Bio

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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 second place in 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. She has sold stories to Daily Science Fiction, Untied Shoelaces of the Mind, Crossed Genres, and Roar.

Now, if only Jack Sparrow asks her to marry him, all her dreams will come true.

www.sarinadorie.com

 

 

Writing and Presenting Resume: Sarina Dorie

 

Education

M. Ed.             April 2004                    Masters in Education at Portland State University

B.F.A.              May 2002                    Illustration, Pacific Northwest College of Art

 

Workshop Presenting Experience

2016                            “The Nuts and Bolts of Writing and Selling Short Stories” 6 hour workshop, Corvallis Chapter, Willamette Writers

2016                            “Blogging for Writers” Rose City Romance Writers, Portland, OR

2016                            “How to Write Humor Presentation” Wordcrafters, Eugene, OR

2015                            “Book Cover Design” workshop, Emerald City Romance Writers Conference, Seattle, WA

2015                            Multiple panels and writing presentations, Gearcon, Spokane, WA

2015                            Multiple panels and writing presentations, Worldcon, Spokane, WA

2015                            Multiple writing panels and presentations, Sasquan, Seattle, WA

2015                            Multiple writing panels and presentations, Furlandia, Portland, OR

2014                            The Clowning Linguist: How to Write Humor presentation, Willamette Writers Conference

2015                            “How to Write Humor Presentation” Corvallis Willamette Writers, Eugene, OR

2015                            “How to Write Humor Presentation” Rose City Romance Portland, OR

2015                            “How to Write Humor Presentation” Mid-Valley Willamette Writers, Eugene, OR

2014                            “Self-Editing for Writers” workshop, Mid-Valley Willamette Writers, Eugene, OR

2014                            “Self-Editing for Writers” workshop, Rose City Romance Portland, OR

2014                            The Clowning Linguist: How to Write Humor presentation, Willamette Writers Conference

2014                            “Self-Editing for Writers” workshop, Willamette Writers Conference

Portland, OR

 

Writing Awards

2015                “The Right Note”                   Penn Cove Literary Award

2014                "Patchwork Selkie”                 Best Dramatic Fiction, Best Overall Piece, Allasso, Pink Fox Publications, http://pinkfoxpublications.net/patchwork-selkie/

2014                “Undressing Mr. Darcy”         Penn Cove Literary Award

2013                “The Last Supper”                  Penn Cove Literary Award

2013                “Gnocchi”                               Penn Cove Literary Award

2013                “The Quantum Mechanic”      Honorable Mention, On the Premises: http://www.onthepremises.com/issue_18/story_18_h1.html

2013                "Wrath of the Tooth Fairy"     First Place in the Golden Rose Contest, hosted by RCRW

2012                “Personal Ads for the Undead”      Penn Cove Literary Award

2012                “Greener on the Other Side”  Humor Award, Allasso E-zine, Pink Fox Publications

2012                “Wrath of the Tooth Fairy”     First Place, Golden Claddagh Contest, Celtic Hearts RWA Chapter

2011                “Silent Moon”                         2nd Place, Golden Rose Contest, Rose City RWA

2011                “A Ghost’s Guide to Haunting Humans” Whidbey Student Choice Award/ Penn Cove Literary Award

2010                “Silent Moon”                         2nd Place, Duel on the Delta Contest, River City RWA

2010                “Silent Moon”                         3rd Place, Winter Rose Contest, Yellow Rose RWA

2010                “Silent Moon”                         3rd Place, Ignite the Flame, Central Ohio Fiction Writers RWA

2001                “The Scarecrow”                     Third Prize, Moonshadow Writing Contest, Portland

2001                “The Scarecrow”                     Honorable mention, Think Ink, CCC

 

Published Stories

2017                “Careers for Immortals Series”       Daily Science Fiction, TBA

2017                “Clickbait for Monsters Series”      Daily Science Fiction, TBA

2016                “Stupid Cupid”                       Plasma Frequency

2016                “Leviathan Buffet”                 Perihelion

2016                “The last Note”                       Bards and Sages

2016                “Hung Up On”                        The Magic iPhone Anthology, Cantina Publishing

2016                “Dragons for Dummies”         The Dragon Superpack, Shattered Prism

2016                “The Chinchorro Boy”           Mosaics, Indie Women Publishing

2016                “Nine Ways to Communicate with the Living”             Hyperpowers, Third Flatiron Publishing

