Author has written 18 stories for Criminal Minds.
Little bit about me: My name is Angela, I'm from the U.S., Iowa, specifically, and I like to write and hope to one day make a profession out of it. Until then, I toil away at our local bookstore here in our mall as a bookseller (honestly, I kid, it's not a bad job). I also enjoy reading and listening to music (would love to learn to play an instrument, but eh...chances of that happening, and me being good at it besides, are pretty slim). Also, much as I love my home country and all that good stuff, I've never, ever, been outside the U.S. to any other part of the world, so I hope one day to change that, too. Dream countries would include Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Scotland, and England (and Germany, too, 'cause of my ancestry and all that).
As noted, I love music, so while I won't (or can't, per the rules of this site) do "lyric fics", so to speak, chances are pretty good some of the stories I write will likely be influenced by and include reference to or mention of songs/artists I enjoy.
Favorite Musicians: U2, Neil and Tim Finn and all associated with them (Split Enz, Crowded House, etc.), Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Coldplay, Vampire Weekend, Oingo Boingo, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Bic Runga, Kimbra, and Gotye/the Basics.
TV shows will be the main focus for the stories I write, and on that note...
Favorite TV Shows: "The Twilight Zone" (specifically the 1960s original version, though the 1980s/2000s versions had their good moments/episodes), "Community", "Frasier", "Strangers with Candy", "Spaced", "Criminal Minds", "The Office" (U.S. version), "Sleepy Hollow", and "Bates Motel".
Out of that list, "Criminal Minds" seems to be the one that's providing tons of inspiration right now, and it looks as though that will continue to be the case. But someday I'll dip my toe into the other shows listed as well. As for non-sitcom/drama-related shows, "The Daily Show", "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver", "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore", and "The Soup" are a few other favorites of mine.
May update this more later, we'll see, but there's a little "getting to know me" bit right there to kick things off. Hope to get to know some more people here, and look forward to reading/writing/commenting with everyone!
Also, there is a writing site that just recently got started by one of the authors on this site (Whiitewolf). If you're interested in checking it out and/or signing up and participating in the fun, here's the link:
50 ONE-WORD ONE-SHOTS SERIES
So this idea sort of came out of nowhere – just happened to notice recently how many “Criminal Minds” episodes have one word for their title, and as such I decided to have a bit of fun with that idea and write chapters of little one-off stories based off them. Taking a cue from the way some other stories do things like this, it will be done alphabetically; as such we’ll be jumping around here and there through the seasons. Some of the one-shots will focus on one character, and some will deal with multiple characters. Hope you enjoy the series!
*I’ll be technically cheating with one of the titles, because it's an abbreviation of one of the characters' first and last names. (gee, any guesses which character that would be?). But by putting it in it rounds the number out to a nice even 50.
A massive thank you to everyone who nominated me for the 2014 CM Profiler's Choice Awards. It's a true honor, and your guys' support really means a lot to me. Thank you all so much.