Hmm... Let's see... What might the HPFF world want to know about me?
Well, I'm a happy teenager (I know, rare) who enjoys writing. For a long time, I would write often, but never completed anything as I would be bored by my characters and/or plots. Then I started reading HPFF, and got hooked... So I started writing my own fan fics as a "writing exercise." I absolutely adore all of JKR's characters, and I am all about the characters! (Character studies are kind of my thing.)
Fun fact: my all-time favorite HP character is Ginny Weasley. Luna is up there on the list, as well as James Potter Sr. James has become one of my favorites through a lot of fan fiction reading; the person fans have made him become is someone I would easily fall in love with!
As well as writing, Iove art. Um... Yeah I actually go to school for art. I do drawing and painting, preferring a normal graphite pencil to anything else. I have started getting into Harry Potter fan art, switching between doing realistic character studies and doing contour line drawings filled in with colored pencil (much less realistic, but no less fun!)
Another overwhelming passion of mine is horseback riding, strangely enough. I've been riding for years, and I currently compete, train a wee bit, teach lessons to kids, and scoop a heck of a lot of manure! I love it, I'd never trade it for anything, and my penname is actually the registered name of my last lease horse :)
So, that's just about me, and I hope you enjoy my fics. Keep in mind that I've never actually taken a writing class before, and all that I've learned is from books and online tips, haha!
Summary: James Potter: Marauder. Lily Evans: Prefect. They're both seventh years at Hogwarts. They're also about to have a pretty interesting year--complete with a few detentions, pranks, confusion, and laughter--in which they get through school, make some trouble and maybe, just maybe, sort out their feelings for each other.
Thanks to all you who have made it possible for this story to be in the Top Tens. It was a very happy moment when I first saw my story on the list, and I love being able to go back and see it there now. Still. Yay!
Throughout the latter half of 2010, and the first half of 2011, I re-edited this story. The changes were mostly to fix stray (and annoying) grammar and spelling errors, but also to rework some plot points in an effort to stay truer to canon. I also updated the style; having written this story so long ago, my writing has definitely developed (and I would say gotten better), so I edited to reflect that. (I apologize for the errors that were in the story before all this editing. I found them immensely distressing when I reread my chapters. Heartbreaking, really.)
Big “thank yous” go to the three people who helped edit/nitpick the first edition of this novel: violagirl, fairiesandcream, and Omagus.
And yes, this story is up on Fanficition.net under the penname: Io.Sono.Emilia.
Of course, as a disclaimer, I’m not JK Rowling. The Potterverse does not belong to me, but I am in it and love it.
I don't have anything against they way Lily's parents died, but JKR did say in an interview once that James and Lily's parents died "non-sinister deaths" (or something like that), to eliminate Harry's grandparents deaths from the plot. I read that to mean that they weren't murdered, but to each his own :) lovely story!
Author's Response: Huh.... Honestly, I've never read that. So, while I knew James's parents just died, I didn't know anything about Lily's parents. It's really not my favorite thing about the story, but..... Thank you so much. I'm glad you liked it.
Lily Evans is not the sort of girl who would normally be found writing in a diary. Yet, when she starts, she finds that the easiest way to overcome all the obstacles in life is to let her emotions out onto paper.
The Lily in this chapter reminds me so much of a friend of mine. Last year, when my friend turned eighteen, she made an oath not to interact with boys of any kind. She told her co-worker that she had a phobia of consuming dairy products in the sunlight to avoid sharing a milkshake with him. Haha, I'm thoroughly enjoying your version of Lily!
Summary: "Yes Neville," said Dumbledore, "it was Voldemort who came to your parents’ house that night nearly ten years ago. It was Voldemort who killed them. And it was Voldemort who then turned his wand on you.”
The ultimate 'what if?'. What if Voldemort had chosen Neville rather than Harry as the boy meant by the prophecy? What if Neville was the Boy-Who-Lived and Harry was the "might have been"?
Join Neville as he faces some familiar and less familiar challenges of his first year at Hogwarts in the first of an epic seven story series mirroring the original novels.
Story now complete. Book 2 is on its way!
I'm really excited that you're writing this. I just had a little epiphany, though: If Neville was the one Voldemort chose, then Snape would (under the circumstances presented in JKR's books) never have turned to Dumbledore's side. Snape was in love with Harry's mother, and left the Death Eaters in an effort to save her life. If her life was never threatened by Voldemort, Snape would have no reason to be Dumbledore's man. However, it could be that his love for Lily could change his mind anyway. Great story!
Summary: James Potter is about to give up his pursuit of his six-year crush, Lily Evans. But will he change his mind after an enlightening conversation with an understanding taxicab driver? One-shot, R&R!!
“Have you ever fallen in love?” James asked hesitantly.
“Have you ever loved her with all your heart and soul?”
“Have they never requited your love?”
“Have you ever thought of giving them up?”
“Yep. Did it too. Was without a doubt the worse mistake I’ve made in me bloody life.”
