Hey, hey! So, I bet this is a surprise for you? Well it shouldn’t be, you’re a winning Non-Canon awards participant for practically all the rounds! You’re an amazing writer girl! So, here are the questions for you to fill out, have some fun with them, give us all the gory details!
So we are going to start out with some basic information for all of you.
Can you please tell the people reading this your name?
My name is Donna. My pen name is Petersgirl2011 on Fan Fiction. I also can be found on other sites just as Petersgirl.
Where do you like to post, and can you give us the site of your preferred medium?
I post on FanFiction, Tricky Raven (wolf stories only), AO3, The Writers Coffee Shop and FWAR.
Tricky Raven and FWAR always makes you feel at home and like you are a member of their site. I am giving Mist and OTB a shout out for going beyond the call of duty to make you feel welcomed.
What do you prefer, Tea or Coffee?
Coffee. I drink it by the pots. I will be typing away at midnight and still drinking coffee.
What is your favorite beverage of choice? And if alcoholic and mixed, what are the ingredients?
My favorite is diet Dr. Pepper. I practically live on it. As far as alcoholic beverage goes; Blackberry Wine or Margaritas. Blended not on ice and lots of salt!
What is your funny story about trying something to drink and it rocked your boat and/or sucked?
My girlfriend and I were out drinking one night. The bartender suggested we drink a Life Savior. It tasted just like fruit punch and we had several of them. But when we stood up it knocked us on our butt and fast.
Somehow we became part of the bachelorette party happening in the bar. To make a long story short. They had rented a party bus and were visiting as many bars as they could in one night. We joined them. I woke up with a Peter’s Girl tramp stamp about a hundred miles from home still on the bus. Which I still wear proudly today by the way.
We have been best friends with the bride to be ever since. AND I have never drank another Life Savior.
What foods do you love?
Italian food and a big juice steak would be tied for first. I am addicted to Oreos (all flavors) so I don’t buy them very often because I will eat them all.
What is your go to food for comfort?
I really don’t have one.
What do you like to snack when writing?
I generally don’t snack while I write. Because my hands stay busy typing away.
Is there a scent that says home to you?
You can find Yankee scented candles throughout my house. In the kitchen it is pumpkin and spice. For my bedroom Midnight Summer rain. Where I write is Vanilla Cone.
Is there a scent you wish you never smelled ever?
Oh yeah, wet dog is the worst. I have two Labradors and since we live out in the country. They roam around a lot. When it rains it is like yuck…stay away.
If you could visit a place, anywhere, where would it be?
If you could go at any point in time, which would it be?
The roaring 20’s. I think I would have made a good flapper girl.
What music do you like?
I enjoy everything from country, rap, old rock and new wave. It depends on the song really.
Is there a genre or song you hate?
I really don’t hate any music. Classical is my least favorite though.
Tell us something about yourself that you think your fans would love to know about:
This is the hardest question for me to answer. I am the most backwards author you could ever meet. I generally write the chapter ending first. Then I write the rest of it. With the first chapter I write of a story, the last chapter is written then as well. It is everything in between I am never sure about.
Thanks. That gives us some basic information. Now, about the writing – I know you’re excited…
Why did you start writing?
When my children all left the nest to go off to college I had so much disposable time on my hands. I found it to be like my therapy.
What do you enjoy the most about it?
I get completely lost in the world and the characters I write. It is like PG versus the computer. I love the challenge of creating something exciting for people to read.
What do you like least about it?
When I get a character stuck in my head and I can’t switch back to write on another story. I HATE IT!
That first time hitting publish, how did you feel?
I was so nervous. I really didn’t think anyone would want to read it.
Where do you get your inspiration?
From my supportive loving husband Peter. He reads every single thing I write and I bounce a lot of my ideas off of him. And yes, he even reads about the vampires. Which at first he had no idea who in the hell they were. He went and rented all the Twilight series so he could understand what I was writing.
In the New Moon scene of Jacob and Bella at the camp site his comment was. “That damn Bella is kissing Jacob now. Edward will be mad and she is just going to ruin everything.” I couldn’t help but to laugh at this large strong man setting through hours of the sparkly vampires just for me.
hardy101 was why I signed up for a FanFiction account. I wanted to keep track of her stories for updates. This little girl can write the Sons of Anarchy like it’s nobody’s business. We have become friends since then. She was my push to write the Sons of Anarchy.
4MeJasper reviewed MY JOURNEY when it was posted on FanFiction the first time. She gave me nothing but love and encouragement to keep going. I have read everything this woman ever wrote and I still idolize her today. With a superstar like her reading me I couldn’t wait to post again. The next chapter was written overnight and I can’t thank her enough for it.
