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I've been a born-again Christian since childhood, and a Southern Baptist by denomination since I was in the 7th grade. Therefore, I am very careful to neither read nor write slash, and I'm also careful as to what elements I will include in a story. With that said, I have long enjoyed the fantasy stories in which people from our world visit other worlds (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, etc.), but until recent years, I never expected to enjoy a fantasy novel that was set completely in another world. Those kinds of fantasy held no interest for me. Then, in December, 2012, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey came out in the theaters, and Wal-Mart began a massive campaign of advertising and selling Tolkien's works (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings) and the Peter Jackson movies that are based on his works. It also sold a number of promotional items that are also based on his works (posters, Legos, etc.). Since I didn't want to read a fantasy novel set totally in another world without also reading one in which someone from our world travels to another, I decided that I would read Tolkien's novels and The Chronicles of Narnia side by side; it just seemed fitting that I should read them together. (Before I had my own copies of those books, I didn't realize just how fitting that would be!) I began to read them in January, 2013.

Suffice it to say that reading The Lord of the Rings, in particular, converted me into a diehard Tolkien fan; I have since purchased and read other books by him, as well as a number of books about him, along with books about C.S. Lewis. (I have read The Hobbit, or There and Back Again; The Annotated Hobbit; The Lord of the Rings; The Silmarillion; Unfinished Tales: The Lost Lore of Middle-earth; The Children of Hurin; Beren and Luthien; The Fall of Gondolin; the entire The Histories of Middle-earth series: The Book of Lost Tales, Parts 1 and 2, The Lays of Beleriand, The Shaping of Middle-earth, The Lost Road and Other Writings, The Return of the Shadow, The Treason of Isengard, The War of the Ring, Sauron Defeated, Morgoth's Ring, The War of the Jewels, and The Peoples of Middle-Earth; Bilbo's Last Song; The Tolkien Reader; Smith of Wootton Major; Roverandom; Tales from the Perilous Realm; The Atlas of Middle-Earth; The Inklings: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and Their Friends; J.R.R. Tolkien: a Biography; The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien; and Letters from Father Christmas, as well as some informational and devotional books about Tolkien's Middle-earth.) In addition, I've purchased and watched all of the movies based on The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: both the original animated versions by Arthur Rankin and Jules Bass and by Ralph Bakshi, and the more recent epic live-action versions produced and directed by Peter Jackson, both his theater editions and extended editions (as well as the animated and live-action movies of The Chronicles of Narnia series). And I have also since started writing my own Tolkien fanfiction based on The Lord of the Rings.

I have posted my Tolkien stories on this forum, in the hopes that others will enjoy reading them; if and when I have completed any more, I will post them here as well, if they're allowed here. It took me a long time to be accepted as a story author here on SoA once I applied, but I am so glad that I finally am! My fanfiction stories are also posted on a few other Web sites. To access them, go to these URLs:, Archive of Our Own, Many Paths to Tread, and this Web page, courtesy of My Fiction, on which you will find a link to "Kathy's J.R.R. Tolkien Fanfiction Page". Some of them are also posted on LiveJournal.

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bullet The Tenth Walker by Lindelea Last Updated: 2/15/2022
Probably been done before, and perhaps better, but Bill the Pony gave my elbow a nudge this morning, causing me to spill my tea, and he licked up all the sugar from the bowl, and is likely to make a complete nuisance of himself if I don't write down his story. Chapters are about as long as a pony's attention span. New: Gandalf tries his hand at fire-making.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 110 Published: 6/15/2005
bullet Cado's Year by Dreamflower Last Updated: 6/29/2010
Pippin's cousin Cado Banks has been sentenced to a year and a day of servitude in Rohan, for taking part in an attack on the King's embassy. This is the story of his year. (A sequel to "The Road to Edoras" and running concurrently with "In the Court of the High King".)
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 2 Published: 6/28/2010
bullet Holding Back the Flood by shirebound Last Updated: 1/7/2010
Frodo is safe in Rivendell, or is he? When one of the Nazgûl makes a last attempt to reach him, Sam, Legolas, and Gimli are also caught in his snare... and Elrond’s powers are tested to the limit. Book-verse AU, h/c, and plenty of hobbityness (of course). The canon timeline has been altered to allow Aragorn to play a major role.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 19 Published: 1/23/2009
bullet Sweet Revenge by Cuthalion Last Updated: 1/3/2007
This is the expansion of something Frodo Baggins mentions to Queen Arwen when he meets her in the Houses of Healing in the last chapter of my tale Keeper of the Jewels: Sam, slowly recovering from the dreadful days he spent imprisoned in the dungeons under Osgiliath, is forced to face an entirely different torture - Lady Ioreth and a terrible cup of tea... (Rated PG-13 for some "juicy" language. *grins*)
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 1/3/2007
bullet Keeper of the Jewels by Cuthalion Last Updated: 10/24/2006
In the aftermath of Aragorns coronation and wedding the hobbits get involved in a dangerous conspiracy. There is an abduction and a disturbing mystery to solve, and the centre of the complot seems to be a noble woman, member of an old gondorean family, the Keeper of the Jewels... 1st Place MEFAs 2007 (Minas Tirith: Adventure)
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 13 Published: 6/30/2006
bullet In the Bleak, Cold Winter by GamgeeFest Last Updated: 10/7/2006
A thoughtless action once destroyed Merry’s and Sam’s friendship. Can another thoughtless action help to solidify their renewed friendship? A follow-up to “Under the Harvest Moon” and “A Mid-Year Walking Trip”. Third-place winner in 2007 MEFA Awards.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 11 Published: 8/5/2006