Academy Author Index
Last Updated: 4/11/2013
2006 Hall of Fame
Story - Lex and Amanda series
2007 Hall of Fame
At Last [Academy Halloween 2008]
Just Like Old Times [Academy Valentine 2003]
Delaney is wondering why she let her lover Gib leave over what now seems to be petty things. Can they get back together?
Gibson Proctor, a Park Police Officer for the Texas Department of Parks & Wildlife, has returned after twenty years to the rural area she once called home. She's able to easily adapt to the slower pace of the farming communities that surround the town of Benton, Texas, and tries her best to handle the expectations of her family, as well. Gib's comfortable existence is sent into a tailspin when she unwittingly offends Delaney Kavanagh, the fiery-tempered architect who's in charge of repairing the dam at Lake Kichai.
Although Delaney is currently in a relationship, she can't seem to get the amiable officer out of her mind. Not used to the type of attention she receives from the chivalrous woman, Delaney keeps waiting for the "real" Gib to show up. Will she ever accept Gib's acts of kindness as truth, or will she be content to stay in a relationship where she has to constantly fight?
Answers questions raised in Just Like Old Times.
While burning the midnight oil in an office high-rise, Monica and Geri finally take their attraction to each other to new heights.
Returned [Academy Halloween 2006]
Diving Into the Turn
Riding bulls in the rodeo is the only life Shelby Fisher has ever known, until the day she meets Rebecca Starrett, a spoiled barrel racer who is used to having things her way. Even though they've taken an instant dislike to each other, something about Shelby strikes a cord in Rebecca. For the first time in her life, Rebecca thinks of someone but herself, and she's determined to become friends with Shelby.
A chain of mysterious accidents during the rodeo draws them together. Is Rebecca's attraction to Shelby enough to help her stand by the silent and angry bull rider?
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Sam Hendrickson has been traveling around the Southwest for ten years, never staying in one place long enough to call it home. Doing odd jobs to pay for her food and gas, she thinks her life is fine, until fate intervenes. On her way to Dallas to find work for the upcoming winter, her car breaks down in the small town of Piperton. Sam’s never concerned herself over what other people think, but the small minds of a West Texas town may be more than she bargained for - especially when she meet Janie Clarke. Janie’s always done what’s expected of her. But when she becomes acquainted with Sam, she’s finally got a reason to rebel.
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Lex And Amanda Series
Was it the storm damaged bridge or destiny that brought Lexington and Amanda together?
Lexington and Amanda's faith in their future lead them across country, determined to fulfill their destiny of being together.
Destiny brought them together, now Lex and Amanda follow a rocky path to their future, with hope in their hearts for a life full of happiness for themselves and their loved ones.
Lex and Amanda embark on a new journey as Lexington rediscovers the love her mother's family had for her, and Amanda begins to build her relationship with her father. Both women face their journey united despite the pressures from those who would deny them their happiness.
After the death of someone close to her, Lex has to work through her feelings and guilt. Will she be strong enough to allow Amanda to help her, or will her own personal demons tear them apart?
Set several months after their commitment ceremony, Lex and Amanda try to settle down into a normal life. As usual, things don't go smoothly for either of them. Amanda struggles to come to terms with what she wants for the future, while Lex fights for everything that is important to her.
While caring for her sister's child while Jeannie recovers, Amanda begins to yearn for a child of her own, but Lex has her doubts.
A Whole New Meaning [Academy Valentine 2008]
Set a few years after To Hold Forever, Lex, Amanda and their family are back. The last year has been hard on the family - drought, the loss of someone dear, and raising two children had kept both women on their toes. Lorrie is now ten, and she gets into as much trouble as Lex ever did. Melanie is in first grade and is much less likely to get into things, at least without her sister's help. Amanda is busy trying to juggle work and taking care of the house, while Lex struggles to keep the stock they own alive.
Set a year after the events of Trust our Tomorrows, everything is going well for the Walters family. The ranch is prospering, the kids are growing - and Lex & Amanda have never been happier. But when tragedy strikes the family, will it bring them closer together or tear them apart?
I've always been a huge fan of the movie, It's a Wonderful Life. I think we've all wondered if those we love would be better off without us, and that's the premise of this little ditty. Amanda gets tired of being everything to everyone, and feels a little sorry for herself. It takes a visit from an old friend to show her the truth.
Randi And Kay Series
In The Blink Of An Eye [Academy Halloween 2001]
A Halloween short story. Randi Meyers returns to her home town to attend the funeral of her namesake, an uncle she barely remembers. With the help of a new acquaintance, she finds more than she bargained for - perhaps something that's been missing for her entire life.
Set immediately after In the Blink Of An Eye, Randi Meyers returns to her hometown to attend the funeral of an uncle she barely knew. During the graveside services, she's beseeched by a young boy to follow him into the woods to help his injured sister. After coming upon the unconscious woman, Randi realizes that the boy has disappeared. She brings the woman to the hospital and finds out that the woman's name is Kay, and that her brother Jared was killed five years earlier by a drunk driver. Kay has a broken ankle, but is otherwise fine. Although the two women quickly become friends, circumstances and job loyalties force them apart, sending Randi back to her home in Ft. Worth, while Kay starts a new job to support herself. Will the two ever get together?
Beginning immediately after Something To Be Thankful For Finally happily together, Kay and Randi have started their new lives and Randi's future begins to take shape, with Kay's help. But will outer forces pull them apart, or bring them closer? Is love the Greatest Gift, or the biggest heartache?
Just What the Doctor Ordered [Academy Valentine 2007]
Tense Series - with AJ
Set between Seasons 2 and 3, what happens when you finally achieve what you've been aching for? Xena and Gabrielle have been lovers for almost an entire year, but something seems to be missing for the Bard. Will they be able to move on, or will they move apart?
Xena examines her changing relationship with Gabrielle with some unlikely help. Then she makes a decision that will affect them for years to come.
Having declared her love for Xena, Gabrielle examines her life in order to discern what kept her from committing to Xena so many years ago, and why she is able to do so now.