Author has written 17 stories for Harry Potter.
I've been on the Harry Potter bandwagon since about when Goblet of Fire came out, but I wasn't inspired to take up fan fiction until I read Less Wrong's excellent Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality and started exploring from there. (Okay, I did a little Star Trek years and years ago, but it was so bad that I don't even want to think about it.) I've been seriously working on original writing for a number of years, but I like the ready-made framework and low pressure of fan fiction as a way to write faster and improve my craft without having to worry about getting everything exactly right.
I find it fascinating how new ideas are developed and propagated through the community, from fleshing out background characters (e.g. a lot of the Slytherins) to inventing whole new branches of magic (e.g. warding). This can cut both ways, as with the overused Evil!Dumbledore, Evil!Weasleys plots, but for the most part, it's amazing how it enriches the shared world of Potter fanon.
On the other hand, many of the common tropes of fan fiction are overused and poorly thought out--things like wizard's oaths, time travel, marriage laws, character bashing, and worst of all, super!Harry. Too often, these plots are just lazy ways of solving Harry's problems, fixing the mistakes of various characters, or getting your favorite couple together without giving the story or the characters the thoughtful exploration they deserve. That's why when I draw on these tropes, it's usually for parody, or else a deconstruction and reconstruction to show how it should realistically go.
In my own writing, I try not to contradict the facts as stated in the books unless I'm specifically going AU. However, I'll use elements from the movies and from fanon liberally if they don't contradict the books, and I feel that they add to the story, especially if they make more sense than JK Rowling's original--using Arithmancy for spellcrafting, for example. I also try not to go out of character, at least not without showing how different events caused the characters to change from canon, and when I change the rules, I certainly try not to include anything story-breaking.
On pairings, I'm pretty flexible. I care a lot more that a couple is well-written (and halfway plausible: I'm looking at you, Hermione/Snape) than about who is in it (although slash isn't my cup of tea). I will say I have a soft spot for Harry/Luna, though, and I highly recommend Arpad Hrunta's stories if you are interested in that.
I'm not British, but I write my stories with my computer set to British English. I know it's a little inconsistent, so I apologize for any linguistic mistakes. If anyone wants to write a translation of any of my stories, please PM me and inform me where you plan to post it, and please post a link back to the English version if possible.
Completed full-length stories:
The Arithmancer: Hermione is a mathematical genius and becomes a brilliant spellcrafter. Explores Hermione's struggles with the stress of growing up and frequent brushes with death as she develops into a powerful witch. Features in-depth exploration of magic and a strong bond between Hermione and her parents. Covers Years 1-4. Nominee for the 2016 Fanatic Fanfics Multi-Fandom Awards. Sequel is in progress.
The Accidental Animagus: Full-length story with Harry as a cat animagus who is raised by the Grangers as Hermione's brother. Features Harry with a strong support structure, Wizengamot politics, and characters acting rationally. Covers Years 1-4. Featured on the Potter Fic Weekly podcast, in which I also gave an author interview. Sequel is in progress.
Current works in progress:
Lady Archimedes: Full-length sequel to The Arithmancer beginning the summer after Voldermort's return. Features Hermione pushing the boundaries of magic and trying to outdo the Death Eaters' spellcrafters. Currently in 5th Year with Hermione getting private tutoring from Slughorn.
Animagus at War: Full length sequel to The Accidental Animagus. The war against Voldemort quickly spirals out of control with foreign powers getting involved on both sides. Will begin on Saturday immediately following Voldemort's return.
Lady Archimedes and Animagus at War update on alternating Saturdays.
The World of the Accidental Animagus: A series of one-shots describing magical people and customs around the world and introducing some minor characters who will appear in Animagus at War.
Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue: Novella-length story showing the appropriate reaction to the rampant injustice of several popular fanon and canon plot devices, most notably the goblin justice system and marriage laws. Updates intermittently.
Future planned stories:
I have one other one-shot story that I'm reasonably sure about: a twist on the soul bond narrative showing what would happen if things didn't work out so well. I have a lot more ideas, but I don't know if any of them will ever see the light of day, and I don't want to make promises I can't keep, so I'll leave it at that for now.
I write because I find it fun and relaxing, and to improve my craft. The mostly-positive reviews are a welcome bonus, but it's really the stories that drive me. I definitely want to keep it up for the foreseeable future; unfortunately, my life is often all too busy, so my writing is not always a certain thing. I'm committed to finishing what I started, but I can't be sure of anything beyond that.
Thanks for reading.