Sarina Dorie

Biography

As a child, Sarina Dorie dreamed of being an astronaut/archeologist/fashion designer/illustrator/writer. Later in life, after realizing this might be an unrealistic goal, Sarina went to the Pacific NW College of Art where she earned a degree in illustration. After realizing this might also be an unrealistic goal, she went to Portland State University for a master’s in education to pursue the equally cut-throat career of teaching art in the public school system. After years of dedication to art and writing, most of Sarina’s dreams have come true; in addition to teaching, she is a writer/artist/ fashion designer/ belly dancer. She has shown her art internationally, sold art to Shimmer Magazine for an interior illustration, and another piece is on the April 2011 cover of Bards and Sages. Sarina’s novel, Silent Moon, won second place in the Duel on the Delta Contest, hosted by River City RWA and the Golden Rose contest hosted by Rose City Romance Writers. Silent Moon won third place in the Winter Rose Contest hosted by the Yellow Rose RWA and third place in Ignite the Flame Contest hosted by Central Ohio Fiction Writers.
Now, if only Jack Sparrow asks her to marry him, all her dreams will come true.
www.sarinadorie.com

You can find more of Sarina Dorie’s work online at the following webzines:
“Zombie Psychology,” Untied Shoelaces of the Mind
http://www.untiedshoelacesofthemind.com/Issue5/psych.php

“Losing One’s Appetite,” Daily Science Fiction
http://dailysciencefiction.com/fantasy/Monsters/sarina-dorie/losing-ones-appetite

“Worse Than a Devil,” Crossed Genres
http://crossedgenres.com/archives/035-dark-comedy/worse-than-a-devil-by-sarina-dorie/

“A Ghost’s Guide to Haunting Humans,” Whidbey Student Choice award
http://whidbeystudents.com/2011/03/01/new-for-march/

The following stories are soon to be released, “That Stupid Dragon Rider” to the ROAR 5 Anthology, “Greener on the Other Side” to Allasso and Blackboard Galaxy to Untied Shoelaces of the Mind.

Smashwords Interview

What are your favorite books?
I love science fiction, fantasy, humor, historical and romance. I also love novels that combine several of these elements together. It's no surprise this is also what I write. Below are some of my favorites.

Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
Tale of Two Cities
Wuthering Heights
The Time Traveler’s Wife
The Count of Monte Cristo
Austenland
The Passion
The Promise
Harry Potter
The Hunger Games
The Host
Twilight
Imzadi
Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict
Tuck Everlasting
Shades of Milk and Honey
Dresden Files
Sookie Stackhouse Series
Stephanie Plum Series
Jonathan Strange and Dr. Norell
The Ship Who Sang
The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
Skinny dip (and just about anything from Carl Hiaassen)
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. The first two stories I wrote were: "Kasandra's Weird Dream" a paranormal horror story based on my sister's true experience, and "Rescued by Indians" a historical romance. I wrote and illustrated both in the first grade. It's no surprise I became an artist and a writer, right?
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Sarina Dorie online


