(or, more accurately, what I imagine others want to know)

As of November 2013


Note:  I've tried to keep the answers below somewhat concise.  Almost every answer has been covered more in-depth in various Livejournal entries.



Who Is Charlotte Frost?

The brief bio is that I'm a 50s single woman who has happily never been married or had children.  I've lived with one to four dogs (all but one being shelter rescues) the past 25 or so years, and am very independent.  I'm a freelance bookkeeper that works from home and, with the exception of the extremely busy first few months of the year, I pretty much work part-time hours, and have managed to make a life for myself where I can usually put "fun first".  The latter has nothing to do with money -- I barely scrape by and don't have any extra -- but is a mindset that is a choice.  I value my freedom more than anything else, and my life is an expression of that.

I've lived in and around Denver, Colorado all my life, other than three years I spent attending the University of Arizona in Tucson, where I got a B.S. in Animal Science - Race Track Industry.  I've visited 42 of the 50 United States, a couple of western Canadian providences, and have also been to England and Scotland.  Mostly, though, I'm a homebody, who loves being home.


What other hobbies do you have besides fanfic writing?

I used to be an intense Thoroughbred racing fan, and while I haven't followed racing for 15 years or so, I still love the sport.  I've also always loved games.  The past five years, I've been avidly involved in an online horse racing game that I love very much.  I'm having at least as much fun, managing a stable of over 500 fake horses, as I had when I owned real racehorses in a large partnership.  I also write a lot of "how to" articles for the game, as I love relaying information that is helpful to new players.

I also love to horseback ride, and a few times most summers in recent years, I've been able to go on trail rides with a friend that has Arabians and a trailer, so we can trailer out to different places.

I love being amongst nature, and like walking on nearby trails.  (I live just 15 miles south of Denver, but my town is close to the eastern rural plains.)  I also have a bicycle that I've enjoyed the last few summers, but I'm not a fanatic.  For me, a 40-minute ride is a "long ride".


Is Charlotte Frost a pen name?

Yes.  I've used it throughout my fandom writing, other than writing a bunch of mostly short stories for Sentinel fandom under the Southy byline.

I don't hide my real name, and respond to private correspondence with my real name.


Is there a photo available?

This is from a professional photo shoot for work, 2015.



How did you first get into fandom?

I had originally dropped out of a local Denver college, because I wanted to spend time with the horse I'd bought myself for my 20th birthday.  At 23yo, in 1984, I decided to attend the University of Arizona's racetrack program, which was mostly funded by an older boyfriend I'd lived with, as we'd had a friendly breakup and decided to go our separate ways.  I arrived in Tucson about a week before classes started.  I was terribly bored, so I started buying Star Trek novelizations, since I'd always loved the series, and some non-fiction books about the show.  I found out about fandom, and mailed out (snail mail - no internet back then) inquiries to various addresses that were in the book.  I learned about fanzines and slash, and was desperate to get my hands on some, but it was slow going, since fandom was so underground. 

Actually, it was when I was on break from school that I visited a used book store in Denver, and when I inquired about fanzines, I was surprised that not only did they have a few, but the guy pulled out one from behind the counter that was the Kirk/Spock zine OUT OF BOUNDS.  Finally, I was going to get my hands on a slash one!  Within a matter of months, I started writing stories.  I was spending a lot of my school money on fanzines.  In fact, reading fanzines was way more important to me than studying.  (But then, I'd never been one to study, in the first place.  I usually sailed through school just fine, sitting back and listening -- though also fantasizing about Starsky and Hutch, etc.)  It seems amazing to me that I graduated with a 3.4 GPA because, after the first semester, I was way more interested in K/S than I was in school.


When did you get involved in other fandoms?

I was involved in K/S fandom from 1984 until 1993.  I left simply because I'd burned out on it.  Between writing, reading everything, and publishing a monthly newsletter, it was hard to be enthused about it, after nine years.  I left with nothing but good feelings about the experience. It's still my favorite fandom memories.  Within the last few years, those old stories I wrote are slowly being posted to the K/S Archive by volunteers, and I am utterly amazed and bowled over at how enthusiastic the response has been from readers.

