Kelsismom
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Joined 01-12-06, id: 969238, Profile Updated: 01-14-14
Author has written 10 stories for Dear Frankie, Cast Away, Phantom of the Opera, and Twilight.

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Hi there & welcome to my profile!

Born and raised in California, I'm 42 and have been married 22 years (Geez!). My daughter Kelsi (hence the name- Kelsismom lol) is 16 years old. I got hooked onto fan fiction years ago with "Caroline and the City" and then with "Frasier." (esp. Niles and Daphne) From there I spent a couple of years in the Phantom of the Opera fandom which eased my dissatisfaction with that ending. It always amazes me how many talented writers there are out there. Truly amazing! I also enjoy reading other fan fictions as well, but am most attracted to romantic storylines.

I have no formal training in writing (with the exception of the online class I took a few years ago). The act of reading and also writing is a valuable learning experience in itself. It's very enjoyable for me and I love feedback! Truly nothing is more satisfying than hearing what readers think of your work- even if it's not positive, it still shows that the reader took time to critique your work. Speaking from experience, it is easy to turn a blind eye to the negative, or for me, even easier to obsess over it, but constructive criticism is vital for growth. I have to say that I've been blessed with a lot of positive feedback overall and am grateful to those who have given it.

My journey with writing fanfiction began when about three or so years ago, I saw a little known foreign film - Dear Frankie - a sweet story, full of heart and promise that left me with an ending that was less than satisfactory. Therein became my inspiration and my love for writing was reborn. Prior to that, I had only dabbled in short stories and poems in high school.

With fan fiction there are so many possibilites- not just in unhappy, incomplete, or sad endings, but also back stories and characters that were never given enough life or attention. So, through this little obsession of mine, I was able to explore the life of Chuck Noland and Wilson, the volleyball from Cast Away, write alternate realities for characters from Dear Frankie, and a couple of alternate realities for Erik - the beloved Phantom of the Opera.

Back in February '09, I was introduced to Stephenie Meyer's Twilight, which my daughter dragged my husband and I to see, and I had only begun to read the book (again at my daughter's insistence). At that point, I completely fell in love with the movie, and then the books, resented the movie, but then loved it, accepting it for its own goodness, and then still refer back to the books. Relatively new to the Twilight fandom, I found inspiration to create a backstory for Esme - not realizing that on Twilight Lexicon there already was one - thank you, Elise Shaw - and then posted my own version of the events leading to her would be suicide. Those who nominated and voted for The Demise of Esme in the Indie Twific Awards, I am sincerely grateful to, even though it did not win.

A personal thanks to EliseShaw, who guest wrote an article on Esme for The Lazy yet Discerning Ficster and reviewed The Demise of Esme. Check it out here: http://discerningficster.blogspot.com/2009/09/characterexploration-esme-heart-of.html?zx=7cb3e987f457aba6

Since then I found inspiration to write another Twilight fic - Remember Me, which has also received a lot of love as well.

2/6/10 - Having finally completed my manuscript for my Young adult novel, I'm working to edit and polish before I get it into the right hands for publishing.

2/14/10 - My wonderful beta Truckingal has inspired me to write a Freaky Friday-like story that explores Edward and Jacob walking in each other's shoes. I just posted Fire Becomes Ice - Thanks to Kim for the title, help, and your endless ideas and support. Should be fun!

3/17/10- I was both flattered and ecstatic to have a review recommendation for Fire Becomes Ice posted by a fellow fic writer- javamomma0921. Check it out! http://twimpage.blogspot.com/ Thanks, Jen!

4/19/10- As of last weekend, I've begun posting teasers of upcoming chapters of Fire Becomes Ice on The Fictionators blog for Teaser Mondays. Take a look! http://www.fictionators.com/

5/1/10 - A great thanks to javamomma0921, who is hosting a readalong for Fire Becomes Ice on May 21st on Twitter! Please go to http://theficbridge.blogspot.com/ for details and join us.

