Professional's supporting fanfic
What's amazing to me is the different sides of the fence some published authors sit on. While some authors think it's an infringement on their characters and their work, others think it's fantastic that their fans are willing to take the extra step!
J.K. Rawling said once she thought it was flattering people wrote HP fanfic, and Stephanie Meyer (Twilight) links to fanfic sites from her own site. Now that's a stamp of approval! :) http://stepheniemeyer.com/ts_fansites.html