I was involved in S/H fandom from 1993 through about 2001, though I wasn't writing those last two years.  I just sort of hung around, because I had nowhere else to go.  I left because I didn't feel I had any new, exciting story ideas, and I was extremely frustrated with the hypo-thyroid nature of the fandom.  During those years, in the late 90s, it did experience a huge surge of new fans, brought in by the internet.  But the internet generation of fans had a completely different mindset than those of us who started out in zines, and I couldn't relate to them.  All of a sudden, a "story" that was just a few paragraphs long ruled, while fanzine stories were ignored.  Only simple praise was allowed for stories, and the idea of in-depth critique became a lost art.

Bridging K/S and SH fandom was a period of a couple of years or so where I wrote a series of "Twin Peaks" stories (Cooper/Truman), plus one standalone, but there weren't enough people interested in the show for it to be called a fandom.

I got interested in The Sentinel in 2001, and quickly began writing stories for it.  I absolutely loved writing Jim and Blair, but I never felt comfortable in TS fandom.  It was the first large fandom that originated online, and that was a completely foreign world to me.  I always felt like a fish out of water.  Plus, I joined when it was having its first "all the good writers have left" wave of negativity from the original fans, who had made up their minds that it was impossible for a new author to write a good story.  That sucked.  However, TS was also some of my best fandom years, as far as one-on-one correspondence with other fans.  I enjoyed it most when I got away from the public, exterior fandom, and just focused on relating to individual fans.  I left when I had started about two dozen new stories by the end of 2006, but couldn't figure out where to go with any of them.  The fandom had shrunk and become more spread out, by then.  So, there wasn't near as much interest in stories as there had once been, and it was harder to connect with other fans.  Social media had grabbed a strong foothold by then, and the idea of one-on-one interaction was something that few were interested in.

I was completely out of fandom for four years, and returned to writing SH in the spring of 2011.  I had originally intended to just write a couple of short stories and leave it at that, but I continued to have more ideas, so I've continued writing. 


What made you start writing Starsky & Hutch again?

The chronology is that, in the spring of 2011, I was exhausted and brain dead from being involved in the busiest part of the year in my profession as a bookkeeper.  I just wanted to vegetate.  I still had a dual DVD/VHS player then, and one day I got out my old VHS tapes of some beloved old SH song vids from the 90s, and started watching them.  And watched them, and watched them.  I got mushy all over, marveling -- yet again -- at out how incredible it was that I had lived in a time where I could witness such intense, all encompassing love between those two fictional characters.  Right about that time, I was contacted by a newish fan who had read some of my SH stories, and wrote me a lovely email about how much some of those stories had meant to her.  She and a good fan friend of hers invited me participate in a SH chat, as a special guest, and that felt very flattering.  So, I participated in the chat, and had a wonderful time.  But I still didn't feel any inclination to write again.

I did try reading some fanfic.  I'm still so burned out on any fanfic reading, that it's hard for me to enjoy much, but a couple of stories that intrigued me actually focused on Starsky's brother, Nick, of all things.  I'd never written a story with Nick, and I started thinking about it.  Eventually, I decided to go ahead write it.  And thus began my return to fanfic writing.  

Also, I started re-reading my own stories -- many of which I hadn't read in at least ten years -- and pretty much loved all of them.  That was quite a gratifying feeling.  I certainly haven't always felt that way.



Have you always wanted to write?

Yes, from the time I was ten.  From that age, for a few years, I sent out various stories to magazines, since I had a copy of Writer's MarketThey were always rejected.  Then, once, I had a little poem -- "A Dog in My Arms" -- accepted by some little obscure quarterly publication, and I received a check in the amount of one dollar.  I thought that was the first of many checks that would be coming my way, lol.   Didn't happen.  To this day, that remains the only payment I've ever received for anything I've written.

Once I started writing fanfic in my mid 20s, I felt that it wasn't "real writing", and was a stepping stone to an eventual writing career.  But some dozen years later, when I was involved in SH fandom, it dawned on me one day that I no longer felt that my fanfic writing was something "less than" mainstream writing, or something that I should apologize for.  I no longer had any desire to do other types of writing.

Now, I know that sharing myself with my writing -- in whatever form that writing may take --- is why I'm here.  It's why I exist in this physical body.


What attracted you to the slash idea?

A gay man loves another gay man, first and foremost, because he's male.  A heterosexual man loves a woman, first and foremost, because she's female.  With slash, the gender part is removed.  One doesn't love another because of exterior appearance or body parts.  The love is entirely internal.  It's feelings.  The expression of those feelings can include some wonderful sex.  I love sex in fanfic, as long as I can believe that the characters would love each other just as much without the sex.  If I can have that security, then I want the guys to have sex as one of the ways of expressing their feelings for each other.

