Sanctuary (X-Files zine)

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Title: Sanctuary
Publisher: Criterion Press and Straight Up Press
Author(s): Cheryl Cohen and Annie Reed
Cover Artist(s): Kathy Agel
Date(s): 1995
Medium: print
Fandom: X-Files
Language: English
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cover by Kathy Agel

Sanctuary is an adult (het) 89-page X-Files novel by Cheryl Cohen and Annie Reed.

An ad in The Skeptic and the Believer #3 warns that there is some graphic violence in this zine.

It picks up where Intriguing Possibilities left off. The cover is by Kathy Agel. There is another zine in the "Intriguing Possibilities" universe called Neon.

From the Author's Forward

You know the Internet is a wonderful thing. About a year and a half ago a friend of mine convince me I should sign up with America On Line. Of course, at the time I didn't know he'd be getting ten free hours for getting me on line, but that's another story. Soon I found a wonderful forum devoted to the X Files and I began to make friends with people I'd never met, including Cheryl Cohen.

Without the Internet, Cheryl and I would never have known the other existed. See, she lives in live in Nevada, not exactly next door to each other, and Nevada is not known as a Mecca for fanzines. I read a couple of Cheryl's stories on the creative board, and she was kind enough to deluge me with the others I couldn't find. They made me laugh and they made me cry, and what can I say - I was hooked.

So how did we form a writing team? Well, I asked Cheryl if she was going to write a Halloween story featuring the MacLeod children, which I thought would be a natural for the little darlings. She asked me if I had any ideas, so I wrote back with the premise of Mulder and Scully taking the kids trick or treating and running into a real live alien. After all, what better night for an E.B.E. to blend in, right? She liked the idea and asked m write it with her. I was simply flabbergasted. At the time I'd only written two fanfic stories and Cheryl something like twenty million of them, and I wasn't sure if I was up to the task. But Cheryl had faith in me, so I said sure, let's do it. And that was how Oh What a Night was born.

By the time I finally got to meet Cheryl in person this July in Las Vegas, we'd already written three stories together, the last of which was Sanctuary, the one you're about to read, and we had just started our titled Neon. I'm happy to say that we get along as well in person as we do in cyberspace. We both have same wicked sense of humor. Cheryl's a little more boisterous than I am, and I'm a little more reserved, blend as well together as friends as we do on the page.