Hi! I’m Pam (aka annaharding) and I’m really excited to be coming to this – my first – meet up. It’s actually a birthday present to myself since I turned 60 this month.
I was first introduced to fanfiction while browsing on a Twilight IMDB board. Someone asked if there were stories out there with alternate endings, and readers were directed to My-Bella’s “The Fairytale Continues”. I loved it, loved her other stories (especially “Worth the Burn”) and have been hooked since. I have SO many favorite stories and authors now, though – and it seems that they are all your favorites, too, from what I’ve read in other Spotlights.
I was born and raised in Chicago, and now live in a western suburb. I’m a special ed teacher, and I work with young children with autism. I’m a reader – not a writer (at all!) – although I have tried to write a one-shot for a contest. (It was horrible – I deleted it!) Through fanfic, I met my twi-twin, biblepam. It was awesome getting to meet her in person last summer. She’s been responsible for directing me to new stories and authors. We chat daily through IM. (She really wanted to come, too, but just couldn’t work it this year. Sigh.)
I have 2 kids – both in their 20s and both (sadly) still living with me. We have 3 cats, belonging to whomever they pick at the moment.
I’m definitely a BxE pairing fan, and since discovering fanfiction, I’ve stopped watching TV or reading other genres of stories and books. I am SO excited about this meet-up and am looking forward to meeting you all soon!