5/17/10 - Come check out my new banner on photobucket for Fire Becomes Ice designed by a very talented mama - ArmyWifeMommyx3. Awesomeness! http://s975.photobucket.com/albums/ae234/Kelsismom/

7/25/10- Yay! My article for Fire Becomes Ice has been featured on The Twilight Awards "Under the Radar" -- Check it out >> http://www.thetwilightawards.com/2010/07/under-radar-fire-becomes-ice-by.html

10/21/12 --

New story: Inspired by Katy Perry's song Wide Awake, I imagined a newborn Bella, making her way through the forest. This was going to be different, though, as she was not going to already be a resident of Forks, nor have any previous knowledge or acquaintance with the Cullens. I liked the idea of an E/B love story beginning with such an unusual conflict and decided to work from Bella having been created from a different coven. My original idea was that she would have to capture Edward but Alice being their goal seemed to make more sense, thus "The Mission" was born.

I plan on posting teasers on the Fictionators.com.

I am so fortunate to have Emerald Star73 as my beta- she has such wonderful ideas and input!

10/28/12

The lovely and talented Kassiah was kind enough to make a banner for "The Mission"! Check it out>>http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a86/Kassiah/TF/Banners/themission.png I love it!

3/20/13 - I'm so grateful to my reviewers and followers, and appreciate each and every one of you! Also, I can never say enough thanks to my beta Emerald Star73, who has not only supported my ideas but has given some incredible ones of her own. Fear not! This story is taking on a new direction with some twists and surprises to come...it will always be E/B, so please have faith in where I'm going with it. As it stands, I've calculated it to go to a total of 20 chapters, and since my sanity requires me to be a number of unedited chapters ahead, I have a pretty clear idea of how it turns out. Hang in there with me, please.

7/26/13 --Please be patient with me as I work out the details for the "Showdown" chapter as it's been much more challenging and complex to figure out than any of my other stories. Bear with me please.

Update

1/8/14- Still plugging away...slowly but surely and will post an update sometime today. ;)

Thanks for reading!

