R.M.Whitaker
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Joined 07-04-04, id: 423116, Profile Updated: 09-02-08
Author has written 7 stories for Historical, and Western.

When I was little, my three older sisters made a hobby of recording their own voices on tapes as characters telling a story. In the background they would play music and tap clay pots on hard surfaces to sound like horse hooves. I would wait for days in anticipation when they boarded up in their room to record, trying to hear through the cracks in the door what the story was going to be, and in the end I would always be chased away until the tape was finished. And when the tape was finished-! My sisters would go all out, transforming their room into a plush theater with food and pillows and blankets for my comfort. My little sister and I would giggle and wring our little hands in excitement as we were led through the bedroom door on a "red carpet" (usually a towell) while the three older sisters welcomed us and made sure we were comfortable. And then the tape would start to play. My little sister and I would become lost in the world that our sisters had created for us- the world of the princesses Mia and Zephronia, and the world of the Centaur Zepphora. It's no wonder that I am still fascinated by the art of story-telling!

I will forever remember the day that Rachel, the oldest of my sisters, came up with the idea of writing a story, instead of telling it on a tape. It was such a new idea to me! Write? Write down a story? What an incredibly splended idea! My sister was a genious! I waited eagerly for her to finish this book she had planned so that I could read it. I waited several hours. I waited days. I waited weeks. Finally, I begged Rachel to let me read what she'd written so far. It NEVER took this long to record a story on a tape! When I learned that Rachel hadn't even finished the first page yet, my impatience pushed me to do something I never would have thought to do otherwise-- I started to write my own book. I was eight years old and the story was about a mermaid named Lissie. Every day I wrote and every day Lissie had a new adventure- she saved a Dolphine from a coral reef and named it Polly; she found a dark witch's castle and dared herself to explore it; she befriended a witch named Linda and together, while playing with magic, they became humans. I wrote and re-wrote Lissie's story until I was eleven years old and it became more logical and realistic (that is, as logical and realistic as a tale about a mermaid princess can be).

Rachel never did really start her book and my sisters all grew to be far too busy to entertain my little sister and me with silly, embarrassing tapes of themselves pretending to be giants and talking eagles and dragons and princesses. It was at this time that, through searching the internet, I discovered that other kids, like me, also enjoyed writing their own stories. I devoured story after story on self-publishing sites, always trying to figure out how to post my own stories. Then allong came fictionpress! I'd never yet found a site with so many stories and so many authors on it! I wanted to be a part of it at once!

As I, now about twelve or thirteen years old, sat at my computor, preparing to post my first chapter of Lissie's story, I hesitated. Suddenly my Little Mermaid story seemed so silly and childish. For the first time, fear of what others would think of my story krept into my previously-naive mind. Then an even greater fear came- a fear that no one would read it at all! The Legend of Two Worlds, my mermaid story, was precious to me and I didn't want anyone to criticise it, so I decided to write an experimental story- just something to figure out how fictionpress worked. Thus was born The Apprentice, my historically-inaccurate tale of a young man named William Ingals and the love of his life during the Revolutionary War. I enjoyed writing that one so well, that I postponed posting The Legend of Two Worlds so that I could write a sequel to The Apprentice : an equally-flawed story called When Johnny Comes Marching Home. Poorly-written though they be, they are still on fictionpress for anyone to read. My computor died a few years ago and they are now the only coppies I have of those two stories. Someday I intend to go back and re-write those two.

I write for my own enjoyment. My stories are not great and they, most likely, will never be seen anywhere but on fictionpress. But I do have bigger projects in my head that I plan to start when I have the time to dedicate to them. I do want to publish something someday, just as every other writer does. Thank you for your support in reading my stories! I love them despite their many, many, many foults, and it pleases me more than I can say when others like them as well!

Now for the "interesting" info on me for all of the curious people in the world who care. :)

Hobbies: Writing (ha ha, in case you couldn't tell), reading, art, DANCING!, singing (cough, cough), acting, and daydreaming.

Favorite subjects at school: History and English

Places I've lived: California, Hawaii, Utah, and Oregon (my dad was in the air force when I was younger).

Places I've been:
All of the above, allong with Colorado, Mexico, Washington, Idaho, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Washington DC, Canada, Navada, and... probably some other boring places that I don't remember anymore...

Places I want to go: Italy!! France, England, Ireland, Gwatemala, and India

What I look like: Beautiful beyond description. (Heavy sarcasm there)

Favorite books:
Ok, here we go... The Book of Mormon, The Bible, Twilight, New Moon, The Tennishoes Among the Nephites Series, The Children of the Promise Series, Ella
Enchanted, Les Miserables, The Allience, and Gone with the Wind.