I grew up with a strong wish for life to be genderless, since I had always been treated as something "less than" a real human being, because I was female.  When I discovered slash in my early 20s, it felt like coming home to something I had been waiting for my entire life.


Where does gay life fit into slash?

I don't see it as fitting it in at all.  Both concern homosexuality, so there is a point of philosophical contact.  But I have never considered my slash stories to be about gay life.  I don't know anything about "the gay experience".  Though I used to consider myself a "fag hag" -- because I assumed homosexual relationships were superior to heterosexual ones, and I was fascinated by them -- I eventually came to realize that my presumption was in error, and accepted that, as erotic as I might find male-to-male sex, I don't have any special interest in gay lifestyles. 

For that reason, I find the way modern stories so frequently have the characters as everyday gay guys somewhat baffling.  Though, having said that, I understand why younger fans, who've grown up in a "gay is an everyday thing" environment, would have a hard time understanding why slash is something different from simply being gay.  I can also understand how irritating some find it to have the characters in a story make a point of saying that they're not gay -- "as though there's something wrong with being gay".  Yet, however much I understand those two situations, it doesn't change the fact that slash would mean nothing to me -- beyond an occasional erotic thrill -- if all it was about was male TV characters fucking other guys, and perhaps occasionally falling in love.  That's no different than heterosexual relationships.  If slash is the same as any other gay or heterosexual relationship, then why does slash even exist as a different concept?  It exists because its not the same as everyday heterosexual or homosexual relationships.  Slash is something totally unique.

 Way back when I was in K/S fandom, a homosexual male fan once pointed out that, while all gays might be considered homosexual or bisexual, that not all homosexuals were gay.  Gay referred to a way of life, which included proactively striving for acceptance, etc; whereas, there were some homosexuals who just wanted to live quiet lives and not be at all concerned with what other people thought of them.  The latter weren't living the gay lifetstyle.  But that particular fan's experience was the only time I've ever heard this difference between homosexuality and gayness discussed.  By now, I suspect that the two words have become blended into a single concept.        


What was the draw of hurt/comfort?

I love hurt/comfort even more than slash.  I had hurt/comfort fantasies, based upon what I saw on TV, from a very young age.  Actually, it's probably more accurate to say that I love pet-and-cuddle.   That's what Starsky and Hutch did best.  Their canon "reality" completely blew my prior hurt/comfort fantasies out of the water, and introduced a whole new wonderful concept of love.  I love warmfuzzies, whatever the provocation.  I grew up in environment where there was very little warmth, and physical contact was almost non-existent.  So, I love experiencing that kind of unconditional love in fanfic, over and over and over again.  No amount is too much.


How do you think you're writing has changed over time?

I'd like to think that it's matured enough that I'm much more "heads up" about what needs to be included in a story, and what is extraneous and unnecessary, and therefore doesn't need to be included.  I write a whole lot faster than I used to, most of the time, because I'm more aware of what I want to do, and how I want to do it.  Again, I think that's simply experience guiding the way.  It really is a wonderful feeling to have so much experience under me.

I also don't write unless I have something to write.  Mostly gone are the days when I would just stare at the computer screen, or keep re-reading scenes I'd already written.  If I feel an urge to write, but don't have anything in mind to add to a story in process, then I'll go post something to my LJ, or write an article for the horse racing game I play.


Do you have a favorite story that you've written?

That's like asking a loving parent to pick between their children.  I'm sort of in love with all my stories, each for their own reasons. 



What made you decide to publish your own fanzines for SH fandom?

After I'd moved completely away from K/S, and was solely writing SH fanfic by 1994, it just seemed time to try my hand at publishing my own fanzine, albiet filled with just my own stories.  (Though the first issue did have one story by another writer, who was my roommate at the time.)  There couldn't be any art, because I wasn't an artist, and I didn't want the responsibility of handling art for other people, because I've known artists to get (understandably) very upset, when their artwork didn't come out the way they expected, upon publication.  I know nothing of how to handle artwork.  (I was probably the only kid in grade school who dreaded Friday afternoon, because that's when we did art.  I literally struggled at drawing stick figures.  My mind just doesn't grasp how to create visual concepts, though I love seeing what others can do.)

