Shari Tapscott


Shari L. Tapscott writes young adult fantasy and humorous contemporary fiction. When she's not writing or reading, she enjoys gardening, making soap, and pretending she can sing. She loves white chocolate mochas, furry animals, spending time with her family, and characters who refuse to behave.

Tapscott lives in western Colorado with her husband, son, daughter, and two very spoiled Saint Bernards.

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Moss Forest Orchid

Free Preview! Lucia needs a job, and she needs one fast. Looting dragon caves hasn't proven profitable lately, and she's tired of waiting tables. Her business partner usually finds the work, but Sebastian isn't speaking with her, and Lucia's getting desperate. Luckily, Lucia finds a simple request posted on a community board. All the man wants is an orchid. Nothing to it. Except the flower only grows in a montane cloud forest in Grenalda... And Lucia must take a ship through sea serpent-infested waters to get there... And her new helpful friend—the one and only, dashing Captain Avery Greybrow—just might be a pirate. At this rate, Lucia's not sure if she'll ever reach the orchid. But she's determined to try.



The Assembly

A short story of treachery, lies, and secret love The sixteen-year war is over, and the country rejoices as the ruling members of The Assembly form a new government. But Brielle doesn't trust their promise of peace...and they don't trust her.


Grace of Vernow

The story before the tournament... Grace is a smart girl with one unwise weakness: she is in love with Lionel, the Crown Prince of Vernow. She clings to the memory of her friend from childhood, but Lionel has grown up. He’s no longer the quiet, shy boy who had all the time in the world for the librarian’s assistant. When Grace meets Javid, a handsome scholar who may be more than he lets on, she believes she might finally be able to let go of the love she holds for Lionel. But when Lionel feels her pulling away, he doesn’t know if he’s ready to say goodbye. Filled with new love and new friendships, hard decisions and unexpected possibilities--this novelette is sure to please readers dying for just a little more Eldentimber.


Fire and Feathers: Novelette Prequel to Moss Forest Orchid

After spending the last nineteen years in the illustrious chicken farming business, Lucia decides to leave her family's farm behind and sets out to make her fortune. Unfortunately, no one has faith in her skills as a scout—an adventuress by trade—especially her longtime friend, Sebastian. To convince the doubters she has what it takes, Lucia knows she must find something amazing. Something rare. Something so valuable, no one will be able to deny she has the prowess required to be one of the greats. Something like a phoenix's feather. Too bad she might be tracking the wrong beast... This 10,000-word novelette is the prequel to Moss Forest Orchid and may be read before or after the first book in the Silver and Orchids series.