fbobs
hide bio
PM . Follow . Favorite
beta: β Beta Profile
Joined 03-14-12, id: 3817147, Profile Updated: 06-28-13
Author has written 4 stories for Covert Affairs, and Castle.

I've only recently (Spring 2012) discovered the whole fan fiction arena. Had no idea this sort of activity was going on. I find it both interesting and a bit of a challenge. I confess to being astonished by the story telling abilities I've found here. There are some hugely talented authors. And some that are ... not.

I'm a retired Space Power Systems engineer. Worked for Boeing. 35 year dream career - never did anything twice, nearly always trying to do what had not been done before. Loved it. Also an Army veteran - electronics tech - no combat - two years in Japan. My hobbies are reading, hunting, shooting in Action Pistol and IDPA competition, reloading, metal working, wood working, and our horses, dogs, and other pets.

I'm a gun guy. If you have questions about guns, or need data about guns or a particular gun, for something you are writing, PM me. If I don't know the answer, I'll look it up. I won't guess.

I've written thousands of pages of technical documentation and reports of failure investigations, but never any fiction. One doesn't pay an engineer to write fiction (except possibly in the climate sciences). The support I received while writing has been positive and extremely helpful. I've had a lot of help with the details of writing fiction that are so very different from non-fiction from two knowledgeable mentors on this site.

If I've commented on your writing, please know I've not attached any indispensable ego to the commentary. It's intended to be constructive.

My stories will be action oriented.

My two rules for retirement are:

  1. Having fun is job one. At my age enjoying every day is the purpose of life.
  2. Nothing is urgent. 35 years of meeting deadlines is enough.

My bride of 45 years and I have 3 children, 9 grand children, and 2 great grandchildren. We also have a female Yorkie puppy, in the picture. The Yorkie's name is Beckett. My nephew, who lives next door (which in the country is about 150 yards away) also has a new Yorkie puppy - his name is Castle.

Sort: Category . Published . Updated . Title . Words . Chapters . Reviews . Status .

