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Joined 11-13-13, id: 5322380, Profile Updated: 11-20-13
Author has written 13 stories for Bonanza.

I first started writing Bonanza fan fiction in 1997 when I first discovered it on the net, starting with a short story called Cat, which was introducing a love interest for Adam. Originally I killed her off in Traditional Cartwright fashion, but later I changed the ending and expanded the story.

I really enjoyed writing about the characters, so I wrote short family based stories for the first Bonanza Convention in 1999, and have enjoyed writing ever since. In recent times I've been writing more mainstream travel articles and trying my hand at screenplays.

But Bonanza is my first love, so every now and then I get back to it. I enjoy traditional cannon stories, but also equally enjoy reworking the characters using contemporary, fantasy and parody genres. My favourite Cartwright is Adam, but I do enjoy writing the others as well - especially Hoss.

I look forward to hearing from readers, so please post your reviews. Thank you and happy reading!

Cheers, Caz

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Cat Book 1 reviews
A new ranch hand arrives on the Ponderosa. Not unusual, except she is a woman. Because they are short handed, Ben takes a chance on her and gives her a job. But not everybody is happy with having a female hand, especially Adam.
Bonanza - Rated: M - English - Romance/Western - Chapters: 34 - Words: 141,870 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 8/18/2014 - Published: 11/20/2013 - Adam C.
Home reviews
A poetry-like diary from the Cartwrights about their home.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,350 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/16/2014 - Complete
Guitar Pickin' Drifter reviews
Adam defies his father by riding a forbidden horse. After getting into trouble and falling from the horse, he meets a drifter who influences Adam's choices as he grows up.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,208 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/16/2014 - Complete
The Ghost and Ms Muir reviews
Set in the present day, a young woman rents an old ranch house for the summer to write her first novel. The ranch is the Ponderosa, and she soon finds out that it's inhabited by the ghost of a past owner: Adam Cartwright.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 24,415 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12/26/2013 - Published: 11/13/2013 - Adam C. - Complete
Ponderosa Beauties reviews
Joe gets his first opportunity to make a cattle deal on his own. He does a great job and his family are impressed. The only problem? He had to tell a little white lie to get the deal done. Will it come back to bite him?
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,798 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/24/2013 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Fifty Shades of Cartwright reviews
A parody of the popular 'Fifty Shades of Grey' novel involving the Cartwrights and a mysterious lady visitor. If you haven't read the book, it probably won't make any sense. It's just a bit of froth and silliness!
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,800 - Reviews: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/16/2013 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
The Bird Cage Theater reviews
Adam and Hoss travel to Tucson on a cattle buying trip. While there, Adam recalls his first trip to the town twelve years before when he was seventeen. This is an Adam coming of age story, involving first love and a unique building called 'The Bird Cage Theater'.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 33,876 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 12/15/2013 - Published: 12/14/2013 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C. - Complete
Newborn King reviews
On his way back to the Ponderosa for Christmas, Adam gets stranded in the town of St Joe due to bad weather. While there he finds that the local orphanage is struggling to exist thanks to the negative locals. He decides to help the kids out so they can enjoy a better Christmas.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,509 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/28/2013 - Adam C. - Complete
Reality Bites the Ponderosa reviews
The Cartwrights are given an intriguing business opportunity. It seems all they have to do is let strangers on their ranch once a month. But what will the strangers get up to while they are there? A fun little poke at our modern day TV entertainment.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,247 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 11/24/2013 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Wherefore Art Thou Romeos? reviews
Adam, having just returned from his time at college, is bored with life back at home. When a sophisticated girl visits from Boston, Adam sees how shy Hoss has become around girls, so he decides to coach him in the ways of women. Before they know it, the Cartwright boys are roped into staging a production of Romeo and Juliet.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 17,281 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 11/20/2013 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Fire on the Ponderosa reviews
After two dry, hot summers, the Ponderosa is being threatened by several huge wildfires. Can the Cartwrights fight them off and save their ranch and home from the raging flames?
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,959 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Published: 11/18/2013 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Avalanche reviews
While out hunting, the three Cartwright brothers are caught in a deadly Avalanche. All three have to rely on their skills and each other to survive. (Originally written for and published in the 1999 Bonanza Convention anthology.)
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,118 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 8 - Published: 11/16/2013 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Dark Diamond reviews
What if when crossing the country to settle in the west, Ben had lost Adam to a raging river? The Cartwrights are changed forever without Adam's influence, but after many years a mysterious bounty hunter by the name of Adam Diamond turns up. His presence prompts Ben to relive what happened to his first born son on that faithful crossing.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17,920 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Published: 11/15/2013 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete