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Author has written 34 stories for Criminal Minds.

I've been a lover of words all my life--written, read, spoken. This is my first foray into fiction (unless you count the "creative writing" exercise of evaluating students in my chosen profession). I'm enjoying it far more than I would ever have thought!

Consider this a blanket disclaimer: I call them "my profilers", but I only wish it were true. They were conceived by the show's creators, given depth by the show's writers, and brilliantly inhabited by the actors who portray them. I only borrow them from time to time.

Soundings is an extended series of stories about Reid and JJ coming together as a family. They are best read in order:

Prelude

Her Voice

Echoes

Reverberations

A Song of Their Own

The Sound of Silence

A Voice Cries Out

and, under the title of Soundings, a series of one shots belonging in the same universe. Hope you enjoy!


A second series is comprised of two stories, The Clone and Consequences. These tell what happens when Reid is taken up on his challenge to the congressional subcommittee after the Ian Doyle case. "If you want to punish someone, punish me."

A third 'semi-series' is comprised of two stories, The Imposter and Inconsequential. These were written in response to a noticeable lack of Reid in a few recent seasons of the televised series.


To all of you, both writers and readers: The members of the BAU are characters that have become real to us. Although fictional, they have become personas that we care about. That is why we write about them, and why we read about them. That is also why it is NOT benign to write, or read, about gratuitous violence against them, or 'whumping' as some seem to call it. It is desensitizing. And dangerous. Not something to be enjoyed. That's why you won't find it in my stories, and why I won't read it in others'. Take care about what you read, and about what you write. If you are a parent, or just someone who has a child you love in your life, please do the same for them. You owe them that much.

