Penname: Elaura [Contact] Real name:
Member Since: 18/06/06
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Bio:
Hello. I am soon to be 45 years old. I am a woman, I have a bachelor's degree from a state university. I served in the USARMY from 2003 to 2008. I am married, have no children, and have been working on these stories since I was stationed in Okinawa around 2006. It's hard to believe it's almost been ten years.


A lot has happened in those years. As I said, I served my time in the Army, came home somewhat damaged, and married in 2009. My stepfather passed away in 2013 and my mother this past February. They were my reviewers, my copy editors, and my biggest fans and I feel lost without them.


I expect writing about my mother in Middle Earth at the end of book three will be rather emotional for me now. Perhaps it will make the tale more authentic, somehow.


I apologize for the long hiatus and appreciate the reviews which continue to inspire me.


I SHALL RETURN!

Thank you for reading.
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Summary: Mix LotR with tournaments, and what have you got? Fun, adventure, and treason!
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Categories: Book-verse
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Genres: Action/Adventure
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Stories: 8
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Summary: It all started as a simple he-said/she-said PWP ... and grew into epic proportions. The premise: The people concerned with the Ring War were granted immortality and new tasks; however not all of them adapted to their super-human roles well.
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Categories: Book-verse
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Genres: Action/Adventure, Erotica, Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
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Summary: This is the continuing saga of a 36 year old female soldier who finds herself in Middle Earth during the Fellowship of the Ring. This is part one of a series which will follow the plots of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. She is not a tenth walker and the events as written by Professor Tolkien will not be rewritten to accommodate her. Her part in the story and her interactions with the main characters will occur in places and times that Tolkien did not include in his writings.
I claim ownership of none of J.R.R. Tolkien's original plot or characters; however, Elaura and her story Typically Atypical are © copyright 2006.

Story Notes: Friday, 11 July, 2008: I will eventually rewrite Books One and Two of this series and break Book Three into volumes.

****IMPORTANT NOTE**** Do not attempt any of the survival techniques or “medical” procedures described in this story. This is a work of fiction. I am not a survivalist, I have no formal medical training, and I am not a nutritionist.

The following resources have been crucial to my research in writing this series:
Harold Ensle’s Elvish language resource site Copyright © 1996, 2002
The Grey Company Copyright © 1998
Arwen-Undomiel.com Copyright © 2003
The Encyclopedia of Arda Mark Fisher Copyright © 1997-2008
Dragon Flame 2.0 Copyright © Benjamin Babut & Didier Wilis (Freeware)
Names of Middle Earth by Colin Chapman (pdf)
Map of Middle Earth in the Third Age by Chris Taylor and Chris Guerette (pdf)
Thanks to Beleg Cuthalion for telling me about: Council of Elrond Copyright © 2001-2004
Parent Series: None
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Arwen, Asfaloth, Aule, Beorn, Beregond, Bergil, Bilbo, Bill the Pony, Blue Wizards, Butterbur, Celeborn, Celebrían, Cirdan, Dain Ironfoot, Denethor, Diamond Took, Elanor Gamgee, Eldarion, Elfhelm, Elfwine, Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, Eomer, Eowyn, Erestor, Erkenbrand, Estella Brandybuck, Faramir, Faramir Took, Farmer Maggot, Fatty Bolger, Feanor, Frodo Gamgee, Gaffer Gamgee, Galadriel, Glóin, Glorfindel, Goldilocks Gamgee, Gollum, Gríma, Gwaihir, Halbarad, Haldir, Háma, Imrahil, Ioreth, Landroval, Lindir, Lothiriel, Maglor, Manwe, Morgoth / Melkor, Mouth of Sauron, Namo / Mandos, Nazgűl, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Oromë, Orophin, Other Canon Character, Pearl Took, Radagast, Rosie, Rúmil, Saruman, Sauron, Sméagol, The Fellowship
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fantasy, General, Horror, Humor, Mystery, Other, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death, Rape, Torture, Violence
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Stories: 3
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