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Joined 06-17-05, id: 835105, Profile Updated: 11-01-08
Author has written 2 stories for Harry Potter, and Discworld.

Me

I was formerly a full-time professional writer, but gave it up when I realized that monthly mortgage payments were more than my advances. Since those decades ago, I've meta-morphed into an educator, a marketing manager, a management consultant, and now a full-time financial professional. I've had to utilize communication - often through writing - throughout my various careers!

I've lived and worked in China, Japan, Turkey and the United Kingdom. I have also served my country overseas. Born into a Hispanic (but English-speaking) family, I am also fluent in Mandarin Chinese and am working on improving my Japanese. I'm a married, 40-year old male, and I currently live in New Orleans. I now own my own financial management company, which means that I work from home and have a lot of time for writing when I'm not performing duties for my clients.

My non-fiction writing has been published in anthologies, newspapers, journals and magazines throughout North America, Asia and Europe. I have edited several encyclopedias in the past 9 years. I am currently working on an original work of historical fiction that I hope to be able to sell to a publisher.

My reading list includes the San Guo Yuanyi (Romance of the Three Kingdoms), the Genji Monogatari (the Tale of Genji), British crimefiction of the 19th and 20th centuries (Christie, Sayers, Marsh, Doyle, Freeman), the Harry Potter universe, the Lemony Snicket universe, the works of H.P. Lovecraft, Neil Gaiman, Glen Cook, Jim Butcher, Georges Simenon, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and numerous historical works. My music collection runs from the Clash, Pulp, the Rolling Stones, Hank Williams Jr., Buckwheat Zydeco, Sugarboy Crawford, Leadbelly, Ellis Marsalis and of course my hometown's ambassador to the world, Louis Armstrong.

A few people have asked what my profile name means. It means I'm an oenophile. Look it up.

Stories

HP-Color of Magic. HP-Discworld X-over. Completed. Was working on loose ends at Portkey but am no longer active there. A follow-up sketch has been outlined but not written.

Screwtape Letters. HP-Verse. Conpleted. An interesting story about DD.

Stories I'm working on or have sketched but not yet posted ...

HP and the Lurker on the Threshold. HP-Cthulu X-over, very dark. Sketched but not developed owing to HBP and DH. Still has merit but no-one I've seen is interested in Cthulu stories in HP-verse.

HP and the Ninefold Path. Post-HBP. Dumbledore's "contingency plan" trains Harry in the ways of Buddhism and the way of Meifumado. Done mainly in "Lone Wolf and Cub" style.

HP and the Snivelling Worm. HP-Black Adder X-over. Humor and satire.

XXXX- An original (non-fan-fiction) work concerning incidents occuring during the Hebert Hoover presidency. Forthcoming.

Beta

I am happy to work with you as a Beta Reader if you are interested. I do think every writer should have and read often "Strunk and White" and "The Associated Press Style Guide." If you don't have copies on your shelf, you might not want me as your Beta as I will probably refer you to them often.

