Rosie Cotton of the Shire
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Joined 11-12-04, id: 443718, Profile Updated: 12-28-08
Author has written 20 stories for Historical, Essay, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, General, Play, Fable, and Humor.

I'm eighteen, and obsessed with writing. I'm now a senior at Inglemoor High School. I also work as a medical records clerk/filer at a diabetes and endocrinology clinic. My days are currently otherwise occupied by applying for scholarships and college, and working on my extended essay (kind of like a high school thesis, you might say) on hemophilia and the Russian Revolution. When doing stuff for fun, I write fiction (mostly novels), Irish dance, play violin and piano, extract and index for FamilySearch, do geneology, study languages and linguistics, apply for colleges and scholarships, clean my room (it's a hobby) and play with my siblings. I am currently a certified nurses' aid, and intend to attend Brigham Young University next year majoring in Nursing and Linguistics with a minor in Communication Disorders.

I love reading and writing fiction of all kinds. The only writing I can't stand is those trashy romance, horror, thrillers, et cetera. My favorite books are East of Eden (by John Steinbeck), A Tale of Two Cities (by Charles Dickens), To Kill a Mockingbird(by Harper Lee), Middlemarch (by George Eliot), Jacob Have I Loved, Bridge to Terabithia (both by Katherine Paterson), Treasure Island (by Robert Louis Stevenson) and North and South (by Elizabeth Gaskell). My overall favorite writers are Katherine Paterson, Charles Dickens and George Eliot.

If you want other writing, just search for the author IBtired. She is my sister, so our writing will probably be similar. :) She claims that our writing is not similar, however, wouldn't it follow that if we grew up in the same household, we would speak the same way, and therefore write the same way? Anyways. Not to start a sibling war through profiles.

I will proudly tell you that none of my titles, on or off this site, involve the words "black," "blood", "pain", "rain", "thorns" or many of the other cliches.

For those of you who liked my novels. I'm sorry. I took them all off. I'm still writing them, and it's not that I don't like them, it's simply that I can't have people constantly asking when I'm going to update when what I really need to do is finish something, or polish some old chapters, or completely destruct and reassemble some old chapters, or maybe I'll have a hard time in life. I'm sorry. If you really loved my characters so much that you can't live without knowing what happens to them, you can email me, and I'll tell you how they turn out (if I know) or I'll send you regular updates privately, as they come.