What is your writing area like do you use computer or paper, or both? Or another medium?
I only use the computer. Sometimes I do cheat a little and use a recorder for dictation. So I don’t forget whatever thought I was having. I try to keep it with me at all times. So when something pops in my head I can write it later.
Do you use an outline, rough draft or just write?
I have never been able to write by an outline. Or have a specific time to sit down and write.
As I click away on the key board, I just let it flow of where the characters are going .
What do you do while you’re writing (listen to music, TV in the background, etc.)?
There is a playlist for every story I have written. When I need a little extra juice to get the chapter finished, I put on the playlist and see where my characters lead me.
What annoys you the most when you are trying to write?
When someone is talking to me while I’m trying to write. I lose my place, forget what I was going to type next or make a bunch of mistakes.
If you have finished a fic, what was your feeling on it?
When I posted the last chapter of Ricochet of Love it was a huge relief. I wrote 200,000 words in about six months. It was like whew… I finally got it out of my system.
What are your favorite fandoms to write?
I love to write Twilight and the Sons of Anarchy. They are what I do the most. I am giving Breaking Bad a shot… still trying to find my grove with Walter and Jessie.
The Psych/Twilight crossover is written for my son. He loves Shawn and Gus. I have spent hours watching this show with him and it’s just our time. He gives me the approval nod to make sure I am getting the Psych characters correct.
Who are your favorite characters to write
My favorite characters would have to be Emmett Cullen and Jackson Teller. I swear it’s not just because they are very sexy men either. Well it is a little.
Emmett is such a versatile character. He can be funny, serious or even a little on the mean side and you can’t help but to love him anyway. Em is the total package and them some!
With Jackson I relate somewhat to him. My husband rides and I have ridden with him. There is no feeling like flying down the highway on the steel horse. So when I write Jackson’s journals, the lingo or about the ride it comes natural to me.
Who are your least favorite characters to write?
Edward Cullen is the worst for me.
I have had a lot of requests for Bella and Edward stories, I always have to tell them I can’t. I don’t feel I do his character enough justice to write him. Some think I pick on him or don’t like him. That is not it all. I can’t write him for crap so I make it funny or use him as the bad guy. Now I have shared my Edward secret with you.
What is your favorite scene or story you have written and why?
MY JOURNEY. This story is about my husband, Peter. Believe it or not a lot of things in the story are really true. Not the sparkly vampires of course, well maybe. We have had some crazy times together and when I write the character Peter, he is reflected how I see my real life Peter.
What is the most difficult story or scene you have written, and why?
Hot Harleys and Cool Vampires was a difficult story for many reasons, hands down. As you can tell by the title the theme is hot and cold. Which is referenced in about a thousand different ways throughout the story. The comparison of a biker and a vampire’s way of life. The way they live is actually simuilar and yet different. They both have their own demons and are both predators in different ways. Even though they are trying to find ways to be a better man. At times I wanted to give up trying to put it all together on paper.
The threesomes for this story was the hardest thing I have written yet. It took me about a week of off and on writing to get it right. It was a threesome between a vampire, a biker and a human girl. I talked to a couple of my writer friends and they told me not to do it. Because it wouldn’t be believable and the biker couldn’t know vampires existed. Since I worked so hard to keep them realistic and it a true crossover of what they really were, I almost talked myself out of doing it.
I think figuring out how to make it be a hot lemon but still allowing them all to touch was what took me so long. I had to be careful with the differences in body temperature of the vampire and a human. So I had them together in the snow while in the hot tub for one of the threesomes. She got the best of the hot and cool action as well as my readers.
Do you see any characteristics in the characters you write?
I see some of my characteristics at times.
Which ones and whom?
When Bella is being a bad girl, she is just PG in disguise.
What do you like most about your preferred fandom?
Everything. It has endless possibilities to make it whatever you want it to be.
How would you describe your fics?
Funny, crazy, a little out there sometimes, different and original.
What story would you recommend of your own for a new fan to start first?
MY JOURNEY. Because it is meant to be a fun loving and humorous story. I don’t think there is enough humor and laughter in the world. We have the everyday pressure of life. So if you need a giggle it is the one to read.
Now the HARD questions:
If you could offer a suggestion to someone who is thinking of publishing their first story, what would it be?
Just do it and post it. No matter what you write about do it your way. Because it is your story to tell. As long as you’re happy with it, it is already a sucess. And when you think you’re done writing, write some more!
If you could go back in time, and give yourself one word of advice, what would you say? (No Lottery numbers or anything like that!!!)