So, anyway, I published my first SH fanzine, HEART AND SOUL, in 1994.  There ended up being six HEART AND SOUL issues, the last published in 1999.  During that time, I also published two standalone novels, PRIVATE AGENDAS and PHANTOMS.  For years, I was self-conscious and apologetic that my zines were plain cover and had no interior art.  But fans have told me repeatedly, over the years, that as much as they love artwork (as I do), they appreciated my plain-looking zines, because they could read them in public places, without worrying about someone looking over their shoulder. 

I loved having that full control over my own stuff.


Why are some of your stories on archives, and some not?

First, know that I myself have never posted a story to any archive.  I ran away screaming from that whole idea when, after finishing my first Sentinel story in 2001, which was a huge novel, I realized that I understood nothing of the directions for posting to the popular 852 Prospect archive.  When I wrote the webmistress for clarification, her explanations were rocket science to my fanzine-oriented brain.  So, I gave up, and limped through the creation of a little web site -- which I heretofore knew absolutely nothing about -- and that was a traumatic experience all its own, lol.  It continued to be somewhat traumatic every time I had a new story to post.

Finally, eventually, I got a little bit comfortable with posting to my own site on my own web space -- and being able to do anything I wanted with that web space, which was greatly appealing to my independent nature.  At that point, why bother trying to post to archives, when I didn't understand anything about the process, anyway, and would have to adhere to someone else's structure and rules?

So, as I've continued, over the years, to get more and more comfortable with having my own website, the idea of posting to an archive continues to be less and less appealing.  Especially when archives insist on stories being labeled a certain way (see next question, below).

Having said that, I don't have any problem with my stories appearing on any archive, as long as somebody else does all the work.  All my fanzines, and a couple of stories that were published in multi-media zines, were posted to the original SH archive, and are still there.  (I think there's plans to eventually move them to the new SH archive, though I expect that to not happen for a few years.)  All those same stories, plus an additional few, were also posted to the now-defunct Me and Thee archive.  Again, those postings came about only because of the many efforts of others.  (Since these stories were written back when floppy disks were used in computers, and then published in paper fanzines, those fanzine pages had to be scanned, in order to get them ready for online posting.  A huge amount of work!)

As I've mentioned before, my K/S stories are gradually being added to the K/S archive.

Somebody recently told me that the old Sentinel fanfic is having a surge of new interest on the AO3 archive.  I believe that, because of my experience with the surge of new interest in my old K/S stories.  But I still don't have any inclination to take the time to post my Sentinel stories to the AO3 archive, especially when that archive seems to have so many guidelines for all the different categories there are for describing a story.  There was a time in my life when I loved categorizing things -- it gave me a sense of control.  But I've become such a free spirit in the past decade, that I'm very resistant to the idea of categorizing things, and most especially categorizing things according to someone else's guidelines.  When I looked at the directions on the AO3 website about how to go about properly describing relationships in a story, all the options -- and the criteria for applying those options -- made me want to run away screaming.

Posting to my own website, where I can do whatever I want, however I want, is so much easier.

Anyway, to finish this subject, the only stories that look like they might never be available online are my Twin Peaks stories.  I do have a scanner now and could undertake the project one day, but that would mean tearing apart the zines that the stories are in, thereby ruining those that have glued binding.  I'm not up to doing that.  Maybe I'll try to buy some new copies of those zines at a future point, solely for the purpose of tearing them apart to scan them.  But I don't know when that would be a priority.


Why are the stories on your website unlabeled?

I came to detest labels when I was in Sentinel, because Sentinel fandom took the concept to such a ridiculous extreme that labeling became a caricature of itself. 

For my SH stories, here's a guideline readers can count on, 95% of the time, for where a story falls on the slash-or-gen scale:

If the story takes place before 4th season, there's unlikely to be any hint of sex.

If the story takes place in the 4th season, but before the last couple of episodes, there isn't going to be sex, but there will probably be some hints that the guys are starting to think about sex with each other.

If a story takes place sometime within the last two episodes, then the guys are probably going to have first-time sex.  If they don't have sex in the story, they're still probably going to indicate that they'll have sex at some future point.

If Hutch has a mustache, so you know it's 4th season, but you don't when the story takes place in fourth season, because it doesn't tie to an episode, then I'm probably playing in the time between the last two episodes, "Starsky V. Hutch" and "Sweet Revenge", and there's going to be sex.  That's my favorite period for a first-time story, since the guys are then done with having girlfriends, but I don't have to deal with Starsky's shooting, because it hasn't happened yet.