Where to buy in print


Books

Cinderella’s Holo-wand
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,780. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
“Cinderella’s Holo-wand,” is a futuristic look at the Cinderella fairytale. The humorous story takes a look at what would happen if we could use technology to instantly alter our bodies to make our dreams come true. This 4000 word short story was originally published by Perihelion Magazine.
The Savior of Dragondom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,080. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
“The Savior of Dragondom” is a quirky, fairytale fantasy. The story is told through the eyes of an overlooked dragon outshined by the supposedly heroic dragon rider who has let his celebrity status go to his head. The dragon would prefer to eat her rider, but she desperately needs him to fulfill a prophecy to save her people.
Gnocchi
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 960. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
“Gnocchi,” is a 600 flash fiction story. It is a humorous take on genetic engineering and Italian cooking as seen through the eyes of a child. After reading this flash fiction story, you may wonder if the author is Italian and whether she was forced to spend hours stirring pots of red sauce in the kitchen as a child. The answer is yes to both.
Eels for Heels
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,410. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
“Eels for Heels,” is about a woman who has been cursed with eel feet by a sea witch. Only if Kerstin can change her vain and shallow ways and find true love before turning thirty, her curse will be lifted. One of those in itself would be a challenge for Kerstin, but both?
The Optimist Police
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
“The Optimist Police,” is a humorous story about one man’s struggle in a society with unrealistic expectations about positive attitude. The 3000 word story was originally published by New Myths.
Why Did the Vampire Cross the Road (and Other Jokes That Could Result in Death)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Why Did the Vampire Cross the Road (and Other Jokes That Could Result in Death), to be considered for your publication. "Why Did the Vampire Cross the Road?" is a 5000 word humorous fantasy story about a Frenchman who is unable to die after 250 years of immortality, a vampire who won’t break his curse, and a Gypsy with her own agenda.
The Office Messiah
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
You think your office is bad? At least you don’t have an intern who turns the ink in the copy machine to wine or someone who brings loaves and fishes into the office and stinks it up. Imagine “Office Space” meets the Holy Bible. “The Office Messiah” was originally published by Bards and Sages. This quirky comedy is about 1240 words.
Five Tips for Abducting a Human Without Being Caught
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 730. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
"Five Tips for Abducting a Human Without Being Caught" is a short list of silly tips written by a human, er, an alien for aliens. Originally published by Third Flatiron Publishing.
Demon Eyes
Price: Free! Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00)
“Demon Eyes,” is a 2,100 word, quirky urban fantasy story. It is about a young woman who is frustrated she always has red-eye in photos despite attempts to correct it. When the photo clerk point out to her the reason her eyes are red is because she’s a demon, her quiet evening of picking up photos is turned upside down by a series of surreal events.
The Day of the Nuptial Flight
Price: Free! Words: 10,400. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.67)
On an alien world of giant insects, Rover strives to be like every other drone and mate with the queen. When he isn’t able to perform his drone duties, he struggles for acceptance and finds friendship and love in an unlikely place—among humans.
Interstellar Tech Support
You set the price! Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
“Interstellar Tech Support,” is a quirky 1600 word sci-fi story about a man experiencing technical difficulties in space while under alien attack—made worse by the service provider that is supposed to aid him with his futuristic technology. This is a fun read for anyone who has experienced poor customer service, been put on hold and been asked twenty questions by tech support.
Debbie Does Delta Draconis III
You set the price! Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
(3.00)
"Debbie Does Delta Draconis III" is a 3,000 word humorous science fiction story. The story is about a woman obsessed with a science fiction television show who would like nothing more than to live in that fantasy world. Only when real aliens offer her the chance do so, does she realize that fantasies don't always mesh with reality.
The Pinocchio Complex
You set the price! Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
(4.50)
“The Pinocchio Complex,” is a 2000 word retelling of Pinocchio as a science fiction story with robots on Mars. The short story was previously sold in 2012 to Cosmos.
The Quantum Mechanic
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
When the cold fusion reactor Marian is working on ends up being a time distortion machine, she finds herself in an alternate reality that resembles a steampunk world. In the process of repairing reality, she learns valuable information about her own fatal future from a handsome quantum mechanic from a future space-time. With his help, she attempts to change her future--as well as his.
The Last Supper
Price: Free! Words: 630. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
(4.00)
“The Last Supper,” is a 250 word flash fiction story in the form of a list of suggestions for baking yams--which may or may not be from this world. This is a humorous sci-fi take on the Thanksgiving holiday.
Putting the Romance Back into Necromancy
Price: Free! Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Junior necromancer, Roger, and zombie sniffer, Cindy, from Mortimer’s School of Dark Arts come to the rescue in order to sing the dead back to sleep. When Roger’s plan backfires and he coughs loud enough to wake the dead, they conclude they need someone to rescue them! Can their blossoming romance survive a zombie uprising—and more importantly, will they survive? This is a humorous short story.
Blackboard Galaxy
Price: Free! Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
(5.00)
Blackboard Galaxy is a humorous science fiction story about a teacher who has dreamed of teaching in space. Now that she is living her dream, she must find ways to discipline students besides eating them, as that is the standard protocol among alien teachers. This story originally appeared in Issue 6 of Untied Shoelaces of the Mind. The author based this story on her experiences teaching.
Urban Changeling
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,300. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Megan’s parents don’t approve of her new friend’s bad influence and worldly ways. Nor do Karma’s parents approve of Megan’s strict, secular upbringing. All that stands in Megan’s way of finding herself is god, her parents and her religion. No biggie, right? Will she choose tradition and religion or friendship and magic? Will she become her opposite, an URBAN CHANGELING?
Greener on the Other Side
Price: Free! Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
(4.50)
This is a very different retelling of the Frog Prince story with other fairy tales mixed in. In this humorous story, a frog named Prince Charming must break his curse in order to become a prince. It is about a short story that is 3,500 words. It previously won the Allasso humor award.
Dawn of the Morning Star
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,620. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(5.00)
As if teenage love isn't hard enough in the times of the Puritans, imagine falling in love with an alien!
Losing One's Appetite
Price: Free! Words: 1,390. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00)
Losing One’s Appetite is a humorous horror story with a cowboy vampire who is having difficulty with his intended dinner. The story is under a thousand words.
Zombie Psychology
Price: Free! Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00)
Zombie Psychology is a funny flash fiction fantasy/horror story. The story is about a woman who must get rid of her ex-boyfriend who is now a zombie . . . before he eats her brain.
A Ghost's Guide to Haunting Humans
Price: Free! Words: 660. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.60)
A Ghost's Guide to Haunting Humans is cute and quirky list of guidelines every ghost in the afterlife should practice.

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Smashwords book reviews by Sarina Dorie

  • Otters In Space on April 13, 2012

    I just finished Otters in Space, a science fiction novel taking place on Earth after humans have left and genetically engineered animals have taken over the world. This was a fun young adult book that readers of any age would enjoy! The characters are memorable and the humor witty. I was pulled along until the very end, staying up past my bedtime because I had to see what would happen next. I am amazed by the quality of the writing, the well-crafted storytelling, and the complexities of world-building. I really enjoyed how issues of race and oppression are explored in a safe and accessible way for young adults. I can’t wait for the sequel to come out!