Sarina Dorie


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.

Where to find Sarina Dorie online

Where to buy in print


Dawn of the Morning Star
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,620. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(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
You set the price! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(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.
A Ghost's Guide to Haunting Humans
Price: Free! Words: 630. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(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.

Sarina Dorie’s tag cloud

aliens    angels    cowboys    dark fantasy    feminist    flash fiction    ghost    horror    humor    humor and comedy    list    paranormal    puritans    romance 1600s    science ficiton    vampires    young adult   

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!