1. When and why did you start watching GH?
I've been watching GH for a very, very long time. I was watching GH back when Laura first met Scotty. I went through the whole Ric/Monica/Alan/Leslie quadrangle which was perhaps one of my favorite GH story arcs so I guess you could say I've been watching GH since the late 1970s, early 1980s.
2. First Soap Opera you watched? First Couple in it you loved?
My very first soap if you can believe this was Dark Shadows. I loved Barnabas and Angelique.
3. Favorite Jason and Sam scene/moment?
Hmmm... favorite Jasam scene/moment. Only 1? You're asking me to answer the impossible. LOL
Well Sam's baby dying is always high on the list since those scenes were so powerful. I remember crying like a baby during that time and Kelly and Steve just brought a level of believability and intensity to their characters and the story that made you feel the loss and sorrow at your soul level.
If I had another favorite moment (I know you only asked for one but as I said, impossible with these two), it would be Dominoes and Tequila. There was such a spontaneity to their acting in those scenes. I mean it was passion personified with comedy inserted. I especially loved with Kelly accidentally spit on Steve while talking and who doesn't love drunk Sam!
4. What would you like to tell your fans?
Oh boy...what would I tell the fans. Another hard questions as I would like to say so much. I guess most of all I would tell them that they've given me the kind of support that makes doing this so worthwhile and that they have given me courage every step of the way to write when I didn't know it was in me to do so.
5. What made you want to write Jasam Fan Fic?
As I just said, I didn't know if I could write. It's something that I've always wanted to do but wasn't sure if I could. Long ago when I was about ten I wrote a bunch of poems in a journal. That was the extent really of my writing outside of non-academics. Back around 2008 - 2009 when Jasam re-united I'd been kicking around the idea of writing a children's book based on an idea I'd come up with but I couldn't seem to get it started.
Well after the fall out from the SOS didn't play out the way that I thought Guza was angling for with Jake's paternity turning out to be Lucky's, I thought about writing it myself. I talked it over with Larine whom you all know, along with some others and they encouraged me to give fanfic a try. So based on how I thought the story should have gone, I started Twilight Serenade and the rest is as you say "history".
6. What is your writing process?
My writing process is generally about seeing something onscreen that has/had potential but doesn't wind up playing out the way I expected it to so I write something or write the characters as I think they should be written.
I've also get story ideas or story chapters/arcs from music. If I hear a song that I think screams Jasam/Jason/Sam, I let the lyrics inspire the writing. There have been times when I've chosen a song that I think fits Jasam and I'll listen to it as I'm writing and the words just fall into place. When I wrote the ending chapters for Twilight Serenade with Sam's dead baby helping her or when Jason was stabbed and the baby appeared to him, I listened to the song as I wrote it (and included it in the chapter) and as I did so began crying so I knew if it touched me in that way it could touch those reading it as well.
Another process of mine is to write out the chapters in long hand before I type it up on the computer. Don't ask me why I do it but I do. :LOL:
7. Most writers are big readers. If so what do you like to read?
Seeing as I'm a school teacher, most of my reading has been relegated to education and curriculum related material. However, currently I've been reading a compilation of twenty-one oral histories of former North Carolina slaves called My Folks Don't Want Me to Talk About Slavery by Belinda Hurmence.
8. Do you read fanfic? If so, what authors do you read?
Of course I've read other author's fanfic and sometimes it's left me blushing and it's also inspired me in my own writing. Just to name a few I've read Soapfan4Now, Imgoodbackup, Jade, and MichGHFan's work. Fanfic writers, imo are bad-ass writers and no joke.
9.What's your favorite thing to write, and why?)
I'd have to say poetry was my first love and favorite form of writing. It's been that for me since I was a very young child. Being an only child, writing poetry/poems provided an outlet of expressing myself to someone because I didn't have siblings to confide my feelings to.
