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Hey, everyone.

I'm Kate. I'm just your average 22-year-old girl. I love writing, and I absolutely adore Harry Potter, so you put two and two together, and you get this.

I love the James/Lily genre; it's my favorite because there's so much left to the imagination
I'm also a Harry/Hermione 'shipper' [oh, how I detest that word!], even though it'll never happen, but I've just never been able to picture Ron and Hermione together...it's too weird.

Some things you might be interested in knowing:
1) I will keep a running tally of how my stories are getting along here, once the whole process starts going...so if you want to know, just look.
2) My favorite part of writing is writing emotions. I love creating thoughts and feelings for my characters...fleshing them out, instead of making them all action. I like to think it shows in the finished product.
3) As you will come to notice, I tend to make numbered lists. A lot.

But for now, we all just have to sit and wait for the lovely administrators to validate my submissions...I've been having trouble with that...the whole validation thing. But as they say, patience is a virtue.

Stories So Far
1 - Just Sand and Water - This is intended to be the first part of a mostly James/Lily-centric 'Marauder Era' series of stories...as of right now, it's looking to be fairly long, but I do have the whole thing planned out. Chs 1 [prologue] - 7 are validated. Ch 8 is waiting for validation, as of the moment.

Stay tuned!

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Loathing or Love? by Miss Radcliffe

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 407 Reviews
Summary: Lily Evans loathes James Potter. She loathes him with a passion everyone in Hogwarts knows about. But during her 7th year, Lily begins to ask herself, is it loathing, or is it something else? Read as feelings and the lives of Lily, James, and their friends unfold.

Reviewer: kbell Signed
Date: 01/08/07 Title: Chapter 15: The Holiday Dance Part II

oh, i loved your rent allusion
that's one of my favorite songs in the movie
la vie bohemme
your story's pretty good

Author's Response: Thanks! I love Rent, especially that song. Chapter 17 is in queue! Miss Radcliffe~

The Power Of Suggestion by FriendsOfSnape

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 650 Reviews
Summary: "Be careful what you wish for," the old adage goes. So what happens when Hogwarts is under a spell where what you say is what you get?

Chappie 14 is UP! And while it is the end, let us not be sad, but instead read the insanity that has driven so many to review and nearly wet themsleves with delight.
Reviewer: kbell Signed
Date: 08/10/07 Title: Chapter 11: The Safety Inspector

Violet Shunn = Violation

This story is wonderful, by the way...so funny :)

Author's Response: Hey, you got it! Or did you read the reviews where everyone guessed? ;)

Harry Potter and the Needed One by king

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 74 Reviews
Summary: SPOILER WARNING! Events in HBP are discussed. This story picks up immediately after the funeral as Harry and his friends leave Hogwarts on the train. During the summer that follows Harry’s sixth year he begins his lonely quest to destroy Lord Voldemort. He finds two of the items that he is seeking and a truth he has been attempting to avoid. This chapter covers the trip to London on the Hogwarts Express after Dumbledore’s funeral. Why are Professors McGonagall and Flitwick on the train? Why is Hermione crying on someone else’s shoulder? What is Percy Weasley up to?
Reviewer: kbell Signed
Date: 01/18/07 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8 Desperate Measures

i like your story
i especially love your author's notes, because i too think it's a ridiculous idea for Hermione and Ron to be together
some of the other H/H stories make it rather hard to picture them together, but yours does it very well. i look forward to reading your sequel

Author's Response: Hi kbell! Thanks for the nice review! One of the common arguments that Harry and Hermione wouldn\'t make a good couple is that they are too different. The same people that make that argument will then turn around and argue that Ron and Hermione are perfect for each other because they are complete opposites. Frankly, I think Harry and Hermione have a lot of things in common and they work together very well. When Ron is out of the mix, they can bounce serious ideas off each other, disagree, and still spend the rest of the evening \"amicably\" (see the return to Hogwarts after Christmas in HBP). The first girl Harry ever loved was his mother. I think Hermione is a lot more like that bossy Prefect, master potion making, Muggleborn witch, than Ginny, even if Ginny does have a superficial physical resemblence to Lily.

Last Chance by PheonixAnimagus

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 80 Reviews
Summary: As Lily and James head into their final year at Hogwarts, some of Lily's feelings for James change. And will Voldemort, becoming ever stronger, change the fates of Lily and her friends? He will kill whoever gets in his way in his rise to power, and Lily and James could be their only hope for stopping him. Alternates POV of Lily/James. Has been edited a lot recently from its original posting.
Reviewer: kbell Signed
Date: 01/12/07 Title: Chapter 1: Back To Hogwarts Again

i like the story okay, its pretty good writing

just wanted to let you know you spelled phoenix wrong in your penname

Author's Response: i have edited, so now, hopefully, it is a lot better. i know i spelled phoenix wrong.

