Academy Author Index

Texbard

Last Updated: 11/9/2013

 
 
2005 Hall of Fame
Author
Story - The Bluest Eyes In Texas
2006 Hall of Fame
Story - Galveston 1900
2009 Lifetime Achievement Award
Story - Borderline


After All My Goodness   [Academy Valentine 2008]

Babylon 5 story

Amazon Slide   [Academy Halloween 2008]

Conquest Of The Heart   [Academy Halloween 2002]

Xena wakes up on a nice spring morning, only to discover things aren't quite as they were when she went to sleep. Has she gone mad, or is it all just a nightmare?

Crossing The Fire   **  Xippy and Bard's Challenge winner  **

To quote MaryD, "Gabrielle ponders what went wrong in her relationship with Xena as she watches her warrior play with the baby Eve. Xena also wonders what happened and with a little help from the Goddess of Love, a mystery is solved. Xena and Gabrielle finally have that talk about what went wrong in their relationship."

Destiny Conquered   ebook version available   **  Bard's Challenge winner  **

A conqueror story. Xena has conquered Greece and has her sight set on Rome. She meets a slave, Gabrielle, and her world is turned upside down. Please read the disclaimers. It is violent and graphic.

First Solstice   ebook version available

Xena and Gabrielle share their first Solstice together.

Galveston 1900: Swept Away   ebook version available

On September 7-8, 1900, the island of Galveston, Texas, was destroyed by a hurricane, or "tropical cyclone," as it was called in those days. This story is a fictional account of two women who lived there, and their lives during the time of the "great storm."

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5  Part 6  Part 7  Part 8  Part 9  Part 10  Part 11 

Part 12  Part 13  Part 14  Part 15  Part 16 

Something to Celebrate   [Academy Valentine 2009]

Hoo Do You Voodoo   [Academy Halloween 2006]

It's Complicated   [Academy Halloween 2012]

It's What I Do

Gabrielle's thoughts after the events of "Path of Vengeance."

Leaves and Fishes

On a snowy solstice eve, Xena sets out to save the Amazons, while back home in the village, Gabrielle and their daughters anxiously await her return.

Right of Cast   [Academy Valentine 2010]

Shattered   ebook version available

This story deals with the subject of rape and the aftermath. I have no idea what possessed me to write it. I do urge folks to read the disclaimers. It's not for everyone and it's very graphic.

Suicide Blonde   [Academy Valentine 2007]

When the Lights Go Down   [Academy Valentine 2006]

When Worlds Collide   [Academy Halloween 2013]

Kennedy And Carson Stories

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The Bluest Eyes In Texas

Published spring 2002 by Fortitude Press; 2nd edition coming from RAP.

Kennedy Nocona is an out, liberal, driven attorney, living in Austin, the heart of the Texas hill country. Once a finds herself in the position of re-evaluating her life - a position brought on by a personal tragedy for which she blames herself. Seeking redemption for her tormented past, she loses herself in her work, strict discipline of mind and body, and the teachings of Native American roots she once shunned.

Dallasite Carson Garret is a young paralegal overcoming the loss of her parents and coming to terms with her own sexual orientation. After settling her parents' estate and examining her failed past relationships, she is desperately ready to move forward. Bored with her state of affairs, she longs for excitement and romance to make her feel alive again.

A chance encounter finds them inexplicably drawn to one another, and after a weekend together, they quickly find themselves in a long distance romance that leaves them both wanting more. Circumstances at Carson's job develop into a series of mysteries and blackmail attempts that leaves her with more excitement than she ever bargained for. Confused, afraid, and alone, she turns to Kennedy, the one person she knows can help her. As they work together to solve a puzzle, they confront growing feelings that neither woman can deny, complicated by outside forces that threaten to crush them both.

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5  Part 6  Part 7  Part 8  Part 9  Part 10 

Soul Vessels   [Academy Halloween 2001]   ebook version available

While camping out at the Beach Kennedy and Carson encounter the ghost of a female pirate.

Rituals   [Academy Halloween 2004]

This is a story about Meg and Isalba.

To The Love Of My Life   [Academy Valentine 2003]

Kennedy and Carson are celebrating 10 years together and enjoying the blessings of a happy family life.

A Short Oestra Story

A short visit with Kennedy and Carson on Easter morning, present day.

Once Upon a Future Time

Set ten years after Bluest Eyes, Kennedy tells the children bedtime stories, and then Carson has a very special bedtime story for Kennedy.

Borderline

Set on the Texas-Mexico border against the backdrop of Big Bend National Park, this story picks up where "The Bluest Eyes in Texas" left off. Kennedy takes Carson home to meet her family, but her past collides with the present, placing her life and Carson's in the very balance. Meanwhile, Carson must come to terms with her feelings for Kennedy. There are mysteries to solve and decisions to be made while walking the borderline.

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5  Part 6  Part 7  Part 8  Part 9  Part 10  Part 11  Part 12 

Moondancers' Delight

This short story is set between "The Bluest Eyes in Texas" and "Borderline." Kennedy and Carson go on a much-needed vacation and discover a mysterious link to the past.

Double Teamed

Kennedy and Carson mix business with pleasure, as they travel to Columbus, Ohio for a legal tech seminar, and attend the Michigan - Ohio State football game. At the game, they run into a couple of interesting characters.

