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Joined 07-01-04, id: 622527, Profile Updated: 01-05-11
Author has written 48 stories for Harry Potter, Torchwood, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Sliders, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, and Quantum Leap.

I'm a 42-year-old computer programmer, wife and mother who has discovered the pleasures of reading and writing fan fiction.

A warning about Dudley Dursley and the Knights of Walpurgis: Due to real life constraints, and frequent struggles with writer's block, this story updates slowly. It is NOT abandoned, but there can be significant time gaps between the posting of chapters.

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Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.

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Realizations by Wishweaver reviews
Harry returns to Privet Drive after 4th year and finds it...empty! What do you do when you can't go to your friends for help? Additional Story Notes FYI: a. AU Summer before Fifth Year Fic, b. Not particularly fast paced.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 36 - Words: 264,047 - Reviews: 8321 - Favs: 9,431 - Follows: 6,996 - Updated: 11/16/2010 - Published: 3/6/2003 - Harry P.
Written in the Sand by Shadowphoenix reviews
Sequel to One Moment (Part 4 of Embers and Ashes). When everything is gone, there is nothing left to lose. And sometimes, the price of everything that was, is everything that could have been. (Slash SSHP) In progress
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 85,202 - Reviews: 434 - Favs: 262 - Follows: 298 - Updated: 3/11/2007 - Published: 10/14/2004 - Harry P., Severus S.
I Am Also Thy Brother by Lightning on the Wave reviews
AU, part 7 of Sacrifices. In the wake of death and disaster, Harry struggles to be everything he is: leader, lover, son, and brother. Yet what will survive the War diminishes every day he does not find and destroy a Horcrux.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Tragedy/Horror - Chapters: 107 - Words: 543,467 - Reviews: 1221 - Favs: 812 - Follows: 175 - Updated: 1/5/2007 - Published: 10/8/2006 - Draco M., Harry P. - Complete
Putting the 'M' in Mystery by missy mee reviews
When an eighteen year old green eyed black haired teacher shows up in 1977 with a snake and flirty redhead in tow, there's sure to be complications. HG. Formally 'Meet Professor Son - I mean - Potter'
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 53,371 - Reviews: 2950 - Favs: 2,607 - Follows: 929 - Updated: 3/20/2006 - Published: 5/9/2005 - Harry P., Ginny W. - Complete
Foreshadowing the Unexpected by A-is-for-Amy reviews
The promised sequel to of “Foreshadowing the Past”. Harry and Ginny’s son, Connor is moving into his third year at Hogwarts, and will face a new set of challenges in the form new characters, new classes, and an unwanted increase to his precognitiv
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 28 - Words: 204,990 - Reviews: 181 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 7/12/2005 - Published: 11/8/2004
The Absence of Unhappy by Gillian Middleton reviews
This is a sequel to the two series, 'Mine' & 'Snape's Vocation' & the standalone story 'The Owl & The Puppydog'.Severus Snape gets a glimpse of another time and place.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,753 - Reviews: 199 - Favs: 289 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 5/21/2005 - Published: 5/17/2005 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
Foreshadowing the Past by A-is-for-Amy reviews
Harry Potter's time at Hogwarts is over, and now it's time for his son's adventure to begin. Follow Connor as he deals with classes, Quidditch, precognition, and a mysterious dream that will lead them on an adventure left unfinished from twenty years ago
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery - Chapters: 38 - Words: 161,774 - Reviews: 133 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 9/25/2004 - Published: 5/25/2004
The Facts of Life by Maybe the Moon reviews
Harry is given 'The Talk,' by the only two people who could. Mild slashy undertones.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,330 - Reviews: 138 - Favs: 349 - Follows: 29 - Published: 12/28/2003 - Harry P., Sirius B.
Crowning Glory by Alchemine reviews
Remus Lupin finds out why Minerva McGonagall always wears her trademark bun.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,341 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/2/2002 - Remus L., Minerva M.
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The Mystery of John Watson reviews
John Watson isn't just the first flatmate Sherlock has ever wanted to keep; he's a puzzle. Beta'ed by quean of swords. This is the prologue/teaser to a longer story I'm trying to get organized and written.
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 581 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/26/2012 - Sherlock H. - Complete
The Real Thing reviews
Moriarty follows Sherlock's lead, but John has the real thing. Thanks to nox candida for her beta skills.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,244 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 7 - Published: 7/3/2011 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
Temps reviews
Torchwood is down a technical specialist and a doctor. Mycroft is trying to keep a genius and a doctor safe from Moriarty without having to spend too much on repairing the damage that a bored, imprisoned Sherlock can cause to a safe house.
Crossover - Torchwood & Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 18,898 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 283 - Follows: 60 - Published: 6/21/2011 - Jack H., Sherlock H. - Complete
A Brother's Work Is Unappreciated reviews
Mycroft shows his concern, just not in a conventional manner. Written for the sherlock remix for roses of anna's A Lesson of Brawling. Beta'ed by onedergirl
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,011 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/17/2011 - Mycroft H., John W. - Complete
Sarah's Weary Advice reviews
Written for sherlock remix for roses of anna's Advice for the Weary. SH/JW
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 612 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/17/2011 - John W. - Complete
Spring Forward reviews
John *will* be blogging about this. Written for sherlock flashfic The Case of the Lost Hour. Beta'ed by onedergirl29.
