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Real name: Arnel

Member Since: 2003.10.16

Last Login: 2024.06.20


A fifty-something mother of a teenager, I give piano lessons when I'm not driving my son to his various activities. I hold a BA in Liberal Studies with minors in Music and English from CSU Sacramento. In my spare time I love to cook, write HP fan fiction, knit, sew, and work in my garden.

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Summary: "Family"… a powerful word encompassing the love and support of generations. To Harry and Ginny Potter, this love is for not only their immediate family, but for all those who are welcomed into their lives… their extended family.
Challenge Winner Ancestors by Arnel starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 33]
** Winner of the May 2014 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best New Story **
**Winner of Best Overall and Most Creative for the Time-turner Challenge (2014-2)** In January of 1998, Harry goes back in time ninety-seven years to learn about his ancestors.
G - Time-Turner Challenge (2014-2), Time Turner Challenge (2014-2) - General - Warnings: None - Words: 14314
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 5 - Published: 2014.05.09 - Updated: 2014.05.14 - Hits: 18832

Dare by Arnel starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 10]
** Honourable Mention in the November 2012 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket for Best One-Shot **
A frustrated Ginny takes matters into her own hands. A “Family Series” story.
G - Post-Hogwarts - Fluff, Humor - Warnings: None - Words: 3130
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2012.12.09 - Updated: 2012.12.09 - Hits: 6466

Splash! by Arnel starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 9]
A handful of gold, a romantic setting, and a question… what could go wrong? This story is part of the Family Series of stories.
G - Post-DH/PM - Comedy, Fluff - Warnings: None - Words: 7235
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2013.03.27 - Updated: 2013.03.27 - Hits: 3878

Gift of Love by Arnel starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 19]
** Winner of the November 2012 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best One-Shot **
Grandfather Conrad tells his grandchildren of a gift given him by Harry and Ginny Potter.
G - Post-Hogwarts - Fluff, General - Warnings: None - Words: 6943
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2012.12.20 - Updated: 2012.12.20 - Hits: 5600

A Difficult Decision by Arnel starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 18]
** Winner of the May 2012 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best One-Shot **
Even though the Wizarding world is officially in peacetime mode, there are aspects of this peace which bother Harry enough to make a difficult decision. This story is a prequel to For Love of Family.
G - Post-Hogwarts - Fluff - Warnings: None - Words: 4051
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2012.06.11 - Updated: 2012.06.11 - Hits: 5908

Father's Day by Arnel starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 12]
It's Father's Day and Harry receives a very special gift.
G - Post-Hogwarts - Comedy - Warnings: None - Words: 6065
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2010.06.17 - Updated: 2010.06.17 - Hits: 6139

For Love of Family by Arnel starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 518]
** Winner of the March 2012 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best Completed **
A freak accident changes Auror Harry Potter’s life and tests the love of those around him.
PG-13 - Post-DH/AB, Buried Gems - Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Tragedy - Warnings: Disturbing Imagery, Intimate Sexual Situations - Words: 264711
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 41 - Published: 2011.04.07 - Updated: 2012.03.29 - Hits: 172752

Summary: Gifts are precious things, no matter who the giver is. Gifts can be material, but there are emotional gifts as well. In this series of three stories, Ginny and Harry give and receive gifts. What these gifts are, only they will tell.
You're Still You by Arnel starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 55]
It's Harry's sixth year and Ginny Weasley has been "Harry-Watching"
from afar. She doesn't like what she sees and decides to do something about it. Will her actions result in failure or will she and Harry become closer?
PG - Post-OotP, Buried Gems - Angst, Drama, Fluff, Songfic - Warnings: None - Words: 27126
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 4 - Published: 2004.07.05 - Updated: 2004.07.14 - Hits: 29993

New Year, New Hope by Arnel starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 117]
It's Harry's sixth year and Ginny Weasley's "Harry-Watching" has paid off. In this sequel to "You're Still You" the two teens explore their new relationship while dealing with the challenges of life threatened by war.
PG-13 - Post-OotP, Buried Gems - Angst, Drama, Fluff, General - Warnings: None - Words: 158291
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 19 - Published: 2004.12.09 - Updated: 2007.07.10 - Hits: 90946

