L. Shelby Biography

Lavender Shelby

While growing up, L. Shelby spent at least part of each of her summers backpacking in the Canadian Rockies. She's gone swimming in glacier fed lakes, improvised melodies on a musical comb while seated on the top of a mountain, and been caught in a snowstorm on the first day of August. When forced back to civilization she would split her time between being a quiet bookworm fascinated with computers and science, and an exuberant performer, active in the drama club, two choirs, and the high-school art department. Her first story sale was a fictionalized account of one of her experiences rock-climbing, and her published works since then have ranged from being about quirky small town characters, to murder and mystery on a frozen alien world.

She currently lives in an untidy house filled with children, books and computers, and although she thinks that environment is in many ways ideal, she still escapes to the great outdoors whenever possible.

L. Shelby Bibliography

  • Pavane in Pearl and Emerald - A 'Coral Palace' Novel (113000 words)
    Maintaining the social status of a penniless family is a challenge even for a man of Kide's wit and elan. Marrying the emperor's very lovely daughter seems the ideal solution -- but the princess is bound by a secret spell, and any who get close to her fall prey to its magic.
    Air Castle Media, 2015  BUY NOW
  • Velvet Lies - A 'Coral Palace' Novella (25000 words)
    Murder is deadly, but in the Coral Palace the ultimate crime is telling the truth.
    Air Castle Media, 2014  BUY NOW
  • Cantata in Coral and Ivory - A 'Coral Palace' Novel (127000 words)
    Ikhsior is a man of action. But picking up your opponents and dangling them a foot above the floor just isn't as effective as it ought to be when it comes to dealing with court intrigue, romantic entanglements, and high fashion.
    Air Castle Media, 2014  BUY NOW
  • Fealty’s Shore - Book 3 of Across a Jade Sea (90000 words)
    Air Castle Media, 2014  BUY NOW
  • Treachery’s Harbor - Book 2 of Across a Jade Sea (80000 words)
    Air Castle Media, 2013  BUY NOW
  • Flag in Flames - Book 1 of Brotherhood of the Black Flag (302 pages)
    The Brotherhood of the Black Flag is a tiny fleet of pirates, maintaining a precarious existence in deep space. When two of its captains take an interest in the same girl, the conflict threatens to tear their society apart.
    Air Castle Media, 2013  BUY NOW
  • Serendipity’s Tide - Book 1 of Across a Jade Sea (85000 words)
    He's a stranger from the other side of the world, and there sure seem to be a lot of people who want him dead, but he was willing to trade his life for hers and she's determined to deliver him safely to his destination.
    Air Castle Media, 2013  BUY NOW
  • Frozen Witness - A 'Ice Wolf Investigations' Story (5000 words)
    If the girl is already dead, how is she leaving footprints?
    POLARIS: A Celebration of Polar Science, Star Ink Books, 2007  BUY NOW
  • Dot to Dot (4000 words)
    How to turn that dot on the map into an interesting small town at the drop of a die.
    Dragon Magazine, TSR, 1996
  • Cliff-hanger - A Short Story (900 words)
    There's no way up, and no way down.
    The Friend, , FORTHCOMING

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