Author has written 75 stories for TV X-overs, Babylon 5, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, Highlander, Touched by an Angel, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Charmed, Firefly, Stargate: SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis, Planet of the Apes, Star Wars, Left Behind, Buffy X-overs, StarTrek: The Next Generation, StarTrek: The Original Series, Misc. Books, Dark Shadows, UFO, Race to Witch Mountain, NCIS, Misc. Tv Shows, and Terra Nova.
I've been involved in fandom for over thirty years and have written in numerous universes. My first fan fiction stories were published in a local long running zine, 'Of Dreams and Schemes', which in 2010 published its 25th and final edition. I started posting online a few years ago. I also write original fiction, have attended a couple of writer's conferences, and am submitting to publishers and editors. I have published serials on line and several poems in collections, some of which I've won awards for.
Fandoms I write/read: Firefly, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG1, Dark Shadows, Forever Knight, Kung Fu:TLC, Charmed, Alien Nation, Kindred, Adderly, Scarecrow & Mrs. King, Quantum Leap, Time Tunnel, War of the Worlds, Planet of the Apes, Touched by an Angel, Battlestar Galactica TOS & 2003, Buffy, Dracula: the Series, Kindred, and many more than I can list here.
Special Note: SGA/SG1 fans. I live in the Colorado, so my geographic locations and references are correct.
Please note: Christian Gate Fan has asked me to finish 'Left Behind: Stargate SG1' due to a heavy study schedule and many requests for it to be continued. CGF will be reading for continuity and posting all the chapters so we don't lose anyone on the alert list. I will be working from an outline provided by CGF, adding in a few details here and there as needed. I understand this is highly unusual, but since we worked on the collaboration for LBSG1 & LBSGA, we already have an established writing relationship and a pretty good idea on where the story needs to go. I did obtain permission to make this announcement. Last chapter updated. 01/04/12.
Bit of my background: I was born in Washington State, raised in Idaho, have lived in Oregon, Boston, MA. & Colorado. I've traveled quite a bit, seen much. Yellowstone National Park & the Black Hills area in South Dakota, are two of my favorite places. Anyone who reads my stories will find quite a bit of personal experience in them. As my writing teachers kept saying, write what you know. As the pros say, write what you're passionate about.
I'm separated, have two male cats - we've lost our two females in the past year and half. However, we've added a young female named Adara. She's brought laughter to the house. My chief hobby has over run my working space, but I keep at it. It is dollhouses and it shouldn't be surprising they all have stories about the people and pets that live in them. I'm a semi-pro artist. I sell 3-D pieces in local shows; am a worship dancer; sing with my fellow filkers once a month (Filk : Science Fiction folk singing).
Grew up reading SF with such writers as Andre Norton, Anne McCaffrey, Isaac Asimov, and others from the '50s, '60s and '70s. Worked in a bookstore during the 1980s and was very familiar with many of the big names. In more recent history I attend SF conventions, I know many of the pro, semi-pro and working to get published local writers, several of which are my friends. I also know many of the local artists, including a number who are nationally known. It's like that in fandom.
FYI: I do keep an eye on what C2, favorites and alert lists I end up on. I also read profiles of my readers or those whose stories I'm reading. I like knowing others' backgrounds. Oddly enough, it is also useful marketing information when I talk to publishers about my original novels. Not mention my hit statistics which I discovered they want to know about. Who would have thought?
PRO PUBLISHING UPDATE 2/2014.
For a complete list of publications please find me on Linked in.
I've had numerous publications since 2014. Got behind because of several family and personal emergencies, but am trying to get caught back up this year.
God's Gift - Released in 2014. For any of you who enjoyed Corp. Larry Henry in my SGA stories, he and his sisters now star in an original adventure all their own.
"God told us you were coming, tell us about His son."
Major Larry Henry had never expected to hear those words spoken by an alien race. Let alone one with sharp claws and fangs they used for hunting and could easily shred him, his youngest sister and her boyfriend to shreds! But his other sister Susanna and their good friend Kal Devon disappeared from their colony, Larry and the rescue party made an astonishing discovery they weren't alone Galilahi.
Yet Kal had hinted there were secrets being kept from the colonists. Both his friend's sister and Susanna's husband had been killed in hover accidents. The civilian and military leaders made a show of agreeing in public while Larry knew about the conflicts between them. Susanna had made discoveries about the dark fates of earlier colonies. Not to mention a jump in technology which should have taken centures of evolution not just a few decades.
Now stranded on Galilahi with no way to relocate or return to Earth, Larry found himself wondering if the human colonists could co-exist with the felines natives or if human history would repeat itself.
Or did the God Larry believed in and trusted, have another plan none of them knew about?
Winter Awakening by Dana Bell
B. I blinked my eyes in surprise. B. The first human letter to reveal itself to me. B!
Drip, drip, drip in 'Strange Summer Mysteries - A day at the Beach' edited by Arthur Sanchez
Available from Whortleberry Press.
Drip, drip, drip the physic said.
Available on Amazon.
The world got smothered not blown up.
Isis in 'FTST#6 - Space Battles' edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt
A lone spacer puts his/her life on the line to save humans.
Available from Hadrosaur Productions
We came from the galaxy's dark heart...
2012 Rhysling Nominee. No, I did not win.
Available on Amazon.
"Mandie, why are all your toys stacked on top of your toy box?"
Weather wars are against UN sanctions, aren't they?
Available from Amazon as a kindle book.
"911, what is your emergency?"
No longer available.
Job once again faces his fear as the giant behemoth approaches.
No longer available.
"You found us!" she cried, just as she and her dog disappeared.
No longer available. Publisher closed their doors.
Odd twist on a ghost story in an old mining town.
Chosen One in 'FTST#4 Space Horrors' edited by David Lee Summers
Just what were the chosen ones of Bast and why was Blackie not afraid?
Now out of print.
The Cat's Creation Tale in 'All About Eve' edited by Carol Hightshoe
Available at pubs.com.
Cat's are always the hero!
A woman suffers from the loss of her beloved cat.
Editor : Supernatural Colorado and Different Dragons Vol 2 Both released and available on amazon.
Honest reviews that give constructive feedback are fine because I'm not looking for all good reviews. Reviews that attack the writer, use words designed to insult, or the reviewer adopts an attitude that they know more than the author does, will either be commented on or removed. Be professional when posting a review.
Note to Flame Reviewers:You might as well give it up because obviously you know nothing about the rules of fandom. This site is a good place for many to practice their craft, crossovers of all kinds are acceptable, and quality of writing varies depending on their skill set. From the examples I've seen of your so called 'writing', most of you are illiterate because you can't express yourselves in any manner other than cussing and name calling. Not to mention all the spelling errors, incomplete sentences, bad punctuation, illogical comments, and bad manners. I do report all of you for violation of TOS. I stand up to bullies so you might as well leave me alone. Nothing you say will stop what I'm writing or chase me off this site.