Author has written 40 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:
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.
The fourth short series starts with Before I Sleep (voted best Reid/JJ in the 2014 Profiler's Choice Awards), and continues with And When I Wake, which is currently in progress. The first explores the JJ/Reid friendship, the second remains to be seen.
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.