Author has written 7 stories for Harry Potter.
Age: over 40 (entirely too old for this, but what the heck LOL)
Location: North East Wisconsin
Favorite Authors: JKR (of course) Anne McCaffrey, Spider Robinson, Piers Anthony, Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy, Jack Higgins, Isaac Asimov, too many others to even think about listing.
Favorite Book Series: HP (no...really?) DragonRiders of Pern, Crystal Singer, Pataybee, the Ship books, Xanth, the Adept series, Callahan's Place
My penname comes from the fact that I've been told I look like Hagrid's illegitimate son. One of my nieces now refers to me as Uncle Hagrid, or Uncle FurryButt (don't ask...please.).
A couple of quick notes about my fics, so far.
Potions Helpline: I used to work in customer service, answering phones all day. I did the same type of job for one company or another for close to 15 years. You wouldn't believe the inane, off-topic questions that people can ask sometimes. This plot-ferret struck in the middle of a very busy wednesday at work, right after somebody had called me with a question about a product manufactured by a company other than the one I work for. She then proceded to get upset with me, for her wrong number. I found myself answering the next call with a very Snape-like tone of voice. All of a sudden the ferret struck, and I almost started giggling in the middle of the call, as the idea took shape. This is the result.
Perspective: I've been a huge fan of Spider Robinson for about ten years now. He's written an incredible series of books about a bunch of barflies who hang out at a place called Callahan's Bar. Callahan's is the place that Cheers wanted to be, but more. Most of the time, if somebody goes to a bar, they're going to get blind if they stay there long enough. They want to be blinded to their pain, troubles, or just the mediocrity of everyday life. At Callahan's though, if you stay there long enough, you'll actually start to see. And you'll see better than you ever have. You'll see what you really need to. The denizens of Callahan's have one over-riding rule they live by. That rule is: Shared Pain is Decreased, Shared Joy is Increased. They also share a lot of tall tales, really bad puns, and a lot of great adventures. Oh yeah...they also manage to save the world a time or two along the way. Sounds like just the kind of place Harry Potter needs to find, eh? By the way, Spider is also the creator of Lady Sally's Place, as well. This story is now completed. I've given some thought to a sequel, but have come to the conclusion that, while there will be a few one-shots or short (2-3 chapters) stories in the same universe, I don't foresee a full-blown sequel. Too many other projects & potential projects going on.
Sites with further Callahanian information:
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Also, I'm collaborating with my wife on a story, called Lullaby. The link is here: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2081296/1/
LCaS will be the next one I work on (I think), as well as one other project I've been working on. I don't want to give away too much here, but those who have seen the odd preview or two have said that it sounds pretty good. It'll be a bit of a departure for me, from what you may be used to, but it's been fun to write. Time will tell if it works or not. Once I get a few chapters done, I'll leave it, as always, with you, dear readers.
One other project I've started is a novel-length songfic, which will be hosted at Wizardtales.net, as they have no restrictions on them. It will be slightly angsty in the beginning, but will have plenty of fluff in it, never fear.
As always, reviews are enthusiastically welcomed. Please let me know what you think.
Songfics: For anybody who's wondering where my songfics went to, they can be found on my Yahoo group, as well as at Wizardtales.net, . I removed them from here to avoid any conflict arising from the whole song lyric issue. I also have improved versions of most of my stories there as well.
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