Off the top of my head, I can think of two stories that don't follow the above.  The story "Spoils of War" is post-"Black and Blue" -- ie, only about midway through the fourth season -- and the guys have sex.  A more recent story, "Avenged", also takes place about midway through the fourth season, but there isn't any whiff of sex.


What do you like most about having your own website, beyond the full control?

I love the how easy it is to get to a story.  A common problem with archives is, you can get lost as to where you are, and how to get to where you want to be.  My website is very straightforward, requiring minimal clicks to get to what the visitor wants.  There aren't any graphics, so the pages load instantly.  If you want to read one of my stories, I want you to have the easiest experience possible, getting to that story.



What made you start your Livejournal?

I've had various LJs in my fandom past, including multiple ones simultaneously, where each served a different purpose.  All were eventually deleted.  LJ is my only experience with social media.  Though I have a lot of frustrations with it, at times, I dread the idea of switching to something else.

About six months after I'd started writing SH again, I realized that I wanted to reiterate my fandom past, and especially events that led to why I got interested in SH as a pre-teen, in the first place.  So, I started the LJ, so I could create a history for Charlotte Frost.


Why were comments originally turned off?.

I didn't see any reason to have them on, since I wasn't trying to start a discussion.  Instead, I was relaying my own experiences, and I didn't see any reason that somebody else would need to discuss them, since they were my experiences. 

Once I got through the things I was most eager to get on record, I started doing commentary on the episodes.  Somewhere along the line, I decided to turn on the comments.  It wasn't a big deal to me, one way or the other, though occasionally I'll actively seek responses to something I've posted about. 


What was it like to do the self-interviews on all your stories?

I loved doing those.  I started them, because I was so frustrated, after posting my most recent standalone story, "Enshroud", that it wasn't getting any attention, and I thought it was a good story, that a lot of people would like.  I hated that all those old feelings about SH fandom's lack of expressed interest, which I'd left behind when I stopped writing, were coming to the fore, once again.  I started doing the self-interviews, and the frustration completely disappeared.  I was talking about my stories, which is what I'd wanted to do all along.  I was in my element. 

Better yet, it worked.  That month that I did the self-interviews, I had over 1200 collective hits on my stories.  I'd never had a month like that.

Lesson learned:  In an environment where people are a lot more interested in writing than in reading, you've got to beat your breast about your own stuff.  You've got to be the champion for your own material.  Waiting around for somebody else to notice isn't going to get you anything, except a lot of frustration and disillusionment.


How come you Friend so few other LJs?

I don't like friending LJs that are Friends-locked.  I will do so in rare occasions, and I have Friended one or two that I didn't realize were locked until after the fact.  A big "Friends Only" banner feels very unwelcoming and exclusionary, and I'm not comfortable being in those environments.  So, I'll move along to somewhere else that feels more open and inviting.

Also, the fewer people you Friend, the less likely it is that you'll cause angst by unfriending someone at a future point, because you've decided to change the emphasis of your LJ, or whatever.   I do sometimes check out the LJs of people who have Friended me, even if I haven't Friended them.  But so few write anything with any regularity, and especially not about any of the fandoms I've been interested in, that I haven't felt that I've missed much that would be meaningful to me. 


 What is the future of the LJ?

It's hard to say.  I feel I've gotten through most of the historic stuff that I wanted to talk about.  I've been through all the SH episodes.  I've been through talking about all my new stories from the past two years, and have provided pages for feedback for each of them, on the LJ.

The idea of the LJ was that, even if I someday stop posting new essays to it, that the historical record for Charlotte Frost would still be there.  I don't intend to delete it this time, though who knows what would happen if, say, LJ was bought out by another company.


Why not do self-interviews for your old stories?

I've already talked about my old stories -- for all my fandoms --  in essays I wrote a number of years ago.  The link is at the top of the menus for the standalone stories.  But, who knows, if I find myself completely running out of topics, and it bothers me, maybe I'll revisit all those old stories, once again.



Fandom is too large of a topic to cover in these FAQs.  What would you like to say about it?

It's been a major hobby of mine for nearly 30 years.  It's provided a lot of highs, and a lot of lows.  Most importantly, it's been, far and away, the vehicle for the greatest, most intense, most gratifying, and most prolonged creativity of my life. 

While I do use the term "fandom" loosely and conveniently, I really don't feel like I'm a part of it anymore, even though I'm writing fanfic.  It seems that fandom is too diverse, with individuals having too many different interests and way of operating, for their to be a collective body for any particular show.  For me, that actually works out fine because, ultimately, as much as I enjoyed being part of fandom in the past, I'm an independent person who functions best when I'm doing my own thing

So, I see myself as an individual, communicating with other individuals who happen to intensely like the same characters that I do, and in the current environment, it's fortunate that we found each other at all.


