I am a 29 year-old college professor at a little university in the South. This semester, however, in addition to my usual freshman English classes, I'm teaching two sections on the Harry Potter series as literature. Seriously! Unfortunately, I spend a lot of the the time I'm supposed to be grading papers reading fanfic instead, and I've been writing it for about five years now. In fact, my chaptered fic, "Of Christmas Past," was the first story I wrote and it's still not finished...I'll finish eventually though, I promise! It was on hiatus for a while, but I've started it up again, so it might actually be finished this year.
"Of Christmas Past" was also nominated for the Best Cannon Romance Quicksilver Quill Award for 2009! I'm so excited! I mean, there are over three thousand stories in Romance, and at least fifteen hundred of those are cannon! And I was nominated twice! I don't even mind if I don't win, just to be nominated was an honor. Anyway, good luck to everyone else who was nominated!
Speaking of "Of Christmas Past," I'm very very sorry that it's taking me so long to update it. I keep having problems, and then encountering massive writer's block. But I will finish it eventually, even if it takes me five years. Hopefully it won't, but I won't abandon the story.
If you want to read these in chronological order, they are as follows:
1. "Langlock" - set during James and Lily's time
2. "Chasing Away the Dark" - Ginny's POV during the middle of OotP
3. " Among the Ranks of Heroes" - set right after Sirius' death in OotP
4. "Comforter and Comforted" - set a few days after Sirius' death in OotP
5. "The Monster ON Harry's Chest" - set in the middle of HBP
6. "Twice Lost" - set near the end of HBP
7. "Of Christmas Past" - originally set directly after HBP, but became Alternate Universe after DH came out. So, it's set during DH, but isn't totally cannon, since a few major details changed in DH.
8. "The Queen of May" - technically set during DH, but is mostly a flashback to Snape's childhood.
9. "Falling into Darkness" - set during DH
10. "The Tree by the Lake" - technically set right after the Battle of Hogwarts in DH, but is mostly flashbacks.
Summary: Harry, Ron, Hermione and Ginny find themselves in a Muggle hotel in Godric's Hollow on the Winter Solstice. During an enthusiastic snowball fight, Harry and Ginny step through a stone circle that transports them seventeen years into the past. This may be the only chance Harry has to spend with his parents, and it may also be what he needs to figure out his relationship with Ginny.
The warning is for later chapters.
Edit: So, this was originally strictly a Harry/Ginny fic, but Ron and Hermione kept trying to get together too, so I felt like I had to change the category. And there's a bit of Lily/James in there too, though they're already married, and I've also added a bit of Remus/Tonks. Poor Sirius is the only Singleton (though he may manage to get a girl of his own)!
Edit: This story was cannon until after Deathly Hallows came out, so I changed it to Alternate Universe, but it's still pretty close to cannon. Only a few things will end up being different when the story ends.
Edit: I've changed all of the chapter titles to the titles of Christmas songs that I felt reflected the events in the chapters best. Tell me what you think! Does it fit?
Summary: When Lily gets tired of James' constant attempts to ask her out, Severus teaches her a way to shut him up.
Summary: As Headmaster Severus Snape returns from gathering potion ingredients in the Forbidden Forest, a flower catches his eye, and reminds him of a day, long-ago, when he was happy, and the sun shone brilliantly on the girl he loved.
Severus Snape/Lily Evans
I am Chaser921 of Gryffindor, writing for the November One-Shot Challenge.
Summary: Harry and Ginny often spend time relaxing under the tree by the lake. So did their parents, and both couples leave their mark on the tree. The tree remembers, and protects them in its own way.
Pairings are James/Lily and Harry/Ginny
Oh, and the Character Death isn't any of the canon characters. Thought you ought to know! *faints*
Summary: Warning: DH spoilers in this story. DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN'T FINISHED THE BOOK!!!
A missing moment during the Battle of Hogwarts that follows Nymphadora Tonks.
This was written for Prof. Snape's Talon's DADA first-year class.
Summary: Ginny's PoV starting from when McGonagall brings her and the twins to Dumbledore's office and ending when she convinces Harry that Voldemort's not possessing him.
I am Chaser921 of Gryffindor writing for A Different Viewpoint of the Spring Challenges.
Edit: This story won second place in the Different Viewpoint category! How cool is that?
Summary: Was Dumbledore's death the only reason Harry broke up with Ginny? Or did something else happen that made him realize how devastated he'd be if he lost her? A missing moment set after Dumbledore's death in HBP, but before the funeral.
Summary: Moments after Sirius Black falls through the Veil, he meets someone he never knew existed who tells him something he doesn't quite believe...
I am Chaser921 writing for Gryffindor for the Myth and Magic Prompt
Summary: A missing moment from Order of the Phoenix. When Harry goes down to the lake to brood, Ginny follows.
Summary: This is a missing moment from HBP. After Ginny tells Harry about Romilda Vane's comment about the hippogriff supposedly tatooed on his chest, she decides to draw a Hungarian Horntail on him with her makeup. One-shot focusing on Harry and Ginny's blossoming relationship.