Kelsismom

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The Light of Day by Nauticalmass reviews
With one slice of her finger, Jasper lost his whole life and vowed she would lose hers, too. However, the light of day revealed Bella Swan to be the least of his problems. J/B
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 31 - Words: 152,095 - Reviews: 2911 - Favs: 851 - Follows: 1,154 - Updated: 12/3/2013 - Published: 4/10/2012 - Bella, Jasper
High Noon: After Breaking Dawn A Twilight Fanfic by Emerald Star73 reviews
10 years post-Breaking Dawn. Edward & Bella are living happily ever after, finally attend Dartmouth. New details of Alice's past are discovered; several seemingly unrelated events from the past are intertwined. Will the Volturi threat ever be eliminated?
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 36 - Words: 269,670 - Reviews: 788 - Favs: 547 - Follows: 362 - Updated: 10/20/2012 - Published: 8/10/2009 - Bella, Edward
POST MORTEM by ThisIsTrueImmortality reviews
A return to the Olympic Peninsula is the last thing Agent Dana Scully wants. Her memories of her and Mulder's last experience there are no encouragement for a second trip. Little does Scully know, even more bizarre memories are soon to be made there...
Crossover - X-Files & Twilight - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Crime - Chapters: 46 - Words: 61,464 - Reviews: 134 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 9/20/2011 - Published: 4/27/2010 - D. Scully
Beyond Time by TKegl reviews
After the Cullens leave Forks, a twist of fate lands Bella in Chicago in 1918. She thinks it's a second chance to build a life with Edward, but when she finds him, he's not quite what she expected. Can Bella create the future she's hoping for?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 295,570 - Reviews: 8260 - Favs: 6,328 - Follows: 2,682 - Updated: 6/4/2011 - Published: 2/17/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Ithaca is Gorges by giselle-lx reviews
New Moon from Carlisle's and Edward's POV: After the Cullens leave Bella and move to Ithaca, NY, Carlisle fights to keep his family together as Edward's pain threatens to tear them apart. Canon.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 121,988 - Reviews: 2316 - Favs: 1,812 - Follows: 690 - Updated: 12/7/2009 - Published: 4/12/2009 - Carlisle - Complete
Isle Esme by vixen1836 reviews
For True Edward Fans. A look at the first night on Isle Esme through Edward's eyes. RATED M FOR ELOQUENT, EDWARDIAN LEMONS. CANON. EPOV.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 2 - Words: 14,394 - Reviews: 432 - Favs: 1,306 - Follows: 337 - Updated: 11/16/2009 - Published: 10/11/2008 - Edward, Bella - Complete
If Love Could Light a Candle by Pastiche Pen reviews
Edward Cullen: telepath, vampire, and psychologist. When a new patient ignites unfamiliar feelings in his soul, can he reconcile his past with his future? A la Midnight Sun. Warnings: Violence, lots of character death, and the usual. AU.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 13 - Words: 112,620 - Reviews: 2847 - Favs: 3,112 - Follows: 1,553 - Updated: 9/25/2009 - Published: 4/26/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Sex and the City: Season Two by CJSeaborn1800 reviews
Erik and Olivia are living in New York city as only an ex opera ghost and a lawyer can all the crazy love and relationships mixed with the sparkle of the city! Don't have to read season one to understand it, but you might want to check it out!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 131,691 - Reviews: 363 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 5/11/2008 - Published: 1/16/2006 - Erik
Erik, the Date Phantom by Lady Rosesong reviews
POTO meets HITCH. Despite his hideously scarred face, Erik uses his knowledge on romance to help other men. Christine Davis is a magazine writer who believes romance is dead. Can these two find love, even when they've given up hope? EC and MOC
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 138,702 - Reviews: 566 - Favs: 144 - Follows: 159 - Updated: 9/25/2007 - Published: 11/3/2006 - Erik, Christine
Rosy Hours by wzlwmn reviews
Lerouxesque Erik despairs after Christine leaves with Raoul. Four months later she turns up on his doorstep! Loveable characters and much humor. You may just love this loooooong story, which spans about 24 years. I hope you enjoy.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 115 - Words: 196,877 - Reviews: 638 - Favs: 140 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 11/12/2006 - Published: 7/17/2006 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Beneath Your Eyes by Wandering Child reviews
OH HOLD. After DMC. James Norrington stands before the mirror in his bedroom, contemplating everything that has made him a colder, harder man, including the woman that he is now forced to marry, and a decision that will bring him to the world's end...
Pirates of the Caribbean - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 21,571 - Reviews: 366 - Favs: 143 - Follows: 149 - Updated: 8/23/2006 - Published: 7/11/2006
The Girl Next Door by Kat097 reviews
Modern day fic. He lives in apartment 5a and he's trying to forget. She lives in apartment 5b and she's trying to start a new life. Two people, two stories and one way forward. EC.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 40 - Words: 144,041 - Reviews: 1891 - Favs: 458 - Follows: 129 - Updated: 3/22/2006 - Published: 11/13/2005 - Christine, Erik - Complete
DriedUp Roses by N.S.L. Jewelles reviews
A widowed Christine de Chagny flees to Persia to escape a fate set out for her and is drawn into the world of prostitution and erotic pleasures. This is where her angel finds her...but can he bring her back to innocence and teach her to love truly again?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 57,579 - Reviews: 305 - Favs: 108 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 3/16/2006 - Published: 9/1/2005 - Christine, Erik - Complete
Shallow Means, Deep Ends by Elliott Lawrence reviews
Don Juan Triumphant is finished and now I want to live like everybody else...I have invented a mask that makes me look like anybody. People will not even turn round in the streets... The Phantom of the Opera, Gaston Leroux
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - Japanese - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 27 - Words: 32,029 - Reviews: 138 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 2/24/2006 - Published: 10/14/2005 - Erik
