Author has written 5 stories for Hogan's Heroes.
“These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.” – Gilbert Highet
I have written a few stories for Hogan's Heroes. Thanks to everyone who has given a review to any of my stories!
Experimenting with the Mary Sue Experiments: A new story based on my adventures in 1944 a la "The Mary Sue Experiments" by GSJessica from 2009.
Executions: A sequal to Close Every Door to Me solely for the return of Colonel Norbert to separate Hogan from the team and put him in a perilous situation. I did a lot of research to explore how the team, more specifically Hogan, fit into the actual events of the end of World War II and still end up with history as we know it. It's in a diary format from March 31, 1945 to the end of the war, looking at what's happening in camp, Berlin, and our favourite characters. I also explored the different meanings of 'execution' so it's not all just killing people. Despite appearances, it is not a main character death fic. Executions took 10 months of constant writing to put a chapter up at least once a week and I still think I rushed the ending a bit, but I desperately wanted it done for the PBA deadline.
Thank you to everyone who voted for my story as part of the Papa Bear Awards 2010. I'm thrilled Executions won Best Long Drama and took the bronze in Best Story Overall! It also received nominations for Best Portrayal of a Canon Character for both Hogan and Carter. Now I have too much to live up to in my future stories, lol!
Close Every Door to Me: My first appearance of my OC Colonel Norbert. He's a mysterious trouble-maker who mostly stays in the background and causes angst for Hogan. That was my first attempt at a quasi-chapter story. I wrote it to work with the lyrics of the Andrew Lloyd Webber piece by the same title from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Each verse represented a snapshot scene in the story so there was a lot of time gaps happening outside of the story that the reader had to fill in. I guess it was ok although I think I'd change some of it now. It let me write just action scenes and not have to deal with full length, in-depth chapters.
I'll Be Home: A Christmas tribute to Hogan with a twist at the end.
Dressing for Dinner: My first story, a missing scene from Top Hat, White Tail, and Bombsight. I know it has some errors in it (the author's notes refer to the bombsight as the Norton instead of the Norden - can you tell I work in computers?). It was nominated for a Papa Bear Award a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
I've yet to write anything for any other genres but HH, maybe because I love the World War 2 era so much. I've stood beside Hitler's limo at the Canadian War Museum, seen inside a Lancaster bomber and donned a WW2 RCAF uniform (complete with goggles!) at the Canadian Aviation Museum, and peered through the periscope of the German submarine U505 at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. All totally thrilling!
I also live near a former POW camp. Except it housed German officers, not Allies. Some of the escapades of the prisoners sound straight out of HH - I might even use some of their hijinx in one of my upcoming stories. It doesn't take much imagination to picture some of the people Hogan's team sent to England ending up imprisoned down the street from me. We held a General there (Rommel's 2IC from Afrika Corps) and some of the most important U-boat captains in the German Kreigsmarine. The topper is that no one ever escaped from Camp 30. The more I read about it, the more I can't help comparing it to Hogan's Heroes.
I have several ideas for upcoming stories I want to write but haven't got to yet. The hardest part is I like to try to come up with a unique twist no one's written yet. I've written an end to HH, so I might just have to tackle the beginning. I'm also considering something centering around Hogan's father and WWI, as well as another dealing with Kinch's departure. So many ideas, so little time to write!