Penname: Elaura [Contact] Real name:
Member Since: 18/06/06
Membership status: Member
I am 43 years old. There, that's my age statement.

There seems to be a problem with the series page on this site, or it may just be something peculiar to my browsing experience, but all three books are still a part of Typically Atypical. Don't know what's going on, but when I look at the page, all I get are Books One and Three and the summaries are both in bold text. Oh well.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008: I'd like to make a request of any artists who are reading my stories. I have absolutely no artistic talent (unless you consider writing an art and believe I'm have a talent for it) and I would like to see how what I have written looks in the reader's mind. If anyone is interested in drawing, sketching, or painting anything unique to my stories, I'd love to see it.

Tuesday, 18 August, 2009: I am currently editing Typically Atypical, Book Three. Some of the changes should be readily apparent, such as removal of superfluous Chapter and End Notes and placing alternate titles in the Chapter Notes to keep the chapter title bar from going off into eternity on some browsers. Some of the changes are not as apparent, for one, I have changed the timeline of the coming Battle of Castle Amlug. In a dream sequence, Elaura indicates the battle will take place less than five years after the destruction of the ring. I found this to be too soon and changed it to *ten* years. Continuity should not be affected.

Other changes were minor, such as making capitalization and grammar a bit more consistent and fixing typos. Please continue to let me know if you spot any errors I've missed.

If the site setup permits, I hope to eventually do a minor format change to Books One and Two and break Book Three into volumes.

08 May 2010 - Good Lord! I can't believe it's been so long. Let me start by saying I recently met a man, fell in love, and got married. What does this mean to my writing? It means good things. Oddly enough, I got stuck when it came to writing about married couples. My only personal experience with marriage when I started writing about it wasn't good. Now, I feel I am better prepared to write about this subject. Without spoiling anything for anyone, I will say that I am still alive, still here, and intend to resume posting very soon. I won't promise a date, but I will finish Book 3 and continue on with the story. I am deeply sorry for being away so long and I promise to answer my reviews soon as well. Hope everyone else is enjoying life as much as I am. See you soon!

22 October 2010 – Oh dear, it looks like I was a bit too optimistic about my time frames. I think I’m going to stop making promises I can’t be sure I can fulfill. I am still happily married, but my husband doesn’t know me as an author. There may be some static when I really get back into writing as he is unused to me locking myself away at all hours of the day and night to get it out of my head.

In addition, I now have a laptop computer rather than a desktop. I did save my custom dictionary and auto-replace databases, but I’m having to get used to a new version of Microsoft Office.

There are always new things popping up in one’s life to interfere, but I won’t bore you with a great long list. What I’m trying to say is, as soon as I can get to a quiet place in my life, both physically and mentally, I will finish Book 3 and continue Typical Atypical.

Thank you for reading.
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Series by Elaura
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 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, Nazgûl, 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
Challenges: None
Stories: 3
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