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Biography:   8/2/2009

I have been writing since Christmas of 2002, when I took an original novel idea I had been mulling over for years and set it in Tolkien's world (May the Valar Protect Them). While my writing has improved since then, that story will always be special to me.

The more I read of Tolkien, the more I love his world and his worldview. The movies provided images of costumes and places that helped bring Middle-earth to life, but my first love will always be the books. Elrond is my favorite character, the only one to appear in The Silmarillion, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. I especially love writing Elrond and Celebrian together. I primarily write book-verse gap-fillers for Tolkien's works. I write elves the most, for their long lives leaves so much room for speculation. I also like to write about Aragorn, the epitome of perseverance. Of the hobbits, I love Bilbo the most. Frodo is much more tragic, and my interest in him lies post-quest.

Imladris series:

A Fire Long Kindled: A three chapter story showing the passion and humor of Elrond and Celebrian's courtship, wedding and decision to conceive a child.
History Lessons: Stories of the First Age told to the twins, who are 12 years old. This is really the story of Elrond.
History Lessons:The Second Age: The adult twins and 12 year old Arwen have an unexpected adventure in the Third Age while hearing stories of the Second Age.
History Lessons: The Third Age: The War of the Ring from Elrond's perspective, with remembrances from earlier years in the Third Age. A melancholy story as the time of the elves draws to a close.
Glorfindel's Begetting Day: The young twins decide to do something special for Glorfindel's begetting day. Farce, fluff and fun follow. But Glorfindel swears its all true.
Glorfindel's Folly: A one chapter humor piece that happens when the twins are adolescents.
The Dwellings of the Dead: a three chapter mystery set during the plague of 1636 of the Third Age, featuring the twins, Glorfindel and Erestor on a scouting expedition to the west.
Quincentenary Comfort: Elrond and a young Estel have a late night conversation, and Elrond receives some unexpected comfort.
The Warrior and the Boy: Short story involving 7 year old Estel.
Curious Mind, Noble Heart: A one chapter story starring Curious Estel.
A Lesson in Swordplay:Sixteen year old Estel learns a lesson about more than swordplay from his father.
Call Yourself Thorongil: Aragorn and Gandalf meet for the first time, and Aragorn makes an important decision.
Happily Ever After: The peredhel alone in Middle-earth were granted the choice of their fate, to live forever as the firstborn or to choose to live a mortal life. The story of Arwen, Elladan and Elrohir's choices.

Hunting: My Imladris and Mirkwood series combine in this story set just prior to Celebrian's capture and when Legolas is 9 years old.

Mirkwood Series:

May the Valar Protect Them: The amazing story of Legolas's birth and first two years
Journey's End: Two year old Legolas settling in at home. Legolas and the Bad Man: Four year old Legolas has an encounter with mud, puppies and a human.
Hunting: Legolas is 9 years old and meets a war party from Imladris.
Blizzard: Legolas is now 12 and meets new friends and learns a few things.
The Betrothal: Legolas is 16. Bregolas and Lathron have a serious discussion and Lathron makes his move.
The Set of the Soul: Legolas is 25. Danger draws close to the Woodland Realm, threatening Legolas and his family.

Hobbit Stories:

Refuge: My first attempt at writing. I still wish to write about Frodo's choice to take Arwen's gift and sail. This is not very good, but perhaps one day I'll try again.
The Elf Path: Frodo finds the Elf Path while tramping around the Shire one night.

Other Stories:

Of Greater Worth: Set in the First Age, Celeborn learns of the treachery of the Noldor, and wonders what other secrets Galadriel might be withholding from him.
A Diplomatic Coup: Set in the Second Age, a young Celebrian joins a group of young dwarves celebrating the harvest in Eregion. Celeborn and Galadriel are not amused.

Stories set in Daw's world: "First Celebrations", "Ithilden's Begetting Day", "Eilian's Begetting Day", and "Be Careful What you ask for" were all written as birthday gifts to Daw the Minstrel, a dear friend I would never have known were it not for fanfiction.

