Academy Author Index

Kelly Aten

Last Updated:  3/30/2017

The End Of Our Beginning

Uber first time fanfic. Two women meet in a laundromat and feel a connection.

The Fletcher  [Removed at Author's Request]

Kyri is a fletcher, following in the footsteps of her father, and his father before him. However, fate is a fickle mistress, and six years after the death of her mother, she's faced with the fact that her father is dying as well. Forced to leave her sheltered little homestead in the woods, Kyri discovers that there is more to life than just hunting and making master quality arrows. During her journey to find a new home and happiness, she struggles with the path that seems to take her away from the quiet life of a fletcher. She learns that sometimes the hardest part of growing up is reconciling who we were, with who we will become.

The Archer  [Removed at Author's Request]

What happens when life takes you down a path you never expected? How much do you change, or allow yourself to be changed to survive? Kyri was raised a fletcher but after finding a new home and family with the Telequire amazons, she discovers a need to do more and to be more. She has skills that the tribe desperately needs and she is called to action to protect those around her. But her path is ever changing, even as she finds herself changed by love and loyalty. In the end she has to decide what to sacrifice and who to become in order to get back to all that she has loved and lost.

The Sagittarius  [Removed at Author's Request]

What is life if not the sum of all things that occur before we die? Kyri has known her share of loss in the two decades that she has been alive. She never expected to find herself a slave in roman lands, nor did she think she had the heart to become a gladiatrix. Soul shattered, she must fight to see her way back home again. Will she win her freedom and return to all that she has known, or will she become another kind of slave to the killer that has taken over her mind? The only thing that is certain through it all is her love and devotion to Queen Orianna. Then again, certainty can only be found in those that control their own destiny.

Heat and Hunger

They meet, and they melt.

Love Thy Neighbor

Uber fanfic about a woman who moves into her new apartment and falls for her neighbor.

My Life as Cheese

Two women who meet at a softball game, realize they are neighbors, then become friends and more.

Return of the Queen

There is a strength that lies in loss, and loss comes to all with enough time. Gabrielle struggles with Xena's death in the years following the events in Jappa. When she reaches the breaking point of her grief, a very good friend suggests reconnecting with the Amazons. What she learns about herself will shape the future, and become a tale to be told for generations to follow.

Rules of the Road  [Removed at Author's Request]

Jamie is an engineer who keeps humor close to her heart and people at arm's length. Kelsey is dental assistant who deals with everything from the hilarious to the disgusting on a daily basis. What happens when a driving app brings them together as friends? The nerd car and the rainbow car both know a thing or two about hazard avoidance. When a flat tire brings them together in person, Jamie immediately realizes that Kelsey isn't just another woman on her radar. Both of them have struggled to break free from stereotypes while they navigate the road of life. As their friendship deepens they realize that sometimes you have to break the rules to get where you need to go.

Running from Forever  [Removed at Author's Request]

Sarah Colby has always run from commitment. But after more than a year on the road following her musical dreams, even she yearns for a little stability. Her sister Annie is only too happy to welcome her back home. When she meets her Annie's boss, Nobel Keller, she's immediately drawn to the woman's youthful good looks and dangerous charisma. The first night together leaves Sarah aching for more, but the second shows her the true price of passion. It's a dark secret that will either keep them apart forever, or cost her everything she's ever known.

Beyond Perpetuity  [Removed at Author's Request]

Sarah Colby is a musician, teacher, lover, sister, and... so much more. In the past year she learned that sometimes life takes you places you never even knew existed. For Sarah and her sister Annie, they found out that not only were the monsters real, but sometimes you loved them. Now the Colby sisters and their friends are being targeted by someone with a grudge. They much solve the mystery of who is attacking the people of Columbus or risk losing all that they hold dear. Nobel Keller is with them through it all but will she bring salvation or merely the end of their lives in Columbus?

The Scientere and the Captainís Case

The Scientere Exremus is always looking for inspiration for her inventions so she hauls the item in. And it stands to reason that such a curious bit of space trash would have a homing beacon. The case itself is actually very valuable to Cpt. Dasho of The Galleum. That lost item will bring essential relief to the ship captain's pressing problem and she desperately wants it back. Their meeting poses an interesting question that only rigorous science can answer.

Starting Over

A budding friendship between a lonely woman named Julie and a cabby named Cat.

Moving On

The sequel to Starting Over where the friendship between Julie and Cat turns into a budding romance.

Waking the Dreamer  [Removed at Author's Request]

By the end of the 21st century, the world had become a harsh place. After decades of natural and man-made catastrophes, nations fell, populations shifted, and seventy percent of the continents became uninhabitable without protective suits. Technological advancement strode forward faster than ever and it was the only thing that kept human society steady through it all. No one could have predicted the discovery of Dream Walkers. They were people born with the ability to leave their bodies at will, unseen by the waking world. Having the potential to become ultimate spies mean the remaining government regimes wanted to study them and control them. For all those Walkers that refused to register and comply, the North American government hunted them down, killing any who stood in the way. The very first Dream Walker discovered was a five year old girl named Julia. And when the soldiers came for her at the age of twenty, she was already hidden away. A decade later found Julia living a new life under the government's radar. As a secure tech courier in the capital city of Chicago, she does her job and the rest of her time avoids other people as much as she is able. The moment she agrees to help another fugitive Walker is when everything changes. Now the government wants them both and they'll stop at nothing to get what they want.