A short bit about me

I write a lot, read a lot, love colors, and “What-if” scenarios.  And NaNoWriMo. NaNo is awesome.

So far I’ve published A Net of Dawn and Bones, and Count Taka and the Vampire Brides: A Comedy of Epic Vampire Bromance!

I’m currently working on edits to Pearl of Fire, an elemental-magic setting in which Our Heroes need to find some very bad guys before the volcano their city is in goes boom….

Also currently editing the second draft of Seeds of Blood, a sequel to A Net of Dawn and Bones. Hoping to have that one out in September.

For de-stressing, working on various fanfic. *G*

Sometimes I also do pretties. They help pay for book covers!

http://www.ebay.com/usr/violet_grower

49 thoughts on “A short bit about me

  1. So, all of your writing is totally awesome! I’ve had difficulty with the Urban Legends series though – I can’t seem to find all of the bits. Do you have a list/guide/recommended reading order for your fics?

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    1. They’re more or less posted in chronological order? The rare ones that aren’t, have a note inside. Frankly I’d just read them in the same order I wrote them.

      As for “all the bits” – there was one I had to take down because it was a songfic. Unfortunately I lost it in a computer crash. Drat.

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      1. Um… pretty sure I have that. (Hell, I have all of Urban Legends, including Gryph’s three stories that you use for the Godzilla stuff.) Which one is it? Can send it back to you – what format do you want it in?

        🙂

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  2. I have to say, I love your fanfic, and definitely read and reread them constantly. You have started me reading on fandoms I barely know, and your writing is so internally consistent, it is impossible for me to go back to the source material and wonder why they aren’t acting the way they “should” (aka Vatharically).

    I will be going on a 7 day cruise soon and I was planning to load up my phone with ebooks for reading. If you have no objections, I was hoping to add an anthology of the Urban Legends stories to make it easier–internet is unreliable aboard ship, I have been told. I’m using the story list found at http://traethlin.tripod.com/ as a starting point, and then just read the author notes in anything marked UL in your FF.Net author page.

    Not counting the 4 Deep Water ‘verse from Gryph/Macx, I have 54 stories listed — if I add Snowbound (Airwolf x Ghostbusters) and All I Need is A Miracle (Rorouni Kenshin x Gargoyles) there’s 56. ::boggles::

    I assume Miracle is chronologically at the beginning of UL but where does Snowbound fit in? Between ‘Tag’ and ‘Nothing Could Possibly Go Wrong’, or somewhat earlier in the timeline? Any advise would be greatly appreciated!

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    1. Internet can definitely be less than reliable aboard ship, I’ve heard.

      Yikes, I lost access to the traethlin site years ago; that’s one reason I’ve started putting stuff up on AO3. 🙂

      Snowbound… Hmm. That should come not too long after Shades of White, I’m pretty sure.

      Download and enjoy! 🙂

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  3. I’m *really* looking forward to Embers as it is reposted on AO3, and the theoretical future Urban Legends series page. Thanks! I will stick it after Wild Things, since it is kind of a standalone but important intro for Nothing Could Possibly Go Wrong.

    PS Flat Tire with Bad Guys is bringing the doom hammer on my heart. The military-civilian divide so starkly laid out is going to lead…someplace. Definitely someplace bad, but hopefully fixable.

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  4. I’ve really liked your fanfics. Its always fun to find people who actually do the research for their stories. I look forward to reading A Net of Dawn and Bones when I get the chance. And NaNo is awesome. Anyway, there was this bit in Embers that I’ve been curious about for a while. Is the smoke-sugar a real thing? Or did you come up with that?

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  5. Could you ever write an sequel based on the avatar world you made? The world building you had going on was so rich that I read it all within 3 days two years ago and have read it two more times completely since then. I love love love that world you have made. A sequel based on a new avatar (not korra but a new one!) or about an avatar from before would make me cry and die of joy.

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  6. So this is completely utterly unrelated to anything and everything, except that I just spotted this and it immediately made me think of A Net of Dawn and Bones:

    Do it. You know you want to. (I for sure would love to read it!)

