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Fandom Authors Who Have Gone Big Time

It occurs to me that a heck of a lot of Buffy Fanfic Writers have gone pro and that I am probably not aware of everyone who has done so. I looked around to see if a list exists anywhere and couldn't find one, so I decided to start one here. Especially since I'm at the point where I can finally go back and start collecting their available work to support fandom. If you know of any authors who started out in Buffy Fandom and that aren't included on what begins as a very short list, I'd appreciate if you could note yourself/them in the comments so I can add you/them.

At some point in the near future I intend to update each entry with LJ tag and links to their Amazon, B&N (for us nook users) , and Goodreads links. So far among the people I have purchased in the past I have (for purposes of this list "romance" includes both straight up romance and erotic romance)

  • eurydice72 - Vivien Dean and Jamie Craig (romance - het and M/M)

  • pepperlandgirl4- Pepper Espinoza (romance - het and M/M)

  • kallysten - Kallysten (romance - het not sure about M/M)

  • hollydb - Rosalie Stanton (romance - het not sure about M/M)

  • herself_nyc- NancyKay Shapiro (literature)

  • missmurchison- Mari Donne (romance - MM)

  • anaross - Alicia Rasley (romance - het)

  • dorians_kitten is Ana Blaze (romance - het)

  • casfic - Cas Stavert (historical fiction)

  • cornerofmadness - Jana Denardo (romance - MM)

  • mydeira - Emery Sanborne (romance - MMF)

  • sadbhyl - Philippa Grey-Gerou and India Harper (romance, historical and contemporary, het and MM)

  • denny_dc- Published name unknown as of right now

  • nandibble - Ansen Dibell (science fiction, fantasy and nonfiction)

  • juliefortune AKA rachelcaine - Rachel Caine and Roxanne Longstreet Conrad (urban fantasy, paranormal romance, suspense, nonfiction)

  • ozma914 - Mark R. Hunter (romantic comedy - het, nonfiction, YA Mystery)

  • janedavitt - Jane Davitt (romance - MM)

  • ffutures - Marcus L. Rowland (Horror, Science Fiction, RPGs)

  • paratti - Ellie Fleming (Anthology)

  • thepuddinhead - Terri Meeker

I know there HAS to be more. Help me ObiLive KenJournal. You're my only hope.

PS, Thanks to montuos I've fixed the Security problem and the post is now public. Feel free to share!


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May. 6th, 2013 02:45 pm (UTC)
Open the post with the editor ("Edit Entry" or pencil icon). Scroll towards the bottom of the page. In the "Security" dropdown, select "public". Click "Save Entry". Post is now public.
May. 6th, 2013 02:47 pm (UTC)
Oooh! Thanks! That choice was grayed out when I wrote the post, but it's good to know the status can be edited in later!
May. 6th, 2013 02:54 pm (UTC)
They disable it for initial posting to ensure you can't do it accidentally, but editing a post "proves" you're mindfully outing yourself changing it.
May. 6th, 2013 07:55 pm (UTC)
missmurchison is another - she has had a MM romance published.

Edited at 2013-05-06 07:56 pm (UTC)
May. 6th, 2013 08:23 pm (UTC)
Oooh! Thanks! Updated!
May. 6th, 2013 09:07 pm (UTC)
Neat list!

There's also anaross who writes as Alicia Rasley. Romances, I think all het

Her amazon page!

Edited at 2013-05-06 09:09 pm (UTC)
May. 7th, 2013 12:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I've added her.
May. 7th, 2013 01:25 am (UTC)
DoriansKitten is Ana Blaze. Her first book ("The Best Man" - both when it was Spuffy and now) just came out a few weeks ago and is available on Amazon :)
May. 7th, 2013 12:31 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Now I need to get a copy of the original fic so I can compare it to her book! LOL! One of my new favorite things is reading Pepper's Fic Mad World and following that up with Book Mad World.
May. 7th, 2013 04:57 am (UTC)
Here ya go:
casfic -can't remember her publishing name
cornerofmadness, aka Jana Denardo
mydeira, aka Emery Sanborne
sadbhyl, aka Philippa Grey-Gerou and India Harper
denny_dc - can't remember her publishing name
the great, late nandibble, whose nom de plume was Anselm Dibell.
juliefortune, aka rachelcaine, aka Rachel Caine and Roxanne Longstreet Conrad
ozma914, aka Mark Hunter

There are also LJers who have written non-fiction articles about fandoms and LJ-ing, for publication - such as the late Nan Dibble, who wrote "Plot", a best-selling text for creative writers, yourlibrarian, nikitangel, myself, and others.

Edited at 2013-05-07 05:00 am (UTC)
May. 7th, 2013 12:31 pm (UTC)
OMG It's Christmas! Thanks!
May. 7th, 2013 06:57 am (UTC)
janedavitt (romance - MM)

Actually Nan Dibble, referred to above, is the other way around; she was a published science fiction author first and went into fanfic later. The same applies to Marcus Rowland aka ffutures.