Favorite book characters:
Ammon and Captain Moroni (The Book of Mormon), Meghan (Tennishoes Series), Appolus (Tennishoes Series), Garth (Tennishoes Series), Wally (Children of the Promise Series), Charley (Charley), Darcy (Pride and Prejudice), Edward (Twilight and New Moon) and... that's it.

Alright, I think I've sufficiently bored you. So good bye and I hope you enjoy reading my work!

Books I have on site (so far):

The Apprentice- This is about Will, a 17-year-old, former-sailor who becomes an apprentice for an old friend of his father's in Boston in 1773. He prints and delivers newspapers every day and learns of a group called the Sons of Liberty. It's against the law for an apprentice to join any political groups or do anything without their master's permission, but he can't ask his master if he can join the Sons becouse his master is a British gentleman and the Sons of Liberty are against the British, so he secretly joins the group. Will his will to fight for freedom destroy the love he has for a British Gentleman's daughter? Would he risk becoming her enemy to fight for what he believes in? FINISHED!

When Johnny Comes Marching Home- The sequel toThe Apprentice.
Two years have passed since Will joined the war. He is a wonderful fighter and does well in battle, but one thing still bothers him. The memory of a beautiful maiden from his past tortures his mind and stories of the goings on at Boston fill him with guilt. It seems he has destroyed the life of a girl he loved very much. He longs to see her again, but it seems impossible. FINISHED!

Among Hills of Edenbrook- Laura Knight was raised by a sweet woman in Edenbrook, Ireland when her mother left her at four years old. Now, twelve years later, Laura is thought of as an odd girl and a dramatic daydreamer by the residents of the tiny, Irish town. And, for the most part, that is exactly what she is. But can her odd ways soften the heart of a man who lost his wife? Can she teach him to love again? To notice his son again? FINISHED!

Untamable-
This is the story of Mercedes McBride, a half-hispanic girl living in the age of the Cowboys, who is forced to go live with her father, the only man she's ever feared, in dusty Texas. But when he arranges for her to marry the dreaded Senor Nunez, she plans to run away on a Cattle Drive, disguised as a Cowboy. What she never would have dreamed is that she could find love on this, the wildest adventure of her life! FINISHED!

Cats and Dogs- Dr. Matthew Rochester's son Nathan returns, a full-grown man- in Cats and Dogs. Refusing to follow in his father's footsteps and go to Medical school
"to learn how to cut people up", Nathan is working at a small auto-repair shop all day and coming home at night to his girlfriend- a Great Dane named Daisy- and working on his passion- poetry. At the age of 25, Nathan's life is exactly the same from day to day, until he meets a certain Amelia Dawson and his world is turned upside down when he meets her wild family. Problems arrise when the two of them become engaged and begin to see all of their many differences. Are they really meant for each other? Story takes place in Delaware in 1925. FINISHED!

Latham Manor-

After the death of her grandafther (her last remaining family), Liesle Metcalf has no choice but to go to Latham Manor in the hills of Northern England. The Lathams have been almost kin to the Metcalf family for generations, though no one recalls when or how the friendship began. The Manor has been running since the 11th century and Liesle finds that its old walls contain many secrets. Nothing goes as Liesle had planned when she comes to live in the Manor. Lord Latham is away on business, his daughter is crazy, there is a ghost roaming the halls at night, searching for a hidden treasure, and falling in love has never seemed more complicated! NEW!

I made up my own little "auther's page" type thingy. If you want to see some pictures I drew of my characters and pictures of actors ect. I think look like my characters, go to: http://blog.myspace.com/58352190 But I warn you, don't expect too much out of the drawings. I lack greatly in tallent, but you can get the general idea.

Try them out! And please, don't be affraid to tell me what you think. I could always use advice. And please REVIEW!! Reviews are the fuel that keep me writing!! Thankyou.

