Hello, readers and authors, alike,
Welcome to my authors page! I, for those of you who do not know me, and Claire. You might know me from the forums, of which I have been a member since April 2007.
I love to act and sing, and have taken the lead in a school musical. I am known around my high school as the "Harry Potter Expert", and writer. Gryffindor is my house on the boards( Toaster pride!).
I have one dog, but have had several fish that sadly expired.
I love musicals, though my favorite has to be either Guys and Dolls or the songs from Chicago. I am an utter Broadway drama queen, and my iPod is filled with showtunes. Any thoughts on musicals? PM me!
My favorite character in Harry Potter is Tom Riddle, though I do have a crush on Harry. My other favorites include, but are not limited to, Neville, Luna, Ginny, Sirius, Remus, and Lily.
I don't have an die-hard ships that I support, but have several that I favor.
But, my favorite have to be: Tom/Minerva, Remus/Tonks, Ron/Luna, Harry/Luna, Draco/Ginny, and Neville/Luna. As you can see, I love Luna related ships.
Favorite musicals: Guys and Dolls, The Drowsy Chaperone, Mary Poppins, Into the Woods, Chicago, A Wonderful Town, A Chorus Line, Peter Pan, and Annie Get Your Gun!
My favorite books: Harry Potter(obviously!), the Cherub series, the Twilight series, anything by Mary Higgins Clark, Sherlock Holmes, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Pearl, and the Bible.
My Favorite Singers/Bands: Daughtry, Queen, Mika, Maroon 5, Fall Out Boy, Taylor Swift, Nickelback, Black Eyed Peas, Kenny Chesney(*drool*), Bon Jovi
I have since deleted all but one. If you would like to see it again, please email me.
I Don't Really Know What To Say: A one-shot about James talking to a Harry that hasn't come out of the womb quite yet. Thanks for al of the reviews!
Facing Death-A poem about the veil in the Department of Mysteries.
Betrayal-I have decided to discontinue this fic after Deathly Hallows simpy because of lack of interest from myself and readers.
Can't Help Falling In Love With You-A one-shot in which Tonks falls in love with an unlikely person.
Who We Grow To Be-A Minerva McGonagall character study.
If you read, please leave constructive reviews! No flamming!
Thank you for making a visit to my author's page!
It's not right, not okay,
Say the words that you say,
Baby, we're better off this way,
It's better that we break,
Maroon 5, Better That We Break
Summary: During her fifth year, Lily Evans decides to write a guide to life at Hogwarts, and how to survive it. She covers all aspects of life, and gives helpful advice on how to deal with certain scenarios. For example, would you know what to do if you realised there was a kleptomaniac in your Dorm? What if you lost your beloved teddy bear, Mr Muffles? And do you know how to push, without any force? Read on, and find out the best way of living and surviving at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry ...
This was hilarious! You r hilarious! You remind me of my friends!1 This was a great story
Author's Response: Thank you, I\'m glad you like this stuff ... and am honoured to be compared to your friends. Hello friends!
Summary: Sometimes, a kiss is just a kiss. And sometimes, a kiss can change a world.
I thought that Hermione reading fantasy stories was a bit odd. She is a smart girl that knows her facts. I didn't think that fairy tales would interest her, but maybe so. I've never really thought that Hermione was love-sick, but I guess that's what you depict. It's interesting looking back at the types of kisses, though. The detail in that was perfect, like you really were in her mind. Hw do you do that?
When you talked about an older boy kiss, was it at the Yule Ball? Krum was an older boy, and her hair was in curls that night.
How did her mother and father mend her heart when she was off at Hogwarts? Did you mean in the summer?
On the second to last paragraph in the first sentence poUring is misspelled. You might want to go back and fix that.
That overall was beautiful! You can write romance to it really depicts how beautiful young love is! Wow! That was amazing!
