Author has written 27 stories for Harry Potter, Inuyasha, Final Fantasy VII, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, King Arthur, and Merlin.
So, how I got here...
Shortly after starting my story Saving Iris in university, I ended up going on hiatus for several years - thinking my fanfiction days were behind me as life and work took over. But then, I somehow got sucked back into the miasma. And now, I don’t know if I can or will stop. (I probably will at some point, though… I am a working professional, after all. Life gets busy and I've got a few of my own fiction pieces that I'm working on...)
Anyway, somewhere in 2017 I swore all I would do was just finish Saving Iris, and then I would be done. But then after I finished it, I got curious about what would happen to Iris, Oliver and everyone following the war. So I told myself just one more story and A Life Worth Living (formerly Saving Oliver, I was never happy with that title) was born.
I allowed myself to include a bit of an epilogue to get the kid thing out of my system. “Just to feed my curiosity of what Oliver and Iris’ kids would be like. Then I’ll be done. It’ll be out of my system. No more," I had told myself.
Naturally, I got the idea for Surviving Hogwarts and its sequel Life & Times of a Flaming Pixie (my personal favorite of the whole series) and immediately starting writing both of them at the same time.
So, I’ve decided to just embrace the craziness and keep at it until I can do no more either because I’m out of inspiration, curiosity or my real life demands much more attention.
And I can't lie, the love that the stories have gotten also keeps me writing. It's always nice to find out others enjoy the things I dream up.
So, I settled into the next generation world that I created. As I was writing the short Where There's a Wills, There's a Way (after Book 5), I came up with an overarching theme for the remaining books and decided there would be eight total. This meant I had to toss out the following three to four books that I had originally planned and go down a different route with the story and characters, though ultimately I'm happy with the direction I went with.
I also came up with a few oneshots along the way. These tend to happen on the fly, so I can't really say if there will be anymore or not. I've had a couple of ideas for some, but we'll see. I'm getting to a point where I feel like it's time to leave the Woods' world behind, but I won't shut the door on that completely. I don't have any plans for more Woods Series novel-length stories, but you never know. There are a ton of a characters there that I haven't fully explored, so I could maybe do something... Possibly delve into Harry's kids or even Louis off in Paris, as they've been mostly removed from the Woods' immediate world.
Beyond that, the Marcus Flint fic was honestly just something that came to me one day when I was daydreaming on my way to work. It's not related to the Wood Series, but I thought it would be fun to attempt a pure and complete rom-com with Harry Potter side characters all grown up. It was fun and a good distraction until I had gotten Calm Before the Storm was ready to post. Even though I hadn't intended on posting it until I got tipsy one night and thought "Hey, why not?"
Outside Harry Potter funness, I’m not sure if I’ll ever get around to finishing The Feud. I’ve forgotten where I was heading with that and seem to have lost the original file which included another chapter that I hadn’t posted yet. So I would have to sit down and brainstorm a bit – or I might just leave it alone until inspiration finally hits. And the King Arthur fics, well... I had been watching a lot of sword-fighting/massive battle movies lately as research for my own original novel and, those just kinda happened. I've also started a few other fanfics in other areas, but not sure if I'll finish them or post them. I write as inspiration comes, and sometimes it's just not there.
About me personally, nothing much to know. I'm a freelance reporter, editor and writer, so I write often professionally - just not fiction. But hoping to change that. Currently getting the first in a trilogy ready to self-publish later this year.
And that’s about it! Hope you all enjoy my stories!
Pure and simple crack involving characters from Inuyasha, Ruroni Kenshin, Wolf's Rain, Fruits Basket, Prince of Tennis, Full Metal Alchemist and more. Yea, this is what I work on when I need to relieve stress...
Final Fantasy: Advent Children Stories
So, this was probably the fastest I've ever written a story and the first story I've completed in a really long time. It's short, but sweet and I hope you enjoy it!
The Dead Waltz (Complete) Set a few years after Advent Children. A terrible accident nine months ago left Elena walking through life as a shell. One person longs to break her free from the dead waltz she had stumbled into, but is there any way to truly bring her out of her self-induced numbness?
This one is a little darker than my previous Elena-fic, but I think if you enjoyed that one, you'll enjoy this one as well. I wanted to play with a different aspect of Elena's character and try to bring out some more of her vulnerability.