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The Aviary by S. Renee reviews
1912 France. The de Daumier House is cursed, they say. Alain won’t let his daughter Mathilde leave the house, Virginie is hearing ghosts, and Agnès knows more than she says. When Parisian boy Laurie falls for Mathilde, he sets out to solve the mystery.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 2,291 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 7/18/2008 - Published: 1/2/2008
Banded by Duckie Von Paigenheimer reviews
They were all bubbly and happy... the Great Wars a thing of the past... and then five furballs scampered onto the scene and screwed it up!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 23 - Words: 60,741 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/12/2008 - Published: 1/13/2008
The Alabaster Prince by Alfsigesey reviews
King Safron IV chose to secretly raise his daughter as his son, in order to save the Alabaster Dynasty. So, Prince Caerleon VI is a woman, raised as a man. Only three people in the world know… and poor Caerleon was the last to find out.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,980 - Reviews: 130 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 4/15/2008 - Published: 10/16/2007
Solitaire by S. Renee reviews
In the years preceding the Revolutionary War, softspoken Elizabeth McCarthy unintentionally falls in love with a British soldier, spies on her two older sisters' budding romances, and lives through the events of her brewing Boston society.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 40 - Words: 9,426 - Reviews: 672 - Favs: 267 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 12/23/2007 - Published: 1/30/2007 - Complete
Meg Ramsey by S. Renee reviews
FINISHED Meg Ramsey, a simple servant for a wealthy family, soon finds herself living in the Royal Palace . . . as a Princess! But what will happen when she finds love somewhere she shouldn't? A Cinderella story with a twist of sin, passion, and drama.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 50 - Words: 11,046 - Reviews: 426 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 1/27/2007 - Published: 6/17/2005
The St James Sisters by S. Renee reviews
FINISHED The five St. James sisters Mary, Sara, Nora, Emy, and Gail are heading across the ocean on a ship full of sailors. Along the way each one falls in love with a man she never expected whether a sailor, an artist, a doctor, or an invalid.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 42 - Words: 8,885 - Reviews: 238 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/7/2006 - Published: 7/30/2005
For the Sake of Propriety by Knightengale reviews
Sequel to 'For the Sake of Convenience.' Spoiled and opinionated Sophia Browne isn't interested in falling in love. Highly proper and self-righteous Matthew Hamilton isn't interested in Sophia. But their families hope to change a few minds.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 16 - Words: 57,427 - Reviews: 295 - Favs: 176 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 7/5/2006 - Published: 1/4/2004
Forsaken Identity by kristy23 reviews
An unnamed king. An overthrow of power. A lost identity...thousands of years ago, on the island of Crete, Lena lost her future. Now, a slave struggling to support her once noble family, can she keep her enemy's trust long enough to destroy him? FINISHED!
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 26 - Words: 72,173 - Reviews: 261 - Favs: 169 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 6/13/2006 - Published: 5/26/2004 - Complete
The Story of Jude and Josie by S. Renee reviews
FINISHED Jude and Josie met when they were both just young children in London. As the years go by their friendship survives, and soon turns to romance. But what will happen when WWII strikes?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 33 - Words: 7,926 - Reviews: 212 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/6/2005 - Published: 3/6/2005 - Complete
The Life She Never Wanted To Know by RainyDaySunlight reviews
Sadie is a fine woman who hides a dangerous past. If society knew who she really was, would everything be ruined? Including her perfect future plans with her fiance? Set in the midwest in the late 1800's. Review please!
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,759 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/3/2005 - Published: 8/20/2004
Magnolias In War by sweet-sara2100 reviews
In the midst of the Civil War, when father and son leave to become soldiers there is no one to protect the family from the Yankees. Especially now when they need it most. -COMPLETED-
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 24,764 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 12 - Updated: 8/24/2005 - Published: 3/29/2005
To Live and Die for Dixie by Odysseus61188 reviews
16-year-old Christian is forced to decide loyalty between his Northern father and his Southern mother in the Civil War, and loyalty between his family and his new love for his brother's fiancée, while he fights to protect his own life.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 54,979 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 10 - Updated: 2/27/2005 - Published: 9/10/2004
The Tragic Tale of Red Ferris by S. Renee reviews
FINISHED Jocelyn, the star actress in all the theater's productions, thought she had the perfect life with Dominic Taylor, but then Red, an old friend, comes back to town and she begins to doubt everything she once believed in.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 45,307 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 13 - Updated: 1/5/2005 - Published: 11/18/2004
The Journal by Global Nomad reviews
Great Gramps always had good stories to tell. But this one out did them all.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,499 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 12/7/2004 - Published: 7/26/2004
The Waterways of Darcidy by S. Renee reviews
FINISHED When war strikes, Christian, an enemy officer, only makes things for Elizabeth worse by constantly bothering her, but maybe she doesn't hate him as much as she thought...
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 29 - Words: 60,387 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/5/2004 - Published: 8/2/2004
