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

Updated 02/14/20

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?

Yes! Genevieve of Dragon Ridge is the next Eldentimber book, and I’m sharing it on the blog as I write!

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 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.

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14 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.)


  3. Hi Shari,
    Do you have more than 2 books planned for the River Kingdoms series?
    I can’t wait to read the second book, but I’ll want to make myself wait if it will be a cliff hanger like the first one.


    1. Hi Breanna!

      I’m just finishing up the second book, and the series is looking like it’s going to end up being four books total. The second book will be out in August, the third in November, and then the fourth and final book will release in February.

      Thank you for stopping by!

      Shari :)


  4. I just finished the silver & orchids series… in 3 days! I loved it. Specifically enjoyed the complexities of the character. Even the minor characters had good development. I loved the added aspects of morals. I’m a bit sad to see the end. Although I noticed there are endless possibilities of continuing stories set in the same world..I’d love to read what you could dream up for the twins… mishaps they’d get into that would make their parents adventure seem dull


    1. Hi Angelique,

      Sorry to reply late! I’m so happy you enjoyed the series. That group of characters was one of my favorites! Maybe someday I’ll be able to return to their world!

      Thank you for reading!


  5. Do you do signed copies of your book? I’m obsessed with the Riven Kingdom series and would love signed copies.
    Also do you plan on doing a more fan orientated Facebook page?
    Thanks so much!


    1. Hi Samantha! I’m so happy to hear you’re enjoying the series! I have an online book shop I open up occasionally for signed copies, and I do plan to open it after Age of Auroras releases, probably early to mid-February.

      Also, I’m definitely open to the idea of doing a fan-oriented Facebook group. I’ll poll my readers in this next newsletter, and if there’s enough interest, I might get one going! Fun idea–thank you!

      Thanks for dropping by!

      – Shari :)


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