Status: Writing another story (2 weeks ago)


Name Trudy
Location California
Member Since Aug 30, 2010
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Hello, I'm Trudy. I've always been a romantic and I love to imagine what it must have been like to live in times past. I took up reading again (historical fiction and American history are my favorites) a few years ago around the time my third child was born. And this was after a long hiatus when I thought I was too busy to read! There's always time for a good book.

I only recently discovered that I enjoy writing. After falling in love with the BBC's miniseries, North and South, I devoured fanfic for the first time in my life. Something about the characters and the love story resonated with me. I began imagining an alternative plot that would bring the star-crossed lovers together sooner.

Eventually, I put my imaginings down on paper and found a mentor to help guide me and look over my work. Thanks, Kleindog, for taking the initiative to offer me assistance! Before long, I was posting my story on a BBC affiliate web forum.

I live in the San Francisco bay area with my husband and three kids. We like to take walks along the ocean and hike the redwood forests when we can.

I am a musician as well, and play the organ on Sundays at a small church. Lately, I have found it hard to concentrate on my music when my mind is wandering - dreaming up the next scenes in my story!

I homeschool my two older children, so needless to say, I don't have a lot of time to write. I work in the mornings before everyone wakes up. I have always been a morning person. I love the quiet promise of a brand new day.


In Consequence

In Consequence

22 parts / 189 pages, updated Sep 09, 2013PG-13PicturesCompleted
A fateful event awakens hidden attraction, and fleeting tenderness grows steadily into love when a single impulse changes the course of Margaret Hale's life forever. Set in ... read more
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A Heart for Milton

A Heart for Milton

24 parts / 210 pages, updated Apr 29, 2011PG-13VideoPicturesCompleted
When Margaret hastily rejected the wealthy industrialist's marriage proposal, she could not have foreseen the events that would lead her to change her mind and open her h... read more
1,118,376 reads votes 4,056 comments 637
North & South Poll

North & South Poll

1 page, updated Nov 05, 2010VideoPicturesCompleted
I am surprised that so many people have enjoyed my story without ever having read or seen the book and film production on which it is based. I am very curious to know m... read more
2,974 reads votes 14 comments 76

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Thanks for reading, glad you enjoyed it.
A Heart for Milton

Lol. Glad you like it. Melting feels good once in awhile. ;)
A Heart for Milton

Thank you. I hope you are enjoying the rest of the story.
A Heart for Milton

Thanks so much for commenting. Glad you love them. :)
In Consequence

Glad you found it. It's not your fault you never heard of it. PBS never aired this fantastic mini-series. Most Americans don't know it exists. Yet...
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