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EBBVCZK

2016                “The Problem with Princesses” The Dragon’s Hoard, Sky Warrior Books

https://www.amazon.com/Dragons-Hoard-Carol-Hightshoe-ebook/dp/B00YSITPD8/

2016                “Six Tips to Slay a Unicorn”  Daily Science Fiction

http://dailysciencefiction.com/fantasy/high-fantasy/sarina-dorie/six-tips-to-slay-a-unicorn

2016                “Pumping Iron with Santa”    Daily Science Fiction

http://dailysciencefiction.com/fantasy/fairy-tales/sarina-dorie/pumping-iron-with-santa

2016                “Fairy Godmother Series”      Daily Science Fiction

http://dailysciencefiction.com/fantasy/fairy-tales/sarina-dorie/fairy-godmother-protocols

2015                “Roborotica”                           Daily Science Fiction

http://dailysciencefiction.com/science-fiction/robots-and-computers/sarina-dorie/robo-rotica

2015                “Confessions of the Orgasm Fairy”    Triptych Tales

http://triptychtales.net/confessions_of_an_o_fairy.html

2015                “Lady Chatterley’s Computer”           Overcast, http://peoples-ink.com/podcast/episode-seven-lady-chatterlys-computer-by-sarina-dorie/

2015                “Night of the Living Deadcrumbs” Crannog Magazine

2015                “Five Ways to Outsmart Satan”     Shadow Spinners Anthology

2015                “Eva the Almost Vampire”     Wee Tales, Golden Fleece Publishing

2015                “The Sandman’s Lover”         New Myths

2015                “Red as a Pickle”                    Bards and Sages

2015                “A Mother’s Arms”                Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine

https://www.sfsite.com/fsf/blog/2016/04/04/interview-sarina-dorie-on-a-mothers-arms/

2015                “The Sin Collector”                Evil Girlfriend Media

http://www.evilgirlfriendmedia.com/1385/news/the-sin-collector-by-sarina-dorie/

2015                “Bite Me”                                Odd Tree Quarterly

https://www.amazon.com/Odd-Tree-Quarterly-October-2015-ebook/dp/B0163TRUHW

2014                “Dear Jezzy Series” (5 stories)       Daily Science Fiction

http://dailysciencefiction.com/hither-and-yon/dear-jezzy/sarina-dorie/dear-jezzy-consentacles

2015                “The Pining”                           Orson Scott Card Intergalactic Medicine Show

2015                “Princesses Do Not Breathe Fire”      Cast of Wonders, http://www.castofwonders.org/2016/01/episode-193-staff-pick-2015-princesses-do-not-breathe-fire-by-sarina-dorie/

2015                “Black Mark on the Soul”      Allegory

2015                “Fifty Scales of Grey”            Dungeon Grind, Fur Planet

2015                “Eels for Heels”                       Roar 6, Bad Dog Books

2015                “The Were Human”                Will of the Alpha, Fur Planet

2014                “Dear Jezzy Series” (7 stories)       Daily Science Fiction

http://dailysciencefiction.com/hither-and-yon/dear-jezzy/sarina-dorie/advice-for-an-advice-columnist

2014                “You Say Potato, I Say Holy Crap” Perihelion Online Science Fiction Magazine

2014                “The Osiris Paradox”              Sword and Laser Anthology

2014                “Aladdin’s Netti Pot”             Electric Spec

2014                “Interstellar Tech Support”    Penumbra Magazine

2014                “The Trouble with Trolls”       The Ways of Magic, Deep Wood Publishing

2014                “Demon Eyes”                        Youth Imagination, The Silver Pen

http://www.youthimagination.org/index.php/publish/current-issue/issue-13-may-2014/item/87-demon-eyes-by-sarina-dorie

2014                “Five Tips for Abducting Humans Without Being Caught” Origins: Colliding Casualties, Third Flatiron Publishing

2014                “A Job with Benefits”             Bards and Sages         

2014                “The Day of the Nuptial Flight”      Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine

2013                “Five Tips for Outsmarting Satan and Your Students” Plasma Frequency: Issue 3, Plasma Spyglass Press

2013                “Cinderella’s Holo-wand”      Perihelion Magazine

2013                “Speed Dating for Books”      New Myths 23,  https://sites.google.com/a/newmyths.com/nmwebsite/fiction/speed-dating-books

2013                “Skinjacking”                         Bête Noire

2013                “The Forest Lord”                    Urban Green Man Anthology

2013                “The Pinocchio Complex”      Cosmos, http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/cosmos_online/the-pinocchio-complex/

2013                “Debbie Does Delta Draconis III”     Perihelion, http://www.perihelionsf.com/fiction_2.htm

