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Author has written 22 stories for Lord of the Rings, Law and Order: SVU, and CSI.

Mae govannen, mellon nin. ("Well met, my friends." to those that don't speak Elvish.)

So, who am I? Well, I began my adult life (i.e. -- I finished grad school and was told told by my parents I needed to start earning a living) as an idealistic city planner hopeful of making the world a better place to live -- pauses to sigh dramatically-- and ended up a disillusioned bureaucrat. That was longer ago that I'll admit here... sadly, the politicians, developers, lawyers, NIMBY’s, LULU’s, IGMSY’s, and the other bureaucrats appear to be winning! I’ve decided to move to Middle-earth to let Elrond pamper and sooth my fractured fëa! At least that’s the fantasy I cling to when trying to survive another endless meeting regarding… “What were we meeting about again?? Junk cars and overgrown lawns? And this is why I became a planner??” Sighs and goes back to writing/reading fanfiction and mentally undressing elves and or John and Fin... Jim... Warrick... SIGH!! Did I mention I also have a thing about Severus Snape and his alter ego Alan Rickman? Yes, yes, much better than thinking about junk cars!!

My username is Sorsha, the Americanized form of the Gaelic name for ‘brightness”. Pretentious? Yes, yes it is, but, as my parents chose to name me after an arid plain, I feel I should be allowed a little harmless self-delusion in choosing another.

I’m an avid reader with a passion for mysteries, fantasy, sci-fi, histories, biographies, and -- looks around to see whose listening -- Jane Austen. I also love movies, music, travel (something I don't get to do often enough), cats and dogs, talking and more talking, cooking, but not cleaning, politics, teaching, ancient Egypt, and writing. I'm an avid photographer and I enjoy manipping pics to illustrate my stories. I like to play in our garden, but my allergies are making that harder and harder to enjoy.

Obviously, Professor Tolkien's works and the Law & Order franchise... the original series and SVU have been favorites of mine for years.

I still think Homicide: Life on the Streets is one of the best shows ever on TV... and the source of my Munchkin obsession.

I've lately become an addict of CSI... especially the Jim Brass character. When it first came on, I was put off by the gore factor, but I've learned when to close my eyes! OK, I'm a wuss... deal with it! The funny thing is I've also become a fan of those forensics shows... how escapes me, but the looks I'm getting from those around me when I turn them on is priceless! I miss Warrick... and Gil and Sara. I'm split on the new characters... I like Langston, but Riley Adams adds NOTHING to the mix, IMO.

Elrond is my favorite elf... err, half-elf, but I wouldn't kick Glorfindel, Erestor, or Gil-Galad out of the bed should they show up!

I came to the world of Harry Potter thanks to Alan Rickman... I think I've seen everything he's been in at least twice! Really! I saw the first HP movie and got hooked. By the end of the summer, I had read the first four books and was waiting with baited breath for the next. I always believed in Sevvie... but did he have to die?? Sigh!

Total Geek Alert! I love Star Trek... the original series. TNG, and Deep Space Nine. When I was a child, I was in love with Mr. Spock, Mick Jagger, and Dustin Hoffman. My parents must have lost a lot of sleep worrying I'd end up married to someone with Spock's ears, Jagger's lips, and Hoffman's nose!! LOL... I showed them... I'm still single!!

Buffy... yep, loved Buffy. Spike where art thou! Simpsons... should I admit I've seen every episode? Probably not. Beyond what I've mentioned, I don't watch all that much TV.

Favorite movie? Can't say... depends on the day. My tastes seem to run all over the place... A Clockwork Orange to Bambi. Crimes and Misdemeanors to Serial Mom... The Lion in Winter to Rocky Horror Picture Show... The Philadelphia Story to Dogma... and a lot in between.

I hate most reality shows, avoid those screaming matches that pass for political debate whenever possible, and love a good comedy. I have a thing for British humor/sitcoms/mysteries and can quote Monty Python and Douglas Adams when requested. It may surprise you how seldom anybody requests... I love Inspector Morse and Inspector Lewis... (I think I may have to take a crack at writing one about Robbie!), Agatha Christie, Cracker... Midsumer and Prime Suspect... I could go on and on...

I listen to jazz most of the time, but I love almost all types of music... except for Country. One of the biggest disappointment of my life is the fact that I can't sing to save my soul... a sentiment shared by all that have ever heard me try! I secretly suspect that was God's plan for keeping me on the straight and narrow... no nights spent in smoke-filled dives lounging against a piano in a form-fitting bit of glam belting out a torchy ditty and dreaming of the day I'm discovered... Diva suits me so well!

