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.
You can find more of Sarina Dorie’s work online at the following webzines:
“Zombie Psychology,” Untied Shoelaces of the Mind
“Losing One’s Appetite,” Daily Science Fiction
“Worse Than a Devil,” Crossed Genres
“A Ghost’s Guide to Haunting Humans,” Whidbey Student Choice award
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.
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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 middle
The crystal ball sees trouble brewing. . . .
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
Greener on the Other Side
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
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
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
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
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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- 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!