Do you plan to attend any fan conventions in the future?

No.  I feel I've "been there, done that", as far as conventions.  The activities no longer interest me.  I like meeting people on a one-on-one basis, where we don't have to compete for each other's attention.

When I'm next in a position to travel, I'd be way more interested in meeting some individual fans I've corresponded with, than I would be in going to a con.


What is the best and the worst of modern fandom?

Readers, lol.  In SH fandom (and probably lots of others) there are far too many stories for too few readers.  I would love to have more readers.  The good news is that, with the passage of time, there's only going to be more readers for any particular story.  Since I've been in fandom for nearly 30 years, I've seen a story suddenly get interest after having no one interested in it for a half dozen years.  Those things can happen.



What is the legacy that you'd like to leave behind?

I no longer have any doubt that there will be a legacy, if only because of my original K/S stories.  Some of those stories are being archived at a university.  A couple of my K/S stories that I'm aware of -- there might be more -- have been translated into Mandarin Chinese.  The big surge of interest in the original Star Trek, thanks to the recent movies, have shown that those stories are unlikely to ever disappear completely into the sunset.  My K/S involvement has quite a large presence at 

In SH fandom, I used to be considered the "Queen of Hurt/Comfort".  But, again, I don't think there's a collective to have that mentality, anymore.  An individual or two might still think that about Charlotte Frost, but I don't see any indication the title has lasted the test of time, in the larger picture.  I think the LJ might have most lasting impact, in terms of making an "I Was Here" statement, even though it's not exclusively about my SH writing.

For Sentinel fandom, I have no feel or concept as to how Charlotte Frost is/will be remembered.  All I know is that there continues to be two specific novellas, "Test Tranquility" and the AU "The Protector" that keep getting some degree of interest, however minimal, month to month.

In general, I'd like to be remembered as someone that wrote warm, loving stories that left the reader feeling warm and fuzzy.



What do you see in the immediate future for Charlotte Frost?  

I expect to keep writing SH stories, though I'm getting more desperate for fresh ideas.

I don't know how long the "Adventure" serial will last.  I like the idea of continuing to write on it indefinitely, since it's my pride and joy, but who knows.


What do you see in the distant future for Charlotte Frost?

I have no idea.  I'm not concerned about the distant future.  I'm more interested in the now.


Any chance of returning to writing K/S or Sentinel fanfic?

I would say no.  But then, that's what I sincerely thought about SH fandom, for over a decade.

Certainly, the idea of returning to Sentinel is much more likely than K/S, though I haven't seen an episode in over five years.  If I did return, I have a feeling that I'd be most interested in writing a sequel to "Test of Tranquility".  I see that as sort of the Sentinel parallel to the "Adventure" universe in SH fandom.  The ending of TOT had them leaving the police department, and deciding to freelance, traveling around the country as do-gooders, so to speak.  In fact, I was once some 15 pages into a sequel, and I lost it in a hard drive crash.  I've also gotten some 30 pages into a sequel to "Faith Shines Equal" and "Hope Creates".  I like the idea of continuing that AU series, but there just hasn't been a strong enough inclination for me to move away from my SH writing, at this point.

If I were to leave SH fanfic behind again, it could be because I got interested in a new show altogether.  Though I'm not sure how that could happen, since I don't watch current series TV, and haven't since 1991, when Twin Peaks was cancelled.


What about the possibility of writing for multiple shows at once?

That's very unlikely.  I've always been a one-fandom-at-a-time kind of girl.

Even though I'd inhaled the Starsky & Hutch series when it originally aired, it was still a challenge to switch from K/S to SH, as a writer.  There were certain expressions I was accustomed to using in certain situations, and I had to make sure I didn't use those anymore, since I was dealing with completely different characters.  Then, when I started writing Sentinel, my first story, the novel "Self Discovery 101", was so overly long, in part, because I was explaining the characters to myself, as I went along.

Switching to new characters is a tough thing, however familiar I might have been with them in the past.


Any final comments?

There's nothing final about these FAQs, lol.  I expect them to be in an ongoing state of polishing and editing, additions and subtractions.  This is totally fluid page, and I'm not going to make notes on any changes.  It is what it is at any given moment.