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 518 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/24/2011 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
Gwen and the Quest for Plasters reviews
Ianto Jones is so competent that his coworkers at Torchwood forget that he doesn't know how to do everything. Written for tw unpaired prompt #6. Disclaimer: characters and setting aren't mine.
Torchwood - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,060 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/13/2011 - Ianto J., Gwen C. - Complete
Kill the Rabbit reviews
It wasn't the Rabbit of Caerbannog, so they'll probably survive the encounter. Thanks to quean of swords for betaing. Written for r becca for the 2010 xover exchange.
Crossover - Buffy: The Vampire Slayer & Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,395 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Published: 1/13/2011 - R. Giles, Remus L. - Complete
Lady and the Dinosaur reviews
Consulting detectives aren't always right. Lestrade is more than capable of making accurate deductions. Written for randomly rusted for the 2010 Holmestice exchange. Beta'ed by onedergirl29.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,486 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/8/2011 - DI Lestrade, Sgt. S. Donavan - Complete
What Is to Come reviews
Their first meeting was clearly a sign of what was to come. Written for madame fifi for the 2010 Holmestice. Thanks to quean of swords and onedergirl29 for their betaing.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,870 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 8 - Published: 1/5/2011 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
5 Ways in Which Quinn and Wade Weren't Separated reviews
and 1 in Which They Were Reunited. Written for sugarpromises for yuletide2010; the title describes the story. COMPLETE.
Sliders - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,537 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/3/2011 - Complete
Custody reviews
Sherlock is looking to arrange John's custody to his own advantage. Written for ficofthegoblin from a Make Me a Monday prompt.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,268 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 10 - Published: 1/1/2011 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Not Who He'd Thought reviews
DI Lestrade tries to figure out Sherlock's new flatmate. Written for a href " prompt at sherlockbbc's Make Me a Monday.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,206 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 6 - Published: 11/3/2010 - DI Lestrade, John W.
Dudley Dursley and the Knights of Walpurgis reviews
After twenty years of happy normalcy, Dudley sees another letter from Hogwarts. This one is addressed to his daughter. Author's Notes: Beta'ed by muggle prof. Disclaimer is on the first chapter.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 10 - Words: 57,122 - Reviews: 262 - Favs: 270 - Follows: 395 - Updated: 10/29/2010 - Published: 2/22/2008 - Harry P., Dudley D.
Torchwood Is Yours reviews
COMPLETE. When Jack lands over a hundred years past where he was aiming, he has some time to fill. Why not spend it baby-sitting the Rift? AU. Written for the 2010 tw bigbang.
Torchwood - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 12 - Words: 24,340 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 10/25/2010 - Published: 10/14/2010 - Jack H. - Complete
The Mortal Years reviews
Jack wasn't always immortal. Jack's life from the invasion until he meets Rose Tyler. Written for Round 3 of the TARDIS Big Bang.
Crossover - Doctor Who & Torchwood - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 6 - Words: 29,898 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/5/2010 - Published: 8/3/2010 - Jack H., Jack H. - Complete
Episode 2: Soldier Boy reviews
Jack's past has a tendency to give him trouble, even when he doesn't remember it. Episode 2 of Through the Rift: Torchwood AU Season 4. Beta'ed by Goofy
Torchwood - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,387 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/19/2010 - Jack H., John H. - Complete
Episode 1: Through the Rift reviews
What do you do if your life is intolerable, you're near a rift in space and time, and you're a technological genius?
Torchwood - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,109 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/31/2010 - Ianto J., Toshiko S./Tosh - Complete
Meddling reviews
Jackson Lake may not be the Doctor, but that doesn't mean he can't meddle. Written for glinda penguin for the 2009 tardis gen fic exchange.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,023 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/25/2010 - Complete
Neville Longbottom, Gryffindor Extraordinaire reviews
Hermione muses on Neville's similarities to Clark Kent.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,209 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/24/2010 - Hermione G., Neville L. - Complete
Oh, Boy! I'm a Time Lord! reviews
Two different forms of incompatible energy existing in the same space-time would create havoc, wouldn't it? What would they have to put right? Spoilers through Torchwood Children of Earth.
Crossover - Doctor Who & Quantum Leap - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,936 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/6/2009 - Jack H. - Complete
Jack's Room reviews
The TARDIS is telepathic. This can cause confusion
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,903 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/20/2009 - Rose T., Jack H. - Complete
The Sacred Band of Cardiff reviews
Ianto has a question. Jack/Ianto relationship
Torchwood - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,131 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/7/2008 - Complete
Boom Town Take 2 reviews
The events of Boom Town from the point of view of Jack Harkness, Torchwood Three.
