I’m an Primary Software Engineer who writes technical manuals and was talked into writing fan fiction. I love all things outdoors, including my horses. I also love that I live in the mythical Cartwright stomping grounds and roam all the way from Virginia City to San Francisco looking for old roads, ghost towns and stagecoach stops. My favorite pastime is taking a ‘no technology’ weekend on horseback with a pack horse into the area around Lake Tahoe and the Desolation Wilderness. I do, however, take a GPS with me, so I don’t get lost.
Newest Story: Life and Sunsets — See summary below.
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|Death Valley – Complete Story (by MonicaSJ)
Summary: You may have already read this from Adam’s POV. You may have already read this from Joe’s POV. Here, they are combined. You get the whole story…Joe’s kidnapping, Adam’s transformation in the desert, the mine, the Indians, the rescue, the losses, and the eventual return home packed with PAM, JPM and JAM. You also get the true story of the struggle of the First Peoples in Death Valley, the Shoshoni and the Aha macave.
|Death Valley (by MonicaSJ)
Summary: Joe has been kidnapped and taken into Death Valley where an Indian War rages against the white man. Adam hires a mixed heritage guide to navigate the dangers in the desert and deal with the two tribes that live there as he searches for Joe.
|Life and Sunsets (by MonicaSJ)
Summary: An old man gives Adam something more than advice. Rating: K (1,410 words)
|Lost and Found #1 (by MonicaSJ)
Summary: Adam finds a woman to love who has no reason to leave him. When she’s taken away, he’s left wondering if he’ll ever get her back…and if she’ll want to come back.
|Lost and Found #2 – The Long Journey Home: Adam and Beca (by MonicaSJ)
Summary: This is a sequel to Lost and Found. Adam looked long and hard to find his wife and bring her home. Now he must fight even harder to save her and his infant son from a fate worse than death.
|Matter of the Heart (by MonicaSJ)
Summary: A Trapper John MD story – Modernizing the way Trapper does things turns out to be a real chore for the woman who’s installing the new computer system at the hospital. Trapper finds she has a turbulent past, emotionally and physically, and digs in to find what makes her tick.
|Secrets (by MonicaSJ)
Summary: Ben extends a business trip in San Francisco when he meets a mature, polished younger woman who comes from a well-known, well-to-do family. Joe, Hoss and Adam believe they have each met this same young woman before under questionable circumstances and each kept those meetings to himself, but are all disturbed when their father introduces her as his fiancé.
|She Brought Happiness (by MonicaSJ)
Summary: A bracelet…a trinket from a time past and the memories it carried…Adam helps a young mother running from a legacy of sorrow.
|To Everything There is a Season #1 – Reacquaintance (by MonicaSJ)
Summary: The Cartwrights welcome the daughter of a good friend back from college after her father dies. She studied for seven years and became a successful singer back east and comes home to her father’s ranch and horse business which is held in trust with Adam and Ben as the trustees. She shares some unpleasant history with Adam. This is the first part of a series.
|To Everything There is a Season #2 – Falling (by MonicaSJ)
Summary: The Cartwrights welcomed the daughter of a good friend back from college after her father died. She had a long, adversarial history with Adam, but since she’s been back, old wounds have healed. The pressures of her dual life of running a ranch with Adam as trustee and the possibility of singing abroad forced her to make a choice. Did she ultimately make a sacrifice? Or will she make a different choice?
|To Everything There is a Season #3 – Togetherness (by MonicaSJ)
Summary: Shiloh and Adam are married and are embarking on a new life together discovering that fitting all their desires in can make for trouble as her past keeps creeping in, and as they balance the opportunities that come their way.
|To Everything There is a Season #4 – Growing Pains (by MonicaSJ)
Summary: Shiloh and Adam come home from their honeymoon and embark on a new life together discovering that fitting all their desires in can make for trouble as her past creeps in and as they balance the opportunities that come their way. Rated: T
|To Everything, There is a Season #5 – Family Ties (by MonicaSJ)
Summary: Adam and Shiloh are in their seventh month of marriage and have been busy learning the boundaries of married life and how to live with each of their busy schedules. They think the ghosts of the past are gone. They think they’ve learned to compromise. They think the worst is behind them. In life, things can change in an instant.
|To Everything, There is a Season #6 – Life’s Demands (by MonicaSJ)
Summary: Even as Adam and Shiloh celebrate the birth of their first child, a son, trouble is eminent with Hoss still partially blind, Micah fighting for his life and more work than one man or woman can handle. This is a story about setting limits while raising Cartwrights.
|Vengeance is Mine (by MonicaSJ)
Summary: A year after the worst time of his life, Adam Cartwright sees his old nemesis. No one else does.