"The written word is all that stands between memory and oblivion. Without books as our anchors, we are cast adrift--neither teaching nor learning. They are windows on the past, mirrors on the present, and prisms reflecting all possible futures. Books are lighthouses erected in the dark sea of time." Spoken by: Jeffery Robbins from "Gargoyles: A Lighthouse in the Sea of Time"
I love that quote, explaining the magic of reading. As an author and reader, I know the power of words and blend it with the power of illustrations in my works here. The BookWorm (or KLCtheBookWorm) is actually Kindra Coates away from the computer. I am a graduate of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana with a Bachelor of Arts in English, and completed my Master of Arts in English at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. Technically, I am older than Star Wars by a few months. You can reach me through Tell Me What You Think, leave a comment on the stories and papers, reach out to me on my blogs and tumblr, or Follow @KindraCoates on Twitter.
I have been writing fiction since 1988, discovered fan-fiction in 1992, and started posting fanfics online in 1998. The BookWorm's Library developed around a university project in hypertext writing in 1997. The non-fiction hypertext paper is still available, but I removed the hypertext novel for not being up to my current standards. I'm working hard to have original fiction ready to read soon.
The Library has eleven major sections:
Note: Fanfic is short for fan-fiction, which is fiction stories based in a universe or using characters that someone else created. These universes are found in television shows or movies, and occasionally books. See my paper, Confessions of an Amateur Hack, for the rest of my views on fanfics.
Most of the universes I've borrowed are obvious from the logos, but some have multiple series and stand-alones that could use further explanation