May, 2002: I'm a new, excited author, standing on the shoulders of giants. I'm also 46, live in Southern California, and am honored to be part of the "fanfiction" world of LOTR. How wonderful to connect with other fans of this amazing tale. I think I've read to shreds and replaced the whole trilogy three or four times already.
I'm continually impressed with how important reviews are. They inspire us to keep writing, and nudge our stories in directions we never thought of. Please know that every review is cherished and appreciated. Let's keep helping each other along! (My favorite quote in all the trilogy is, "Praise from the praiseworthy is above all rewards." That's how I feel about so many of my reviewers; I'm honored and thrilled to hear from you!)