The Feud- (Hiatus) What started as an innocent night out to the club turns ugly as two Turks enter a feud that turns the whole office upside down. The prize? Elena, of course.
Whatever possessed me to write another Elena fic? I don't know, but where the muses lead, I must follow. This one is my attempt at making a humorous Elena story. After the last two, I felt the poor girl deserved some fun. So, this one is a comedy with some slight romance, but who she will end up with, well, even I don't know that one at the moment...
The Wood Series (Harry Potter) - In Chronological Order
Definitely veers off canon, but in my defense, I started it before the sixth book had come out. After a super long hiatus, I went back and finally decided to finish it, but by that time the series – both the books and movies - had been finished. I couldn't see a way around it so some of it sticks to the books, while some of it goes off in other directions. Either way, it was definitely a ride.
Book 2: A Life Worth Living (Complete) The war is over and the good have won. But in its wake, there is a trail of destruction. Even Iris isn't sure what to do with her newfound freedom. She had hoped to pick up where she and Oliver had left off, but in their year apart he faced darkness, despair and guilt. Iris hopes she can help pick up the pieces, but learns it’s hard to save someone who doesn’t want to be saved.
I'll admit, I mostly wrote this for my own enjoyment. I wanted to know what happened next. There's a bit of angst and darkness – as to be expected when dealing with surviving a war - but also some fluff and a cheesy, happy ending. And there is more George and Percy, which I was incredibly happy to write. I’m totally a Weasley fan girl.
Deleted Chapter: Opening Day (Complete) It's the first day of the re-opening of Weasley's Wizard Wheezes and Iris and George hope that everything is perfect. A deleted chapter from "A Life Worth Living."
A random chapter that I ended up taking out of "A Life Worth Living" that I posted because I thought it was too good to stay hidden in my random files. There was originally meant to be more to it - I was going to complete the whole party scene - but at that point thought there were too many party scenes and that would get boring.
Oneshot: We're Pregnant (Complete) Iris Evans-Wood finds out unexpectedly that she's pregnant and must now tell her husband, Oliver Wood. They both end up with a bit more of a surprise than expected...
Total and complete fluff that randomly came to me while working on The Mysterious Mr. Nilsson and demanded to be written. So I decided to post it.
Oneshot: Oct. 31 (Complete) Iris Evans-Wood and her nephew Harry Potter take a moment to share their grief. Even though decades have passed since they lost Lily and James, some wounds never fully heal.
Another one of those that randomly came to me and insisted on being written. I blame it on the fact that November is a hard month for me personally - I lost three pretty amazing people in November, just a few years apart from each other - so this was kind of a way to show that grief is, unfortunately, an unending process.
Book 3: Surviving Hogwarts (Complete) All of Oliver Wood’s children are quidditch-obsessed. That is a fact. In their final year at Hogwarts, Jamie, Alan and Remus know it’s time to focus, win the Quidditch Cup, and impress the scouts so they can get signed by summer. However, younger sister Daisy is out to make a name for herself and prove once and for all to her overprotective father and brothers that she is capable of living her own life.
So, this is obviously a next generation fic that continues the story of everyone’s favorite quidditch fanatic – Oliver Wood – through his children. While not a direct sequel to Saving Iris and A Life Worth Living, it does pick up several years later from where those storylines left off and includes quite a bit of those characters. There are shenanigans and pranks, a touch of romance, and a whole lot of the Weasley-Potter clan.
Book 4: Life & Times of a Flaming Pixie (Complete) Fresh out of Hogwarts and signed to the Arrows reserve team, Daisy Wood is finally on her own and ready to conquer the world. Well... sort of. She still lives with her meddling older brothers, who are all rising quidditch stars. Her dad is backseat coaching, much to the annoyance of the new Arrows coach - a young man with a mysterious past from Sweden. And don't even get her started on dating...
I enjoyed writing this one, even though it required a lot of research and planning. And is really pushed my limits in terms of writing quidditch scenes (God Almighty, they kill me... why did I choose to make the main characters all quidditch players??). I've got an entire Google Drive folder full of reference photos, team rosters, family trees, quidditch schedules and so on just for this one... But I loved writing it and fleshing out Daisy more.
