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Author has written 23 stories for Protector of the Small Quartet, Song of the Lioness, Trickster series, Harry Potter, Beka Cooper series, and Merlin.
Website/Blog: Dawnfire Daily
Archive of Our Own (AO3): Dawnfire321
I will send an AO3 invite to anyone who asks.
My FictionPress is Dawnfire321
Something that sets me apart from other authors- Every time someone reviews one of my stories, every time someone favorites them, every time I get a new follower or someone favorites me I send them an PM giving them little tidbits of information about my stories, commenting on their profiles and letting them know they are appreciated. I can't always do it right away, but I always do. You want to know why? My readers are important to me. Nearly as much as my stories.
I live: In the US
Favorite Books: the Tortall Legends (Song of the Lioness, Immortals and Protector of the Small quartets, Trickster Duo, Provosts Dogs Trilogy) Harry Potter series, Divergent and Hunger Games (although haven't read the sequels yet).
Favorite TV shows: Sherlock, Merlin, Star Trek (From Original to Enterprise), Glee and My Little Ponies; Friendship is Magic (Yes, I'm a Pegasister. Problems?)
Sports: (I play) Soccer and Swimming (I follow) N/A
Hobbies: Reading, writing, the performing arts (singing, dancing and acting), photography, drawing (badly) and clothes design.
I love: Animals. Wild, domesticated; I just love animals!
Pets: A large mixed dog, named Sirius, A small Terrier mix named Ginny. A smallish calico house cat named Lillie and a dark gray and white tuxedo kitten named James. (See a theme?)
Hogwarts house: Slytherin
Divergent faction: Divergent
I am focusing more on my original work, so my fanfiction is taking a backseat. So far I've only uploaded a poem on my FictionPress, but I may be adding to that soon. I have started writing a novel that I plan on publishing professionally. I've joined Camp NaNoWriMo for the support their online programs offer. NaNoWriMo and the Young Writer's Program are run by the non-profit The Office of Letters and Light. They rely on donations. I am helping to raise funds to keep the wonderful programs they offer open. You can help me help other budding authors by donating. If you can't spare any money, an encouraging word will be just as helpful.
I Love to write fiction and poetry. I'm a little shy, although not unfriendly. I prefer to spend my time reading rather than watching TV. I don't enjoy meeting new people, but am very close to those I know.
I am homeschooled
My Writing System:
15% Visualizing and Chart Making
10% Playlist Construction and Organization
5% Staring off into space
5% Wastebasket Basketball (even though I write on the computer)
I'm currently working on Queen Among Tricksters
A Collection (Raising Lion Cubs) also Tortall
Dawnfireisms- Semi original Dawnfire sayings
I like my men the same way I like my tea; hot and British ;)
I'm a Slytherin. I act like I own Hogwarts... because daddy bought it for me ;)
When the boys on my Quidditch team say "Girls can't be beaters," I show them how talented girls can be when hitting balls with a bat.
It's not that I think that I am always right; I just accept that you are always wrong ;)
A guy comes up to me and says "Hey beautiful. What's your name?" My reply "Out of your league and a waste of your time."
You thought I was listening? That's cute.
Because of my confident and sometimes abrasive attitude I hear the word bitch thrown around on occasion. I just look right in whoever-thought-to-insult-me's eyes and say "I may be a bitch, but I am Queen bitch. Don't forget that."
Great minds do not think alike. Great minds think differently.
I am never late. Every one else is early.
Sanity is over rated.
I'd go to hell, but ol' Lucy filed a restraining order.
I have no inclination to call a psychic. If I ever truly need a psychic, shouldn't they be the ones calling me?
All men are born equal; all women are born better.
Sure, I'll take your offered advice. I'll just lose it though... like the birthday presents you gave me ;)
Sometimes 'All due respect' is no respect at all.
Sweet as I am, I wouldn't hurt a fly. I'll hurt you, badly too, but the fly shall remain unscathed.
I'm not procrastinating. I am merely taking a preemptive break.
I was going to come up with brilliant reason for why I did not do the work I was assigned, but I was to busy procrastinating to think up an excuse.
I'll start adding some of my favorite quotes tomorrow. (Three months later...)
I'll do it tomorrow.
Mitt Romney isn't evil; just stupid... and evil.
I'm just high on life; or I'm to far gone to remember what I took.
I can only describe this experience with: adjectives.
We are all just a little crazy. It is those who refuse to accept and embrace their crazy that are truly insane.
More Quotes to come!
HP- Lily/Severus, Remus/Sirius, Rowena/Salazar, Harry/Draco, Draco/Ginny, Ron/Hermione (It isn't that I like them together, I just don't like any other pairings for these two), Lily Luna/Scorpius, Ginny/Luna, Fred/Katie, Neville/Luna, Dean/Luna, Seamus/Dean, Albus/Gellert, Bloody Baron/Grey Lady
Tortall- Alanna/George, Alanna/Jon, onesided Gary/Raoul, Raoul/Buri, Thayet/Alanna, Daine/Kaddar, Miri/Dom, Kel/pretty much everyone, Lerant/Thayine, Alan/Jasson, Aly/Taybur, Aly/Kyprioth, Aly/Nawat, Thom/Lianne, Elenna/Evin, Ochobai/Rikash, Beka/Rosto,
Divergent- Tris/Four, Tris/Christina, Christina/Caleb
I've covered the two most important fandoms (for me, at least.) I'll put up more at some hazy future date.
