in the movies (I can't imagine anyone else in that role).
Minerva McGonagall and Bellatrix Black Lestrange are tied for the honor of my favorite female characters. Professor McGonagall is just so sarcastic and sensible and sweet and smart, wheres Bella is truly devoted to the Dark Lord, and borderline-inappropriately attractive (not to mention the most sexualized character in canon, over there talking to Tom Riddle "as if to a lover" right in front of everybody). Both are brilliant and capable witches but have chosen entirely different paths in life - and they're played in the films by two of my very favorite actresses of all time.
Narcissa Black Malfoy comes in as a close second (third? technically?) because I think she's a little under-explored in the books but what we do see is utterly intriguing, especially the juxtaposition of her cool head in Madam Malkin's when threatening Harry against her hot mess-ness when begging Snape for help in his sitting room. I also love writing Andromeda Black Tonks sa of late because we know so much about her extended family but precious little about her, so it's fun to figure her out.
I don't write them much (anymore, anyway) but I also really like fics featuring Lucius Malfoy and/or Albus Dumbledore, two deeply flawed characters.
I pretty much hated Cursed Child but I LOVE the canonical existence of Delphini.
And Porpentina "Tina" Goldstein (Scamander) is my favorite Fantastic Beasts character.
My favorite HP fics of all time include:
"The Forgiveness Within" and its sequel, "Which Witch?" (NT/SS) by Kerrymdb
"Ninety Days of Darkness" and "Masterchef" (HG/LM) by Fragilereality
"Hospital Beds" (NM/SS) by mrs.milfoy
"Epithalamium" (AD/MM) and "A Slant-Told Tale" (MM/AM) by Squibstress
"Snared Senses" (HG/SS) by ArabellaFaith
(In general, I gravitate more toward fics with mature/adult themes like redemption, even if they stray from canon.)
My favorite non-HP fics of all time include:
"My Soul to Take" by Mary, a Scarecrow & Mrs. King fic
"Wildfire" by 7starfish7, a Law & Order: SVU fic
"Abduction Aftermath" by Emerald.Horizon, a Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman fic
"Shall We Dance?" by apckrfan, a The King & I fic
"One Single" by XLI Itd, a Monk fic
(Plus everything by Homestar Skellington bc those are the fics my little cousin wrote in middle school.)
ORGANIZED BY PRIMARY PAIRING/SHIP
Hermione Granger/Severus Snape:
ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME - in-progress
WHEN SORROWS COME - COMPLETE
THE MAN OF HER DREAMS: COMPLETE
JUST ONE NIGHT - in-progress
Bellatrix Black Lestrange/Tom Riddle (Lord Voldemort)
DEVOTED TO DARKNESS: An Augury Origin Prequel - in-progress
MISTRESS OF THE DARK LORD: An Augury Origin Tale - COMPLETE
LOYAL TO THE DARK LORD: An Augury Origin Tale - COMPLETE
DYING FOR THE DARK LORD: An Augury Origin Tale - COMPLETE
EXHAUSTED: An Augury Origin one-shot - COMPLETE
DESTROYED BY THE DARK LORD: An Augury Origin Spin-off - not yet posted
Narcissa Black Malfoy/Severus Snape
WANTING NARCISSA: An Augury Origin Spin-off - COMPLETE
STAGES OF GRIEF - COMPLETE
Andromeda Tonks/Kingsley Shacklebolt
ANDROMEDA TONKS: LONG-TERM, ADDICT - in-progress
Hermione Granger/Draco Malfoy
PICKING UP THE PIECES: COMPLETE
STAGES OF GRIEF - COMPLETE
Minerva McGonagall/Albus Dumbledore
AFTER THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE: COMPLETE
THRICE THE TABBY CAT HATH MEW'D: to be rewritten/finished
CANDY, SOCKS, AND BLANK-EYE UMBRIDGE: COMPLETE
IS THAT MY...?: permanent hiatus
COME SEPTEMBER: COMPLETE; will be deleted soon
MINERVA'S BLIND DATE: COMPLETE
THE LAVENDER ROOM: COMPLETE
ALBUS AND THE SLEEPING BEAUTY: COMPLETE
THE DREAM OF SOMETHING MORE: COMPLETE
CURIOUS BEDFELLOWS: COMPLETE
GETting SMARTer: COMPLETE
I DON'T NEED ANYTHING BUT YOU: COMPLETE
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