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Joined 02-06-05, id: 458558, Profile Updated: 05-28-11
Author has written 12 stories for Historical, General, and Young Adult.

Thanks for visiting my profile! I hope you'll read my stuff and leave a comment, even if it's a bad one...I'll love you forever!

Story Stats:

Blackbird, Fly: I was on chapter 20 but since I combined chapters 4 and 5 I'm back to 19...oh well. The story is going through some very minor revisions, mostly just getting rid of typos and fixing some minor discrepancies. I should have a new chapter up by the end of the week! Please, please R&R! Since FP is lame and only allows a 255 character summary I thought I'd post the extended version here: In 1966 Millerton, Pennsylvania was little more than a smudge on the midwestern landscape, nearly straddling the state lines between Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. A black-hole of a town built up around a Steel Mill in the early 19th century and since forgotten about. I was seventeen that year, on the verge of what I thought was manhood and all I wanted was to get out. I didn’t care how or where to, anywhere had to be better than here.

Born To Run: I won't be updating this story anymore, but never fear! Blackbird, Fly is the new and improved BTR!

The Highwayman: The plot is beginning to flounder but I love the story too much to let it die so a rewrite may be in the works very shortly. Special thanks to all those who've taken an interest in the story, especially those who took the time to review, you've inspired me to continue with it!

The Cavalier: A prequel to The Highwayman.

New Stories To Come:

Fare Thee Well: The souls of two star-crossed lovers keep returning to earth, but each attempt to be together is thwarted by events throughout history.

I've no intention, currently, of updating any of the posted stories not mentioned above as they're very old, and well, frankly, it shows. I'm leaving them up mostly for my own amusement and hopefully yours as well...

A Little About Me: or a lot...whichever.

Name: Call me Woodstock or any veriation that comes to mind.

Age: 22

Gender: F

Occupation: student/ author

Personality: Recently a friend decribed me as one of those weird smart people who only seems weird and/or smart because no one else has any idea what they're talking about... :)

Hobbies/Talents/Interests: I'm usually writing and if I'm not, I'm reading...most of the time. I love music although I have no musical talent whatsoever (seriously, I don't sing except on road trips, and even then, very badly), but I almost always have it playing no matter what I'm doing. I'll freely admit I'm obsessed with history, I really don't know what I'm doing in the 21st century at all...it's ridiculous. I'm also interested in travel, art, photography, cars, cooking, kayaking and theatre...and I'm thinking of taking up knitting...

Location: The great white north...uhg, gotta love (hate) Michigan. I've lived in, been to, or at least passed through most of the continental U.S., I haven't been abroad (yet). You can also find me on Goodreads and Youtube, under Woodstock1330.

A few (thousand) favorites!!:

Books: "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte, "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte, "Kidnapped" by Robert Louis Stevenson, "Ivanhoe" and "Rob Roy" Sir Walter Scott, "The Camerons" Robert Crichton, "Anne of Green Gables" series by L.M Montgomery, "Little Women" & "Little Men" by Louisa May Alcott, "Prince Across the Water" by Jane Yolen, “Who’s Afraid of Beowulf?” by Tom Holt, The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling, "Tales of a Female Nomad" by Rita Golden Gelman, and "Under The Tuscan Sun" by Frances Mayes, The Complete works of Jane Austen, Shakespeare's plays and sonnets, Emily Dickinson's poems. Right now I'm reading "Kitchen Confidential" by Anthony Bourdain, it's rapidly becoming one of my favorites!

Music: The Beatles, Bruce Springtsteen, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Black Keys, The Beach Boys, The Yardbirds, Cream, The Turtles, The Mamas and The Papas, Joe Cocker, The Animals, Elton John, Cat Stevens, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Eagles, Chicago, The Lovin' Spoonful, Tom Petty, The Temptations, The Killers, Coldplay... I could go on forever. Right now I’m listening to "Magic Carpet Ride" by Steppenwolf

Movies: Almost Famous, Love Story, You've Got Mail, Across The Universe, Rent, Fiddler on The Roof, The Sound of Music, The Man From Snowy River, I Dreamed of Africa, Under the Tuscan Sun, My Man Godfrey (1936), A Little Princess (1995), The Secret Garden (1993), Sense and Sensibility (1995), The War of the Buttons, Little Women (1994), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999), Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken, Timeline, Much Ado About Nothing (BBC 1993), Twelfth Night (1996), Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1998), Remember the Titans.

TV Series: Firefly, American Dreams, Battlestar Galactica, Jane Eyre (2006 BBC mini-series), Hornblower (A&E series running from 1998-2003), Pillars of the Earth, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996 BBC mini-series), Wives and Daughters (1999 BBC Mini-series).

Actors (current): Toby Stephens, Jamie Bamber, Michael Fassbender, Al Pacino, Robert Downey Jr., Michael Sheen, Vincent Perez, Campbell Scott, Liam Cunningham, Kenneth Branagh, Liam Neeson, Sean Patrick Flannery, Stuart Townsend, Jeff Daniels.
(past): Gene Kelly, Steve McQueen, Gregory Peck, Jimmy Stewart, Yul Brynner, Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, James Cagney, Leslie Howard, Charlton Heston, Rudolph Valentino.

