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About the author: Shannon Bryan

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I can't imagine why anyone would want to read more about me. Why bother reading a few stilted
paragraphs about me when you could be reading about Angela, Brian, Rickie, Rayanne, and the
rest of the Liberty High gang. Look at this web site! There's tons of good stuff out there!

What? You say you've read every last bit of fiction on this page, and you've become so desperate
you're reading about the girl who wrote Second Chances? Fine. I'll do my best.

I consider My So-Called Life a mirror and a magnet. I am drawn to it. And at various times I see
myself reflected in the characters. In their problems, their pains, their joys, their pettiness, and
their hopes. I was reacquainted with MSCL this past summer on MTV. And this time, I couldn't
let go. I don't want to let go. If I let go, I'm saying it's okay that ABC took this beautiful show
away. And it's not okay. Like, at all.

So, after becoming completely obsessed, I turned to the Net for some kind of suitable MSCL fix.
And I found E.R.'s fan fiction. I was saved! But then I finished reading his stories. Withdrawal set
in once again. So I sat down at my keyboard and tried to pull out some of Angela's hopes. Some
of Rickie's loneliness. Brian's despair. Jordan. Sharon. Delia. Patty. Hallie. Graham. They're all
here. Waiting for you.

All that's left is a thank you. To anyone who has read, or will read my stories (just as soon as they
finish reading this of course). I wrote these stories for you. And I wrote them for myself. But I
also wrote them for E.R. Because his fan fiction inspired me to start my own stories. And his
encouragement gave me the strength to finish.

I hope in some small way, my story made you happy.

Because, you know, that's all that matters.

To, you know, the person who wrote it.

Fanfiction contributions by this author

“I cannot bring myself to eat a well-balanced meal in front of my mother.”

Angela Chase, Episode 1: "My So-Called Life (Pilot)"