Haha! I love the ending. Very cute!
Summary: After Voldemort’s destruction, Harry is left to deal with what he has lost after all those years of fighting, and more importantly, deal with what others have lost. Now that he and Ginny can finally be together, they must attempt to pick of the pieces and start over.
This is just a short look at the day after the Battle of Hogwarts.
Hmmm... It's an amusing scenario, but I sort of feel like it left me hanging. I would not have pictured this scene to be the emotional reunion between Harry and Ginny. Perhaps a slight alteration of the story and this would belong in the humor section.
Summary: Nymphadora Tonks lives under a shadow. Both her cousin and her aunt are in Azkaban believed to be in league with Voldemort. She knows Bellatrix deserves to be there- but Sirius?
Remus Lupin is an outsider. Heâ€™d once had three good friends- now two are dead and the third has been locked up for murder and betrayal.
They had met once before, when she was a child, but as Tonks grows up they find themselves thrown together- far too closely for Remusâ€™ comfort. Heâ€™s always yearned for a normal life but knows that is impossible. Can Tonks convince him that he deserves happiness?
Nominated for a 2009 QSQ award in the Best canon Romance category. Thank you.
Nooooo!!! I've reached the end! Update, update, update, please!
Author's Response: I will. I will. I will. Just need to finish something else first and then I'll focus on this and Lions of Gryffindor (Marauder fic). Sorry, I took on too much, but this will get finished. Thanks for the review ~Carole~
Summary: After the disastrous events of the end of the Marauder's fifth year, a fuming Lily Evans decides that that arrogant James Potter and his friends need a taste of their own medicine. The straight-laced Prefect suddenly finds herself pranking her class's trickiest boys--and maybe even enjoying it. Coupled with a series of mysterious apology letters that Lily has begun receiving, it's bound to be an interesting year.
Winner of the 2010 QSQ for Best Canon Romance!
This was really, really good. I can totally see it all being canon. And I LOVED he bit about wormtail not feeling safe, and that's why he betrayed them. Well done.
This was really, really good. I can totally see it all being canon. And I LOVED he bit about wormtail not feeling safe, and that's why he betrayed them. Well done.
Summary: “Guilt brings people together. It’s a takes one to know one type thing.”
James Potter has always been a spoiled, arrogant, lazy show-off. When he enters his final year at Hogwarts School, he’s Head Boy . . . and he’s still a spoiled, arrogant, lazy, show-off. But because of that terrible summer, he’s also guilt-ridden.
Lily Evans has always been a self-righteous, impatient, temperamental know-it-all. When she begins her last year at Hogwarts, she’s Head Girl . . . and still a self-righteous, impatient, temperamental know-it-all. But the first night back — and the murder that takes the entire school by surprise — leave her guilt-ridden as well.
With the darkness that’s surrounding the Wizarding world slowly seeping, at long last, onto the grounds of Hogwarts and into the lives of James Potter and Lily Evans, what comes next?
I just finishd reading your completed story, and I have to tell you, I'm really impressed. I really enjoy your writing style; it's easy to read, it's detailed, and its actually quite similar to JKR, which helped me to believe that this really was the same world as Harry, Ron, and Hermione. I also really enjoyed the pure "teenagerness" of the characters, which was amusing and humorous as well as part of the plot. This is easily the best Lily/James fan fic that I've read, and I don't think I'll be reading any more of Lily/James because I'll always have this story stuck in my head! You've accomplished something I've always wanted to do: you completed a novel that you can be proud of. I hope you keep this story in printed form so you don't lose it in the future!
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked how it was written and enjoyed my writing style--and I'm especially glad you liked how I wrote the characters, their "teenagerness," because that was one of my goals when I first started this story--to write the characters well and to write them as they are: kids.
Summary: What happened between Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks after they left Bill’s bedside after he was attacked by Greyback? What made Remus see the light in his relationship with Tonks?
They went down by the lake and Tonks wouldn’t take no for an answer. This is their conversation.
I am mudbloodproud of Hufflepuff writing for the Gift of Gab competition on the beta forums.
This was wonderful! Definitely put a smile on my face :)
Summary: I hadn't seen him since I was eleven, but he had a rather distinct look about him. It was hard, after all, to forget that black hair that stuck up in the back and the bright green eyes behind those glasses. And the scar — I had always thought it neat to have a scar shaped like a lightening bolt.
Jane Martin sees the odd, quiet boy she went to primary school with years ago in a jewellery shop and she's shocked to see how much things have changed for the boy with taped glasses and baggy clothes. *one-shot*
Why are you such a good writer? I cried again reading this :)
Author's Response: Haha, well, thank you! I'm glad you liked it :)
Summary: In the world of Harry Potter, there is a love story that has not been told. That is the love story of Nymphadora Tonks and Remus Lupin. In this series of one-shots, you will explore a few of the many special moments in their lives together. Each of these Missing Moments is a glimpse into turning points in their life together.