Fading Memories by writerforever reviews
Ana, a young southern girl, finds herself falling in love with a young man she's never spoken too. Thoughts of 'him' helps her to survive in the dangerous North Carolina Mountains. A novel of secret love and of the Civil War. New Chapter (16) Up!
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 34,119 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/31/2004 - Published: 8/18/2004
The Hymn of the War Lords by Weapon of Choice1 reviews
When the daughter of a warrior's liege lord is kidnapped, he is required to bring her back, only to find that she's brought war to his doorstep.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 19 - Words: 22,756 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/28/2004 - Published: 7/12/2004
The Unsinkable Ship by LadySapphireNight reviews
Elizabeth is a girl who boards the Titanic thinking that this will be the worst voyage she has ever been on. When she meets Will, everything changes, from her personality to her feelings for him. Plz R+R!
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 15,438 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/12/2004 - Published: 4/28/2004
Keith and Helen by MeganMarie reviews
It's a family history/romance. Based on my great grandmother and great grandfather, set in the 1940's, post World War 2.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,514 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/1/2004
The War by redsky reviews
Struggle was everywhere during the time of the American Civil War. Power was struggled for, wealth and economy, and the rights and freedoms of all people. Humans struggled as well. This novel is about that complex and tragic time, and the people in it.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 41,092 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 10 - Updated: 1/14/2004 - Published: 5/4/2003 - Complete
Heart's Desire by Jaydee LaFaye reviews
A mercenary band wants the Flame of Pereldos in order to get rich. A princess needs it in order to save her kingdom. They decide to travel together without knowing about their conflicting interests, and love blooms between two very different individuals.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,087 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/21/2003
On Her Own Terms by dreamcoat reviews
CHAPTER 3 ADDED! Set in America right before/during the Revolutionary War. Daisy appears to be a perfect little lady, but she is really much more. When the war begins, she must stop hiding inside herself and choose her own path in life.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,917 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 3/5/2003 - Published: 10/13/2002
Red, White, and Blue: Diary of Noelle by Koa reviews
(Chapter 4!) Okey dokey, I really suck at summaries so if you read it will probably make more sense. but here goes anyway! The story is about Noelle who has to chose sides, loves, friends all during the turmoil of the Revolutionary War R& R please!
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 430 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 5/29/2002 - Published: 5/5/2002
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A Nether Tale reviews
It's the age of Revolution, and Holland is at the brink of being swept up in the bloody tide, when another tide washes up something else very unexpected...
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,012 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/17/2012
Latham Manor reviews
1855. Thrown from the life she knows and forced to become a Lady, Liesel Metcalf finds herself tangled up in a mystery she never asked to be a part of. Amidst the lies and deciet, hidden treasures, and even ghosts, she must find herself.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 23,292 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 10/8/2008 - Published: 11/5/2007
Cats and Dogs reviews
The year is 1925 and Nathan Rochester, an aspiring poet, finds himself engaged to the most beautiful girl in all of Delaware. She's everything that he ever thought he could want. So why is it that he can't seem to get his mind off of her sister?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 30 - Words: 64,846 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 6/4/2007 - Published: 11/10/2005 - Complete
Untamable reviews
Both fear and curiosity fill Mercedes McBride when her father requests that she return to live with him in Texas at the end of the Civil War. What she never dreamed was that she might find love on the wildest adventure of her entire life in the old West..
Fiction: Western - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 30 - Words: 74,540 - Reviews: 351 - Favs: 308 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 4/16/2007 - Published: 8/30/2005 - Complete
Among the Hills of Edenbrook: FINISHED reviews
Laura Knight is looked on by the people of smalltown Edenbrook, Ireland as a strange, dramatic daydreamer. Which she is. But will her strange ways help to soften the heart of a young, American doctor who has lost his wife? Can she teach him to love again?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 48,648 - Reviews: 175 - Favs: 113 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 8/24/2005 - Published: 4/6/2005 - Complete
When Johnny Comes Marching Home: FINISHED! reviews
The adventure with Will continues in Johnny Comes Marching Home, the sequel to The Apprentice. Will is now fighting battles in the Revolutionary War. The Wellingtons are now little more than a memory of the past. But one pretty face still haunts him....
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 30 - Words: 61,893 - Reviews: 170 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/5/2005 - Published: 12/5/2004 - Complete
The Apprentice: FINISHED! reviews
As a newspaper apprentice, Will learns of a group called the Sons of Liberty and wants to join them. But his master is for the king, and so is the woman Will loves. Would he risk becoming her enemy to fight for a cause he believes in?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 27 - Words: 68,671 - Reviews: 161 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/4/2004 - Published: 7/4/2004 - Complete