10. What's your least favorite thing to write, and why?
What do I hate writing? Report cards. Need I say more? LOL
11. What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
My advice???...Good Lord...I'm new at this!!! Okay...well I can only give advice from my own experience I suppose so I'd say...write what you're passionate about whether it be a soap, a cookbook, whatever it is be passionate about it otherwise you'll get stuck, bored or fatigued by it. But if it is something you're passionate about or believe in...it will draw you to it, even when you might think you have nothing else to say or write.
12. What is your favorite color?
Periwinkle. It's kind of in the lilac, lavender family and kind of irridescent
13. You recently nominated and won Best New Writer, and Best Villain how did you feel about receiving this nod?
SHOCKED! And I'll admit I'm feeling a little intimidated by the attention. I mean I just wanted to write what I thought Jasam lovers wanted to read. But at the end of the day I'd have to say what I most feel is honored and very happy that what I write makes others happy too.
List of Works
The premise of this story is the aftermath of the hospital crisis currently on the screen. Jason and Sam chased Anthony Zacharra in order to deliver him to the Feds...but as they say...the best laid plans go awry...terribly awry..
Memories of Twilight
Memories of Twilight, the sequel begins Jason frantically searching for Sam while she is in dire straight having suffered unimaginable horrors of hullicination as a result of an adverse effect from an injection administered by one of their foes
Part 3 of Twilight Serenade wherein Alexis gets an eye opening revelation about Ric and the night he and Sam supposedly slept together. Sam meanwhile, also reels from the knowledge that those she trusted to love and believe her didn't when she needed them to causing further strain on her relationship with Jason. And if that weren't enough the forces that have been attempting to destroy these two continue to wreck their havoc AND there's an unexpected surprise a coming that will further test the course of these true Twilight lovers.
When Twilight Ends
Sequel #4 continues the ongoing love story of Jason and Sam who have reunited and find themselves expectant parents faced with a heartbreakingly difficult decision regarding their unborn child as well as being in the midst of danger from an old enemy embodied by someone familiar and known to them. The nemesis has returned with one goal - to possess Sam and they’re willing to destroy anyone who gets in the way of that goal.
The Dawn of Twilight
This fourth or fifth installment (God knows even I’ve lost count) of Twilight Serenade finds Jason and Sam at the crossroads of their relationship. Having made it out alive from the wreckage and devastation wrought by Father Ruiz’s psychotic machinations due to a brain tumor wherein he took on the persona of his equally maniacal deceased brother Manny, Sam and Jason are faced with a new threat to their relationship…themselves. As the smoke clears and all involved try to put the pieces of the devastating events together and behind them, old wounds have been reopened and old fears re-awakened and Sam and Jason must struggle with the angst from within. Sam is about to face her greatest pain. Will she succumb to her own demons or fight against them to finally have the happiness she so wants with Jason? And is Jason’s love strong enough to let her go through it? And if he does will she be there on the other side of it at the end?
A Haunted Love
In this the fourth sequel (aka book 5), Sam and Jason have come far in their fight to get back what was lost to them as a result of Sam’s rape. Their love has survived what most could not. Thus far, their battle has been largely internal as they struggled with their own fears, their own self-doubt, guilt and anger. They’ve arrived at this place because neither refused to let go of a love neither knew was possible and both started out fearing. When one fell down, the other picked that person up and held onto the belief. Is that fate? Is that choice? Is that love? Or all three? In this sequel as in the others, fate will deal them their cards as it sees fit. They will make their choices as will other players in the game of their life and their love. And as fate is want to do, it will twist and turn them in ways they could never imagine as they look to a New Year, the revelation of the baby’s paternity and a love that could make them stronger than they ever were or leave their lives in tatters and their souls forever haunted.
For the Love of Samantha
Jason Morgan is the enforcer and partner in Sonny Corinthos’s organization based in Port Charles, New York. He has dedicated his life to Sonny and the protection of Sonny’s family. He is for all intents and purposes Jason’s right hand and he’s known as a lone wolf. He’s been divorced from Sonny’s sister Courtney for a little over a year and has decided that love is not for him. Samantha McCall is a woman of many talents. Talents that Sonny intends to utilize to his advantage. There is an air of mystery about her but also a sense of vulnerability too. But she comes across as hard as nails when she has to. Upon meeting there are sparks between Morgan and McCall but not the kind one would expect to happen between two very attractive people each with their own ability to be lethal and deadly. At the start of this fic Sonny's Organization is under fire from a rival mob family, the Calderones, who appeared in the Twilight Serenade series as allies. Before they became allies however they were formidable enemies of the Corinthos Organization.