Don’t be so stubborn.
What 5 stories would you recommend someone read? Please list fandom, sites and name with pairing.
Wow only five. Because I could do about a hundred just off the top of my head.
1… Legend: The Golden Wolf, by sabrina michaels
Twlight, FanFiction, Brady/Bella, https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9857947/1/Legend-The-Golden-Wolf
Brady and Bella have never met even though their live are destined for each other…part of an ancient Tribal Legend no longer told to the younger generations. When Brady finally finds Bella, nothing will ever separate them.
NOTE: Brady is not a character who was developed in Twilight. In this story however he is a strong wolf who loves with all of his might. Sabrina has done a wonderful job of building the wolf world around him. Which is not an easy task to do. It is a unique story and so well written.
2… Bella and The Tree Spirit, by 4MeJasper
Twilight, FanFiction, Caius/Bella, https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7448064/1/Bella-and-the-Tree-Spirit
What if the Cullens weren’t the first immortals that Bella met? What if she had an encounter with a more transitory immortal while she was in Phoenix? One that had a history with Caius…
NOTE: This story will keep you completley fascinated until the end. When I started reading I couldn’t put it down until I got to the last chapter posted. You see a different side of Caius and despite of who or what he is, you can’t help but to fall in love with him. 4MeJasper is an excellent writer and I would reommend all of her stories.
3… Unexpected Happiness, by Rhodes 11
Twlight, FanFiction, Jacob/Bella, https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9180799/1/Unexpected-Happiness
Jake and his baby boy move to Seattle to start a new life. But what happens when he meets a gorgeous, sassy Bella in the most unlikeliest of places? All human.
NOTE: Rhodes 11 is team Jacob all the way. If you love Jacob stories, she is your author to read. The way she portrays him is amazing. He can be a bad boy one second and a loving gentle man the next. No matter the harsh situation or rough times in the story, he never losses his boyish charm.
4… The Search Is Over Remake, by Hardy101 (THIS IS THE FIRST ONE IN THE SERIES)
Sons of Anarchy and Twilight Crossover, FanFiction, Jackson/Bella, https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7098317/1/The-Search-Is-Over-ReMake
After Edward breaks Bella’s heart she finds out that her dad was hiding something from her. He was part of a biker gang called the SONS OF ANARCHY she soon goes to Charming CA to stay with her uncle to forget about Edward.
NOTE: When two worlds collide, they are explosive. That is what hardy101 gives you. She writes both Twilight and Sons stories. But this one is my favorite. She had me hooked in the first chapter. Read all of her stories or you are missing out.
5… Shifting Tides, by otherworlder81
Twilight, FanFiction, Sam/Bella, https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8499824/1/Shifting-Tides
Sam’s being pressured by Emily about their inability to become pregnant. Trying to escape from the pressures at home, Sam seeks solace and ends up in the arms of Bella. How will these new circumstances alter Sam and his life? Which path is the right one for Sam?
NOTE: Throughout the story you feel like you are a part of it. Otherworlder81 has the great ability to take you to the place and time she is writing about. Also she made me hate characters I never have before. Not to mention the lemons are so sweet and tart! See all of her stories.
Is there something you wished I asked, and if so, what as well as the answer.
There isn’t anything else I can think of. You have done a wonderful job on these questions and thank you for asking me to do this. It was fun and a huge honor.
Thanks!! I will be turning this in. Please see the next page for the Questionnaire for the Character!
Name of Character: Jackson Teller
Story he is in: Hot Harleys and Cool Vampires
Is (s)he an original Character or a series known? series known
Are they in character or Out of Character? in character
Date of Birth: 1987
Occupation: Outlaw Biker
Stats (Aka Height, hair color, eye color, and so on):
hair color: Blonde
eye color: blue
Significant other(s): Bella Swan
Best Friend(s): Opie Winston
Enemies(s): Anybody that tries to hurt his family or his club and it’s a long list.
Any noticeable Scars, Tattoos, or other markings: The reaper tattoo takes up his back. Bella and his son Abel’s name is tatted above his heart. Along with miscellaneous tats on his arms.
If they could have a Theme Song, which would it be? Simple Kind of Man, by Lynard Skinner
What is their favorite Movie? Scar Face
What is something that the fans don’t know about your character? Jax is struggling with right and wrong. On the surface he is a dangerous outlaw who lives for his club. He is always their strong leader and takes action when he has to. On the inside he is falling apart and the club is slowly killing everything he loves.
Okay, so you’re at the bottom now? Awesome! Thank you so much for writing for us Petersgirl!