2013                “Five Tips for Abducting Humans Without Being Caught” Origins: Colliding Casualties, Third Flatiron Publishing

2013                “A Monster and a Gentleman”       Hot Dish, Sofa Wolf Press

2013                “Why Did the Vampire Cross the Road” Neo-opsis

2012                “Kernels of Hope”                  Universe Horibilis, Third Flatiron Publishing

2012                “Putting the Romance Back into Necromancy” Dead Men Tell No Tales Anthology, Bards and Sages

2012                “Zombie Psychology”              Reprint, Elektric Milkbath Press

2012                “Her Delicate Condition”       Metro Moms

2012                “Five Tips for Abducting Humans”      Third Flatiron Publishing

2012                “Putting the Romance Back into Necromancy”Dead Men Tell No Tales Anthology, Bards and Sages

2012                “Lady Chatterley’s Computer”       Ancient New Anthology, Deep Wood Publishing

2012                “Mr. Kick-Ass Werewolf President”     Penumbra Magazine

2012                “The Optimist Police”             New Myths

2012                “Princesses Do Not Breathe Fire”   Flagship E-zine

2012                “The Savior of Dragondom”          Roar Anthology 5

2012                “Blackboard Galaxy”              Untied Shoelaces of the Mind, http://www.untiedshoelacesofthemind.com/

2012                “The Office Messiah”             April 2012 Bards and Sages Magazine

2011                “Worse Than a Devil”            Crossed Genres E-zine

2011                “Losing One’s Appetite”        Daily Sciencefiction.com

2011                “Zombie Psychology”             Untied Shoelaces of the Mind, http://www.untiedshoelacesofthemind.com/

2008                “Gorgeous Corpses”               Six Sentences, sixsentences.blogspot.com

2008                “5 a.m.”                                   2008 JET Journal, CLAIR Publishing, pg 86

2006                “The Ghost Rider”                  Ghost Stories, www.martimendenhall.com/GuestStories

2000                “Dancers in the Moonlight”    Synethesia Magazine, Clackamas Community College

 

Published Non-Fiction

2016                “Thirteen Common Mistakes when Web Writing” Romance Writer Report, Romance Writers of America

2016                “Why Write Short Stories”     Willamette Writers Newsletter

2014                October “Five Common Mistakes Among Writers,” Furry Writer’s Guild, http://furrywritersguild.com/blog/

2014                September Furry Writer’s Guild Interview, http://furrywritersguild.com/blog/

2014                “Five Common Mistakes Among Writers,” Shadow Spinner’s Website http://shadowspinners.wordpress.com/

2014                “Thirteen Reasons to Write Short Stories”

http://romancingthegenres.blogspot.com/2014/03/thirteen-reasons-to-write-short-stories.html

2014                “The Art of Writing Short Stories”

http://shadowspinners.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/the-art-of-writing-short-fiction/

2013                “Short Stories for Discoverability” http://www.authormarketing101.com/2013/06/short-stories-for-discoverability.html

2012                “The Art of Writing Short Fiction”    Penumbra Blog, http://penumbraezine.blogspot.ca/2012/07/art-of-writing-short-fiction.html

2014                Romance, steampunk and sexual health blog posts

http://ladychatterleyschat-parlor.blogspot.com/

2009-2014       Weekly sexual health articles http://www.examiner.com/x-21884-Portland-Sexual-Health-Examiner

2008                “Cooking with what you’ve got”    How To Do Everything In Japan, CLAIR Publishing

2008                “Classroom Management”            How To Do Everything In Japan, CLAIR Publishing

2007-09           “Cooking with Aphrodisiacs” Polestar, Hokkaido Japan, monthly column

2007                “Aphrodite’s Garden”            Columbia River Reader, Washington, May, pg. 21

2006                “Cooking With Aphrodisiacs”Alternatives, Oregon, November, pg. 16

2006                “Eve of the Revolution”         Portland Rearguard Newspaper, October, pg. 1

2005                “Role of an Educator”            South Park Unitarian Universalist News, West Linn

2001                “Dowsing”                              Ancient Voices Newsletter, Women’s SpiritCircle, West Linn

 

Memberships

2009-2016                                           Rose City Romance Writers and RWA membership

2013-2016                                           SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America)

2009-2016                                           Wordos Critique Group, Eugene, OR

1998-2016                                          Member of Willamette Writers

2007-2011                                           Critters Online Critique Group

2005-2015                                           Portland Science Fiction Society/Orycon

2004-2013                                           Visionary Ink Fantasy/Sci-Fi Critique Group

1997-2002                                           Member of CCC Writing Club