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The Path Of Thorns by R.Valaina reviews
COMPLETELife doesn't get easy when Raissa finds herself clashing with the incredibly hot,popular,famous Aiden Conrad.Despite his ice cold/ sarcastic exterior,Raissa finds herself repeatedly drawn to him. Will he open up?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 96,648 - Reviews: 529 - Favs: 119 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 4/23/2006 - Published: 11/19/2004
To Germany With Love by Toni Berthelette reviews
Kurt is a teenager in Germany in WWII. He does not follow Hitler, and even has a Jewish girl friend. When he is taken from his home and forced to join the Hitler Youth, how can he ever escape the evils of Nazi Germany? COMPLETED
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 52 - Words: 65,627 - Reviews: 237 - Favs: 42 - Updated: 1/18/2006 - Published: 2/16/2005
The Jolly Dagger Sails by CorsairMach reviews
A bumbling crew of pirates is introduced. Adventures on the High Seas! Yarrrr!
Fiction: Action - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 689 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/31/2005
We Will Always Remember by Toni Berthelette reviews
A poem dedicated to everyone who died in World War Two.
Poetry: War - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 199 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/17/2005
A Lesson Well Learned by BishonenQuatre reviews
Vance Dashing learns a valuable lesson about life, love and jellyfish
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 257 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/21/2001
The Princess and the Witch by Grundle-the-Hand reviews
*Dangerous* potions, a beautiful princess (of the not-very-smart variety), handsome princes (see aforementioned), a witch (smarter than aforementioned), dragons, lotsa disguises, a *cough* gripping plot, tomato sauce....
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,565 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/23/2001
Bill the Last Teddy Gram by NoRtHsTaRkItTiE reviews
This is a story of a Teddy Grams Death dedicated to Dark Phoenix
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 388 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/11/2001
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Moor reviews
A young, Moor woman during the Spanish inquisition is taken to the place that is to be her Christian home and introduced to her new family
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 404 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/28/2008 - Complete
This is Salem reviews
The feelings of a girl during the Salem witch trials
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 386 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/28/2008 - Complete
Worlds Apart
Virginia, a woman in Georgian England, goes to the apothecary to help her mother, only to run into a Mr. Adrian Archer. She meets with him, even feeling as though they have connected before she is reminded just how different she is.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,111 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/28/2008 - Complete
My Only Regret reviews
A family during the French Revolution receives a letter from their daughter. Their daughter is not the one that you've always thought of though
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,059 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/27/2008 - Complete
Siegfried’s Journey to Obtaining Übermensch Status reviews
A literature essay on the character of Siegfried from Wagner's ring cycle, using the philosophical concept of the ubermensch, from Nietzche
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,732 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/5/2007 - Complete
Corners are No Fun reviews
Aidan has been sent to the corner...and he doesn't even know why.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,327 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 4/5/2006 - Complete
The Legend of the Ice Monster reviews
What is an ice storm? This is just a little Native American-style legend. Please review-negative or positive. Whatever the piece deserves.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,014 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 10/18/2005
Running From That Man reviews
Princess Nevaeh just can't get away from That Man, aka "Prince Charming."
Fiction: Play - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 717 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/31/2005
Life is a Funny Little Thing reviews
A itsy bitsy monologue about the idea of life. Meta-physical speculation pretty much-but in a monologue.
Fiction: Play - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 375 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/30/2005
The Rock is in the House: Sumo Style
Rocks have a hobby: sumo wrestling. Whoever's form changes first loses. (Sort of goes with my stories Patella Platt the Platelet and Tristan the T-cell, as they're all for the same project)
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 413 - Published: 6/30/2005
Tristan the TCell reviews
A Story about a T-cell and B-cell. It's just a little thing that goes with my other story, Patella Platt the Platelet.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 317 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/30/2005
1001 American Nights reviews
Cassie is a tom-boy through and through, and for bedtimes her dad reads her 1001 Arabian Nights. (PG for a slightly more mature theme)
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,294 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/30/2005
Cain and Abel reviews
One of Adam and Eve's daughters, Tamar experiences the events directly following the Murder of Abel from a bush.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 321 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 5/26/2005 - Complete
Patella Platt the Platelet reviews
Patella Platt is a Platelet. But she doesn't know what a platelet does. So she sets out on a journey to the Heart to ask him what a platelet does. Was for a science report on blood. My science teacher allows for quite a bit of creativity, so some thin
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,093 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/24/2005
Marigold: A Cross Between Swan Lake and Giselle reviews
Marigold: A Cross Between Swan Lake and Giselle With an Added, New Twist While Making Fun of Fairy Tales at the Same Time
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,087 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/25/2005
The Child reviews
A very short thing I did for writer's improvement, and it's dark. (PG-13 for darkness. It's a very light PG-13, and might be passable as PG, but to be safe, I made it PG-13)
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 457 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 3/4/2005
Heroic Archetypes in Literature reviews
A very short, simple little piece about heroic archetypes in literature. I wrote it for a quick-essay for school, and I intend to expound upon it later, but it's good for now. If my definition of archtype and your definition don't agree, I'm very sorry.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 453 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/28/2005
Jinn and Houri Verses Seraphim and Cherubim reviews
Comparissons between the Christian Seraphim and Cherubim, with the Islamic Jinn and Houris (PG because some may consider religion a topic unsuitable for children) I had to do this one for school, but it fascinated me
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 481 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/4/2005
Celtic Languages Verses the English Language reviews
Has English influenced the Celtic languages or have the Celtic languages influenced English. assignment essay that I really liked. Essay and bibliography. May expand.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,681 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 12/13/2004 - Published: 12/12/2004
Tom Brenden reviews
A girl, lost. A man, back from Vietnam, what will happen? (PG for blood) One-shot
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,268 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 11/16/2004