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  7. considering the things I have to clean up at work, I’d welcome the chance to legitimately whack a monster!(monstergirls/kanmusu not included)

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  8. Happy Fanfic Author Appreciation Day! Thank you so much for writing. You’ve been one of my favorite authors since high school (8+ years, how time does fly) and I just want to say thanks for keeping on writing. You’ve always got a fresh angle on things, you always look at the consequences of canon actions in a way canon doesn’t, and it never gets too dark for hope. Thanks so much for continuing to write, even when RL sucks.

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    1. Thank you! Wow, it’s been well over a decade since I first posted something on Fanfiction.net; time does fly. 🙂

      Not sure where I read it, but someone roughly said that anyone can write dark stuff; all we have to do is look around. The real trick is writing something better than what we’ve got. Because that way we’ve got something to aim at to make our own personal lives brighter. 🙂

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  9. Hey, Im an old fan, I started reading back when you were still doing Embers. I was just wondering, Did you ever get around to posting the dragon love story between Ryuuko-hime and Kingami? Ive looked but if its out there I never found it. much love!

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  10. Ahh, I see. Thank you anyways! I appreciate you:) I just wanted to say thanks as well, I have a special kind of mental disorder that makes words difficult sometimes….. I made my SO read the dragon thoughts as you wrote them, and it really helped him understand me better. And I have never met anyone else who was able to accurately describe my brain when it goes haywire. Im forever grateful to you for bringing me the beauty that you did. Thank you.
    Look after yourself ❤

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    1. *Wry G* You might be amazed how many writers also have brain-to-word difficulties. People tend to become writers because they want to communicate. And that often means accurate communication is very hard.

      Oof. Glad the dragon POV helped! Differently wired nervous systems and sensory whiteouts real things, and very hard to deal with even when you know that’s what’s going on.

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  11. Hi, I sent you a message on Fanfiction.net about recording a podfic of Embers, the full thing is on the site. But the gist of it is that I love your story and what a chance to do it justice. If you have a response you can reach my at my fanfiction account Honeymon14 . Thank you for reading and have a nice day.

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  12. A reviewer said that Count Taka had too many in-jokes for people who hadn’t read your previous work.

    Speaking of which, the closest thing I have to a helpful book for Princess Rama is the Arthashastra, a hair-raising self-help manual from the Mauryan Empire.

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  13. I can’t believe I didn’t find this before now. I always get alerts for your new fics as soon as you post them, but I didn’t find this until today. Why? I’m so ashamed. I’m Quatre Winner on fanfiction.net, though I doubt you’ll know me.

    I can’t figure out how to follow you atm, but know that I will be checking back frequently :3

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  14. I would like to submit a plotbunny for your consideration. I’m not as talented as meshing together two worlds as seamlessly as you or else I’d handle it. But, you are the undisputed queen of Kenshin alternate universe worldbuilding.

    What if the characters of Kenshin lived in Final Fantasy XIV’s Eorzea? Lalafell Yahiko and Roegadyn Sanosuke along with Hyur Kenshin and Kaoru – although you could have Kenshin be half-Elezen, I know you love making him nonhuman 😛

    While Eorzea isn’t very Japanese, there is a Japanese culture interacting with them as of Heavensward and I think Stormblood takes characters TO that culture. I’m seeing a lot of screenshots of NPCs in kimono. There’s also a war in the game’s backstory with the Garleans, if that helps.

    Someone in a XIV group is trying to glamour their character to look like Kenshin and it spawned the bunny.

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      1. Eh, no big 🙂 It’s a great game but I understand that being an MMO and requiring a buttload of time can be daunting. I had to stop playing when I started a second job simply because I didn’t have the time to do the daily and weekly quests, much less the new content as it was coming out. I just thought I’d toss the bunny to the queen before I tried to handle it.

        By the by, I reread Upon A Fiery Steed a few days ago and had the sudden image of the rubber Goa’uld going through ten days of captivity with Jack and Siler, Is it okay if I write that bunny? From the point of view of the rubber Goa’uld, mind you, and it’s going to be interesting to write the POV of an inanimate object.

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  15. I was finally able to order count taka (My budget doesn’t thank your amazing writing) – i got paperback of course, i want to be able to lend out my copy to all my friends. I’ve only gotten a few pages in but I can already tell I’m going to love it. Keep up the good work

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