Author has written 7 stories for Anne of Green Gables series.
A Quick Hello...
Like others before me, I have discovered this fan fiction site and my life has not been the same!
Since late July 2017 I have spent my non-mum moments consumed by thoughts of Anne, Gilbert (actually, when has that not been the case with the incomparable Dr Blythe?) and their various family members, companions, chums and children.
As someone who has been writing since I was eleven - about the time I first discovered Miss Shirley, alongside Laura Ingalls Wilder, Jo March, Tish Sterling and other not-quite-perfect, sometime-pretty, irrepressible bookish types - I have always longed to put pen to paper in specific love and admiration of them, and how they called to my own pale, freckled, bookish, dreamy young self as kindred spirits. You can imagine my delight that now I can, and not only that but can share in all your stories and thoughts and impressions of them too.
I am astonished by the passion, dedication, skill and talent shown by you all. Your research and feeling for the time period is unmatched. I love the sense of community here and the clear love you have for all of Lucy Maud's - and one another's - creations. I hope my own creations are equal to the task!
If I had a specialist subject, it would be the Kevin Sullivan Anne series and its sequel of the 1980's. I was at a very impressionable age when Anne of Green Gables and later The Sequel aired here in Australia. You can imagine what an impact they had! I am sorry for lovers of Anne with an E, but Megan Follows and Jonathan Crombie will forever be my Anne and Gil - and I am heartbroken, still, regarding Jonathan's passing, and see him in every Gilbert moment written. Although, I will own to the fact that young Lucas as Gilbert in the Netflix series is completely adorable, and is really growing into the part, and Amybeth is delightful.
In the interests of full disclosure, I really liked The Continuing Story! Who wouldn't want to have more Jonathan Crombie, even if its not based on canon? Most especially now. And as an Australian, only fellow Australians can truly appreciate watching our own Cameron Daddo as Jack Garrison scaling buildings in his dressing gown!
With love and a lack of writer's block to you all
And now for an overdue update... (in progress!)
I have, shamefully, not added to my profile since I first created it, nearly a year ago. So I hope to take you properly through my stories now that I have a few up and running!
Friendship is a Sheltering Tree is a little one-shot taking place early on in 'Anne of Avonlea' and set at Christmas. It was a response to the Community's December 2017 challenge for stories featuring spitched eels, and explores Anne and Gilbert's friendship six months after Matthew's death.
Of Picnics and Predicaments is another one-shot acting as a sister story to the above, taking place, likewise, during 'Anne of Avonlea', and was also a response to a Community challenge, this time for 'a disaster involving water'. Although self contained it can also be seen as a continuation of the dynamic explored in Sheltering Tree, approximately another six months on, and situated immediately after Chapter 16 of 'Anne of Avonlea'.
It is my hope to expand these two stories into a future canon-compatible collection, that might take us through to 'Anne of the Island' and even as far as 'Anne's House of Dreams'.
A Knight's Tale is a curious little short story, indeed, and a little of a departure in tone, though I do very much enjoy writing in this style. It concerns elizasky's versions of Shirley Blythe and Carl Meredith, who in her various wonderful works are gay, and in a long-standing relationship their whole lives. Her versions of these characters have long captured my imagination, and I tried to write them both here, imagining, instead of growing up in the Glen together, that they meet as roommates at Redmond after the war, and what might result from this.