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Hot Coffee reviews
One shot. Post-ep to 10X18, Rock Creek Park, with spoilers for the episode. Reid returns to the BAU after helping Agent Loker.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,967 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/26 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ - Complete
Before I Sleep reviews
Purpose: the reason for which something is created. In the shadow of tremendous loss, Reid tries to find the purpose to his lifeā€¦.with a little help (?) from his friends.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 47 - Words: 157,920 - Reviews: 380 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 113 - Updated: 3/24 - Published: 9/9/2014 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ, P. Garcia
Knight Fall reviews
One shot. Post-ep 10X13, 'Nelson's Sparrow', with spoilers for the episode.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,283 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/30 - S. Reid, J. Gideon - Complete
Scab reviews
One shot. Post-ep to 10 X 11, The Forever People, with spoilers for the episode. Reid left something for her, and JJ wants to understand why.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,901 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 7 - Published: 1/19 - Jennifer J./JJ, S. Reid - Complete
Soundings reviews
Two Turtledoves-Chapter 3 in the Soundings one-shots series. Takes place after A Voice Cries Out. William visits his son's family at Christmas.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 15,336 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 12/22/2014 - Published: 12/27/2012 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ
Mean Girl reviews
One Shot. Based on 'that scene' from Painless.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,160 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/23/2014 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ - Complete
To Sleep, Perchance to Dream reviews
One shot. Post-ep to 10X06, If the Shoe Fits, with spoilers for the episode.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,715 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/7/2014 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ - Complete
Bent reviews
One shot. Post ep for 10 X 04. Minor spoilers for the episode. Rossi reflects on his 'Reid-like' interaction with the unsub.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,629 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/26/2014 - D. Rossi, S. Reid, A. Hotchner/Hotch - Complete
A Voice Cries Out reviews
The BAU is summoned to a case that hits close to home for Reid. Or does it? Set in the 'Soundings' universe.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 29 - Words: 91,821 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 8/23/2014 - Published: 2/27/2014 - [Jennifer J./JJ, S. Reid] - Complete
The Road Home reviews
Post-ep to 9X24, Demons. Blake's decision prompts some soul-searching. One shot.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,366 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/18/2014 - A. Hotchner/Hotch, Jennifer J./JJ, S. Reid - Complete
Inconsequential reviews
Reid has become quiet and withdrawn, JJ anxious for action. Morgan doesn't understand what is going on with either of his teammates, and he's worried. Team fic.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 12 - Words: 35,090 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 5/24/2014 - Published: 4/11/2014 - D. Morgan, S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ, D. Rossi - Complete
Posse reviews
Spoilers for season 9 finale episodes, Angels and Demons. More of a 'round-out' than a post-ep. A posse of profilers takes care of their fallen colleague. One shot.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,125 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 16 - Published: 5/15/2014 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ, P. Garcia, Alex B. - Complete
Anesthesia reviews
Anesthesia-a lack of sensation; the inability to feel. In the wake of her experiences in '200', a kindred soul helps JJ to see that not all sensation is pain. Freedom is found in the passage, and not the avoidance. One shot, reaction to a 'spoiler' about 9X21, with actual spoilers for '200'.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,854 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/4/2014 - Jennifer J./JJ, S. Reid - Complete
I Am Here reviews
One shot. Spoilers for 9X17, Persuasion. Why didn't she tell him? A short response to the episode.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,447 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 9 - Published: 3/6/2014 - S. Reid, Diana R., Henry L. - Complete
Prelude reviews
Explores what happened behind the scenes that resulted in JJ and Reid becoming best friends. 'Prelude' to the Soundings series. T for case references only.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 43 - Words: 142,575 - Reviews: 202 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 2/21/2014 - Published: 10/1/2013 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ - Complete
No Matter What reviews
Based (loosely) on '200', with a few scenes I wish we'd been shown. One shot.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,515 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/5/2014 - Jennifer J./JJ, S. Reid, E. Prentiss - Complete
To Have and To Hold reviews
Post ep to 9x07, Gatekeeper. Spoilers. One shot.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,277 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 8 - Published: 11/7/2013 - Jennifer J./JJ, S. Reid - Complete
Communion of Saints reviews
Post-ep to 9X06, In the Blood, with spoilers for the episode. One shot.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,671 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 4 - Published: 11/1/2013 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ, Henry L. - Complete
You'd Tell Me reviews
Reaction to an exchange in 'Final Shot'. Spoilers only for two lines of dialogue. JJ revisits her rift with Reid after 'the Emily deception' became known. One shot.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,287 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/10/2013 - Jennifer J./JJ, S. Reid - Complete
I Would've reviews
Post Ep for 9X1, The Inspiration. He wished he could take his words back. They said too much. And she wished she could take back what had prompted them. Thoughts around the conversation between JJ and Reid in the plaza. One shot.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,786 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 8 - Published: 9/26/2013 - Jennifer J./JJ, S. Reid - Complete
The Sound of Silence reviews
Full length story number five in the 'Soundings' series. His work and his family are both threatened as Reid faces a moral and ethical...and possibly deadly... dilemma. What, exactly, is the cost of silence? Is it worth the price?
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 43 - Words: 155,299 - Reviews: 190 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 9/21/2013 - Published: 6/17/2013 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ, Henry L. - Complete
Transitions reviews
Sometimes our lives change slowly, and gradually. Sometimes the transitions happen in an instant. For Reid, love and loss become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. Tracing Reid's transition from loving JJ, to Maeve, and back again. MAEVE/REID, JJ/REID. Some spoilers for Season 8. Romance/Tragedy/Friendship.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 55 - Words: 174,210 - Reviews: 469 - Favs: 110 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 6/9/2013 - Published: 1/26/2013 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ, Maeve - Complete
I Could Just reviews
One shot based on the CM Season 8 Finale. Because there's never enough Reid (of course).
Criminal Minds - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,348 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/23/2013 - S. Reid - Complete
Consequences reviews
Continuation of THE CLONE. Reid has always been impulsive. Now he's in trouble. The kind that could end his career. And he doesn't want to accept help. Can JJ break through his defenses? Can the team come through for him?
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 117,798 - Reviews: 195 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 1/24/2013 - Published: 10/28/2012 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ - Complete
Where Did You Go? reviews
Post-ep to Zugzwang. SPOILER alert, for those who haven't seen the episode. Hoping the next episode makes this story obsolete!
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,937 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 15 - Published: 1/17/2013 - S. Reid, Maeve - Complete
She Loves Me Not reviews
One shot. Wouldn't leave me alone. Post-ep to 'The Lesson'. If he'd never met her, how would he know...?
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,557 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/6/2012 - S. Reid, Maeve - Complete
A Song of Their Own reviews
Last story of the 'Soundings' series. Follows on Reverberations. Morgan looked back and forth from one to the other. "Then I'd say there's a problem. A big problem." JJ and Reid... and Henry...are ready to plan their wedding, but circumstances are conspiring against them. Why can no one find Will? Who else is in danger? Fourth in a series.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 29 - Words: 104,701 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 10/23/2012 - Published: 8/9/2012 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ - Complete
Reverberations reviews
Third in the 'Soundings' series. Follows immediately on Echoes. Reid and JJ learn how to become a family...taught, in large part, by Henry. T only for cases.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 22 - Words: 69,304 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 8/2/2012 - Published: 5/19/2012 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ - Complete
The Clone reviews
This wasn't the person he'd known all these years. She looked like JJ, but she certainly didn't act like her. She may as well have been a clone. Something was very, very wrong. And Reid knew he had to find out what it was.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,489 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 6/7/2012 - Published: 5/22/2012 - Jennifer J./JJ, S. Reid - Complete
Echoes reviews
Second in the 'Soundings' series. Meant to follow on Her Voice. Reid encounters his mother through her journals, and finds advice on building a new life for himself.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 11 - Words: 28,486 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 5/17/2012 - Published: 4/27/2012 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ - Complete
The Imposter reviews
For all those who have been missing Reid this season...a possible explanation.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K - English - Mystery - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,386 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 4/19/2012 - Published: 4/14/2012 - S. Reid - Complete
Ease On Down the Road reviews
Emily gets ready to leave the BAU. One shot.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,246 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/12/2012 - E. Prentiss - Complete
Her Voice reviews
Reid makes a final visit to his mother, accompanied by a friend. First in the 'Soundings' series.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,142 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 4/8/2012 - Published: 4/2/2012 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ - Complete
The Test reviews
Will the truth really set him free? Reid's not so sure he wants to find out.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,429 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/15/2012 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ - Complete