The following interview with "Bones" fanfiction author Lenora Colledge is the second interview in a series of three - all of which explore the world of fanfiction, as well as the opinions and experiences of these fanfiction authors. Lenora Colleridge has been writing fanfiction since 2011 and has written over a 112 "Bones" fanfictions. Click on Lenora Colledge's name to view her fanfiction.net author profile.
Interview with Lenora Colledge:
JV: Are you familiar with Kathy Reichs?
Lenora Colledge: Yes. She is the author whose books the show Bones is based upon. She's also a producer on the show.
JV: Have you ever read any of Kathy Reichs' Temperance Brennan books?
Lenora Colledge: No I haven't.
JV: Looking over your profile page, the first thing I noticed was that you have written no less than 112 fanfics for the Bones fandom. Tell me, what initially attracted you the world of Bones?
Lenora Colledge: I was and still am fascinated with the love story I see between Seeley Booth and Temperance Brennan. I didn't start watching Bones until season 5. I found the story lines interesting but what drew me in was the fact that the show is character driven. I bought seasons 1 through 4 and watched them in a marathon until I caught up with the show. Watching it that way I saw the characters evolve and grow. I learned their backgrounds, their strengths and their weaknesses. I also enjoy the fact that we were also shown the growth of the characters around the stars. No one is perfect, everyone has obstacles that they've had to overcome that makes them more human, more personable.
I am also drawn to the show because one of the main characters has a military background. He's proud of his service and proud of his country. Since I am an Army Brat I take pride in a show that shows a good light on the profession of my father, brother, uncles and cousins.
JV: I see. Would you mind sharing with me which aspects of the characters, and of the Bones/Booth relationship you enjoy the most? I know you said that you enjoyed watching the characters evolve, but which parts of their journeys have affected you the most? Which aspects of their lives and/or characters has inspired you the most?