I don't know exactly what to say about myself. Let's see... I am a grandmother of 8, 5 girls and 3 boys. I am in my 50's and obsessed with Harry Potter. I get very upset when someone says the books are just for kids. I live in the USA, but I would love to live in Harry's world.
I constantly have plot bunnies or stories running through my mind. I often find myself at work wishing for paper and a pen to jot down things I think of for my WIPs or for new stories.
I have several WIPs and lots of plot bunnies to work on, so keep checking for new stories from me.
I am a moderater of the Marauder Era category. I am also an admin on this site and the forums. I manage several of the sections on the Beta Forums and I am the Hufflepuff Head of House. I am also a Professor on the Beta Boards.
I am known in the Hufflepuff house and around the board as the Canon Queen. I am quick to find canon errors in stories, so if you are submitting especially to Marauder Era, make sure of your canon facts.
3rd-5th Years • 769 Reviews
Summary: "Some mistakes are too much fun to make just once."
After Lily Evans, Head Girl of Hogwarts, starts a food-fight with James Potter, Head Boy of Hogwarts, they are both given detention for the rest of the year, and are assigned a 'detention journal', which the staff say will help to settle their 'overwhelming and disturbing differences'. We have come across Lily's journal; her take on why the whole affair ever started, her intriguing relationship with one ‘supreme git of the galaxy’, the extents to which she will go for revenge and where it will lead her...
"And if for some unknown reason you come across this, Potter, and the paragraph above does not manage to penetrate your unusually thick head and convince you of my stupendous dislike of you, I hope the following sentence helps: I HATE YOU!"
6th-7th Years • 20 Reviews
Melanie Lostner, a sixth year Slytherin, has known Draco Malfoy all of her life. Their parents were best friends when they were in Hogwarts, but when unfortunate events lead to Narcissa Malfoy's death, Lucius Malfoy's imprisonment, and Melanie's parents mysterious deaths soon after she arrives at Hogwarts, Draco and Melanie are all alone in the world: except for each other. Melanie battles her brother's rage over her unique powers while she and Draco grow closer with each passing day. Draco is working as a spy for the Order but when some dangerous tasks for the Dark Lord get out of hand, Melanie worries for his safety. Will their romance last, or will Melanie be ripped away from Draco for all eternity?
Chapter Five just submitted :)
Years later I'm finally getting ready to update this story. I've re-written this chapter five times so far now. Chapters 5 and 6 sort of blend together, I'm trying to pick a good separation point. Chapter 5 is less Draco. Chapter 6 is ALL Draco. Thanks to anyone who has stuck with this story.
CHAPTER FIVE IS VALIDATED AND UP! :D Reviews are appreciated.
1st-2nd Years • 82 Reviews
We are all influenced by the actions or inactions of our parents. The same is true of Scorpius Malfoy; he has been raised by an overly protective mother and a father who is still coming to grips with the mess that his own father made of his life. Scorpius knows that he will be judged at Hogwarts by what others know or think they know about his father and grandfather.
At Hogwarts Scorpius will meet:
Albus Potter the middle child of ‘The Great Harry Potter’ and Quidditch star Ginny Weasley Potter. A boy who not only has things to live up to but an older brother ready to remind him of who’s boss.
Rose Weasley, Albus’ surrogate sister/first cousin, struggling in her own way, not her mother’s way, to succeed.
Kaitlin Jones, daughter of Tornados player Owain Jones and favorite niece of Gwenog Jones, who is at home on a broom and lost almost everywhere else.
Jimber Dokes recent immigrant from the West Indies trying to fit his own magical heritage Vardoo with the Western style of magic taught at the school
Thad Vance, the Gryffindor Quidditch captain, his grandfather and all of his uncles and aunts were killed by Death Eaters, maybe Lucius Malfoy
Meanwhile in London, Draco and Astoria Malfoy try to build a new life and legacy by betting all they own on a Potions Shop in Diagon Alley.
