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Biography:   Although I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, I now reside in Florida with my husband and our “child,” a pug named Chloë. I received my degree in English literature and have worked as a special education teacher, an English tutor, and a writing consultant. My fan fiction writing is confined to the works of Tolkien, and my favorite characters to write are Aragorn (particularly as Elessar), Gilraen, and various original characters. Generally, I write short stories and vignettes although I do dabble in poetry from time to time. Vignettes, however, are my all-time favorite type of fan fiction to write (and read) because they capture those sacred slices of time in a character's life and mind. One of my strange habits as a writer is that of almost always (and unintentionally) including some form of the word "silent" (eg "silence," "silently," etc) and the word "shadow" in my works. But perhpas my most peculiar writing quirk is that I almost always write the last line of a story first, often months before I have a premise for the story itself. I keep a list of my last lines and let them brew in my mind; eventually, some of them actually find a home in a story. My other interests include African-American literature, historical fiction, rhetorical theory, pugs (of course!), health and nutrition, and spinning (aka indoor cycling). These things keep me sane.
bullet Tales of the Innkeeper Last Updated: 12/1/2007
An ongoing series of vignettes in which a simple innkeeper (OC) reflects on his encounter with King Elessar and life in Fourth Age ME in general. Although the Innkeeper vignettes began as entirely separate entities, the series took on a life of its own, and the vignettes subsequently became chapters of a larger work. Tales of the Innkeeper, therefore, is now not only a collection of vignettes and ficlets but also a WIP short story. Nominated for MEFA 2007.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 10 Published: 10/15/2006
bullet Allee's Odds and Ends Last Updated: 10/29/2007
A home for my shorter vignettes and drabbles.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 8 Published: 7/9/2007
bullet On the Frequent Obstacles to Marital Bliss Last Updated: 10/16/2007
Celeborn shares a bit of marital advice with newlywed King Elessar. THIRD PLACE WINNER, TEITHO ME, MYSELF, AND I CONTEST rolex replica
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 10/16/2007
bullet All That Remained Last Updated: 8/24/2007
After Arathorn’s death, Gilraen is left to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, but the young widow learns that grief is no stranger to the House of Elrond. Will pain destroy the inhabitants of the Last Homely House, or will it bind them together? Warning: character suicide attempt/suicidal thoughts. Third place winner, Teitho "Maidens of Middle-Earth" contest. NOW COMPLETE
Rating: R Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 6 Published: 8/16/2007
bullet At Long Last Last Updated: 8/1/2007
Elrond anticipates his reunion with Celebrían. Vignette. Thanks to Vana for the beta-read.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/1/2007
bullet To Dwell Among Strangers Last Updated: 7/19/2007
In the days following the Council of Elrond, one member of the Fellowship learns that life’s most difficult journeys are those that expand the boundaries of the heart. WINNER, FIRST PLACE (TIE) OF TEITHO "CROSSING BORDERS" CONTEST
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/19/2007
bullet Green No Longer Last Updated: 7/5/2007
During the aftermath of the Battle of Helm’s Deep, Aragorn realizes just how much has been lost. Rated R just to be on the safe side for brief gore.
Rating: R Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/5/2007
bullet From Sunlight into Shadow Last Updated: 9/17/2006
On Aragorn’s fourth birthday, Gilraen confronts her concerns for her son’s safety and well-being.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 9/17/2006
bullet Expectations Last Updated: 9/6/2006
Aragorn and Arwen share good news with Legolas
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 9/6/2006
bullet Seasons Last Updated: 8/17/2005
A collection comprised of three vignettes and one triple drabble, each touching on the theme of the relationship between Legolas and Thranduil. All four are told from Legolas' point of view. Time period: Multi-age. THIRD PLACE WINNER OF TEITHO DRABBLES CONTEST
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 5 Published: 8/17/2005
bullet Oh, Brother! Why Forsook You Life With Elves? Last Updated: 7/17/2005
A sonnet in which Elrond, wearied by battling evil in Middle Earth, laments the loss of Elros.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/17/2005