Dancing With Death by NutsAboutHarry reviews
Fourth story in the Revelations Series and follows directly on from Finality. Follows Kate and Rick as they begin their married lives together and deal with life at the 12th, FBI Field office, starting a family and the persistent rumors of mirror ball trophies. Rated M because Kate and Rick are total hornbags and get more action than a pair of overworked porn stars!
Castle - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 29 - Words: 155,919 - Reviews: 201 - Favs: 119 - Follows: 255 - Updated: 3/23 - Published: 3/27/2013 - Rick C., Kate B.
Forward by RedGrayBall reviews
What if it didn't take a brush with death, or an ultimatum, or a confrontation? What if, one ordinary evening, she just realised she was finally ready to let him into her life?
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,399 - Reviews: 154 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 270 - Updated: 3/16 - Published: 3/5 - [Kate B., Rick C.] - Complete
Happily Ever After by Patricia Louise reviews
A series of one-shots glimpsing into the married life of Annie and Auggie. Sort of a sequel to 'A New Life', but with no order to them just as they come to me.
Covert Affairs - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 44 - Words: 171,289 - Reviews: 337 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 90 - Updated: 1/27/2014 - Published: 6/8/2011 - Annie W., Auggie A.
One Thing by eyrianone reviews
But he looks terrified down there on his knees with no joy in his eyes and no smile on his face. . . Post Watershed speculation.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,346 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 126 - Follows: 47 - Published: 5/16/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Unwritten by caffinate-me reviews
"Richard Castle meet your new muse, inmate number 40415: Kate Beckett. Good luck." AU. COMPLETE.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 83,787 - Reviews: 1634 - Favs: 622 - Follows: 647 - Updated: 2/13/2013 - Published: 7/10/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
The Story of the 5 Seconds by Patricia Louise reviews
Newlywed Annie and Auggie come to Glencoe for the 4th of July. Something happens that could change everything for Annie.
Covert Affairs - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 95,216 - Reviews: 165 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 7/16/2012 - Published: 3/31/2012 - Annie W., Auggie A. - Complete
Out of the woods by kimmiesjoy reviews
It seems as though every story must begin in struggle, and darkness. A dragon to slay, a battle to be fought and a princess in need of rescue. co-authored with AlwaysCastle.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,763 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 7/12/2012 - Published: 3/16/2012 - Kate B., Rick C.
Recrudescence by Beth - Geek Chick reviews
It's been 8 years since Annie and Auggie parted in that parking garage. So much has changed, is it possible for Annie and Auggie to come together, at last? NOW COMPLETE.
Covert Affairs - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 23 - Words: 51,229 - Reviews: 235 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 79 - Updated: 6/24/2012 - Published: 4/28/2012 - Annie W., Auggie A. - Complete
The Story (Story III) by AddisonSp reviews
Rick and Kate are married and expecting their first child. Did they wait long enough following her treatment, or will be baby be in danger? Anxieties surface as they are hit with yet another bombshell. Part 3 in Series. Now Complete.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 16 - Words: 42,392 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 108 - Follows: 87 - Updated: 5/13/2012 - Published: 4/30/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
I will Try To Fix You (Story II) by AddisonSp reviews
She made him a promise when she was diagnosed, but keeping it is easier said than done. Follows Castle and Beckett through her cancer treatment. Sequel to "Walk me Through This One." Now Complete.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 31,623 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 100 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 4/20/2012 - Published: 4/16/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Playing For Time by Liv Wilder reviews
Castle and Beckett investigate a spate of high profile strangling cases in SoHo, finding themselves wrestling with their feelings for one another along the way. Drama, angst, love and romance. COMPLETE!
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 63 - Words: 340,514 - Reviews: 778 - Favs: 376 - Follows: 298 - Updated: 4/17/2012 - Published: 8/25/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Walk Me Through This One (Story 1) by AddisonSp reviews
Just when she thought things couldn't get worse, life throws another curve ball. Kate is diagnosed with cancer, but how will Rick help her if she doesn't let him in? Takes place in current timeline, but Always did not happen. Now Complete.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 11 - Words: 16,840 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 117 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 4/15/2012 - Published: 4/14/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Erosion by mojor reviews
"I'm feeling anything but invincible at the moment. Tonight was one close call too many, Castle." ... Having survived a night of far too many close calls Kate realises she's come farther than she thought. This is a journey beyond the wall. COMPLETE
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 43 - Words: 99,958 - Reviews: 880 - Favs: 298 - Follows: 341 - Updated: 4/14/2012 - Published: 2/21/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
In The Dark by Gwynne G reviews
Auggie is furious when he finds that Joan has sent Annie out on a mission without informing him. When things go bad, he is forced to take over. Can he save Annie, and what will they learn about one another in the process?
Covert Affairs - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 25,922 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 137 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 11/13/2011 - Published: 9/12/2011 - Auggie A., Annie W. - Complete
Sort: Category . Published . Updated . Title . Words . Chapters . Reviews . Status .

Best Laid Plans reviews
Starts where season 4 ends. What would happen if some part of Henry's organization didn't want Annie to survive? How would that affect her return to Langley? Who are the leaks and moles? This story puts all of Season 4 between this and my previous story. Better, but not essential, to have read my previous two Covert Affairs stories. All chapters exist in draft form.
Covert Affairs - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 102,668 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 5/2/2014 - Published: 1/26/2014 - Annie W., Auggie A., E. Barber, Calder M. - Complete
The Third Man reviews
Sequel to "Take 2". What happens when the terrorist cell continues to track Annie & Auggie and captures an FBI agent? Will skill and commitment triumph over politics and ambition? Rated T for violence and action scenes. "Take 2" was re-written to follow season 3. No spoilers for Season 4. Disclaimer: I do not own these characters. They are the property of Covert Affairs owners.
Covert Affairs - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 17 - Words: 107,672 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 11/22/2013 - Published: 8/11/2013 - Annie W., Auggie A., Joan C., V. Rossabi - Complete
Sometimes You Can't Get Out Of The Game reviews
What happens after Mr. Smith has a very bad day? This is one answer to the final scene with Cole Maddox in Mr. Smith's office. The characters all belong to the TV program Castle, Mr. Marlow, and company. I just like to play with them.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 17 - Words: 100,280 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 8/10/2012 - Published: 6/11/2012 - Rick C., Kate B.
Take Two Before Breakfast reviews
I had a lot of help with this. Action story. Re-written to fit several months after season 3 finale. What happens when two terrorists attack a restaurant where Annie and Auggie are having breakfast?
Covert Affairs - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 58,886 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 5/24/2012 - Published: 5/4/2012 - Annie W., Auggie A. - Complete