Author's Response: Oh, thanks so much! I\'m glad you liked the story so much, and I\'ll try and answer all your comments here.. Regarding the fantasy stories, I was thinking along the lines of the kinds of fairy tales a parent would read to their children when they are young. Hermione would have read about that before she moved onto the non-fiction she currently is a fan of. She is, of course, a very smart and fact-orientated girl as you have said. But there is also as light-herated side to her, I think, that would remember and cherish the stories which first introduced her to the world of literature. As for Hermione beign love-sick, I never conciously thought of her that way as I was writing, but I suppose that is what it is. And about me being in her mind! I just wrote what I thought Hermione would feel - I so glad you think I captured her so well! The older boy I mentioned was indeed Krum at the Yule Ball! And the scene between Hermione and her mother took place during the Christmas break in HBP. I\'ll go check that spelling mistake now, and thanks again for a wonderful review!
Summary: Harry had hidden the Half-Blood Prince’s potions book in the Room of Requirement to avoid turning it over to Professor Snape. On the morning of Dumbledore’s funeral Harry goes for a quiet walk through Hogwarts and ends up back at the Room of Requirement. He goes in, thinking to retrieve the book, but leaves with something quite different.
This is a missing moment - of sorts - from HBP. It is very reflective, as Harry ponders the choices he has made, and the choices he faces. But there is a brief touch of Hogwarts quirkiness at the end as Harry experiences a poignant connection with someone he’s lost.
This was great! I hope that my beta reader(whom Im about to test(my first) will be as good as urs!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I am glad you enjoyed this story, it was one of my first stories on the site. Beta readers are love, so good luck as you work with your beta on your stories! Thanks for reading this one and for the nice review! ~Gina :)
Summary: A new term at Hogwarts begins and all is as normal as possible when there is a war going on, that is. But the world turns upside down for James Potter, Lily Evans and their friends. Romances will spark (some will ignite) and friendships will be stretched to their limits. But, as everyone knows- c'est la vie- that's life.
Warnings for MILD violence and just a few character deaths in later chpters. Just warning you...
Great!! I thought it was a great piece. Im immediatly adding you to my fav authors list!
Author's Response: THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! I\'m starting on a new fanfiction too, so look out for it. it\'s called Dear Diary... amd it\'s a next generation fic. also I\'m having technical difficuties with C\'est La Vie, so I\'m going to talk to the mods about it. anyways, much love to you! love, Bella
You are amazing to be so young!! Im young too, but I cant write that well in my dreams!
Author's Response: Thank you again, bertiebott12! i am sure that if you practice than you will get better. i started writing in third grade and i\'m currently writing a book! so give it a couple more shots! and remember, if you shoot for the moon and miss, at least you\'ll get a star. sorry that was incredibly fake plastic cheese product cheesy, but it had to be said! Love, Bella
Summary: A one-shot about Cedric. He takes on a job in a book-store and makes plans for the future.
I've never really thought about Cedric's feelings before, and this fic opened my eyes to the fact that he might be unhappy. This was great!
Remus Lupin has always been different, ever since he was bitten by a werewolf and forced to live his life with the curse. He had no friends and never expected to have any until he started Hogwarts. But even once he entered school his wish didn't come true, until his third year. Remus would soon learn that with every good comes something equally bad.
Excerpt from Chapter Nineteen:
“What do you want, Lupin?” he asked exasperatedly.
“You hate me, don’t you?” Remus said in a friendly manner, as though he and Snape had been best friends since infancy.
“Gee, what tipped you off?” Snape retorted sarcastically.
“Then you would love to see me get hurt, wouldn’t you?”
“Well yes, I would enjoy that.”
“Especially if it was of my own doing?”
“That would make it even more amusing.”
“Then would you do me the favor of telling Larry Wilkins that I’d like to meet him out by the greenhouses at ten o’ clock tonight?”
This was very good!
This was a very good chapter. You obviously know what you're doing. I think that the idea of Remus having siblings was a great idea! You had great characterization on them. The only thing is that i hope that you get some out-of-the-ordinary plot line. :) On to the next chapter!
Author's Response: I got confused for a minute with the last part of your review... then saw it was only for chapter 1. Don\'t worry, it gets very out-of-the-ordinary. I\'m glad you like the idea of Remus having siblings. Thanks for the review!
That was a great ending. Larry's personality has suddenlky changed and that is a way to enhance readers. Good job!
Author's Response: Yeah, Larry was always a little volatile anyway. Thanks for reading!