Favorite quotes:

"You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." --C. S. Lewis

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

"All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost. The old who are strong do not whither; deep roots are not touched by the frost." -- J.R.R. Tolkien (Fellowship of the Ring)

"He who laughs at himself never runs out of things to laugh at." -- Chinese Proverb

"Of course truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense." -- Mark Twain

"Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans: it's lovely to be silly at the right moment." -- Horace

“Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that.”

George Carlin

“Fate it seems was not without a sense of irony.” -- The Matrix

"A plus B plus C equals 9-1-1." -- Jim Brass

“Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking.” -- The Wizard of Oz

“Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.” -- Douglas Adams

“Poetry and Hums aren't things which you get, they're things which get you. And all you can do is to go where they can find you.” -- Winnie the Pooh

“I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.” - - - Kahlil Gibran

“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir people's blood…” -- Daniel Burnham

“If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig… and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine-gun.” -- Matt Groening

“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.” -- James Baldwin

“I have this feeling that if I could sort out what's on my dining room table, everything would fall into place." -- Alan Rickman

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Touch Type by Alice Day reviews
Brass is introduced to the wonderful world of Instant Messaging, and the Crime Lab may never be the same. Jim/Catherine, and the fourth in a series.
CSI - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,178 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/9/2009 - Jim B., Catherine W. - Complete
Leap of Faith by spottedhorse reviews
It had been a bad day, another bad case. And Jim Brass needed some release, so he went for a ride...
CSI - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,950 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/27/2009 - Jim B., Catherine W. - Complete
99 Bottles of Beer On the Wall by Alice Day reviews
Brass, Catherine, Lindsey and a very reluctant Ellie find themselves on a somewhat unplanned "family" vacation, and run into trouble in a little town called Jackpot. Jim/Catherine, and the third in a series.
CSI - Rated: M - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 30,483 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 4/28/2009 - Published: 2/25/2009 - Jim B., Catherine W. - Complete
Sometimes you really need a woman by JellybeanChiChi reviews
Jim just wanted to do a good deed, and he got more than he bargained for. Geekfiction Summer Blockbuster Ficathon entry.
CSI - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,302 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/31/2008 - Jim B., Gil G. - Complete
Nourishment and Such by spottedhorse reviews
Brass has found a new place to eat. Is food all that he will get there? Starts out G but will probably end up R. Okay, probably need to put a serious smut warning on the end! Really do like feedback!
CSI - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 16,700 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/5/2007 - Published: 7/30/2007 - Jim B. - Complete
Splinters by beaujolais reviews
An explosion at a crime scene nearly claims the life of Jim Brass. Along the road to recovery, a friendship grows and a daughter returns. Mostly BrassCatherine friendship but with a hint of GSR. COMPLETE.
CSI - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 28,951 - Reviews: 91 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 11/21/2005 - Published: 9/10/2005 - Jim B., Catherine W. - Complete
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Trick or Treat, Vegas Style reviews
Halloween in Vegas isn't always fun and games… just ask Brass. Reflections and introspection about the Graveyard Shift after a night of more than a few horrors.
CSI - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,116 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/31/2010 - Jim B. - Complete
By Design reviews
A serial killer is stalking the streets of Vegas… hell of a time for Brass to meet the woman of his dreams. Brass-centric with a little GSR.
CSI - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 35 - Words: 174,078 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 5/16/2010 - Published: 8/2/2008 - Jim B.
Bad Habits reviews
No matter how much you love someone, even the best are sure to have a few bad habits… or in Jim Brass’s case, more than a few. A third, very short installment in the Heaven Is and Trained Observer series. Spoiler warnings for Internal Combustion 10x13 .
CSI - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 597 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/7/2010 - Jim B., Catherine W.
Trained Observer reviews
A talk over drinks after Catherine’s conversation with Sara in Better Off Dead 10 x10 . A a sequal to an earlier story of mine, Heaven Is
CSI - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,582 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Published: 1/26/2010 - Jim B., Catherine W. - Complete
From a Fountain reviews
It had been another brutal night and Brass needed… he needed something to give him hope, to give him comfort… to give him a reason to get up in the morning, purpose… a partner, a lover. He knew what he needed; he just never thought he’d find her. JB/OFC
CSI - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,043 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/15/2009 - Published: 6/23/2009 - Jim B.
Heaven Is reviews
A talk over drinks is the start of something new… but what? A continuation of the final scene in Hog Heaven. JB/CW
