Author has written 9 stories for Harry Potter, and Star Wars.
According to Pottermore.com I'm a Gryffindor who carries a 12 and 3/4 inch chestnut wood wand with a Dragon heartstring core. Funny, I don't feel brave.
I've been in the Information Technology (IT) business for over 30 years now. My years of experience culminated into my own IT Consulting business a few years ago. Consequently, I have written lots of technical papers. However, I have secretly always wanted to write my own original work. I finally have a couple I'm working on.
Thanks for reading!
Please don’t steal my work and please do not post it anywhere else. If you feel the need then ask me first and I will consider it. No one has the right to anyone else’s stories. They belong to the author only, unless he/she gives permission. And yes, this has happened to me.
I respond to most reviews when I have time. Some I will not respond to if they really don't need a response or if they don't have a valid point even when they think they do. I refuse to waste my time on those. Also, if you are reviewing as a guest, then don't leave anything critical in your review. Only heaps of praise are accepted from guest accounts. Most guest reviews are just plain wrong. What's sad is their belief that they are right or they are merely attempting to hurt your feelings. Sorry, but that doesn't work on me. You're terribly deluded if you think it will. If I can't respond to a wrong critical review to correct you then I will delete it since the system allows me to pre-approve guest reviews or delete them if I want. Even if you leave criticism and praise for my story in the same review, I will delete your guest review if your criticism is not valid. Sorry, but that's my prerogative. If you want to get around it then create an account. It's free!
Just remember if you have an account then we will all know who you are when you leave a bogus review. Must be why the vast majority of bogus reviews are from guest reviewers. The best we can do to a reviewer who has an account is report you for abuse. Take comfort in the fact that I will not respond to a review using an A/N (unless absolutely necessary.) My responses will be in a PM instead so only you get to see it. Mugglenet has a better review system that I wish Fanfiction.net would adapt but alas it is the way it is. On Mugglenet you can see all the reviews and the responses without using Author Notes that screw up the flow of your story and skew the word count. PMs should be for what they are intended, Personal Messages, not review responses.
Rest assured, I will never use a long winded A/N at the beginning or end of a chapter to explain what I just wrote in my story. Neither will you see it in the middle of the story as some have done. It is my humble opinion that if you have to use an Author's Note to explain what you wrote, then you are not properly writing your story in the first place. The story should stand on its own without needing additional help. Any chapter explanation provided outside the story should have been included in the chapter instead. Of course, I think the pressure to post a chapter as soon as its written has a lot to do with this problem. This is why I do not post unless I am confident the story or chapter is complete, proofed, and properly edited beforehand. I do not allow reviewers to pressure me in posting before I know it's ready. I take too much pride in my work to do anything less.
Also, please don’t be one of those reviewers who have no clue what the difference is between canon and fan fiction. It’s really not that hard to figure out. Perhaps a little personal study would help? Avoid telling a writer that they are wrong because what they wrote agrees with canon, doesn’t agree with canon, or in some cases another fan fiction writer’s work. Really? It’s fan fiction! Even the name of the site says so.
By nature, fan fiction can follow canon or not follow canon. It’s completely up to the writer how they want to present their story and what someone else used in their story or even if thousands used the same thing in their stories, a fan fiction writer still has the prerogative to do it differently and no one has a valid criticism for that. If you don’t like it read something else. Leaving a review on that type of point would be… well… pointless.
Another point I would like to make is regarding the amount of reviewers out there who don't have a clue how to properly read a story. I'm sure there are plenty that do know how but rarely leave a review, and certainly not as often as the others who are so negative. The biggest clue comes from those who dislike some of Rowling's good characters, i.e. Dumbledore, Ginny, Ron, Molly, etc. You get the review stating their dislike of one or all, or a particular pairing, which has absolutely nothing to do with the way you wrote that character or characters in your story. Bringing a hate of certain characters to a new story you want to read shows an immaturity in the reader's thinking. If the fan fiction writer portrays one or more of those characters as a good person and develops them differently from how they were previously portrayed in other stories, then what possibly could be the beef? The problem is not with the story, but with the reader who brings their own preconceived notions to a story rather than reading it for what it actually says.
It's my opinion that the majority of those who dislike Rowling's good characters, is due to this same problem. You can't bring preconceived notions about characters to a story you haven't even read yet, especially if you expect to get the meaning the author meant when writing it. We all have our opinions but is it necessary to beat your opinion over everyone else's heads in a review when that opinion does not apply to the story you're reviewing? If your immediate response as soon as you see a character you dislike in a story, is to leave a review stating your dislike of said character, even though the story portrays the character differently, then you need to step away from the keyboard and rethink what you're doing. You're not doing anyone any favors like that, especially yourself.
However, after all that, I do appreciate all those who like my stories and try to be helpful. Mine aren't the best stories as far as writing goes. There are plenty of writers on this site who are far better than me. I've learned a few things since my first story though and hope that my writing shows that. At any rate, my driving force is to continually improve. We will see if that works out. Happy reading!
Harry Potter - General Stories
Harry's Best Dream Ever - Complete. A short one-shot that takes place after the battle when they are all headed back to Hogwarts for school on September first. It's a Harry/Ginny romance fluff story that just hit me out of the blue and I wrote it in one day. Mostly romance with some humor.
Dolores Meets Her Match - Complete. A one-shot where Dolores does not get her way.
The Marauders School of Magic - Complete. 6 chapters total written in first person. Harry calls on some special help when his name comes out of the Goblet of Fire. Just a quick romp through fourth year as Harry deals with everything that comes his way.
Hagrid Saves the Day - Complete. A one-shot where Hagrid proves his worth when it counts the most.
The Only One - Complete. Harry realizes the full meaning of the prophecy and decides to take advantage of it.
Harry Potter - Legends Series
Legends of Potter - Complete. First book in the series. Harry's summer and fifth year where he has a change of heart and attitude.
Potter of Legends - Complete. Second book in the series. Sequel to Legends of Potter. Harry's summer and sixth year where he continues to expand his abilities and leaves no doubt he can use them. Much death and destruction in this one, mainly Death Eaters.
Trial of a Legend - Complete. Interlude. One-shot that follows Potter of Legends. Harry is put on trial for his war with the Death Eaters. Harry handles it in his typical fashion.
Harry Potter / Star Wars Crossover
Harry Potter and the Jedi Chronicles - WIP. HP/Star Wars crossover where a very young Harry grows up to be an extremely powerful wizard in another world. This story is going slow and the only story I am posting as I get it written. All others are completed before posting.