"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain."

My username comes from the words of wisdom by the 19th century lunatic Mr William Herondale who is a character in the 'Infernal Devices' trilogy by Cassandra Clare.

I used to go by Maggie, which is my real life nickname. You can still call me that because I like to use pretentious phrases like nom de plume!

I'm dyslexic. I started writing as a challenge to myself and to get the voices in my head to shut up. The jury's still out.

I'm a twin. I think my sister is the evil one but most disagree. I've found hitting them doesn't help my cause.

I critique. I don't claim to be an expert but years of being an extremely picky reader has given me insight into what makes a good story. If you want feedback just PM me - any requests on my message board will be ignored/ deleted/ responded to rudely (depends on my mood). The stories must have decent grammar and have been proof-read. I'm not saying it has to be perfect but it is unfair for you to ask me to read something you cannot be bothered to read yourself. Also, nothing with stupid titles.
I reserve the right to decline the request.

I make all my covers myself but the images that I use to make them belong to their respective owners and no copyright infringement was intended.

Some awesome people I met on this site that inspire me to write every day:
@DarlingDevil @PhantasiaAeryn @WendyWrites @LaDameBlanche @PrettyDanish @LivingDeadGirlxox @NicoletteAndrews @AuRevoirSimone @saturn137 @NightRose154 @AlysArden @ddgbooks @dramali
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12 Published Works

Featured work.

In her Shadow

Social data: 85.2K reads. 3.9K votes. 670 comments.

Description: In a bid to break free from her sister's shadow, Rose heads to Paris alone. After one too many drinks in a bar, she finds herself waking up next to the most tempting man she has ever seen. After being used by boys who only want to get to her sis...

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NeverTrustaDuck commented on In her Shadow - 20. Runaway

Are you deliberately trying to be horrible? While I encourage my readers to point out typos, there was no reason for this. Your comment was designed to make me feel like an idiot, and since I feel like that most of the time, I really don't need you to do it for me.
NeverTrustaDuck commented on Uriel - Chapter 1

What the hell did Braeden do the last time he was in Rhea? I loved seeing him and Sam and their interaction with each other as they dealt with the horse trader. I missed it. Sam's uncle was also a nice surprise. I can't wait to see how that turns out.