CSI - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,250 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/20/2009 - Jim B., Catherine W. - Complete
Blind reviews
A brutal assault in Central Park exposes a horrifying family secret… one that leads the SVU squad down paths none of them anticipated when they took the call. JMOFC FinOlivia
Law and Order: SVU - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 103,984 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 5/13/2009 - Published: 10/15/2006 - J. Munch
Improvisation reviews
Set after the end of Season 8, an unexpected encounter changes Brass's life forever and leads the CSI crew in pursuit of a killer that took the life of one of their own. Brass-centric with a little GSR.
CSI - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 23,982 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/21/2008 - Published: 7/20/2008 - Jim B.
The Music in My Heart reviews
Returned to Middle Earth by the Valar, Elrond battles a new claimant to the title of dark lord. With the aid of a beautiful seer, the daughter of his closest friend Erestor, he sets out on a mission of mercy long delayed. Set 750 years after the WR. Elr
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 96 - Words: 302,478 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 8/11/2008 - Published: 5/8/2005 - Elrond
Instant Karma reviews
A series of deadly bombings reunites Munch with the woman that has haunted his sleep for years. In the midst of tragedy, can some much needed good karma open the way for true love delayed? JMOFC Crossover with L&O & L&O:CI PLEASE R&R
Law and Order: SVU - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 38,801 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/11/2008 - Published: 10/21/2006 - J. Munch
Timing in Life is Everything reviews
Destiny has its own agenda… its own time. Begins during H:LOTS and continues into L&O:SVU; a Munch-centric romance that explains his transition from Baltimore frump to NYC cool.
Law and Order: SVU - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 15,584 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/20/2008 - J. Munch - Complete
Santa Baby reviews
Naughty or nice? Is the answer to that question the same as when he was a kid? John hopes not! A slightly fluffy sequel to Making a Connection and A Day in the Life, the third story in my MunchArwen series. JMOCF
Law and Order: SVU - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,864 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/23/2007 - J. Munch - Complete
A Day in the Life reviews
Sometimes it’s the little things that make a day special… a sequel to my earlier fic, Making a Connection. A Munchcentric story of love and the importance of a bag of tea, a pair of boxers, and a kitten named Lúthien.
Law and Order: SVU - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,846 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 8 - Published: 10/27/2007 - J. Munch - Complete
Unexpected reviews
Across a crowded squad room… Yadda Yadda Yadda… a Fincentric sequel to Making a Connection. The ohsosexy Fin, a beautiful ACS counselor, a heartbreaking case, and MunchArwen playing matchmaker. What more do you need? OK, a little OE.
Law and Order: SVU - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,123 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 4/8/2007 - Published: 1/21/2007 - O. Tutuola
Ghosts reviews
A woman with a tragic past holds the keys to solving a series of brutal killings. JMOFC, FinOFC, PreOE'ish. Set between Seasons 6 & 7
Law and Order: SVU - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 40,705 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 2/11/2007 - Published: 10/15/2006 - J. Munch
Making a Connection reviews
Across a crowded coffeeshop… yadda, yadda, yadda. A Munch romance with a generous side of OE. Post “Uncle” so Spoiler warnings if you’ve not see that episode
Law and Order: SVU - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 34,369 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 1/16/2007 - Published: 10/16/2006 - J. Munch - Complete
In the Garden reviews
Life in the Blessed Land has not been so blessed for Elrond. Can the happiness that has long eluded him be found in a redbound journal, a grieving elleth, and a wish that none thought possible? Perhaps, in the garden…
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 38 - Words: 149,544 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 1/3/2007 - Published: 8/11/2005 - Elrond
Why reviews
A series of ‘behind the scenes’ oneshots that picks up where the episode Parts ended. JohnCasey Please R&R!
Law and Order: SVU - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,351 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/1/2007 - J. Munch, C. Novak - Complete
Risks reviews
A New Year’s sequel to my Halloween fantasy, Whispers. Everything of worth has risks. What would you risk to find true love? JMOFC & OE Please R&R
Law and Order: SVU - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 19,231 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12/31/2006 - Published: 12/17/2006 - J. Munch
Baby, It's Cold Outside reviews
Fin and Olivia decide to play Christmas elves and give John and Casey their Christmas present a few days early. JC Please R&R REPOST
Law and Order: SVU - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,440 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/24/2006 - J. Munch, C. Novak - Complete
Whispers reviews
A Halloween fantasy SVU style… or is it more? JMOFC
Law and Order: SVU - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,652 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Published: 10/31/2006 - J. Munch - Complete
The Long Way Home reviews
How do you leave the only home you have ever known? Erestor reflects on his life and loves as he completes his final duties as Imladris’ Chief Counsellor. a prequel to In the Garden
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 16,890 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 7/23/2006 - Published: 10/22/2005