Author has written 9 stories for Harry Potter.
The name Rannaro is Elvish, and means 'Moonfire.' It is connected to those Elves who lived in Ossiriand and were known both as singers and as the most secretive, isolated, of all the Nandor – the Laiquendi – the green elves. This, of course, has nothing to do with Harry Potter except to the degree that my principal character is secretive and isolated, and I sing his song, and the color of Slytherin is green.
I came to the Harry Potter world in the summer of 2005, just after the publication of 'Half-Blood Prince.' Although I had seen the first three movies and read the first three books (in that order), I had no real fondness for the Potter universe. Then I heard that there was something to do with Professor Snape in the sixth book. I read all six books in one week and realized, in HBP Chap 29, exactly what the relationship was between Snape and Lily, and between Snape and Dumbledore. A Difference in the Family: The Snape Chronicles was the result of that realization, worked out between 2005 and 2006, and vindicated in 2007. It was hosted for years at HPANA.com, but since the demise of that site in November 2011, it has not had a home until now. I have decided that fanfiction.net is a good archive site, and so the story, together with my other works, will be archived here.
I am a teacher. I live in San Francisco and am old enough to remember clearly Eisenhower's second election and the launch of Sputnik. This colors my writing, because I also remember the world as it was when Severus Snape was a growing child. I have included some of that knowledge in my story.
In my writing, I have tried to be true to the Harry Potter canon, to JKRowling, and to the world of the child and adolescent that Snape was. He is a complex and fascinating character, flawed and admirable at the same time. My greatest hope is that others are able to see this as I see it.
I hope you enjoy my stories.
Addendum, 10 May 2012: There are eight stories, written between September 2005 and April 2010. They are now all archived here at fanfiction.net. I do not yet know if there will ever be any others. If there are, they will appear here before they appear anywhere else. As I mentioned above, I am a teacher. Summer vacation time can be marvelously creative. Or not. Time will tell.
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