Side Story 1: The Mysterious Mr. Nilsson (Complete) Lucas Nilsson had thought his life was over when he lost his sister and then his professional quidditch career all within a few months. But then a fateful trip to Hogwarts in 2019 changed everything. Now that he's fulfilled his goal of getting his own team and coaching Daisy Wood, he realizes he wasn't prepared for how getting close to the famous Pixie would change him further.
This is basically my answer to all the Nilsson fans who wanted more. Also, I'm half in love with him as well and thought he could use his own story to explain more of his background and what's going on in his head during Life & Times. It goes in and out of flashbacks that aren't in chronological order. But it sheds a bit of light on everyone's favorite new quidditch coach.
Book 5: Playing with Fire - (Complete) Jamie Wood has never been good with women, not like his identical brothers Alan and Remus. So when he finds himself starting to fall for Lila Devereux - Marcus Flint's daughter and the woman who tried to ruin his sister's quidditch career - something tells him to throw caution to wind and give her a chance.
This is Book Five in my series based on next generation characters from the Harry Potter world - namely the four I created. This one picks up a few months after where Life & Times leaves off and is full of romance, drama and Wood sibling shenanigans. Because seriously, when will the Wood children ever be truly serious?
Side Story 2: Where There's a Wills, There's a Way (Complete) Bryan Wills has always been a ladies' man. It's a title he always wore with pride. But despite his jokes and confident exterior, the Puddlemere captain has always had a soft spot for his coach's daughter, Daisy Wood.
So, this started out initially as just a funny, fluff piece. And then it morphed into being pretty darn critical to the overall storyline of the entire series. At least, it gave me the inspiration for the rest of the series which resulted in me completely abandoning the original plan I had and starting from scratch with the stories to follow. Anywho, there is still fluff and laughs - it is Wills, after all - but it ended up a bit more serious than I had intended it to be.
Book 6: Through the Veil of Secrets - (Complete) What Dominique Weasley originally thought was overblown family drama, has turned into a serious risk. Now she is set with the task of looking into her aunt Iris Evan-Woods' murky past in order to find out why her cousins Daisy and Jamie are now developing more of her abilities. The greatest fear is knowing that something is coming, but not what or when.
Set shortly after Playing with Fire ends, this one takes place concurrently with Where There's a Will, There's a Way. It mostly revolves around Dominique, though Iris, Daisy and Jamie also play a large role. Dominique is determined to save her family from another war; Daisy and Jamie are struggling to control their new gifts while fearing what could happen if they don't; and Iris must not only face her past but now share things with her family that she had kept hidden and tried to forget for years. All while fearing for her children.
Oneshot: The Turmoil of Remus Wood - (Complete) Remus Wood has always felt overlooked thanks to his brother and sister's gifts. And now it's all hit a head with the two of them developing even more. Bad enough that Jamie is the next Oliver Wood and Daisy is the next Viktor Krum. When will anyone care about the other two Woods?
This takes place during Through the Veil of Secrets, when Remus was being a butthead. I had reasons for it, but felt that I never really got down into it enough. So after a comment on it recently, I got the inspiration to write this to better explain his actions. And it gave me a chance to do a Wood siblings' flashback - which I really, really want to write about more...
Book 7: The Calm Before the Storm - (Complete) The Woods are learning more about their new gifts, but fear over the future is never far away. Even though Daisy finally has a connection, it's not with who she expected and she's not sure how she feels about it.
Went ahead and posted the first chapter even though I really should have waited. I'm still writing it and am currently stuck in the middle with plot. I've got the Woods side mostly figured out, but really need to work on further developing the big bad and their reveal.
Oneshot: The Talk - (Complete) It's no secret that Oliver Wood is unhappy that his star chaser Bryan Wills is now dating his only daughter, Daisy. At least the rest of the family is on board with the relationship, meaning her mother and three older brothers Remus, Alan and Jamie. Or are they? What happens when the Wood triplets decide to have 'the talk' with their sister's new boyfriend... Takes place during The Calm Before the Storm.
This was a suggestion from a reader, but honestly, probably was the best suggestion I've gotten because I had sooooo much fun writing it. And I seriously want to include so many more fun pranks on poor Wills.
