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Joined 02-23-12, id: 3752168, Profile Updated: 12-31-12
Author has written 11 stories for Zorro.

I am a self-employed chocolatier who loves writing, classic TV, classic films, and things of inspirational content. I am in the middle-age stage of life, married nearly 25 years. (I waited for the right guy, and he finally came along). I have two college degrees in mass communications, and I took an online two-year writing course. While in college, in a scriptwriting class, I 'won' the best grade in the class (an A) for a MASH script I wrote. (the professor was the 'judge') Unfortunately for me, unsolicited scripts were not accepted - but I'll still have fun writing...that's the only reason I'm doin' it! :-) I am now taking an online eight-month advanced fiction-writing class. Hopefully, I'll get better and better.

I've watched the Zorro videos either on DVD and/or RTV/YouTube since November 2011. I own the complete sets of both. I know the NWZ better than Disney, because I've had them longer and watched them more. I know the stories and characters well. I love to pick out obscure things or not so obscure things from the episodes, and place them in the stories.

My philosophy about writing on FanFiction: I like to be true to the characters as they were portrayed on screen. If I'm not sure how they would react in a certain situation, I defer to producer's intent, and how they may have portrayed the original incident on the shows - if there is a similar situation presenting itself.

I also believe that every good story has a beginning, a middle, and an end! There are so many different stories to tell! I usually have several story ideas going on in my head at any one given time. Some of them are developed quickly, some of them sit a while until they've percolated, and it could be possible that some are not developed at all.

I also pretty much have the story finished, or at least well along in outline form (for me - that's major plot points) - before I post even one chapter! That's why I can post quickly between one story and the next. As soon as one story is finished - even though it's not fully posted (because it gets tweaked a lot along the way) - the next one's already well underway!

I'm using FanFiction as a way to develop my writing skills. I'm hoping someday to actually write for money. In the meantime, I'm learning and writing for fun. I once read something a highly published author wrote. The gist is: write for yourself, for the enjoyment of it. If others like what you've written, all the better.

Hope that helps you understand me a little bit better - and why and how I write what I write. :-)

Update: With the advent of 2013, I will be working with chocolate and developing a historical fiction novel...so I won't be seeing you for quite some time. I've appreciated all the reviews. I do not get offended and try to learn from everyone. My goal is to become a published author in the next couple of years - besides working with chocolate. But I am extremely grateful for all your support. Blessings to all!

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Lightning Strikes Twice reviews
NWZ - When both Zorro and Diego get too close to lightning in the same day, it sends Diego on a supernatural spiritual journey. He gets a little help along the way from his favorite little angel and Father Benites, and a series of dreams that shows him a different perspective.
Zorro - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 20 - Words: 43,700 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 12/31/2012 - Published: 11/23/2012 - Complete
Suckled on Vengeance reviews
If Ynez Risendo was an angry, bitter, and jealous woman, how did she get that way? How did Alejandro know it? How did Alejandro 'ruin' Ynez's life? What's her grudge? How did she pull it off? How did the lives of Gilberto and Diego parallel? How were they different?
Zorro - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 33,651 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/21/2012 - Published: 10/14/2012 - Complete
Friendship reviews
DIZ Zorro - My little change of pace story. A study of the strange friendship of Don Diego/Zorro and Sergeant Demetrio Lopez Garcia. Stranded in the wilderness, miles from Los Angeles, will Zorro and Garcia hunt each other or call a truce?
Zorro - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 17,853 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 10/12/2012 - Published: 9/16/2012 - Complete
In Celebration reviews
NWZ Just a little story to celebrate Duncan Regehr's 60th birthday on Oct. 5.
Zorro - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,450 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/5/2012 - Complete
No Deadly Medicine reviews
NWZ - There's a new doctor in the pueblo, but strange accidents begin to occur soon after his arrival. Can Zorro stop him, or will he fall victim to the strange, but moody Americano doctor? Is his secret identity safe? Will the doctor fall victim to the curse of Hippocrates? Set three months after the end of the series. Rated "T" for intensity.
Zorro - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 28 - Words: 70,295 - Reviews: 91 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 9/8/2012 - Published: 7/14/2012 - Complete
Siege II reviews
NWZ - set after the series. Ch. 1 revised. Pablo Zaragosa's smarter, smoother & more cunning brother seeks revenge. Can Zorro escape his vengeance? Will Victoria & Diego find each other before or during a double siege of the pueblo & the hacienda?
Zorro - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 59,870 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 7/12/2012 - Published: 5/26/2012 - Complete
Bull Fight reviews
FAM Zorro: Just before 'My Word is My Bond' - well about four weeks before. How that 'fight' with a broomstick made Diego a hero with the town, but angry with himself. Who finds out his secret? What does he do while he's sidelined? How does he adapt?
Zorro - Rated: K - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 35,137 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 5/25/2012 - Published: 4/28/2012 - Complete
Zorro's Medical History OR Never Divided Again reviews
NWZ - at the end of the series. A different direction than my previous All's Well story. Accidents, fevers, a stranger in the pueblo. Has Zorro disappeared forever - or will he be forced to reveal himself?
Zorro - Rated: K - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 34 - Words: 45,656 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 4/23/2012 - Published: 4/13/2012 - Complete
Palomarez reviews
Based on the two episodes involving Colonel Palomarez. What if, on his way back to the tavern after being scratched, Zorro ran into Victoria and tells her he's been poisoned. Will she continue to treat Diego flippantly?
Zorro - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 19,522 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/4/2012 - Complete
All's Well That Ends Well Revised reviews
Revised and updated to correct errors. Best case scenario reflected so that truly all things can end well.
Zorro - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 27,785 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/19/2012 - Complete
All's Well that Ends Well reviews
NWZ: set at end of series. Diego shares his secret with his father, but what about Victoria? She is frustrated when she discovers the secret but can't talk to Diego about it for a couple of days. What of De Soto? How will he rule? What will happen now?
Zorro - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 27,654 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Updated: 3/12/2012 - Published: 3/11/2012 - Complete