Edited at 2013-05-07 07:01 am (UTC)
May. 7th, 2013 12:32 pm (UTC)
Oooh! Thanks for the uodate!
May. 8th, 2013 06:24 pm (UTC)
hello_spikey is also a published science fiction writer who came to fanfic later (she's said she doesn't want her fannish name linked to her real name, though.) There are a number of fantasy and SF writers who've also written fanfic, even if some of them don't quite call it that - Neil Gaiman, Steven Brust, Deborah Doyle, Seanan McGuire, Naomi Novik, the list goes on. Heck, back in the day there was practically an entire industry worth of people writing Lovecraft pastiches...
May. 7th, 2013 11:16 am (UTC)
I have a story in an anthology with other fic writers, if that counts.
The pen name is Ellie Fleming.
May. 7th, 2013 12:32 pm (UTC)
Awesome! I'll update ASAP!
May. 7th, 2013 11:06 pm (UTC)
So, I'm back. To add to your list from my list (in no special order because my list isn't in order yet):

  • Kallysten has a second alias - Angela Yseult
    (Beneath the Twin Moons of Haldae - YA Book)

  • LJ bittenandstaked = Felicity Heaton

  • LJ moxie_fic = Candy Nicks, Alexandra Marell

  • LJ beccafurrow = Nightmelody = Melisse Aires
    Do you remember the story Christmasbaby? = Holly Jolly Vampire

  • LJ sexymermaid / LJ jans_intentions = LJ jan_irving = Jan Irving (mostly MM I think)

  • LJ starshinebrt18 - Claire Michaels as far as I remember. Found it - it was karbear57 who pimped her as Claire Michael's Between Dreams and Darkness by Lindenbayromance. I googled her, she has another book with Samhain

  • LJ williamsgirl is Lara Williams and now Samantha Sommersby. I'm still waiting for her "Smoldering Ice" to become original...

  • LJ zarrah04 = Lily Graison

  • LJ adreamweaver (Dreamweaver) = Jo Andrews

  • LJ sotia / (LJ) Sotia-Lazu = Sotia Lazu

  • She pimped Jolynn Raymond (Beneath The Shadows of Evil.. books) name rings a bell now? *cough aka Sandara Not on LJ.

  • LJ _a_s_h_l_e_e_ (Ashlee) had - with Lindenbayromance too her Spuffy fanfic published Love on the Run. I can't find the original title, I thought the name was the same. *edit* Ashlee Hopkins maybe? Name needs to be confirmed - who can help?
    See Author list: http://www.romancewiki.com/Linden_Bay_Romance

  • LJ caromiofic = K.C. Taylor (see Smashwords)

  • Not sure who Carla Krae is (or if she is the same as K.C. Taylor - maybe Sotia can help you here?)

  • LJ jamies_lady turned "Dark Sail on The Horizon" + selfpublished I think with lulu.com - sorry, missing the names here. Does someone know? My link doesn't work any longer. http://www.sinful-dreams.com/unicorn/fic/reviews.php?type=ST&item=18 published on Lulu.com Charlotte Douglas Dark Sail..

  • But - check Melanie Anderson with LBR too: Link (fixed link now). Doesn't it sound familiar or only coincidence? Speedway by Jypzrose? She's published, too. *edit* can someone confirm?
    To add: She is published under "Lisa Marie". I followed the link to her original Yahoo Group from her site. Name confirmed.
    Nor sure about the second name Maybe she has a second name Melanie Anderson? Help?

  • *edit*: LJ ms_scarletibis is published as Jill Robi

  • * BTW: Pepper + Eurydice writing together as Jamie Craig

* New: LJ Rikki_oko = Natalie D. Richards (as pimped on my F-List today)

To check:

* LJ dawnofme has rewritten (Do not disturb), haven't heard she is published yet. Several others want to rewrite = write to orignal. LJ sweetiejen wanted to do it, too. Puddinhead (LJ thepuddinhead) took "Yours William" down for rewrite for publishing.

* I don't know where I have this from:
Vic Noir = http://www.SelahMarch.com = Original fiction. Maybe someone can confirm it?

* Nautibitz = she has written and an agent, not sure if it's published yet? If not, then soon, hopefully.

Wow, even with my list that took some time lol. Hope it will post in one go.

PS: The Enemy of Reality aka Patricia Pribolova  has written 'Top of the World' for ANT Fall = Fall - A Collection of Short Stories (Almond Press Short Story Contest) = it was a contest. Not sure if that counts.

*edit* Another one to add: Unbridled Brunette
LJ unbridled_b = R.S. Dean
(She's at Smashwords). See her Story FtTP at BSV; there is the link.

Edited at 2013-10-01 10:40 pm (UTC)
May. 8th, 2013 04:30 pm (UTC)
ssddgr (sotia) writes romance under the pen name Sotia Lazu. I wonder if many of these writers would think of their achievements as "the big time". Fic writers go pro!

Also, I know that several well-known professional writers still dip back into fanfic when they feel so moved.

Edited at 2013-05-08 04:33 pm (UTC)
May. 9th, 2013 05:42 pm (UTC)
What a great idea!
Thank you for starting this; some of these people have been very close to my heart, even if as strangers and from afar.
I was longing to have news, to hear what they were doing now...I really hope you'll do the linking thing, and thank you, thank you, thank you!
Jun. 28th, 2013 05:40 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, I've been thinking about doing this as well, but you're already there!

I know both dreamweaver and dampersnspoons have published, but I don't know their aliases.
Jul. 3rd, 2013 08:20 am (UTC)
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