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Joined 01-11-11, id: 2698645, Profile Updated: 08-07-15
Author has written 10 stories for Dragnet, All In The Family, Andy Griffith Show, Waltons, and Across the Universe.

I have been writing stories on and off for nearly 25 years, although the writing focal point has been more present in the last 15 years or so. Since I've enjoyed this hobby so much, I ended up with a Bachelor of Science degree in History as well as a minor in English from Illinois State University. Both of which required endless, extensive hours of research, reading and term papers. I wrote my first complete fiction story in 1993, and struggled with a few unfinished pieces throughout my high school years. It was in college that I began to take a more serious look at the craft of writing fiction and also discovered the atmosphere of fan fiction. In 1998, I wrote my first fan fiction story and have thoroughly enjoyed this genre of writing ever since.

As you will soon notice in the pages below, my stories tend to take place in another era during the 20th Century. This should be no surprise to those who truly know me and are aware of my respect and admiration for the subject. The decades I enjoy researching and studying range from the 1920s to the 1970s. If I had to choose a favorite decade, it would be the 1940s. I feel that the war years were so special and extraordinary in their own way, and that there was a certain poignancy of those days that we, in this modern age, will never have the chance to experience. Since I do not remember any of the above decades first hand, I use the written word to transport back in time.

When it comes to fan fiction, I take my most favorite television shows and write at least one or possibly more stories about that show or character. People write fan fiction for all sorts of reasons. They may not have liked how a certain series ended, and created their own or continued it so an extra season may have been added. They want to delve into a certain character or their behavior, personality, faults etc. At least with me, when it comes to already-made TV characters, I tend to create a background for them or expand on what limited knowledge we may have about a certain person in a series. I feel this makes the beloved character more realistic and well-rounded instead of the flat, one-dimensional icon we see on the small screen. Other times, people write additional episodes on subjects they wished a particular show would have tackled. I do this as well. My fan fiction stories also appear on the following websites:

Kristi's Writing Desk

Wattpad.com Pen Name: KayEn78

The Mark VII Fan Fiction Realm (Dragnet)

The Wonderful World of Make Believe (WWOMB) Pen Name: KayEn78

From my days in the ISU classroom, along with reading countless historical materials, interviewing those who have lived and experienced the decades I write about, and researching simple historical finds to the more challenging issues; with the addition of reputable sites on the Internet, this has made researching somewhat easier and much less time consuming. Still, it is a must and there right at your fingertips. I feel that with my knowledge, experiences, and background, I can create an utmost accurate and authentic story with the right kind and amount of detail needed to pull the reader into the story, the specific era at hand, from the first chapter to the last word in the final one. Of course, research is not confined to history alone, it applies to every important aspect or field you write about. Poorly researched and edited material heavily shines through and detracts the reader from the story, thus moving on to something that's more steadfast and genuine.

Always, any serious writer knows that they must edit, spellcheck, and proofread several times before submitting anything, whether it's to a website, magazine, or publishing company. Yet since we are closest to our own works, it is also advisable and wise to have a second or perhaps a third pair of eyes, (who surely know a thing or two about writing in general), look everything over. All in all, these challenges can be fun, frustrating, emotional, exasperating, and rewarding for many.

I should mention here that I am legally blind. In 1978, I was born with ROP (Retinopathy of Prematurity). I have no sight in my right eye and limited vision (20/400) in my left. I do not let this deter me from anything and continue to do my absolute best.

You may wonder what else I do in my spare time besides write stories. Other interests I enjoy are reading, watching classic television series, listening to Old Time Radio shows, volunteering, shopping, bowling, bike riding, and participating in numerous activities and outings with the local Center for Sight and Hearing.

I hope you enjoy my writings in the coming pages. Feel free to leave me an e-mail and tell me your thoughts on what you have just read. All feedback is welcome, I truly mean that, and you're guaranteed a reply.

My poetry and short fiction story are located at

Wattpad.com (KayEn78)

Fictionpress.com (KayEn78) http://www.fictionpress.com/u/796016/KayEn78%20

Kristi's Writing Desk .

Happy reading!