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Muggle Summer, Wizard's Fall by canoncansodoff reviews
A seventh-year saga that begins one hour after Dumbledore's funeral. Harry gets some unexpected and unexpectedly useful help from the Muggle World...so much that wonders whether the power he knows not is actually the British monarchy! HHr, RWLL
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 69 - Words: 380,866 - Reviews: 2053 - Favs: 2,069 - Follows: 2,184 - Updated: 12/4/2009 - Published: 3/2/2007 - Harry P., Hermione G.
Summer of Despair and Hope by Golasgil Sindar reviews
Summer after OOTP. Harry is depressed and Only Hermione can help. What happens when she shows up at Privet Drive? Pure H/Hr. Set just after book 5.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 28 - Words: 155,999 - Reviews: 466 - Favs: 953 - Follows: 270 - Updated: 12/29/2008 - Published: 11/24/2003 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
Notebooks and Letters by chem prof reviews
The ‘true’ version of Books 5, 6, and 7, as told by Hermione to her daughter years later, using her old journals and letters between her and Harry.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 296,330 - Reviews: 2033 - Favs: 1,231 - Follows: 500 - Updated: 11/28/2008 - Published: 10/31/2007 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
The Flame of the Dragon by S. S. IDGET reviews
Major OoTP spoilers... Pre-Deathly Hallows. Currently revising chapters. Not ABANDONED, but updates are not forthcoming until revision is done. This is a sixth year HHr with RH in the beginning... but that passes quickly... after losing youknowwho last year harry has to deal with all the same crap, different version. You get my point... CH 24 IS NOW UP!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 124,799 - Reviews: 1165 - Favs: 1,137 - Follows: 1,136 - Updated: 9/1/2008 - Published: 12/3/2003 - Harry P., Hermione G.
Horcrux Hunt by bookwormwithanattitude reviews
It's the seventh year and the Trio is facing their biggest challenge yet capturing four Horcruxes and defeating Voldemort himself. The Trio's Seventh and Final year told from Hermione's point of veiw. Warning: written by a middle/high schooler.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 36 - Words: 64,108 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 7/11/2007 - Published: 5/19/2006 - Hermione G. - Complete
The Time of Change by Olafr reviews
The summer after fifth year starts as badly as any other, but Tonks comes to the rescue. Harry works through his grief with the aid of Hermione and Luna. Meanwhile, the machinations of Draco spell trouble for Harry. [Ch.12 new]
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 100,021 - Reviews: 581 - Favs: 716 - Follows: 599 - Updated: 11/14/2006 - Published: 12/12/2003 - Harry P., Hermione G.
Charming by Fuyumi reviews
Not knowing what to do with herself after leaving Hogwarts, Hermione settles on staying with the one who needs her most until that changes.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 39 - Words: 148,599 - Reviews: 2035 - Favs: 920 - Follows: 153 - Updated: 9/9/2006 - Published: 2/25/2003 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
A Drop of Eternal Sacrifice by Harmony-Forever reviews
A heart that beats is a heart that loves, a heart that loves forgets its own existance, and puts the one it loves before itself.. always..
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 105,906 - Reviews: 255 - Favs: 117 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 8/19/2006 - Published: 10/21/2004 - Harry P., Hermione G.
End Game by chem prof reviews
Continuation of Soul Searching. The horcruxes have been destroyed. The trio returns for their 7th year at Hogwarts to prepare for the final confrontation with Voldemort, with some romance to complicate things. Ship starts HG, ends ? may be HG, may be HHr
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 168,721 - Reviews: 746 - Favs: 415 - Follows: 165 - Updated: 7/22/2006 - Published: 3/18/2006 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
Wedding of the Century by Starlight623 reviews
Harry and Hermione just want a simple wedding. Too bad no one they know is going to agree to that. COMPLETE!
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 20 - Words: 71,802 - Reviews: 296 - Favs: 183 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 7/13/2005 - Published: 1/8/2005 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
H P Love is all You Need by udderpd reviews
COMPLETED. A week before his 16th Birthday Harry gets a letter that turns his life on its head. Fluff with substance, lots of WAFF and FLUFF with positivly no ANGST. Ships HPHGGW with mention of RWLL Later maybe PPPPSBDG Guaranteed no Pansy in the P's.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 49,403 - Reviews: 362 - Favs: 255 - Follows: 126 - Updated: 6/28/2005 - Published: 4/5/2005 - Harry P., Hermione G.
The Refiners Fire by Abraxan reviews
COMPLETE! Sixth year. Harry comes to terms with Sirius's death and learns to enjoy life again. But there’s a war on, and his life is in danger. Canon w OC. Ships: HOC HG RH RT Prequel to The Time of Destiny
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 413,444 - Reviews: 1420 - Favs: 2,004 - Follows: 430 - Updated: 6/24/2005 - Published: 12/8/2004 - Harry P. - Complete
ReAwakening by mysticdueler reviews
Update: So so so so sososososoSO sorry about the wait, folks! As promised, the next chapter is here! Join Harry and Hermione on the next step in the story. What awaits? You'll have to read to find out!
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 56,428 - Reviews: 157 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 6/23/2005 - Published: 2/6/2005 - Harry P., Hermione G.
The Four Apprentices by old-crow reviews
Complete. The last four chapters were rewritten. Aftermath. The apprentices stuggle to rebuild their lives. The Summer of Choices may be over but life is just beginning for The Four Apprentices.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 24 - Words: 77,215 - Reviews: 868 - Favs: 662 - Follows: 162 - Updated: 6/9/2005 - Published: 1/23/2005 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
Harry Potter and the Strength of Three by Narishma reviews
Suspended indefinitely - 10/13/2008 Friends, enemies, and a squirrel clash in this tale of love, tragedy, and triumph. Rated R for a reason. T.H.Hr
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 17 - Words: 82,129 - Reviews: 247 - Favs: 179 - Follows: 104 - Updated: 1/12/2005 - Published: 10/8/2004 - Harry P., Hermione G.
Letters and Lunches by old-crow reviews
Hermione and others help Harry work through the loss at the Department of Mysteries. Features the Grangers, Amelia Bones and a competent Dumbledore. Revised 2011.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 152,981 - Reviews: 398 - Favs: 786 - Follows: 210 - Updated: 12/23/2004 - Published: 12/19/2004 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
Harry Potter and Fait Accompli by OloEopia-Merlin reviews
Complete Sequel to Harry Potter and the Galator. Harry, Hermione, and Ron are in their final year at Hogwarts. The circle of seven must join together to destroy Voldemort as a fait accompli. Will he win the final showdown or will he be destroyed?
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 37 - Words: 121,351 - Reviews: 309 - Favs: 181 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 12/1/2004 - Published: 12/3/2003 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
The One That Got Away by kerry911 reviews
On the eve of his wedding to Cho, Harry is made aware of Hermione’s enduring love for him.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 73,818 - Reviews: 301 - Favs: 142 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 2/17/2003 - Published: 5/7/2002 - Harry P., Hermione G.
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Harry Potter and the Color of Magic reviews
Harry Potter and Discworld Crossover! After defeating Voldemort and becoming an Auror, Harry's in need of training to think like a copper. His new trainer: Commander Sir Samuel Vimes of the Ankh Morpork City Watch. Generally canon compatible.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Discworld - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 22 - Words: 85,791 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 162 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 1/1/2007 - Published: 7/31/2005 - Harry P., Sam Vimes - Complete
The Screwtape Letters reviews
When Dudley gets landed with an ASBO, he has to write a letter to every person he's injured. Harry is at the top of the list and he's about to learn his cousin's side of things. Oneshot. Implied slash, nothing graphic, but adult themed.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,494 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/11/2005 - Harry P. - Complete