These are some of the most frequently asked questions about me and my work:

Updated October 28, 2019

How do you pronounce your name?

This question comes up a lot. It rhymes with starry. (sh-are-ee)

What was your inspiration for Flink, the dragon from Silver & Orchids?

MayFruitaWalk2Let me introduce you to Gunther, my three-year-old Saint Bernard. A few of his interests include food, sleeping in the sunshine, and ignoring basic commands. He dislikes moving water, cold weather, and chew bones that come in contact with the ground. Also, when he was a puppy, he hiccupped every time something gave him a fright. Thankfully, Gunther is not an elemental Saint Bernard, so he never burned down our house.

Will there be any more Eldentimber books?

I loved Eldentimber. They were my first books, and they’ll always have a special place in my heart. But the series is complete. Down the road, I might do something short for Lionel. Maybe. MAYBE.

Will there be any more Silver & Orchids books?

There was supposed to be a spinoff and a companion novel. I’m afraid it didn’t work out.

Do you write under any other pen names?

Yep, I sure do. I write New Adult Urban Fantasy as Shannon Lynn Cook. Learn more in this post: New Pen Name – New Urban Fantasy Series!

How do you find time to write?

I have a detailed response in this post: Writing Despite the Distractions 

Do you do blog interviews?

Sure, I’d love to! Feel free to contact me.

Do you have advice for aspiring authors?

I get this question often, and I’m going to write a page on the topic very soon! In the meantime, I suggest you hop on over to the NaNoWriMo official website, find out when the next event is, and commit to writing your book. There’s all kinds of info and encouragement over there, so I know you’ll be in good hands.

Click here for up-to-date information on current projects.

8 thoughts on “FAQ”

  1. I noticed you brought Lionel back for the end of Elodie of the Sea, and he has a woman he speaks to. But I don’t see any listed novels or novelettes or anything that tells his story. Will you ever tell Lionel’s story and finish the stories of the main competitors from Pippa’s tournament?


  2. I just finished the Silver and Orchids series and must say, it’s one of my favorite series of all time. I miss it already! Greybrow Serpant was absolutely transporting. Would you ever consider adding to the series, and/or telling Sebastian’s story? I wondered what would happen to him and Adeline, and of course the Greybrows in the future.


    1. I’m so glad to hear you liked it! I’m actually working on a companion novel to the Silver & Orchids books that takes place about ten years after Lily of the Desert.

      I also plan to do a Silver & Orchids spin-off series in the future, though I’m not exactly sure when that will release.

      Thank you for stopping by! (And sorry it took me so long to respond–I just saw your comment.)


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