-Kristi

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The Legacy - The Formative Years by rittenden reviews
A revisitation of 'The Legacy' through the thoughts of James Reed, Jr. Un-beta'd. Please see A/N in chapter 1 for clarification.
Adam-12 - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 36 - Words: 69,728 - Reviews: 114 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 6/26 - Published: 2/1 - Officer P. Malloy, Officer J. Reed, OC - Complete
Ad Matrem Summo Cum Amore by mapark reviews
A different kind of Mother's Day story
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,083 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/9 - Complete
The Gift by xavionite reviews
Roy learns that life's most unexpected gifts can be among the best we ever receive.
Emergency - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,458 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/3 - R. DeSoto, J. Gage, D. McCall, OC - Complete
Bill & Joe's Camping Adventure by PJ el Agodon reviews
Bil & Joe take a weekend camping trip. Bill is a country boy...joe is city bred. Bill's the expert here, Joe is just learning. It's a new experience, but something the guys need to get away from the pressures of the job. It's going to be fun, come join them!
Dragnet - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 10 - Words: 16,989 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/31/2014 - Published: 8/29/2014 - Complete
The Old San Pedro Mission Robbery by PJ el Agodon reviews
This is a Dragnet story based on the characters of that show. I try to stick with the original, but put my own twist on the personal side of them. The police work may not be 100% accurate, but again, I use the show as a guidline, the rest is my imagination. I have fun writing these stories, and I hope you have some fun reading them. I have total respect for J Webb and Mark VII!
Dragnet - Rated: K - English - Crime/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 24,327 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/18/2014 - Complete
BOD ABUSE by PJ el Agodon reviews
This is a story from the Business Office Division. The reports are the basis for the story, there is not always a known end to what happens here. Joe and Bill take the reports and send out the proper authorities to handle the cases. This is a frustrating job for the guys who are used to being the ones to carry out the investigations. But as always, they give it their best.
Dragnet - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 898 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/4/2014 - Complete
BOD --The Abduction by PJ el Agodon reviews
Short story from Files of the Business Office Division that Joe Friday and Bill Gannon handle on their shift.
Dragnet - Rated: K - English - Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,542 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/7/2013 - Complete
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Lennon's Life reviews
A poem I wrote about John Lennon's life. Not ATU.
Across the Universe - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 725 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/13/2013 - Complete
They Will Be Here Forever reviews
Fourteen-year-old Natalie is desperate to find a way to go see the Beatles at Comiskey Park on August 20th, 1965. Not ATU.
Across the Universe - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,832 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/13/2013 - Complete
A Waltons Story reviews
This story begins after The Revelation. Follow John-Boy with his trials and tribulations in early 1940s New York City and Waltons Mountain. See what happens as WWII draws near.
Waltons - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 23 - Words: 59,233 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/10/2013 - Complete
The Rocking Chairs reviews
John-Boy Walton gets a part-time job for Mrs. Rolland, only to discover that things aren't always as they seem.
Waltons - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,800 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/10/2013 - Complete
Opie and the War Hero reviews
Opie Taylor learns some valuable lessons about war and those who fought.
Andy Griffith Show - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,543 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/6/2013 - Complete
Starting Over reviews
While working at Archie Bunker's Place, Mandy Mason hears of John Lennon's death. Soon, she has to make a difficult decision that may cause her to lose her job.
All In The Family - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,749 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/6/2013 - Stephanie - Complete
Archie Bunker Vignettes reviews
Every vignette presented here is a Depression-era/Pre World War II story that was told either by characters' Archie or Edith Bunker throughout the 1970's All in the Family TV series.
All In The Family - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 16,805 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/6/2013 - Archie Bu., Edith B. - Complete
The Big Hush reviews
The third in a series of Dragnet stories. A rash of unusual murders erupts in Los Angeles during the spring of 1967. Can Sgt. Joe Friday and Officer Bill Gannon track down the culprit before they strike again? (The following subject matter in this story has never been addressed in radio Dragnet, the '50s series or the '60s series).
Dragnet - Rated: M - English - Crime/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 27,689 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/6/2013 - Complete
The Big Illness reviews
The second in a series of Dragnet stories. In the spring of 1967, Sgt. Joe Friday and Officer Bill Gannon receive a call from a woman who claims her granddaughter was sick, only now she appears to be dead.
Dragnet - Rated: M - English - Crime/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,114 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/6/2013 - Complete
The Big Telephone reviews
The first in a series of Dragnet stories. In April of 1967, Sgt. Joe Friday's vacation is interrupted (again) due to a dead body found that leads him and Officer Bill Gannon to surprising and disturbing circumstances.
Dragnet - Rated: M - English - Crime/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 17,880 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 8/6/2013 - Complete