Torchwood - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,244 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/7/2008 - Complete
Legacy reviews
On his first birthday after the Battle of Hogwarts, Angelina visits George with some news. Written for the Rebirth Challenge at The Quidditch Pitch.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,171 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/7/2008 - George W., Angelina J. - Complete
How Babies Are Made reviews
Ginny explains to James how the new baby was made. James sees things . . . a little differently. Written for The Quidditch Pitch's February 2008 The Birds and the Bees Challenge.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 927 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/1/2008 - Ginny W., James P. - Complete
The Train to Hogwarts reviews
Scorpius Malfoy takes his first ride on the Hogwarts Express. One-shot.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,556 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/21/2008 - Scorpius M., Albus S. P. - Complete
A New Everything reviews
Three years after the war, Harry decides to start the New Year with a surprise. DH spoilers. HPGW
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,014 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/22/2007 - Harry P., Ginny W. - Complete
Oh, Boy! I'm a Wizard! reviews
Dr. Sam Beckett leaps into a fifteenyearold English schoolboy. Harry Potter. Written for Sycophant Hex's The Sky Is Falling Festival.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 16,760 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 9/16/2007 - Published: 9/10/2007 - Harry P. - Complete
The Next Great Adventure reviews
Funerals are hardest on those left behind.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 609 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/4/2007 - Molly W., Fleur D. - Complete
Things of Value reviews
The Founders decide that they need a way to pass their values on when they are gone.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,733 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/3/2007 - Rowena R., Salazar S. - Complete
Not the Cause, But the Man reviews
Hagrid gives his loyalty not to causes, but to people. Specifically, to Albus Dumbledore. Written for dolorousett for the hpsummergen ficathon. PreDH.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,372 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 8 - Published: 8/23/2007 - Rubeus H., Harry P. - Complete
The Next Battle reviews
There is always a next battle. DH spoilers
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,559 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/10/2007 - Harry P., Kingsley S. - Complete
History Is So Boring! reviews
Mark Evans's first class at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry is History of Magic. They have a special guest instructor.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,148 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/11/2007 - OC, Severus S. - Complete
The Path of the Alchemist reviews
Severus Snape returns to Hogwarts and finds himself once more a student.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,681 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/23/2007 - Severus S. - Complete
Dear Ron reviews
Percy writes a letter to his youngest brother. Written for amidalashari for the LJ springtimegen fic exchange.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,303 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/23/2007 - Percy W. - Complete
Whose Idea? reviews
The Chamber of Secrets was Salazar's idea.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,788 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 9 - Published: 1/22/2007 - Salazar S. - Complete
Lackland Elf Storage reviews
After becoming head of the family, Draco must investigate a mysterious bill.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,147 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/26/2006 - Draco M. - Complete
Be Careful What You Ask
Written for the Second Gen Ficathon. My assignment, from lostlikealice, was Trioera. Parvati and Lavender and anyone else after the end of LavenderRon.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,145 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/6/2006 - Parvati P. - Complete
Ordinary People reviews
In a world at war, what can ordinary people do?
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 903 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/6/2006 - Molly W. - Complete
Draught of Living Death Not Really reviews
Draco discovers latenight horror films Severus gets creative.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,234 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 6/5/2006 - Severus S., Draco M. - Complete
This Year's Search reviews
Severus Snape participates in the annual search for a Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher for the first time. Written for the October LJ community hp gen ch Traditions Challenge.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,550 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/27/2005 - Severus S., Minerva M. - Complete
First Day of School reviews
New Headmistress Minerva McGonagall performs the traditional Hogwarts ritual for the first day of school. Written for the LJ Community hpgench September challenge: Education.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,084 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/16/2005 - Minerva M. - Complete
The Three Wishes of Draco Malfoy reviews
My response to Alchemia Dent's Monkey's Paw challenge. Draco Malfoy finds an object in Borgin & Burkes that grants wishes and uses it. Oneshot.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,738 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/13/2005 - Draco M., Severus S. - Complete
Learning to Vanquish reviews
COMPLETED. Continuation of Counterparts. A sixth year story as close to canon as I can manage, with my predictions as to what will happen. Chapter 15: The endoftheyear debriefing with Dumbledore.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 94,263 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 7/10/2005 - Published: 1/9/2005 - Complete
Blackmail reviews
When Snape insists that Harry stop isolating himself, Harry turns the tables on Snape. Preslash, oneshot.Part of Wave VII of the From Dusk till Dawn Severus SnapeHarry Potter FuhQFest at http: No Man Is an Island.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,374 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/7/2005 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
Can I Stay? reviews
Molly reflecting at the end of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. (The original inspiration for this came from lizardspots lovely picture “Can I Stay?”) One-shot.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 691 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 16 - Published: 2/22/2005 - Molly W., Harry P. - Complete
Counterparts reviews
COMPLETE. After leaving the Dursleys in the summer after fifth year, Harry goes to Godric's Hollow and finds himself . . . at home. AU with a twist
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,323 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 9/30/2004 - Published: 7/30/2004 - Complete