Author has written 17 stories for Harry Potter.
Hello! I thought should come on here to introduce myself and tell you all a little bit about myself.
Let's start with the basics:
I am a 30-something mum of four. Got married when I was 20. Currently a stay at home mum, while taking a break from my university studies.
I am a huge and obsessive fan of Harry Potter. Love the books, love the movies, love the play.
Random fact #1: During each of my pregnancies, a new HP book or movie (sometimes both) has been released.
Random fact #2: My eldest three children would be in the same school years as Harry and Ginny's children.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:
I have been incredibly lucky to see the play four times and I have tickets to see it another three times. I am absolutely in love with the play and I consider it to be one of the best theatrical productions I have ever seen on the West End (and I have seen a fair few musicals and plays over the past twenty five years).
I have already written a few stories inspired by the play itself and I have a few other ideas for more as well.
I know there are many people out there who are unhappy with the story and are heavily critical of it, but please, give the play a chance. See it if you can, because it is well worth the money.
Me and Fan Fiction:
I decided at the beginning of 2015 to binge read Harry Potter for the first time in ages, while binge watching the movies at the same time. This left me with an absolute need for the first time to know more about the missing 19 years. February 2015 I finally dipped my toes into the fan fiction world.
I had not planned to write my own stories when I started reading, but after reading numerous 19 years stories, an idea popped into my head and I had to write it. From there, a whole load of other ideas came to me.
Most of my stories so far have been canon, epilogue and Cursed Child compliant. Even with Alternative Universes, I will never stray too far from the canon, specifically the Horcruxes and the Hallows.
All of my stories are inspired by the fan fiction I read. Usually because I spot something missing, something that winds me up or because I am not completely happy with an explanation about something. That is not to say I hate all the stories I read. I don't. If I don't like a direction a story has gone, I won't read it. I expect the same reaction from readers when it come to my stories. We all have different ideas about what could or should have happened.
That being said...
Let's talk different ships:
I am, hands up, a self-confessed die hard Hinny shipper. I will NOT read any story where Harry or Ginny end up with anyone else. I can barely cope seeing them with Cho or Dean (I cannot even watch the kissing scenes in the movies). Simple fact is for me that once they finally kiss in HBP, there is absolutely no one else for them and never will be.
As for other ships, well, I can understand the need to pair Ron and Hermione with other people. I admittedly do like the idea of Hermione with one of the other Weasley brothers. However, I do not get the appeal of Draco with either Hermione or Ginny.
Therefore, chances are my stories will always have canon pairings. Though this may change as some of my ideas have yet to be developed enough for me to decide. But I will always, ALWAYS, have Harry and Ginny together, no matter the story.
Time for a Moan:
Ok, apologies but I need to have a little moan about reviews. Now I am not one who really cares if people review or not. If you do, brilliant. If it is positive or has constructive criticism, again brilliant. But if you feel need to leave a negative, harsh or rude review, I will delete it. In all honesty, there is no need to leave comments that people will take as being rude.
Now the reason for this rant is because of a review I received on Dear Harry, Dear Ginny. I have already deleted it before you go looking. But the simple fact is, it was incredibly unnecessary. I was told my story was unoriginal, dull and that I had a good amount of spelling mistakes and therefore no one will want to read it.
Well, this is my response:
1. I highly doubt that any story has a completely original concept these days. It is what we do with the concept is what makes it original!
2. If it is dull to one person, chances are it is exciting to another.
3. Off the back of those two responses, we all have different opinions on what constitutes a good story. Therefore, if you don't like it, don't read it and do not leave nasty reviews.
4. Innocent spelling mistakes will occur and will be overlooked. However, I will ALWAYS spell check and proof read every chapter I post (I now have a Beta who has been a life-saver when it comes to my Grammar). I am a university student, it is second nature to me to make sure there are no mistakes.
5. That being said, you may also find that how I spell things may differ to you. My spellings are correct for British English.
6. If you refuse to read a story because of bad spellings, then that is your choice. I will read a story regardless of errors as long as there is a good concept/idea and I am able understand what is written.
7. Now, if all the stuff I have mentioned offends you, here's what offends me. I am British, I am a proud Brit and I am incredibly proud of my country, our culture and our history. I will get offended if you write a story and make major mistakes in regards to my country. I don't care if the wrong words are used (e.g. semester instead of term), chances are I know what the British word is. But I hate when things which have nothing to do with our culture are put into a story (e.g. we do not have fraternities over here!). If you are unsure, google it!
Right, that is my rant over and done with. Apologies if I offended anyone with it, but I needed to say it or it would have eaten me up!