Author has written 13 stories for Shakespeare, Sweeney Todd, Phantom of the Opera, and Lord of the Rings.
I am a former English major, manning the cash register by day and plowing clumsily toward a writing career by night. I am a gardner, fisherman, and photographer, a Swamp Yankee and a stubborn Baptist, and a proud member of the NRA and the NAGR. I'm entranced by anything DIY. I daydream about earning enough to buy land out in the trackless wilderness somewhere and building my own place with a huge garden, a wood-burning stove, and a flock of goats and chickens.
I'm also striving to become a professional writer. Please let me take a moment to mention my real work, on the off chance some of you may be half-way curious.
Those of you who read my Sweeney Todd fic Kidney Pie may be interested to know that I'm rewriting it as a straight-up Jack the Ripper novel. The plot and characters are completely changed, (Jack being the sole partial exception), but the spirit survives. I'm hoping for a completed first draft by year's end.
There's also my blog, FWD: From Hell at. In it, I've been exploring the different ways that Jack the Ripper and his story have been portrayed in films and fiction. Also, I keep rewriting the words to Irish drinking songs to make them about serial killers. If you've any interest in crime and horror fiction, please drop in. In this weird fantasy in where I scrape up an actual, active audience, I keep imagining that we could do even creative writing games and contests.
It'll also be the best place to keep up on the new Kidney Pie, if you've any interest. And of course, feel free to shoot me PM any time you like.
Thanks for reading!
My first three stories, "Macbeth's Halloween," "Thanksgiving at Elsinore" and "Curse of the Scottish Play" are all pretty well ridiculous. The first two are crack-fics. The third... just, "Huh WHAT?" Senseless. I decided not to take them off, but... Eh. Can't say I reccoment you waste your time on them. "Macbeth of Moray" would be on the list of stuff I hope to finish, if this were a perfect world. But in this Hell of dead end jobs and laundry and dirty dishes, it just don't make my list of priorities. Shame. "Dunsinane's Storm" is finished. Just a one-shot. As is "The Secret'st Man of Blood," my little commemoration of the 954th anniversary of the Battle of Dunsinane.
"That's the Throat to Slit," my first Sweeney Todd story, is finished. So is "Have to Hand it to Her", another oneshot, and just a funny one, like "Nepeta Cataria." In spite of my love for cats, I do love me some good Mrs. Moone stories. And of course, my masterpiece and my pride and joy: "Kidney Pie" is a Sweeney Todd - Jack the Ripper cross-over, and is now very nearly complete.
"Nativity" is my first Phantom story. It's about young Erik and the Gypsies. Kind of a Christmas story. It's finished, but may lead to other things... "The Last Trip Home" is also a completed Phantom one-shot.
"Where Is Thy Horn," an AU Lord of the Rings story, still hovers kinda vaguely someone among the things I hope to continue.
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