Sex and the City by CJSeaborn1800 reviews
Erik wakes up in NYC the times have changed but love is just as hard. Season Two is up now!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 129,909 - Reviews: 261 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 1/13/2006 - Published: 9/11/2005 - Complete
A Defensive Christmas by Kat097 reviews
Completely Unnecessary Sequel to 'A Defensive Situation'. Christmastime in the Phantom Household is far from merry. Especially when Christine does the unthinkable, the unreasonable, the absolutely horrifyingly terrible...
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 12 - Words: 14,187 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 12/24/2005 - Published: 12/13/2005 - Complete
A Place In My Heart by Kat097 reviews
AU ErikChristine. She found her way to his home whilst running from unknown men. Her fiance is dead and now she must adjust to life in a strange place. But now she has Erik to help her, even when the past comes back to haunt her in terrifying ways.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 49,318 - Reviews: 309 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 7/24/2005 - Published: 7/17/2005 - Christine, Erik - Complete
A Defensive Situation by Kat097 reviews
When Raoul and Christine set out to destroy the evil of phanfiction, they enlist the help of Erik. Needless to say, things don't quite go to plan. Especially when Erik and Raoul discover the joys of phanfiction and inevitable wackiness ensues.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 12 - Words: 20,582 - Reviews: 405 - Favs: 138 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 6/27/2005 - Published: 4/4/2005 - Christine, Erik - Complete
The Redemption of Angels by The-Owlet reviews
Begins immediately after the end of the 2005 movie. No characters belong to me. Reviews are always welcome. Nothing ever happens as you plan it, and sometimes what the heart wants is surprising. COMPLETE
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 55 - Words: 57,318 - Reviews: 323 - Favs: 128 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 6/7/2005 - Published: 5/7/2005 - Complete
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The Mission reviews
The task- capture the Cullens' clairvoyant. The warnings: Kill or be killed, and above all, don't let them get inside your head. Newborn Bella would be brainwashed by them if she wasn't careful. The dilemma:  If the Cullens hadn't interfered with her mission,  Bella wouldn't have to destroy the most perfect being she'd ever laid eyes on - the evil mindreader.   All vampire. AU ExB
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 81,465 - Reviews: 313 - Favs: 115 - Follows: 211 - Updated: 3/5 - Published: 10/17/2012 - Bella, Edward
Fire Becomes Ice reviews
One werewolf, one vampire, one curse. In this Freaky Friday take on Twilight, Jacob and Edward are transformed into each other's bodies, forced to live each other's lives. AU ExB During Eclipse
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 31 - Words: 94,556 - Reviews: 462 - Favs: 172 - Follows: 111 - Updated: 11/19/2010 - Published: 2/14/2010 - Edward, Jacob - Complete
Remember Me reviews
Complete! Epilogue posted. A/R Following James's attack on Bella, she is left with amnesia, a broken leg, and no memory of the Cullens' secret. When others have their reasons for keeping them apart, can Edward help her to remember? E/B
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 59,809 - Reviews: 283 - Favs: 195 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 9/7/2009 - Published: 6/26/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
The Demise of Esme reviews
Epilogue has been posted. Story is complete! A/U The events leading to Esme's fateful jump. Human, frail, beautiful- Esme Brooks deserved everything life had to offer. Torn by his feelings for her, can Dr. Cullen save her?
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 27,918 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 5/11/2009 - Published: 3/24/2009 - Esme, Carlisle - Complete
Erik Who? reviews
Epilogue up. Come see! MODERN DAY Retelling ALW&Kay. Takes place inside the movie. Inspired by the premise of the tv show Samantha Who? How will a head injury change the course of Erik and Christine's future? EC eventually
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 69 - Words: 178,370 - Reviews: 407 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 4/7/2009 - Published: 1/8/2008 - Erik, Christine
When Erik Met Lizzie reviews
COMPLETE! Last chapter up! AUWhat happens in this modern day PhantomDear Frankie crossover when Erik meets Lizzie? The phantom makes a fresh start in Glasgow. Will he find a happy ending?
Dear Frankie - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 69,082 - Reviews: 206 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 12/25/2007 - Published: 6/7/2007 - Complete
The One reviews
FINAL CHAPTER UP! STORY COMPLETE. In tradition of The Letter and Dreams of You the stranger's life has taken a different path. Just a few days prior to meeting Lizzie, he considers a future with another woman. Does Lizzie stand a chance?
Dear Frankie - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 60,064 - Reviews: 119 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 5/27/2007 - Published: 1/30/2007 - Complete
A New Beginning reviews
Chuck Noland stands at the crossroads uncertain of his next move after returning back to civilization finding the love of his life, Kelly remarried with a family of her own. Where will the road to nowhere take him?
Cast Away - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 46,496 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 4/23/2007 - Published: 7/19/2006 - Complete
The Letter reviews
This is a continuation from the movie 'Dear Frankie'. A letter is written and sent. How will it affect the lives of Frankie, Lizzie and the stranger?
Dear Frankie - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 43,764 - Reviews: 137 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 6/6/2006 - Published: 3/24/2006 - Complete
Dreams of You reviews
This is a continuation from the movie Dear Frankie. This is my first fanfiction. Weeks after reading Frankie's letter, Lizzie still thinks of the stranger and ponders what may lay ahead...
Dear Frankie - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 17,113 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 1/28/2006 - Published: 1/15/2006 - Complete
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