For the Love of Sam
In this sequel to For The Love of Sam, Jasam and those around them and in their lives will deal with the fallout from Alcazar & Calderone's plan to take down Sonny's organization and Nico's reign of terror. New love will be tested. Friendships will be tested and Jason and Sam will each test themselves as they fight within to rise above the devastation in search of finding what has been stolen from them. Will they be able to or will new and unexpected forces and challenges shatter all they had and all they have left?
For the Love of You
Sequel #3 begins where sequel #2 left off. Sonny has just discovered that it's Calderone connected to Alcazar and his disappearance. Nico has Karen and plans on using her to get to Danny who he plans to use to get to Jason and ultimately Sam. Jason and Sam are both reeling from Sam breaking up with him. And unknown to either of our lovers quite a few twists are coming their way that will bring more angst as they each struggle with the fallout of the rape and the choices they’ve made. What will Jason do for the love of Sam? What will Sam do for the love of Jason. Stay tuned to sequel # 3 - For The Love of You.
A Fight For Our Love
In this sequel, Jason has found out about Sam’s pregnancy and the fallout of his discovery is explosive for their relationship. Wracked with feelings of betrayal of the woman he loves, Jason will be tested by secrets still unknown to him and external forces coming at him on all sides. Sam wracked with guilt and fear will also face tribulation as her relationship with Jason is placed in jeopardy by her own choices and the manipulations of others determined to destroy their love…and destroy them. Ever looming and present is the danger that comes from living on the edge of the law. The stakes are high And if that weren’t enough there’s the paternity of Sam’s unborn child. Is Jason the father? Or is Nico Dane, her rapist the father? And by the time they find the truth …will it even matter? The stakes are high. Sam’s the gambler. Is she willing to gamble on Jason or will she change her game man as their relationship gets rocked by internal and external turmoil. Jason’s a fighter and a killer. Will he fight or kill for Sam in the face of his feelings of betrayal. Or will he walk away as he’s done with the other women in his life. And if he does…who’ll be waiting? Will these two lone wolves who found one another lose it all or learn that to have a love such as theirs you must learn to Fight For Love. Even when it’s yourself you’re fighting.
For the Love of Us
In this, the 5th sequel (aka book 6) to For the Love of Samantha, it’s revelation time on a lot of levels for Jason and Sam. The outside forces that have been working independent of one another seemingly collide together through fate of all things, co-conspiring to undermine this union for good. Can Jason and Sam withstand the onslaught awaiting them? Will they collapse under the weight of their enemies and the treachery? Will they fall apart forever as a result of their own fears, pain and doubts? Both? Where will they find their strength? In one another? From sources unknown and unexpected. And what of those sources? Can those sources truly be trusted? Who’s really and truly on their side? of Jason and Sam’s love? Who’s really fighting for them to pull through? And who will pay the price for the side they choose? Who will win…who will lose? To what lengths will we go for the ones we love and to what lengths will they go…for the love of us?
In this One Shot fic Sam and Jason are married with a one and a half year old daughter named Danielle. They are currently living in a house that Jason bought for Sam once they found out she was pregnant. Sam had put her plans to be a PI on hold to make sure that she carried her baby to term as it was a high risk pregnancy. But now that Danielle, named after her brother Danny, is older Sam has resumed her interest in starting her own PI business. Jason is supportive of her endeavor. However in this particular one shot, Sam’s being mysterious as to what her new case is and Jason being Jason is determined to get to the bottom of things. Suffice it to say curiosity didn’t kill the cat and satisfaction brings both of them back.
A Day in the Life
This one shot begins with a day in the life of Mr. & Mrs. Morgan and their daughter Danielle. Specifically the day of Danie‘s first birthday.