Author has written 5 stories for Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew.
Long-time crazy writer person who's into anything interesting -- I've been a 1-900 tele-psychic, a computer tech, a radio DJ, and a fraud investigator. I'm an artist, a cartoonist, a writer, a website designer, a kite-flyer and bike-rider who makes the Best Pizza In The World and who has been married for over 25 years to the Absolute Best Husband In The World & owned by four adorable fuzzy cats. I've had two short stories & one real novel published, along with a huge backlog of original tales all mostly set in the same world that's been eating at me for over 20 years.
My tales started as fanfic and grew away from it, but now I'm delving back into fanfic in a totally different 'verse -- and having tons of fun doing it! The current tales grew out of the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) craziness -- c'mon, fellow writers, join in on the NaNoWriMo fun over at http://www.nanowrimo.org!
I'm a HUGE stickler for correct English usage, as well as good story-telling style. I have no patience with folks that post unreadable error-ridden research-failures. You've been warned.
Current fic 'verse: The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries -- the '70s show with Shaun Cassidy & Parker Stevenson (with some shades of the Mickey Mouse Club serial of the '50s). I'm taking on the eps' predilection for supernatural phenomena and running very, very far with it; you tell ME how well it works. :) So far, my story order (in progress, completed, and planned) goes:
Blood Circles: Voodoo Doll (posted, complete. Based on ep of same name.)
House on Possessed Hill (set 3 years before Voodoo Doll -- posted, complete. Based on ep of same name.)
In Excelsis Deo (set 9 years before Voodoo Doll -- complete, posted. Original: the '70s show Frank & Joe as kids).
The Secret Santa Caper (sequel to In Excelsis Deo -- posted, complete. Original: the '70s show Frank & Joe as kids)
Blood Circles: The SF Vampire (set two months after the end of Doll -- posted, complete. Original.)
Arson & Old Lace (Frank/Nancy, based on the ep of the same name -- work in progress, upcoming)
The Witchmaster's Key (not yet posted, work in progress -- TV show rework of the infamous blue-spine)
Sole Survivor (yes, THAT episode. not yet posted, in progress)
Wind That Shakes The Barley (my retake on "Last Kiss of Summer". Working title only; not yet posted, in progress)
Heritage (Original, not yet posted, in progress)
Words (original, title tentative, set a few months after "House On Possessed Hill", not yet posted, in progress -- a prequel to "Creatures")
Creatures That Came On Sunday (yeah. The aliens episode. planned, not posted)
Dangerous Waters (a re-take on the 3rd season ep of the same name and a sequel to 2nd season "Acapulco Spies"; work in progress, not posted)
Today (Original, not yet posted, work in progress)
Rocky Mountain High (original, title tentative, not yet posted, in progress)
Wipe Out (title tentative, original work in progress, not yet posted)
Yes, I really DO have this many projects in the air. It helps the creativity! I get stuck on one story, I move on and work on another. It really does help smash writer's block in its tracks.
Anyway, my blog's over at http://acrosstheshadows.livejournal.com/. You can also find me on Twitter @zenfrodo. Don't say I didn't warn you. I ALSO post tales over at the Hardy Detective Agency fan board: http://www.hardydetectiveagency.com
Favorite writing music: Celtic/Worldbeat, Linkin Park, Loreena McKennitt, U2, The Oysterband, John Denver, James Taylor, all the awesome weirdness that was the '70s.
Favorite Movies: The Princess Bride, Star Wars (the original trilogy), Ghostbusters, Up, LOTR, Spirited Away, The Others, Guardians of the Galaxy, Brave, Pan's Labyrinth
Current Favorite TV Shows: Mythbusters, Masterpiece Mystery's "Poirot" & "Miss Marple", the BBC's "Sherlock" with Benedict Cumberbatch, the Jeremy Brett "Sherlock Holmes" of the '80s and '90s...along with the HB/ND Mysteries of the '70s!
Favorite books or authors: Zenna Henderson (her stories of The People are must reads), The Deed of Paksenarrion, Diane Duane's Young Wizards, Terry Pratchett's Discworld, Charles deLint, Neil Gaiman, Gael Baudino, Sharyn McCrumb, Tamora Pierce, Agatha Christie, Spider Robinson's Callahan stories. I was also into the Hardy Boys Mysteries (blue-spines & digests) when I was young -- and those have never quite left my head.
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