Beta Reader - Apurva Patel Chapters 1-3
Carol Paquette Chapter 1
Hogwartsbookworm Chapter 4-15
In memory of my Father Horace McConnell 1934-2010
6th-7th Years • 667 Reviews
When Draco Malfoy finds himself falling for the Gryffindor know-it-all, he convinces himself that it’s merely witchcraft. But when they both finally come to terms with the truth, nothing can stop them from being together. This is a tale of forbidden love and dangerous passion weaved into the Half-Blood Prince, where circumstances beyond their control might tear Draco and Hermione apart forever… Check out the long awaited sequal Fatum Amoris...The Fate of Love about Medea Malfoy and Patrick Potter now appearing in the other pairings section.
6th-7th Years • 49 Reviews
Isla was born into a well-known and respected family: the Blacks. She grew up with their traditions and was proud to be who she was – until she met someone who showed her that what she knew was not the only world.
Follow a young witch through her teenage years and discover how a traditional one will change and rebel against what she believed was the only truth.
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Due to plot development in chapters nine and ten I've changed the warning from "None" to "Sexual Situations" for the rest of the story. In some chapters there are still punishments which do not qualify as “Abuse”; those are meant as reprimands for bad behaviour, a common method in the middle of the nineteenth century. If you can’t stand children being smacked by parents or others as well as any sexual situation occuring, do not read that story. You have been warned…
6th-7th Years • 31 Reviews
Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
Every student plans on making their final year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry the most memorable one ever. Eight in particular want to make those minutes really count. Except, they each have a different idea of how to go about doing it.
James Potter would like to waltz into Lily Evans’s life and throw it completely off course. Julie McGuire didn’t exactly plan on rescuing Remus Lupin, but now that she has, why not just go with it? Marlene McKinnon should have know what she got herself into when she kissed Sirius Black the first time, but that boy has a way of knocking her senseless. Emmeline Vance had planned to just sit back and watch it all happen, until Roxanna Louchester, her ex-friend, barged in and turned everything upside down.
Suddenly they’ve gone from only wanting the most memorable year, to achieving it. It’s a year of love and lust. It’s a year of tears and fights. It’s a year of finding yourself. It’s a year of learning to lose. It’s a year that none of them are likely to forget.
How do you measure a year in the life?
3rd-5th Years • 182 Reviews
Voldemort's gone....but the Death Eaters aren’t. Ron, Hermione, Harry and Ginny’s lives are completely changed when a mysterious girl appears, claiming to be from the future. But is she really who she says she is? And what has happened in the future that so desperately needs to be changed?
6 years post HBP
H/G and R/Hr
(DH spoilers are very minimal, just in terms of a use of a name- it doesnt follow canon storyline wise)
1st-2nd Years • 23 Reviews
Alastor Moody, forced out of his job, attempts to find ways to fill his days. What he finds is his next door neighbor. Can a wizard truly be friends with a Muggle? Watch as friendship - or more- creeps up on Mad-Eye, inch by unexpected inch.
Professors • 22 Reviews
There were things Lily wondered about. There was another prefect spending the Christmas holidays in Gryffindor Tower. How far will her curiosity take her?
Remus was minding his own business. Suddenly, Lily Evans was
his buisness. How long would it stay that way?
Written as something of a gift to a mod who has had to read a mountain of marauder era in recent years.
3rd-5th Years • 84 Reviews
MAJOR SPOILERS A post-DH Fred and George fic.
It's been one year since the war ended and Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes is still going strong. That is, until Angelina shows up with news that her new boss is being blackmailed. Next thing, a mysterious package arrives on the doorstep, there's a spate of inexplicable burglaries in Diagon Alley, and an old friend appears to have come back from the deadů
Professors • 239 Reviews
The war has been over for just over a year and the Wizarding world has become complacent in its new-found freedom, yet only three know the truth.
With Daniella at Oxford and Severus and Dumbledore at Hogwarts, they work to keep the Wizarding world safe, but no one must know.
This is the third installment of "Creating a Ghost" and "Life in the Interim".
