|Name:||Melissa Good, Missy Good|
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In April 1997 she posted the first part of an epic Xena/Gabrielle altfic series that departed at some point from canon and became quite popular. Xena and Gabrielle are depicted as soulmates and, when sharing an apple and a kiss, that magical connection even gifts them with a child.
Arguably her most important work is the uber novel Tropical Storm, which was released in September 1998. The main characters, Dar Roberts and Kerry Stuart, remain the best known modern-day incarnations of Xena and Gabrielle. The story was an immediate success and several sequels followed. In early 1999, Tropical Storm became the first commercially released Uber-Xena novel, which started a trend that led to more and more Uber-Xena print publications.
At some point there was talk about a Tropical Storm movie, but it doesn’t look like it’s meant to happen.
Missy is a true BNF, has a loyal fan following (called Merpups) and her own mailing list that was developed to give fans of Melissa Good (Merwolf) a place to chat and praise the Goddess of Bards. During its height the list produced a lot of traffic, between 6,000 and 7,000 messages per month. With almost 3,400 members and 1,000 messages each month it is still fairly active.
Phidippides' Missy Good/Ares: Warrior Puppy Fan Page is a fan site dedicated to one of her works.
In 2000 Renaissance Pictures commissioned Missy to write a Xena script for season six, and she later came back and wrote a second episode for the series.
- Twenty-Seven Grilled Bards and One Reviewer: Missy Good (1998)
- "D.I.Y. 'Do It Yourself' Television" - 2000 Interview with CN Winters and Melissa Good (2000)
- A Very "Good" Thing for Fan Fiction, Archived version, many reviews and discussion of Good's fanfic (2000)
- Melissa Good. A Journey of Soulmates Series. (Accessed 14 October 2008)
- Lunacy. A Very "Good" Thing For Fan Fiction, published in Whoosh! #46, 2000. (Accessed 14 October 2008)
- See the Amazon.com reviews for the first print edition. (Accessed 14 October 2008)
- Melissa Good. Dar and Kerry Stories. (Accessed 14 October 2008)
- Ladyhawk Productions Current Projects. (Accessed 14 October 2008)
- Merpups' Den. (Accessed 14 October 2008)
- MerwolfPack. Founded on 2 November 1998. (Accessed 14 October 2008)
- Bret Ryan Rudnick. An Interview With Rob Tapert, published in Whoosh! #52, 2001. (Accessed 14 October 2008)