A Wish to Build On   [Academy Halloween 2007]

Airships That Pass in the Night

This story takes place present-day, sometime after "Inside This House," my third K&C novel-length story. Isalba the pirate is also mentioned.

Peril on the Pearl   [Academy Halloween 2009]

This short story is set between "The Bluest Eyes in Texas" and "Borderline." Kennedy and Carson go on a much-needed vacation and discover a mysterious link to the past.

Love Is

Kennedy and Carson relax and discuss the meaning of life after a day of hiking at Enchanted Rock on Easter weekend.

Between The Line Series

These vignettes focus on Xena and Gabrielle, their thoughts and interaction between the TV episodes.

  1.1 -  Looking For Trouble   (post "Sins Of The Past")

  1.2 -  Finding Trees   (post "Chariots Of War")

  1.3 -  Stones In The Pond   (post "Dreamworker")

  1.4 -  Teamwork   (post "Cradle Of Hope")

  1.5 -  My Friend   (post "The Path Not Taken")

  1.6 -  Until Next Time   (post "The Reckoning")

  1.7 -  The Virgin Goddess   (post "The Titans")

  1.8 -  Of Gods & Thunderbolts   (post "Prometheus")

  1.9 -  One For Death The Hard Way   (post "Death In Chains")

1.10 -  Fit For A Queen   (post "Hooves & Harlots")

1.11 -  Influence   (post "The Black Wolf")

1.12 -  The War Of The Exes   (post "Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts")

1.13 -  Living A Dream   (during "Athens City Academy Of Performing Bards")

1.14 -  The Greater Good Begins   (post "A Fistful of Dinars")

1.15 -  The Wedding Party   (post "Warrior Princess")

1.16 -  The Strongest Power   (post "Mortal Beloved")

1.17 -  No Fool   (post "Royal Couple of Thieves")

1.18 -  Taking Risks   (post "The Prodigal")

1.19 -  About Nutbread   (post "Altared States")

1.20 -  Brick by Brick   (post "Ties That Bind")

1.21 -  Foreshadows   (post "The Greater Good")

1.22 -  Every Day, Every Day   (post "Callisto")

1.23 -  What Matters Most   (post "Death Mask")

1.24 -  Warrior...Princess...Amazon   (post "Is There a Doctor in the House?")

  2.1 -  Warrior Prince   (post "Orphan of War")

  2.2 -  Time to Kill   (post "Remember Nothing")

  2.3 -  Enemies, Friends, & Assorted Would-Be Lovers   (post "Giant Killer")

  2.4 -  Reality Bites   (post "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun")

  2.5 -  Fall Into Grace   (post "Return of Callisto")

  2.6 -  Double Trouble   (post "Warrior...Princess...Tramp")

  2.7 -  Serenity, Courage and Wisdom   (post "Intimate Stranger")

  2.8 -  Cherish   (post "Ten Little Warlords")

  2.9 -  The Gift   (post "A Solstice Carol")

2.10 -  Sloe Gin on a Southern Porch Swing   (post "The Xena Scrolls")

2.11 -  Masquerade   (post "Here She Comes, Miss Amphipolis")

2.12 -  Death Be Not Proud   (post "Destiny")

2.13 -  A Mile in Your Boots   (post "The Quest")

2.14 -  A Matter of Trust   (post "A Necessary Evil")

2.15 -  Lucky Stars   (post "A Day in the Life")

2.16 -  Baby Love   (post "For Him the Bell Tolls")

2.17 -  How the Mighty Have Fallen   (post "The Execution")

2.18 -  If You Could See What I See   (post "Blind Faith")

2.19 -  Shades of Meaning   (post "Ulysses")

2.20 -  The Path Taken   (post "The Price")

2.21 -  Wings of Love   (post "Lost Mariner")

2.22 -  Object of My Affection   (post "Eros")

The Xena/ Gabrielle Series

begins after "The Ides of March" 4th season cliffhanger and is their ongoing adventures from that point. My Xena/Gabrielle series parts ways with the show after the 4th season. What that means is no pregnant warrior, no Eve, no 25-year ice cave time warp, no twilight of the gods, no new chakram, no angel Callisto, no Japan, no Akehmi, no battlin' bard (although Gab does fight in this series both with staff and with sais, she just isn't the killing machine she became in the 5th season). Cyrene, Toris, Amarice, Eponin, Gab's family, Eli, Hercules, Iolaus, and all the Greek gods are alive. Octavian is still a very young Roman leader. Joxer is dead because he died in my first story. Callisto is in Hell for breaking her deal with the devil to not physically harm Xena during "The Ides of March." I have made Xena's history in the Norse lands a part of her history in the series, but only up to the part where she locked up Grindle, so in this Xenaverse, Grindle is still locked up with the ring.

March The 16

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5  Part 6  Part 7  Part 8 

A Solstice Treaty

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5  Part 6  Part 7  Part 8 

Cleopatra 4 AD

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5  Part 6  Part 7  Part 8  Part 9  Part 10  Part 11  Part 12 

Divinity

Eyes Of Eire

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5  Part 6  Part 7  Part 8  Part 9  Part 10 

Beyond Sight   [Academy Halloween 2003]

While on a training campout Xena is turned into a bacchae and only Kallerine can aid her in returning to her human self.

The Families We Make   [Academy Valentine 2004]   ebook version available