Thank you to all who have read. I am grateful that people like to read the stories as much as I like to write them.
Story Favorites
bullet Of Falcons and Mûmakil by Lialathuveril Last Updated: 4/16/2006
Éomer King of Rohan and Lothiriel Princess of Dol Amroth: They first met on a moonlit night in Minas Tirith but their romance was not off to a smooth start, on the contrary. Despite Éowyn's well-intended meddling and Lothiriel's annoying older brother they finally made it. COMPLETE
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 33 Published: 10/24/2005
bullet A Bride for a King by Madeleine Last Updated: 1/20/2006
Fourth Instalment of the Series and Sequel to An Offer Not To Be Refused: Lothíriel finds herself betrothed to a man who confuses her profoundly. Her family tries to be supportive and that doesn't help at all.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 4 Published: 1/7/2006
bullet New Year's Eve by Thundera Tiger Last Updated: 5/2/2005
On the eve of Gondor's New Year, Aragorn is forced to play host to a group of individuals who seem to believe that such a holiday should be celebrated with an elven flair. Or at least a hobbit appetite. Featuring almost every major character available in the realms of both Gondor and Rohan as well as two hungry pranksters from the Shire and a pair of look-alikes out of Rivendell.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 11 Published: 8/22/2003
bullet The Scruff Factor by JastaElf Last Updated: 4/2/2005
How DID Aragorn come to be neat & tidy for Elrond's Council? Ch. 7, The Long-Awaited Epilogue (Scruffilogue??) in which a squirrely evening is had by all, Many Strange Things Occur, Dwarves learn not to drop eaves, Elrond comes perilously close to a headache--and Legolas courts certain doom by the simple act of going to bed early. I declare this story to be complete, thanks for your monumental patience! Please R & R!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 7 Published: 8/13/2003
bullet The Cursed Queen of Angmar by khazar-khum Last Updated: 3/1/2005
What would have happened if the Witch-king of Angmar had married a Rhudaurian princess? WIP; chapters are added as soon as they are ready. Rated R for Violence, BDSM, and Adult Themes. (Originally published at HASA, and my website.)
Rating: R Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 51 Published: 9/4/2003
bullet I Return by Conquistadora Last Updated: 7/12/2004
The homeward journey for Legolas, from Gondor to Greenwood and beyond. Some insight into what the War of the Ring must have meant to the quietest and oft neglected member of the Fellowship, together with his and Gimli's subsequent efforts to achieve acceptance in opposing worlds.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 40 Published: 12/22/2003
bullet The Trial of Frodo Baggins by Gentle Hobbit Last Updated: 10/1/2003
Frodo is crushed by the knowledge that he was unable to fulfill the Quest without Gollum's intervention. In this story, he moves towards self-understanding and healing by various paths -- one by design, and others unexpected.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 14 Published: 8/3/2003
bullet A Little Nudge Out of the Door by Jocelyn Last Updated: 8/31/2003
Legolas's adventures as he comes of age sixty years before LOTR.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 30 Published: 8/31/2003
bullet Magnetic Force by Marnie Last Updated: 8/29/2003
Rivendell always was a hidden valley, so how can we know it doesn't still exist?
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/7/2003
bullet A Fool's Hope by Thundera Tiger Last Updated: 8/25/2003
A short vignette set in Rivendell one week after the Fellowship departed for the passes of the Misty Mountains. Basically a conversation between Glorfindel and Elrond as they debate the Fellowship's chances of success and argue the merits of various Fellowship members. Was it a fool's hope? You decide.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/25/2003
bullet While the Ring went south... by Thundera Tiger Last Updated: 8/22/2003
For two weeks, the Fellowship wandered through the wilderness between Caradhras and Rivendell, yet Tolkien tells us almost nothing of this very formative time. Behold the missing scenes! Floods, Wargs, stray arrows, crumbling cliffs, blizzards, personality conflicts...it's all here.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 21 Published: 8/22/2003
bullet Leaf and Branch by JastaElf Last Updated: 8/12/2003
Elrond and his sons assist the Elves of Mirkwood in an attempt to rescue a very young Prince who has been captured by Orcs.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 11 Published: 8/12/2003
bullet Gifts of Life by fileg Last Updated: 8/11/2003
Merry and Gimli discuss traditions as they craft wedding presents for the king.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/5/2003
bullet The Care and Feeding of Hobbits by Baylor Last Updated: 8/4/2003
Ruminations on the Little People by Boromir, Man of Gondor. FOTR. (Epilogue is ROTK.)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 11 Published: 8/4/2003
bullet Sting by TreeHugger Last Updated: 7/21/2003
Glorfindel tells Bilbo the origin of his little sword Sting.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/21/2003
bullet Gofi and the Balrog by Levade Last Updated: 7/18/2003
Elrohir and Elladan have some questions about that balrog, and know just who to ask
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/18/2003
bullet One Year in Mirkwood by daw the minstrel Last Updated: 7/18/2003
The continuing adventures of Legolas as a novice.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 15 Published: 7/16/2003