Summer Story by Arnel starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 392]
Summer at the Dursleys’ is typical for Harry Potter who hopes his stay with his relatives will only last two weeks at most. In this sequel to You’re Still You and New Year, New Hope Harry learns that his role as “savior” of the Wizarding world is more complicated than he thought and that he needs his friends and mentors more than he ever imagined.
PG-13 - Post-OotP, Buried Gems - Action/Adventure, Fluff, General - Warnings: None - Words: 169283
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 35 - Published: 2007.07.19 - Updated: 2010.05.05 - Hits: 137086

Summary: Ginny Weasley has made a hobby of observing people as she's waited patiently for Harry to notice her. What she's focused on is their hands and what they reveal about a person. Here are two studies she's written about her observations. Although this series is marked Post-OotP, the second story, Hands Around Hogwarts, has been updated to include DH canon.
Hands: A Study by Ginny Weasley by Arnel starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 10]
Ginny doesn't know why she's attracted to people's hands, she just is and she's spent a lot of time looking. Here are some of her observations.
G - Post-OotP - Fluff - Warnings: None - Words: 3479
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2004.07.05 - Updated: 2004.07.05 - Hits: 5730

Hands around Hogwarts by Arnel starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 1]
*** The author has been reminded via the e-mail address on file that this story is listed as incomplete and has not been updated since 2004 ***

Ginny Weasley has taken her study of hands to Hogwarts. Join Ginny as she learns about the students and adults surrounding her at the school.
G - Post-OotP - General - Warnings: None - Words: 9339
Completed: No - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2004.10.06 - Updated: 2004.10.06 - Hits: 3716

A Time for Healing by Arnel starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 211]
** Winner of the October 2020 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best Completed **
In the early summer of 2005 Ginny Weasley watches a lone figure walk past her window. She sets a bouquet of flowers on her window sill. Will the young man she’s set them out for understand what she’s saying with flowers?
PG-13 - Alternate Universe - Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 126340
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 20 - Published: 2020.06.01 - Updated: 2020.10.12 - Hits: 31383

Challenge Winner Curing Dudley by Arnel starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 16]
** Honourable Mention in the November 2013 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket for Best Completed **
*** Winner of Best Overall, Best Matchmaking, the People’s Choice Award, and a tie for Most Awkward in the Dudley's Turn Challenge ***
Petunia Dursley seeks Harry’s help with curing Dudley’s magical tendencies.
PG - Dudley's Turn Challenge 2013-4, Dudley's Turn Challenge (2013-4) - Angst, Drama, General - Warnings: None - Words: 17652
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 3 - Published: 2013.11.11 - Updated: 2013.11.15 - Hits: 10565

Escape from Brextwistle Hall by Arnel starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
** Winner of the February 2018 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best One-Shot **
Looking through an old trunk shouldn’t pose much of a threat, but when the trunk is in the Grimmauld Place attic, mysterious things can happen, especially if you are Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley.
G - Pre-OotP, Portkey Challenge (2018-1), Portkey Challenge (2018-1) - Drama - Warnings: None - Words: 7989
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2018.03.05 - Updated: 2018.03.05 - Hits: 4628

Flying Free by Arnel starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 11]
** Honourable Mention in the March 2011 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket for Best One-Shot **
A few days after his ordeal at the Ministry and his talk with Professor Dumbledore, Harry reflects on his responsibilities to the Wizarding world.
G - Post-OotP - Angst, Drama - Warnings: None - Words: 2787
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2011.03.30 - Updated: 2011.03.30 - Hits: 5173

Challenge Winner Perfect Catch by Arnel starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 23]
*** Winner of Best Game Action in the Quidditch Challenge ***
Waking up in the hospital wing wasn’t Harry’s idea of fun. However, the results of his stay might just prove to be more pleasant than he imagined.
G - Post-OotP, Quidditch Challemge (2014-4), Quidditch Challenge (2014-4) - Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 8644
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2014.11.09 - Updated: 2014.11.09 - Hits: 7551

Why Didn't I Think of That? by Arnel starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 7]
Harry tells James a personal story that helps him learn from his mistakes.
G - Holidays - Romance - Warnings: None - Words: 7756
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2019.12.24 - Updated: 2019.12.24 - Hits: 1942

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