A Few Detentions and A Story by LaneTechFreshie

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 1701 Reviews
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.
Reviewer: kbell Signed
Date: 07/16/07 Title: Chapter 45: Montana

I don't know if you noticed but:
"James, Remus and Sirius were adamant in keeping the hex on Sirius- at least until they were getting ready to leave for home." Sirius wanted to keep the hex on himself
BTW - I liked the whole Montana idea...very creative

Author's Response: *GASP*! Thanks for pointing that out! That\'s happened a couple times. OI. Thank you, again. I\'ll got change that now. I\'m glad you liked the Montana bit; I did too. :-)

Turning Saints Into the Sea by miss patil

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 406 Reviews
Summary: James Potter is running out of time to win the heart of Lily Evans. In a last attempt to make her his, he formulates a secret plan.

Will the whole thing blow up in his face? . . . Or will Lily have some secrets of her own?

Warnings: Excessive amounts of romance, jealousy, and PMS.

I'm a'comin with the newest chapter!!
Reviewer: kbell Signed
Date: 03/31/07 Title: Chapter 1: Jokes on You

how do you get your astericks in the center like that? cause when i try, everything moves and i don't know why

and i probably didn't spell astericks right, but who really cares

Author's Response: It\'s spelled asterisk but the way you put the asterisks in the center is * * * in the file. If that doesn\'t show up in the review, spaced out it is < c > * * * < / c >. I hope that helped. ~SM

Friendship, Love, and Pranks: The Story of the Marauders by Padfoot is MINE

Rated: 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.
Reviewer: kbell Signed
Date: 06/29/07 Title: Chapter 9: Neglecting Your Friends is Good For Them...Sometimes

hey...I absolutely love your story... your characterizations are fun to read!

but anyway...I don't know if you're aware of this, but there's an incomplete sentence in this chapter...where Lily and James are walking back from Hogsmeade... "Lily shivered as an icy gust of " ring a bell?

Anyway, keep up the great work!

Author's Response: Thank you, I\'m glad you like the way I write the characters...I think I like writing them just as much as you like reading them!

Oopsie! I\'ll be fixing that ASAP. Thanks for letting me know, though. One day, I\'ll go through and fix all they typos in the story.

I hope.

Author's Response: let\'s just pretend I put those preaks in the right places. Like this:

Thank you, I\'m glad you like the way I write the characters...I think I like writing them just as much as you like reading them!

Oopsie! I\'ll be fixing that ASAP. Thanks for letting me know, though. One day, I\'ll go through and fix all they typos in the story.

I hope.

Author's Response: Or not. I\'ll just stop trying. *backs away slowly*

Reviewer: kbell Signed
Date: 04/08/07 Title: Chapter 9: Neglecting Your Friends is Good For Them...Sometimes

i love your chapter titles

and your story overall, actually
and i just spelled actually wrong 3 times... yay me!!

Author's Response: Thank you! I have fun thinking of them.

Night Magic by FelicisQuill

Rated: Professors • 101 Reviews
Summary: In Lily Evans’ seventh and final year at Hogwarts, she is made Head Girl. While this seems like a dream come true, the fates have dealt her a bittersweet hand. Lily quickly finds that she has met her match in the form of the mysterious Head Boy: James Potter. As he tries harder than ever before to befriend her, she pushes him away with equal ferocity, determined not to fall for everything that she has declared to hate so passionately.
Reviewer: kbell Signed
Date: 11/04/06 Title: Chapter 3: Killing Me Softly

yes, add another chapter!!!

Author's Response: Hi, Thanks for the review! I am attempting to edit chapter 4 to make it acceptable so it can be submitted. Keep checking for it!

The First Time by RahNee

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 30 Reviews
Summary: It wasn’t the first time he’d held her as her world receded into darkness. Harry is a steadfast presence in Hermione’s darkest hour and during her journey to healing. H/Hr with implied D/Hr, character death
Reviewer: kbell Signed
Date: 03/26/07 Title: Chapter 1: The First Time

oh, how sweet

i really enjoyed reading that, but you could've taken it a bit farther if you wanted to
like with an epilogue or something

but it was still really good

Author's Response: Well, I could have written more! Believe me, it was hard to stop when I did. Maybe someday... It really is a nice compliment that you want more, so thank you! And thanks for reviewing. I really appreciate it!

Safety by KASK

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 30 Reviews
Summary: During the first war, people married young, married because they were afraid, married for protection. But love grows, well, it did for Lily Evans.
Reviewer: kbell Signed
Date: 01/15/08 Title: Chapter 1: Safety

That was really sweet...slightly sad, but still really sweet. I loved the tone you wrote with throughout the whole story.

I never thought of the situation this way before. What a great angle to tackle the James-and-Lily story from.

Author's Response: Thank you!