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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.
bullet Happily Ever After Last Updated: 5/17/2008
Sometimes Happily Ever After takes time. A story of the peredhil, and the consequences of the choices they must make.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 5 Published: 5/7/2008
bullet A Lesson in Swordplay Last Updated: 5/2/2008
Sixteen year old Estel learns a lesson about more than swordplay from his father. An early birthday gift for Radbooks.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 5/2/2008
bullet The Elf Path Last Updated: 3/29/2008
Frodo finds The Elf Path while tramping about the Shire one night. For Shirebound's birthday.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 3/29/2008
bullet The Set of the Soul Last Updated: 2/24/2008
Danger draws close to the Woodland Realm, threatening young Legolas and his family. Chapter 2 is written by Daw the MInstrel as a present to me.. and from us both, this is a gift for Dot's birthday.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 2/11/2007
bullet The Dwellings of the Dead Last Updated: 1/14/2007
The lands of the Dunedain of Cardolan are ravaged by war and plague. On a scouting expedition, Elrohir and Glorfindel discover that there is more to the decimated landscape than meets the eye. For the Karenator, for her birthday.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 3 Published: 11/22/2006
bullet History Lessons: The Third Age Last Updated: 9/24/2006
The events of the War of the Ring as seen from Elrond's perspective, with remembrances into the earlier years of the Third Age.

Chapter 18: The Ring-bearers take the Straight Road into the West. Elrond is reunited with Celebrian, but also with someone he did not expect, and Gandalf's mission is completed.

*Story now complete. What was going to be a few epilogues will instead be made into their own story.*
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 18 Published: 7/3/2005
bullet Of Greater Worth Last Updated: 8/10/2006
Celeborn learns of the treachery of the Noldor, and wonders what other secrets Galadriel might be withholding from him. A little First Age conflict for Perelleth, on her birthday.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/10/2006
bullet A Diplomatic Coup Last Updated: 7/30/2006
In honor of Bodkin's birthday. A young Celebrian joins a group of young dwarves celebrating the harvest in Eregion. Celeborn and Galadriel are not amused.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/30/2006
bullet Be Careful What you Ask For Last Updated: 7/16/2006
Eilian and Gelmir learn that some of Mirkwood's creatures do not make good pets. Written for Daw the minstrel's birthday (which is Friday, but she's impatient) with her characters. Happy Birthday, Daw!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/16/2006
bullet Glorfindel's Begetting Day Last Updated: 6/10/2006
Gywnhyffar asked for the young twins doing something special for Glorfindel's begetting day. Farce, fluff and fun follow. But Glorfindel swears its all true. Happy Birthday, Gwyn!
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 6/10/2006
bullet Call yourself Thorongil Last Updated: 5/26/2006
For my favorite Ranger's birthday. No, not Aragorn... Meckinock, his bard. Aragorn and Gandalf meet for the first time and have a little chat.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 5/26/2006
bullet Quincentenary Comfort Last Updated: 5/4/2006
For Paranoidangel's birthday. She asked for Elrond having a discussion with one of his sons. Elrond and Estel have a late night discussion, and Elrond receives some unexpected comfort.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 5/4/2006
bullet The Betrothal Last Updated: 2/25/2006
A gift for Dot on her birthday. Bregolas and Lathron talk, then Lathron finds his courage and makes his move.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 2/25/2006
bullet Legolas and the Bad Man Last Updated: 2/20/2006
What do you get when you mix a four year old elfling, mud, puppies, and an encounter with someone he does not expect? A birthday present! Happy Birthday, Karri!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 2/20/2006
bullet A Fire Long Kindled Last Updated: 12/14/2005
He loved her from their first meeting in Imladris in the mid part of the Second Age, yet 1500 years would pass before they were wed. What prompted Elrond and Celebrian to finally marry? Did they always wish for children? A love story.
Rating: R Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 3 Published: 12/12/2005
bullet Ithilden's Begetting Day Last Updated: 7/25/2005
Daw asked for a young Ithilden story for her birthday. I am a few days late (and likely a few dollars short), but I hope you enjoy this just the same.

Ithilden is an original character from Daw's universe: Legolas's much older brother and someone we all have grown to love. But he wasn't always the confident and (overly) responsible elf we now know...
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/25/2005
bullet Curious Mind, Noble Heart Last Updated: 4/26/2005
Young Estel learns that curiosity can harm more than the cat. Written for the April 2005 Wood-elves Challenge
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 4/26/2005
bullet Blizzard! Last Updated: 3/26/2005
Legolas makes new friends, some bad choices, learns to handle conflict, and remembers why he loves his family one Mid-Winter's Day. This story is dedicated to Karri, and was written to see how many fluffling challenges I could realistically fit into one story. Thanks for all your inspiring ideas, Karri!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 5 Published: 3/26/2005
bullet Glorfindel's Folly Last Updated: 2/20/2005
Glorfindel seeks to lift Erestor's spirits. A bit of fluff, for Blue (and Nancy) because it was a mandate.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 2/20/2005
bullet History Lessons: The Second Age Last Updated: 12/23/2004
The year is III 253, and the children of Elrond have their own adventures, intermixed with stories of the Second Age told from those who lived through that time. *Story Complete* Epilogue: The Third Age Elrond reflects over the events that ended the Second Age, and takes a huge step forward in his role as one of the Wise.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 28 Published: 11/16/2003
bullet The Warrior and the Boy Last Updated: 4/22/2004
April 23rd is LOTR Lover's birthday...and I think this works as fluff for Antigone too. :-) The characters were chosen because I love LOTR Lover's story about them. Hope this brightens your day, LOTR Lover!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 4/22/2004
bullet Hunting Last Updated: 4/4/2004
Nine year old Legolas is learning to track and hunt in the safety of the realm of his father, King Thranduil; while across the Anduin in the High Pass of the Misty Mountains, a patrol from Imladris is tracking and hunting a large party of Orcs descending from the north. Adventures occur as realms collide.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 12 Published: 1/2/2004
bullet First Celebrations Last Updated: 12/22/2003
Short little story written for the winter solstice......since daw the minstrel is busy telling about the lives of Thranduil and his sons, I took a little peek back in time to when Thranduil first met Lorellin, where we see the king can be clumsy and we learn where Eilian inherited his flirting tendencies...

Written for daw and posted with her permission.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 12/22/2003
bullet Eilian's Begetting Day Last Updated: 12/11/2003
Written for daw the minstrel's birthday....her characters used with her permission. This story is posted with her consent.

Eilian celebrates his begetting day with the gift of freedom to explore the woods...while his parents remember the day fondly and decide a little re-enactment is necessary to remember the enjoyment they experienced so many years earlier......
Rating: R Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 12/11/2003
bullet History Lessons Last Updated: 10/25/2003
Elladan and Elrohir learn the history of the first age from Glorfindel and others who lived through it, while Elrond reflects upon his past and parenting elflings.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 24 Published: 7/14/2003
bullet May the Valar Protect Them Last Updated: 7/21/2003
This is the story of Legolas and the amazing circumstances set around his birth and early life.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 30 Published: No Date
bullet Journey's End Last Updated: 7/14/2003
This story is a sequel to May the Valar Protect them, and follows young Legolas, Tathiel, Tinania and Earundra as replica uhren they settle in at home. Thranduil forges a parent bond with his young son, a special guest appears in the last chapter and decisions must be made about the White Council.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 10 Published: 7/14/2003