Actresses (current) : Kate Hudson, Rachel McAdams, Diane Lane, Emma Thompson, Maggie Smith, Ashley Judd, Julia Stiles, Romola Garai, Bryce Dallas Howard, Renee Zellweger, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet
(past): Audrey Hepburn, Angela Lansbury, Judy Garland, Ali McGraw, Julie Andrews

Cars: 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390 CID Fastback, 1967 Dodge Charger, 1970's GMC Grand Sierra, Jeep J4000, volkswagen type 1, volkswagen type 2 (T1).
Motorcycles: Triumph Bonneville, 1957 Triumph Tiger 110


"Many people hear voices when no one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing..." - Meg Chittenden

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it..." -Aristotle

"I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference..."
-Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken"

"And in the end the love you take, is equal to the love you make..."- The Beatles

"We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of the dream. Wandering by lone sea breakers, and sitting by desolate streams. World losers and world forsakers, for whom the pale moon gleams. Yet we are movers and the shakers of the world forever it seems..."-Arthur William Edgar O'Shaughnessy

"Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove, oh no, it is an ever fixed mark that looks on tempests and is never shaken..."
-Shakepeare's sonnet 116

"I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by..."-John Masefield's "Sea Fever"

"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all..."- Emily Dickinson's "Hope"

"This is the land of peace, love, justice, and no mercy..."- Bruce Springsteen

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Chasing Mussolini by it's only castles burning reviews
Tess never meant for any of this to happen, never asked for a rock star to fall in love with her, for fascist sheep to invade her yard or for her new friend Ian, to be so sexy and have so many rabidly jealous girls after him. But somehow, it did.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 90,858 - Reviews: 839 - Favs: 417 - Follows: 110 - Updated: 3/24/2008 - Published: 12/1/2004
A Hidden Man by diesoz reviews
This is a poem about how I found out about Gerard Butler. It's kind of random, but it was really late.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 61 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/26/2005
The Apprentice: FINISHED! by R.M.Whitaker 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
Midnight by Jennifer Cloutier reviews
Melody is caught in the middle of the Civil War, and vows to take her life into her own hands.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 6,759 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/25/2002 - Published: 7/12/2002
Very High Times by Parteepants reviews
A group of teens, who are under the influence, have a difficult afternoon. I'd like to think it's funny, and there is some minor gore. Should belong in the Awaiting Death series, but oh well
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Horror/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 350 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/9/2001
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Born To Run reviews
Mick Townsend is trouble and everyone knows it, but Kristen can't seem to get him off her mind... Set in Pennsylvania during the industrial downturn of the 1980's. No longer being updated.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 29,758 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 5/20/2011 - Published: 7/22/2010 - Complete
Blackbird, Fly reviews
In 1966 Millerton Pennsylvania was little more than a smudge on the midwest landscape, nearly straddling the line between PA & OH. I was 17 that year, on the verge of what I thought was manhood & all I wanted was to get out, anywhere was better than here.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 54,958 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 5/19/2011 - Published: 1/14/2011
The Cavalier reviews
When Elizabeth discovers a wounded man in the forests behind her home, she feels it is her Christian duty to help him—even if he is a royalist. Set during the English Civil War, after Charles II’s defeat at Worcester. Rated for violence.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,999 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 1/20/2011 - Published: 1/17/2011
The Highwayman reviews
Deserted coach-roads, daring thieves, distressed damsels and a better summery soon to come! Rated T for minor violence and language.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,605 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 11/18/2010 - Published: 2/19/2008
Being fifteen sucks, a lot. Better summery to come, please R&R
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,828 - Published: 7/19/2010
Outer Lands reviews
1985-The story of a New England fisherman struggling to make a living despite the depletion of fish stocks, and environmentalist regulations; even as community planning threatens to turn his island home into a wealthy summer colony. Please R&R!
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,452 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 12/28/2008 - Published: 8/29/2008
In Gallant Flame reviews
Scotland, mid18th century Beginning in the years leading up to the second Jacobite uprising of 1745, this is a family saga of the clan McGregor and the clan Cameron. Better summery soon to come. PLEASE R&R!
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,639 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/31/2008 - Published: 9/23/2007
That's Life reviews
The moment you've hit rock bottom... That's Life. A different take on love, lust, and destiny. (Dramedy/Romance, pretty intense, not for the kiddies! PLEASE R&R)
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,271 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 10/3/2005
Eyes Of The Beholder reviews
When Chastine Lawley became a housekeeper for the mysterious Monsieur Laroque, she never anticipated the dark drama that was to enfold her or the part in it she would play. (please please R&R!.)
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,803 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 5/28/2005 - Published: 5/27/2005
Fire and Rain
(Set 1930’s) When a drifter stops in a backwoods southern town, he doesn’t intend to stick around long, and no one, including himself, could have imagined the effect he has on the lives of everyone involved, including his own. (better than is sounds…heh P
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,062 - Published: 5/6/2005
In The Name of Love reviews
Love in a brothel, but this call girl isn’t in love with a customer. All he wants to do is keep her safe but how can he protect her from the life she chose? All he can do watch as she gets in way over her head. (More info inside, PLEASE R&R)
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,077 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/2/2005
Cloud of Peace reviews
What would it be like, growing up in (roughly) the 1960’s, a member of the hated counter-culture? Autumn and her friends know all about it… (prologue explains a lot better, Rated T for violence, language, drug use etc.)
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 556 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 4/4/2005