Penname: Maxine Abbott Real name: Beth
Member Since: September 05, 2020


Once upon a long time ago, I discovered my love for writing. As a child I began setting pieces of my imagination to paper. In my teens, I wrote short stories when I wasn’t busy writing school papers. Post college, I began writing the “Great American Novel,” but got sidetracked when copywriting officially became part of my advertising job. When marketing and research became my profession and my boyfriend became my husband, the bulk of my writing consisted of sell sheets and wedding thank you notes. The birth of my two kids and my own small business saw me writing more emails to clients, letters to teachers and grocery lists than anything else. Now working as a graphic designer, the copy I typeset is not even written by me. In short, I’ve been distracted from my own creative writing for quite some time. Who would think it would be a quarantine and The Office that would draw me back in? When COVID-19 grounded us at home, my teenage son and I binged through The Office (I’d never seen it before) and I fell in love with JAM. Having felt “cheated” out of a whole chunk of the Pam/Jim story between seasons 3 and 4, I sought out Fan Fiction to fill in the gaps, and while I loved the stories I found, none of them quite matched what was floating around in my head. So, after a very long hiatus, I finally took pen to paper again (it really did begin with one of my son’s unused composition books) and here I am. Now re-acquainted with my past love, writing has become part of life once more.  May we never lose each other again.

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Stories by Maxine Abbott


Pam and Jim had many missed opportunities. The Dundies, Booze Cruise, The Client, Drug Testing. These are just to name a few, but fate still brought them together. What if the first missed opportunity was much earlier when they were just 13 years old at a mutual friend's Bat Mitzvah. An AU like story based in canon.


No copyright infringement intended.  All I own is a love of these characters..

Categories: Jim and Pam, Present, Past
Characters: Isabel Poreba, Michael, Michael/Holly, Phyllis/Bob Vance
Genres: Childhood
Warnings: None
Challenges: Prior Meeting
Series: Gold Mine
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9926 Read Count: 1068 ePub Downloads: 2
[Report This] Published: November 17, 2020 Updated: November 28, 2020


What happened after Jim "struck gold" during his job interview in New York (season 3 finale) and before Pam went mining for celebrity sex tapes (season 4 opener), this chapter by chapter WIP has the story told through many points of view - none of them from the documentary film crew. 


Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Ensemble, Jim, Jim/Karen, Jim/Pam, Karen, Michael, Other, Pam
Genres: Drama, Fluff, Inner Monologue, Romance, Weekend, Workdays
Warnings: Adult language
Series: Gold Mine
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 36790 Read Count: 5505 ePub Downloads: 11
[Report This] Published: September 11, 2020 Updated: November 24, 2020
Sleepless Nights by Maxine Abbott Rated: K+ [Reviews - 4] 7 New!

Casino Night through Niagara seen through a different lens – a mom’s.

Categories: Jim and Pam, Past, Episode Related
Characters: Jim/Karen, Jim/Pam, Other
Genres: Angst, Childhood, Drama, In Stamford, Oneshot
Warnings: No Warnings Apply
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3504 Read Count: 690 ePub Downloads: 2
[Report This] Published: October 29, 2020 Updated: October 29, 2020

It’s Jim’s birthday. There are a whole lot of gifts coming his way but the biggest one he got months before. Spoilers through Fun Run.

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Categories: Jim and Pam, Past
Characters: Dwight, Dwight/Angela, Ensemble, Jim/Pam, Other
Genres: Dream/Fantasy, Fluff, Holiday, Humor, Inner Monologue, Romance, Steamy, Weekend, Workdays
Warnings: Adult language, Explicit sexual content
Series: Gold Mine
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10806 Read Count: 2183 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: October 13, 2020 Updated: October 20, 2020
Copper Strands by Maxine Abbott Rated: K+ [Reviews - 6] 9 New!
Summary: For the challenge get Jim and Pam together or apart in 55 words.
Categories: Jim and Pam
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Drama, Oneshot, Poetry
Warnings: No Warnings Apply
Challenges: 55
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 55 Read Count: 208 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: September 28, 2020 Updated: September 28, 2020