Author has written 4 stories for Harry Potter.
[Personal stats updated 07-03-2012]
I'm female, 60, married over 30 years with two grown sons (32 & 30). The younger one introduced me to online fanfic (he likes Pokemon and Ranma 1/2), but I have a fair collection of '70s-'80s-era Star Trek hardcopy fanzines. (The older one writes Pokemon fanfic!) I did some writing then, in the Classic ST universe, but never finished or published any of it. So this is the first fanfic I've written in over 25 years!
Professionally: I'm an Electronic Tech for the U.S. Postal Service.
My pen name is my sig-name on most Usenet groups. For those who don't know: filk is the folk music of the SF/Fantasy community. I write that, too.
Shameless plug: I also sell the stuff; my homepage is that of Random Factors, one of the largest mail-order filk CD and tape dealers. We (my husband John and I) have 13 (soon to be 14!) titles of our own on the RF label, too, mostly Leslie Fish & Joe Bethancourt.
HP Likes: Straight canon-following sequels; Severitus; action-adventure; angst; Last Battle
Prefer HP/GW to HP/HG, but accept either; prefer HP era to Marauder era.
HP Dislikes: Most slash, although I will read well-written slash. Of the usual slash pairings I find HP/DM the most believable; HP/SS only after Harry is old enough. I don't think RW/slash partner is believable; Ron (IMHO) is a little too straight-arrow. (HP/TR is right out!)
Like to Read: Angry!Harry; Got a Clue!Harry; Intelligent!Ron; Mentor!Snape; Redeemable!Draco; good angst of any sort. I don't get squicked on violent battle scenes. I also like Superpower!Harry if well-done, but that's not what I'm writing.
Prefer not to read: Excessive bedroom detail, especially in slash stories. Will read Evil!- or Clueless!Dumbledore if well-written but don't prefer it.
In my stories: These are in a fairly straight summer-to-Sixth-Year setting, leading up to The Battle, and afterwards. I originally wrote the battle scene, a dramatic Snape-is-outed-as-a-spy scene, and a battle followup scene; then more backstory _insisted_ on getting in. What I am posting first is the backstory. There will be an OC or three, not in any pairings (they insisted on telling me their stories!) Thereis also a rather large dash of offstage politics.
I use the HP Lexicon website for my detail research: if it's good enough for J.K. Rowling herself, it's good enough for me!
NOTE: (8-5-05) I've got too much backstory already posted, so my series will not be very HBP compliant. Some bits from that may make it in, but I wrote the main sequence and the key segments a year ago. I am pleasantly surprised that some of what I've written (not just what I've already posted) I seem to have gotten right...
So, here are my humble works for your enjoyment. Let me know what you think!
And for those who have told me that I don't post often enough: I prefer to have it "good", not "Friday"; no segment is posted before it's really ready. I have finally (5-6-2005) begun posting the summer segments, several more of which are written but not polished. Next come the Fall segments; then the battle itself; then post-battle scenes. Also, there are some little side-stories along the way that insisted on being written. Enjoy!
[Update 07-03-2012] My saga is not abandoned, but I got stuck (still am) on the part that has to come next, plus a lot of RL distractions. It will come, but not immediately; I do have quite a bit written from before that comes AFTER the part I'm stuck on, including the Last Battle...and I haven't yet made a decision on the Hallows...
Mary the Filker
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