FRIENDING POLICY: I am generally a very friendly person, but as I use this journal for a lot of personal stuff which has little to do with fandom, I'm reasonably careful about whom I befriend. If you would like to 'friend' me, then contact me - through pm, by commenting on a public post in my journal, or by saying hello a few times when we bump into each other in comms or other people's journals. I like to 'click' with someone before friending. Adding me to your flist out of the blue with no explanation is unlikely to gain a response. Just saying.
THE BIO: Writer, wife, mother, grateful recipient of intermittent attention from the cat - that's Mr. The Cat to you, buddy. Ex-academic, with emphasis on the ex. Entirely too many years spent in the sixteenth century, metaphorically speaking. Now trying to catch up with the 21st; might have reached 1897 by now. Keen on good English, style matters, been savaged by the writing bug, but you touch-a my commas, I kill-a your dog.... Idiosyncratic comma user. Friendly but intermittently vituperative. Often unnecessarily polysyllabic.
I am 47 years old. Forty-seven. Two score years and seven. I may at some time link to adult-rated material, and I definitely use ripe language from time to time. If you are under age, please go away and come back after your eighteenth birthday.
While I am now embarking on a career in original fiction, I started to fulfil my dream of becoming a writer with Harry Potter fanfiction in September 2007 - I sail the good ship SS/HG and have recently diverted a little with some genfic. I post on TPP and AO3, as richardgloucester.
For my stories "Seven Brides for Seven Snapes", "A Taxing Affair", "Through Silence", "Now You See Them", "The Scientific Approach", "The Gamekeeper" and "The Janus Rose":