smithcrafter
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Joined 05-04-05, id: 807451, Profile Updated: 01-25-10
Author has written 5 stories for Zorro, and Hogan's Heroes.

As of Jan., 2010 (date of bio, not birthdate): I'm a 56-yr-old wife and mother of three grown daughters and three grown foster daughters. I've been a Zorro fan...make that fanatic...since age four, when I was first introduced to Zorro via the Disney series. I collect Zorro stories, videos, etc. My girls grew up through their early years with almost daily exposure to Zorro from videos of both the Disney series, and of the Family channel episodes I'd taped off TV. At one time, we had every episode of the Family channel series, although we've worn out at least one volume over the years...unfortunately, that was the last volume, with the conclusion of Conspiracy of Blood on it. AAGH!

I enjoy both the Family channel and the Disney Zorro series. I quit trying to compare them long ago. They have totally different approaches to the subject matter. I just concentrate on enjoying each series for its own unique characteristics. Gene Sheldon and Henry Calvin were such fantastic character actors in the Disney series, and I've always loved Sgt. Garcia's singing. On the other hand, Zorro's continuing relationship with Victoria, and the more serious approach of the Family channel series has made it my favorite for storylines and realism. I think it's the EASIER series to write about, too, because the character development is so much more detailed than in the Disney series.

I also enjoy other superhero stories, esp. Green Hornet, Daredevil, the original Batman, and the Shadow (I collect tapes of the old radio shows).

A Father's Love was my first attempt at writing fan fiction, although I will admit to having about 49 years of experience at daydreaming up Zorro storylines, alternate endings, episode continuations, etc. I can remember putting myself to sleep at night as a child, by doing this in bed after lights out. Now I'm finding out it still works pretty well, AND it's still a good way to figure out a storyline.

My second story, Love's Triumph, was on an obnoxiously long hiatus for over two years. We moved, and that interrupted for a while. Then I got a HUGE writer's block. Then I went back to college full-time after 32 years OUT of college, and then I was working full-time with a really weird schedule that left me little time for ANYTHING.

Starting with ch 16 of Love's Triumph, "smithcrafter" actually refers to TWO people (for this story). georgiamomma123@yahoo.com has adopted the story and given me the boot in the rear to get it going again. The next 5-6 chapters were basically her plot, but I did much of the final version. After ch 21 or 22, this turned around. The rest of the story is HERS, and all I've done is beta, do a little editing here and there, and occasionally stick in a comment or idea for a sentence or two. Thank you, georgiamomma, for finishing the story for me!

As of Aug., 2009, we moved AGAIN and I'm now working a much more regular schedule. We're getting near the end of Love's Triumph (47 chs total plus epilogue), and yes, we are tossing around the possibility of working on another story together in the future. For now, though, I've started a different project. I'm branching out into another old favorite genre: Hogan's Heroes. I'm going to attempt to write some short episode tags/ missing scenes for various episodes in the order the episodes were first shown. I'll post each one separately, because I've no idea how frequently I'll get them done, or how many I'll actually get finished. Wish me luck.

My other interests include church, reading, pottery, clay sculpture, counted cross-stitch, needlepoint, scrapbooking, classical and Southern gospel piano playing, flute, and Native American flute.

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Campfire Stories, Season Four by polrobin reviews
A series of post- or mid-ep stories set in season 4 following the growth of the relationship between Sam and Jack. Some are missing scenes, some are episode tags. Marked "complete" because each chapter can stand alone. Feedback always answered.
Stargate: SG-1 - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 69,846 - Reviews: 510 - Favs: 124 - Follows: 146 - Updated: 4/23/2014 - Published: 11/20/2010 - S. Carter, J. O'Neill - Complete
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day by arainymonday reviews
During December 1997, the adults in her life help Cassie cope with the loss of her parents and home each in their own way. In turn she gives back something they each long to have: a child, a family, a childhood, a sense of belonging.
Stargate: SG-1 - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 32 - Words: 52,663 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 12/30/2011 - Published: 11/30/2011 - Cassandra F., J. Fraiser - Complete
Aftershocks III by Rachel500 reviews
A series of TAGs for Seasons Five and Six. The team face loss, heartache and change as a new Goa'uld foe emerges from the shadows.
Stargate: SG-1 - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 45 - Words: 393,990 - Reviews: 801 - Favs: 124 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 3/23/2010 - Published: 9/21/2008 - Complete
The Pied Piper of Hamelburg by konarciq reviews
TOW-fanfic, post-A4. Klink's got word that Hamelburg will be destroyed tonight in Hitler's scorched earth-policy. But how can they get out with the valley cut off? Still, not everyone wants to leave, and Carter's love for animals is complicating things.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 37,699 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 9/6/2009 - Published: 11/23/2008 - A. Carter, K. Langenscheidt, R. Hogan
Now and Then by L J Groundwater reviews
COMPLETE! Nine months after being shot down over Germany, Hogan finds his past as Commander of the 504th comes back to cause trouble for him... and for the operation. Please read and review. Thanks!
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 27,421 - Reviews: 146 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 12/21/2005 - Published: 10/8/2005 - Complete
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My Twelve Days in Stalag Thirteen reviews
Songfic based on "The Twelve Days AFTER Christmas"
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 695 - Reviews: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/11/2012 - Complete
Shultz's Prayer episode tag for Hold That Tiger reviews
What really goes through Schultz's head when he "sees nothing, and hears nothing, and knows nothing"?
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,122 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/22/2010 - H. Schultz - Complete
Love's Triumph reviews
A stand-alone story on same theme as A FATHER'S LOVE. Happy ending. When Alejandro and Victoria are held prisoner with a badly wounded Diego, they both see there's much more to him than they ever realized, but will he survive for them to tell him so?
Zorro - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 48 - Words: 90,984 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 3/19/2010 - Published: 3/10/2009 - Complete
The Informer: Aftershock reviews
Episode tag for pilot episode of series. What happened after Burkhalter took the spy away?
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,332 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/25/2010 - R. Hogan - Complete
A Father's Love reviews
FAM ZORRO. When Alejandro, Victoria, and Diego are held prisoner and Diego is badly injured, Alejandro finds himself reflecting on his relationship with his son, and realizing some surprising things about Diego. Rated for violence and mild Spanish curses.
Zorro - Rated: M - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 12 - Words: 21,767 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 12/15/2005 - Published: 11/14/2005 - Complete