Oneshot: Decompressing - (Complete) How does one deal with dying and coming back? In the aftermath of Alan's death and Daisy stepping though the veil after him, the Woods take time to decompress and come to terms with what happened.
After a suggestion from a reader, I decided to expound a bit more about what happened with the Woods after everyone found out Daisy's gift. Obviously a lot going on there to unpack. Too much for one oneshot, but at least it kind of shows how they went from that to joking around and such in the last chapter.
Book 8: After the Veil - (Complete) The wizarding world now knows of the Network, the Prostatis and the Woods' gifts. Add in Lucy's upcoming wedding, the arrival of aurors from MACUSA, plus the fact that Daisy is having nightmares about the veil and her gifts, and life for the Woods, Weasleys and Potters is, in short, chaos. How do you prevent a war and continue on with regular life?
Here we are, the final book. It won't be the last story from this series, but it'll be the last novel-length one. I'm having all sorts of feelings about this one, since it's the last. But definitely a lot going on. Daisy needs to figure out her gift but she's afraid to go back to the veil. However, being Daisy, she doesn't want anyone to know she's afraid. Not to mention, Teddy and the team are up to their eyeballs in drama with the MACUSA team assigned to help with the investigation. And no one knows where Magnus is nor what he and the Network could be planning next. So, should be a ride...
Side Story 3: Father of the Bride (Complete) Oliver Wood's worst nightmare has come true. His only daughter Daisy is getting married. To his star chaser. He knew this day was coming, but had hoped it'd be farther out. Now he must deal with wedding planners, dress hunting, irate pixies and worst of all - Bryan Wills as a son-in-law.
I started this a long time ago and I am sooo happy that I can start posting it. It's been a hoot, to be sure. And yes, it is heavily based on the movie "Father of the Bride." Serious, Oliver Wood IS George Banks... At least my interpretation of Oliver Wood as a father is...
Random Harry Potter
This has absolutely nothing to do with the Wood Series and doesn't even take place in the same world/timeline. I started it on a whim several months ago, thinking I'd never post it. And then I got a bit tipsy one night and thought to myself, "Hey, this is a decent story. I like reading it. Maybe other folks would too! Let's post!" I don't know why I do these things... But yea, it's just pure and complete fluff. But there are some cameos from everyone's faves. It's kind of like, if Harry Potter were a rom-com for adults...
Gemini (In Progress)Sam Abbott and Oliver Wood have been best friends since birth practically, even growing up next door to each other and Wood declaring himself her older brother as children. In their last year at Hogwarts, however, everything changes.
In my defense, I started this before I ever finished Saving Iris. Granted, I later tossed the original version. Then didn't touch it for a very long time. But kept coming back to it. Had it finished and then didn't like that version so tossed it as well and started over a third time. Then after I got that mostly finished, I changed a major plot point and had to re-write most of it. You'd think at that point I would just give up and put it in the "not meant to be" file, but just couldn't give it up. Still kept grabbing my attention. And then once I got this final version pretty much finished, decided best to just post. What's there to lose anyway?
King Arthur (aka I have a thing for King Arthur stories)
So, started this on a whim. It starts up just after King Vortigern's defeat and goes just passed the coronation. I left the ending a bit open - there is potential for a sequel, though I'm not sure if I'll ever go back and do it. Possibly...
The Grand Escape (Complete) Lessa is determined to leave Hadrian's Wall with her knight. So much so that she'll do whatever possible. She always thought herself a clever woman and now she must be very, very clever.
I've actually been wanting to write a fic based off the 2004 movie for a long time - been a fan since it came out. Especially about Galahad. Seriously, there needs to be more Galahad fics. Love Arthur and Tristan, but really? Galahad.
The Secret Kingdom (In Progress)A last-minute ride through the forest leads to a chance encounter for Arthur and Merlin. As brief and impossible as it was, it isn't the last brush with magical folk for the two. What future lies ahead for them? A lot more than either bargained for.
So this is from the TV show Merlin. Always been a fan and started this up after binging it for the 20th time. It starts out during season 2 and then jumps to just after Arthur banishes Gwen. Had a couple different versions of the story before settling on this one. Got a decent start on it, but still not completely sure where it's going so might not update as often at first.