Future Fan Fictions- The following are a few ideas I have floating around in my head, that I may get to sometime in the near future. They aren't listed in order, and the names/summaries aren't finalized. Feel free to let me know which ones you'd want to read, It'll get them higher up on my 'To Write List'. ;)
Knight in Shining Armor; Alanna-Thayet: Every women dreams of her Knight in Shining Armor, but Thayet's wasn't who they were supposed to be.
Not In Love; Beka-Rosto: Is Rosto's flirty game really just a game? He has always been a ladies man, so how will he react when he can't get over the one girl that refused him?
Fire; Alanna-Jon: What if Jon had chosen Alanna rather then Thayet to be his queen? Their love had already burned out and where there once was fire, they are left with only embers. Can they rekindle their fire, or will they really make a mess of things? (I was originally going to call this the obvious "A Mess of Things" but figured that if I am going to write an over used plot I shouldn't give it the over used title!)
Love and Duty; Dove-Jasson(of Conte): Jasson is a very shy, quiet boy much like his older brother, Roald. Dove is an intelligent, vivacious girl who gained her crown much to early in life. Theirs was meant to be a marriage of convenience to unite two great nations. But really there was nothing convenient about their union at all.
As yet unnamed; Cleon-Ermelian: He looked at the girl he was about to marry, a girl he barely knew. She was stunning in her wedding dress, but he saw uncertainty and fear in her eyes. Did she see how much he wished it was someone else that he was standing up here with? He slid the ring on to her finger; a ring that symbolized love. But Cleon of Kennan did not love this timid girl.
As yet unnamed; Marauder's: From Snape's and James's point of view. During their life at Hogwarts they had only one thing in common: love for Lily Evans.
Not so Bright Future Chronicles, Book One: Light before Darkness; Lily Luna -Scorpius: Lily gets sorted into Slytherin and meets Scorpius, who is her older brother's rival and best friend. He has his own brand of quiet leadership that draws Lily closer to him. While Lily tries to sort out her love life, students begin to disappear from the school, including Lily's cousin and best friend Hugo.
Not so Bright Future Chronicles, Book Two: Unexpected Hero; Scorpius- The wizarding world did not get long to rest before a new evil threatened the peace. While the world is screaming for Harry to take on the evil witch behind it all, an unexpected hero rises. Will he and his friends be enough to save the wizarding race?
Not so Bright Future Chronicles, Prequel: Beginnings; Other Character: Olivia is a muggle born witch who is thrust into the wizarding world shortly after the war. The entire school is shocked when she becomes the first muggleborn Slythern in recorded history. The entire magical community is under the belief that Slytherin=Death Eater, while the Slytherins are still extremely prejudiced against muggleborns. Facing hatred and bigotry from all sides, Olivia vows to gain revenge against the world that wronged her.
As yet unnamed; Petra: Growing up as one of few girls in battle school was hard. Of course it was hard. The teachers looked down on you and you comrades never gave you enough respect. Commander's singled you out from the army. We've all heard Ender's story; it's time we heard Petra's.
Puck's Monologue-A midsummer night's dream
If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumbered
Whilst these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding than a dream,
Gentles, do not reprehend.
If you do pardon, we will mend.
And, as I am an honest Puck,
If we have unearned luck
Now to scrape the serpent’s tongue,
We will make amends ere long:
Else the Puck a liar call.
So, good night unto you all.
Give me your hands, if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends.
Shylock's Monologue Merchant of Venice
A pound of flesh to bait fish withal: if it will feed nothing else it will feed my revenge. He hath disgraced me and hindered me half a million, laughed at my losses, mocked at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my bargains, cooled my friends, heated mine enemies; and what's his reason? I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that. If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility? Revenge! If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example? Why, revenge! The villainy you teach me I will execute, and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.
Cassandra's Rant- Irony, the one act play
No, I am not enjoying the party. Behold poor souls! The fates turn backwards on themselves. There is danger looming ahead. I can see our bleak future. I am doomed to know all of the catastrophes that will befall us, yet no one believes me. Therefore, hark, Paris, Prince of Troy. All is twisted and sour -- and I am not just talking about the fruit punch. Can you not see all of the signs? They are all around us, even as we celebrate. Look there, Hercules the strongest man in the world can break anything, but he cannot break dance. And look here, Hades is the Lord of the Dead, yet he's the life of the party. Sisyphus refuses to rock and roll. Prometheus the Titan gave us the gift of fire, but he's banned smoking. Ares has made peace with the fact that his brother Apollo isn't very bright. Narcissus broke up with himself. Orpheus only speaks the truth, but he plays a lyre. Dionysus is sober but Icarus is high, Poseidon is sloshed and Medusa just got stoned. Atlas is on top of the world. Athena is proud of her humility, and Hermes thinks that hubris belongs on pita bread. Zeus knows everything except how to spell the word omniscient, and Thor -- What the hell is Thor doing here? Midas has the Golden Touch but thanks to Aphrodite he also has a touch of herpes. Medea is offering advice on parenting. Antigone is agreeable. An audience smart enough to understand these jokes is too intelligent to be amused by them. And Oedipus' date looks old enough to be his mother! And what do all these foreboding signs forebode? We are all doomed to die. The Greeks are preparing an attack. They will lay siege to this city and destroy this city and everyone within these walls shall perish by flame and arrow and sword. Oh, and you're out of napkins.