NEWS: January 2007
Aside from Echoes, some of my new work is not acceptable for content reasons over on SIYE. You may find some of the other stories I write at here at FicWad. All of my stories will be posted at PhoenixSong.net for the time being.
A discussion group for the stories I am involved in (for those of you who want to say more than a normal review is meant for) can be found at
if you're interested.
If you based my bio on the writings published to date, you might conclude I'm a bit of a depressed, violent, possibly delusional person with a penchant for saying something simple in obtuse and obfuscated ways. You might even infer that I'm very comfortable with the ideas of life and death and the reality of their uncertainty.
You may be right, I may be crazy. But I'll be the last to know one way or the other.
Echoes of Power is my own diversion from the much longer story idea I had for the HP universe. I have an elaborate beta team which is constantly becoming more intricate. My two outstanding primary betas (Fairy Beta Editors as they like to be called, despite my attempts to convey divinity status upon them) are Chreechree and cwarbeck, authors of merit in their own rights. Reg chimes in as an excellent Brit-Picker and beta of his own, followed by Sovran doing a sanity test and unspoiled reader evaluation. I also have a Londoner checking modern slang issues in Treecat. Finally, Sherylyn puts her polishing touch in, and then it goes live. Deep thanks to all of these fun people.
I generally abhor the idea of writing multiple stories at the same time, since it slows down the main effort and generally weakens them all, but I have to break down every now and then to do a one-off or chase a plot bunny. Ridiculous, Pratfall, and Doors of Perception are examples of this. Others are coming as well. Be advised: Not all bunnies are cute and fluffy. I may even contribute some missing moments to Sovran's excellent MoOniverse, also known as The Meaning of One. You should try reading it if you haven't already. While it may superficially sound or read like Fate's Debt, you'll find right away that such a comparison is weak at best. MoO is unique and novel in its own right.