3rd-5th Years • 59 Reviews
A month after the Final Battle, Ginny disappears without a trace. Fast forward two and a half years and we find Ginny living a new life in London as a Muggle journalist with one big secret: She has a daughter. Urged on by a concerned family member, she returns home to face the man and the life she left behind.
3rd-5th Years • 523 Reviews
What happens when Luna challenges her friends to a game of Truth or Dare?
3rd-5th Years • 19 Reviews
When Nymphadora Tonks arrived at the Ministry to save Harry and his friends, she was a young, fearless Auror. Five weeks later she’s a mess. Her once vibrant hair is a drab brown and she can barely smile. Has she lost her nerve? Is it guilt over Sirius’ death? Or is something else happening in her life that has ridden roughshod over her unusual powers?
I am Equinox Chick from Hufflepuff and this is my entry for Round 7 of The Gauntlet.
Special thanks to Cassie (ms leading) for beta'ing this for me.
3rd-5th Years • 3 Reviews
On a whim, Sirius joins Remus for a study session at the top of the Astronomy Tower. Under the stars, they discover a connection neither expected. Prequel to The Prank
1st-2nd Years • 19 Reviews
Luke Oakshot and Gordon Owen are best friends, born just a few days apart, living in a sleepy village far from the world of wizards. Yet having spent all their lives together, they now find themselves heading to two different high schools - where for the first time they will be divided.
But there is a third school that is interested in Luke and Gordon. A school that will show and teach them far more than any other school could. In a few short weeks, their eyes will be opened to things they could not have believed before. Yet nothing the school offers is more important than the two staying together, and it is this school, and this world, that will allow their friendship to endure.
Or will it? And what on earth is going on with those cats?
1st-2nd Years • 297 Reviews
It's Teddy Lupin's first year at Hogwarts. As an orphan, he has bounced backwards and forwards between his grandmother and his godfather. Follow him on a journey where he discovers the values of friendship, family and love, along with fighting the prejudices against his father, and getting through Defense Against the Dark Arts, with a teacher who just seems to hate him for no reason...
*DH spoilers, obviously*
NOTE: I am sorry, but I have left
this site, due to lack of time and personal issues concerning RL and the site. This story is discontinued here, but may well be posted elsewhere in the future.
Professors • 1181 Reviews
Summary: Chapter Thirty-Eight in Queue!They say someday your life will flash before your eyes...
The Marauders. The name alone strikes fear into the hearts of teachers and makes girls swoon. Watch as Sirius, who has always kept his emotions locked up in a box, finally finds the girl that has its key; as James masterminds everything, except how to win over the girl of his dreams; as Remus finds love, but learns it's just as hard to keep it going, and as Peter tries to prove he's just as good as the other four, no matter what he has to do. They're unstoppable, and it's safe to say that once they're gone, Hogwarts will never be the same again....let's make ours worth watching.
3rd-5th Years • 24 Reviews
Hermione Granger made a career out of protecting house-elves. At forty-eight, she had moved on to bigger and better things. But when asked to take leave from work, Hermione is certain this can only mean failure.
So when Ron brings home the story of Honey the house-elf, Hermione makes a decision that could alter the course of her career - and ultimately her life.
Not only does Hermione have to convince the entire Wizengamot of Honey's innocence, she must also prove it to her family. And they have become those least likely to believe her.‘Honey,’ I said. ‘That’s an unusual name for a house-elf.’
Ron cleared his throat loudly. ‘It’s also unusual for a house-elf to commit a murder.’Post-Hogwarts/MysteryEpilogue now up!
6th-7th Years • 27 Reviews
It's a month after Voldemort's death and Harry is called to the Ministry of Magic by Kingsley.
There he is introduced to a young woman who was found at Malfoy Manor. Everyone thinks she's insane, but Harry knows better.
The girl has a story to tell, a story that will help Harry come to terms with the horrors of the last seven years.
But someone doesn't want the girl's story told. In fact, they will do anything to stop her talking.
Harry must save the girl, and save himself, before it's too late...
Suicide warning for brief mention in chapter 4.