About the Authors
I loved to watch Bonanza as a child and when I saw the promos for The Ponderosa I knew this was a must watch show. I came across the Tales of the Ponderosa Yahoo group and the wonderful world of fan fic. My day job is a mystery writer (my first novel was released in July 2002) and I decided to write some fan fic as a break between novels to contribute to a wonderful list that gave me a lot of enjoyable reading.
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I really enjoy the character of Adam Cartwright, the one from The Ponderosa and the one from Bonanza. He's a wonderful character to write for. I can always picture Matt Carmody's terrific portrayal of Adam when I do Ponderosa stories, which makes it easy to write them.
If you enjoy reading any of my stories, I'd love to hear from you.
My name is Jess, I'm 19 and I'm from New York. When I first watched The Ponderosa in September, I just had to see what Bonanza was all about. I fell in love with both shows immediately. My fave Ponderosa character is Hoss and my fave Bonanza character is Little Joe. I love writing all types of stories. Most are short stories, although I have worked on a few longer ones and a Ponderosa/Dr.Quinn crossover as well as a Ponderosa/Little House on the Prairie crossover series. I would really enjoy any feedback on my stories. (Please just don't be too mean. Fanfiction writers are people too:) )
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I am from Texas and was raised around ranch and farm work. I am a horse enthusiast, artist and guitar player/singer. Writing has always been something I enjoyed but I never shared with anyone. It is fun to be able to venture into that with all the kind readers and writers here and at Tales of the Ponderosa. I thoroughly enjoy getting feedback and suggestions, because I meet great people and I grow as a writer! I hope you enjoy my stories.
Reruns of Bonanza first got me interested in the Cartwrights, and it became one of my favorite shows. Out of curiosity, I watched the pilot of the prequel, The Ponderosa, and fell in love with that program, as well. At about the same time, I discovered fan fiction, and after reading many wonderful stories, decided to try writing some myself. Feedback is welcome.
I am 44 and the mother of two teenagers, a boy 17 and a girl almost 16, and I have three dogs. I love to read and write for a hobby. I finally got up the courage to send something in, thanks to my daughter's encouraging. So I hope I can write more stories for you all to enjoy.
I watched Bonanza in reruns when I was in high school, and I got hooked again when I came across Bonanza fan-fic on the internet. I especially loved the stories set when the boys were younger, so I was happy to hear there was going to be a prequel. Even if Ponderosa's off the air I'm glad to see it's alive and kicking in the land of fan-fiction! The character of Annie came about because I always wondered what would happen if Ben had a daughter to temper all that macho maleness, but I couldn't bring myself to write a girly character.
A native Texan, I'm a Bonanza fan from "way back." :-) I was influenced by "Pa" especially and got a little nervous when Joe or Hoss was in trouble for something - Adam always seemed to be able to handle himself pretty well. I can't remember a time when I wasn't writing and have worked for two different small newspapers including writing a sporadic column for one of them. I now work on my writing craft at home. I welcome your responses to my fan fiction.
I grew up watching Bonanza - reruns. I've always had a thing for Adam, unless I was having a thing for Joe. When I started watching The Ponderosa, things got completely out of hand and I fell for Pa . . . I mean, Ben. Seriously, I love both shows and how they portray the importance of family and strong morals, values, and convictions. I hope to keep with that spirit when writing about the Cartwrights. I welcome any comments.
I accept any comments about my storiesjust be nice about it, because this is just a hobby for me. I just finished my 2nd year of college, but unsure of a major at this point. I am 20 years old and enjoy writing and acting in plays. I am getting ready to start an acting class soon. If I feel good about it, I might even consider a career in acting. I love travelling but have only traveled around the Midwest (except for a trip to Texas). I grew up in a small town in Kentucky, but I am out of state going to college. As far as The Ponderosa goes, I love that show. I grew up watching reruns of Bonanza with my dad and grandpa. My favorite character is Adam, but Hoss is a close second. I have only been writing fanfiction for the past few months.
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I was a fan of original airings of Bonanza from the late 1950s. It was and is an all-time favorite of mine. Adam was my heartthrob character in those days and Pernell Roberts my favorite cast member. When I saw promos in the fall of 2001 for the prequel, The Ponderosa, and saw that Daniel Hugh Kelly, another actor whose work I have always enjoyed, would play Ben, I began to watch and became completely hooked. I post often on the PAX TV forum and found my way to fanfic from there. The show may be gone for a while or forever, but the characters live on and on. Thank you for reading my stories, and please give me your feedback, positive or negative.
I take any kinds of comments, but be warned, I answer back. :) Actually I like criticism, as long as its intelligent. And I *love* praise. I mostly write Bonanza stories. I'm an Adam fan really, but I love all of them. I really like Hop Sing on The Ponderosa, and I'd love to see more stories about him. And Carlos too.
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