I loved it. I really did. It really annoyed me when he couldnt remember! I wish someone was there to tell him! This was probably the best chapter yet.
Author's Response: It is annoying he can\'t remember, but understandable. Thanks for reading and the 100th review!
It was very good! I enjoyed very much the part about Larry being sorted into Slytherin. :)
Author's Response: Yep, Wilkins is a Slytherin! Glad you liked it.
I liked it a lot. The only thing was that it wasnt entirely canon. All of the people in the same year and same house have the same schedule. Just to let u no. :)
Author's Response: I know they do, but then there\'s the third year electives - Arthimancy, Muggle Studies, Care of Magical Creatures. That\'s the only way their schedules differed.
Summary: This story starts out right were HBP left off. Ron and Hermione obviously have feelings for each other. All they need is a little help, confidence, and a push in the right direction. Will Harry and Ginny get back together in their quest to push together their best friends? Will Harry and his friends be able to destroy Voldemort? It will take love, friendship, strength, and trust to be able to free the wizarding world from the clutches of the Dark Lord.
I thought thsat thi was very good! Great job !
This was a very good chapter! That was exactley like Uncle Vernon!
This was great! It's going on my favs list! Update soon.
Summary: A story about Harry Potter's children growing up and becoming legends in their own right. Full of heated arguements, glowering girlfriends, and a rival too good-looking to be considered fair.
Chapter Eight Now Up!
Chapter Eight Excerpt:
'"This morning," McGonagall began, her face white. "I was greeted by two hysterical young girls from Ravenclaw. They informed me that they, along with their best friend Melanie Trumpett, were approached by a cloaked figure who appeared to have came from the Forbidden Forest. These two girls tried to persuade their friend to come along with them, as they were cautious of the stranger, but they said that Ms. Trumpett was answering oddly. She didn't look the same, and her eyes looked "funny"...'
I like it a lot! I read the other reviews and I'm sure that it is just a coinsidence about the plagerism idea. I like it a lot! Great job. I should be on to the next chapter! :)
Author's Response: It was a coincidence, but I was still disappointed all the same. I wanted to have a completely unique story. =D
Thanks for your review!
I like it. Be sure to get some interesting plot line in. But besides that I like Lily and the diary part. Ginny is right to be cautious.
Author's Response: Thanks. I liked that bit a lot myself. =D
I'm sorry, I forgot to say something. I thought that Harry was being a bit selfish when he asked for them to be named after HIS parents. He wouldn't act like that.
Author's Response: Well, Harry did ask, and he only asked for the boy to be named after James and Sirius - Ginny offered the girl to be named after his mother.
But it\'s good to hear from you. If it\'s commented on again, I\'ll think about changing it. =)
Summary: Harry has just witnessed the death of Professor Dumbledore, and chases after the murderous Snape before he can escape the grounds. But the former potions master easily captures Harry, and takes him back to Spinner’s End along with Draco Malfoy. What happens to Harry at Spinner’s End? Will Snape cement his allegiance to the Dark Lord and turn Harry over to Voldemort? What happens to Draco Malfoy? Will Voldemort punish him for his failure on the Tower? And what about Severus Snape - will Harry learn the truth about the former Death Eater at last?
This story is now complete, and presents an alternate ending to Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince, in which Harry learns more than he could have ever imagined about Professor Snape and Professor Dumbledore. He must abandon many of his old convictions and come to an understanding of a new and different reality before setting out on his final journey to vanquish Lord Voldemort in Book Seven.
I loved it! You are obviously a very talented writer, and know where you are going! Keep up the good work!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the great review! I\'m so glad you liked it! I don\'t know about the talented writer part, but I do know where I\'m going with it. It\'s been fun and it should wrap up soon. I hope you read more - thanks so much for finding this story and for the wonderful review! ~Gina :)
1sr reviewer!!!!! *does 1st reviewer dance* I loved it!!! Could have made it a bit longer thiough!! UPDATE SOON!!!
Author's Response: Nice moves! ;) Thanks for the first review on this chapter, that was quick! I\'m glad you liked it. I agree it was short, but that\'s how they turn out sometimes - I don\'t want to force more words where they don\'t belong. The next chapter should be longer! Thanks so much for reading and reviewing!! ~Gina :)