I do not own anything you recognise in these one-shots. It all belongs to J.K. Rowling. I am just thankful to be able to play in her world for a little while.
This was great! So believable. I feel like I've read a lot of Remus/Tonks that has them falling in love immediately, or has them completely out of character. This was very canon. Well done! Keep writing it!
The kitchen at the Burrow has six occupants, Harry, Ginny, Ron, Hermione, Molly and Arthur. The youngsters look nervous. Arthur suspects that they are up to something. What is going on inside…
The Mind of Arthur Weasley
I re-read this all the time. I simply love it. It fits the Arthur we know from the books so perfectly, and it gives us a look into each of the relationships between all four young adults, without Harry, Ginny, Ron, or Hermione directly telling the story. So well done. Love it!
Author's Response: Thank you. This (as I've said in other review replies) was the first story I told from a first person perspective. Arthur seemed to be the ideal candidate as a silent, but frighteningly good observer. -N-
Summary: James and Lily Potter have died, but that doesn't mean Harry is alone. They're still watching over him, and they don't intend on stopping any time soon. *one-shot*
I definitely cried reading this. I feel like you understand JK's character's so well that you can put their stories into your own words, and its so believable! There are fan fics that create scenarios and plots that totally clash with the already created Potter world, but yours just fit in perfectly, and I almost feel like JK herself could have written this. It's got a great hint of humor mixed in with the beautiful, poetic love. Thank you thank you thank you for writing this.
Author's Response: Thanks so much! That's such high praise--I'm glad you think I understand the characters well and the story fits into the Harry Potter universe :)
Summary: The seven men who loved Ginny Weasley.
I'm really glad you did this one, because Ginny is one of my favorites, too, and I feel like she doesn't always get enough credit. I love everything that you do, because I feel like you capture the characters so well. Well done!
Author's Response: Thanks very much! Yes, I definitely think a lot of people overlook Ginny, sadly. We have to show people how great she really is! :)
Summary: The seven women who loved Harry Potter.
I feel like its important that I say that I absolutely love all of your "the seven women who loved.." stories, and every one of them has made me almost cry. This one was my all-time favorite, and Ron's is a close second. I most appreciate the ones from the best friends, mothers, or significant others. Please keep doing them!
Author's Response: Thanks very much! I'm glad you like them all! :)
Summary: Every time you talked he would make you promise never to tell anyone that you were friends... But you didn’t mind. He cared. He actually cared about you. You could tell, it was in his eyes, in his face, in his understanding words of comfort, in his trust. So you kept it secret. A little part of you wanted to keep him a secret. It made you feel so important and you relished being able to keep him to yourself.
The untold story of a lonely girl who chose the wrong boy.
Wow! This was really interesting to read. When I read the description, I assumed it would be Snape and Lily, but this was totally original. Well done :)
Author's Response: Thanks for the review! Yes I did try to do something original in this... initially the fic was based more around Tom, but then I realised that I could make the other character Myrtle and she really fitted the part. Anyway, thanks for the praise and taking the time to review :).
Over fifty people died at the Battle of Hogwarts. There are dozens of stories of loss, betrayal, heroism and sacrifice. These are some of those stories.
Nominated for: Best General (Chaptered) story – Quicksilver Quills 2011
I think you did a beautiful job of capturing Luna and what must go on in her head here :) I enjoyed it immensely!
Author's Response: Thank you. Luna’s head is a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there. ;-) -N-
Summary: Ginny Weasley has a strong spirit, and is not given to weepy emotional displays. But when her friend is taken from the Hogwarts Express during her sixth year, her fears begin to rumble and rage... at least for a moment.This is WeasleyMom of Hufflepuff writing for the final of the Hogwarts Missing Moments class. I am delighted that this fic has been added to the SBBC Hall of Fame on the Beta Boards. Thanks to my fellow SBBC-ers! What? This story won the 2011 QSQ Award in the category Best General Story! Thanks so much!
This was beautiful. I have nothing more to say.
Author's Response: Thanks so much. :)
Summary: Bella participates in a Valentine's Day auction. Will she get what she wants and take home the prize?
You have potential as a writer, but I don't see much how this fits into the harry potter world. I wish you'd have chosen different names than "Bella" and "Edward" too. Nice try, though. If you'd added a little more wizarding flair and chosen different names, it might have been stronger.
Author's Response: This one-shot is a spin-off from my chaptered story, "Bella Rosa," in the pre-Hogwarts category. Since the beginning, I've called Bellatrix Black "Bella." I haven't used Bellatrix unless an older family member is talking to her. When I named the announcer "Edward" I was thinking of my first dog, a wonderful Golden Retriever we named Edward Trent-Lestat. This was in 1993, long before anyone dreamed of a universe called "Twilight." I had no idea that "Edward" was conjuring up images of Edward Cullen until a friend of mine pointed it out. You're right--that was a poor choice of names. I wasn't thinking. I'm glad you kind of liked the story. It was at least fun to write:D