Writing News and Announcements

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Upcoming Workshops, Presentations and Signings


Self-Publishing on Amazon

Thursday, april 12-May 18, 6-8:30 pm

Downtown Campus, Room DCA-220


Where do you begin with the process of self-publishing? Get step by step info on how to format the interior, create an attractive cover, and avoid common pitfalls. Learn about marketing and how to promote your work to hook readers. Bring your files on a thumbdrive, or learn through working with instructor-provided sample and exercises. Requires computer proficiency; see online description for details.

LCC Continuing Education

101 W. 10TH
Eugene 97401



Free Sale for Kindle on Amazon

March 7-March 8

Two Goodreads Giveaways

A Chance to Win a Steampunk Gift Basket

Details Below.

The last fundraiser I remember taking part of was the school jog-a-thon in sixth grade. I now am about to ask for assistance with another, which will result in a tangible product.



I think you will get a kick out of my promotional video. I toiled over the special effects and music to create the most dramatic, cheesiest video I could conjure with my tech magic.

An e-book of Ghoulish Charms: A Vega Bloodmire Cozy Witch Mystery novel—not available anywhere else right now—nor will it be for another year.

Get a copy as an e-book: a PDF, EPUB, or MOBI--only available on Indiegogo where I am raising funds to make an audiobook of my Womby's School for Wayward Witches Series.


I wouldn’t be anywhere without my readers. I appreciate your enthusiasm for my books and am thrilled you enjoy my characters and worlds as much as I do. When you email me and tell me how much you love/hate Felix Thatch, you are a teacher and can relate to Clarissa’s budget cuts problems, or just in general that you love my books, it makes me so happy!


For years, I worked hard selling short stories to magazines, novels to publishers, and self-publishing books before deciding to launch the Womby’s School for Wayward Witches series. I continue to push myself so that I can regularly publish books.

Though there are aspects of publishing I enjoy like writing and connecting with fans, there are many aspects that are just time consuming. Some day I hope to hire a personal assistant so I can get more writing done—and get more sleep, but that isn’t going to happen any time soon.


One thing that readers can do to help increase awareness of my books so that I can spend more time writing and less time marketing, is being part of my Street Team. Some authors call this an ARC team or a Launch Team.


Here’s what being on my Street Team entails:

Available on Amazon in print and e-book format!

WOMBY’S SCHOOL FOR WAYWARD WITCHES is a series of not-so-cozy witch mysteries with a hint of romance and a hex of a lot of humor.

You think you know the world of magical boarding schools?  Not from a teacher’s perspective at a school for at risk youth. WOMBY’S SCHOOL FOR WAYWARD WITCHES is a series of paranormal cozy mysteries. This novel takes the tropes and fantasies today’s readers have grown up with, but puts a unique spin on them.

The series is written so that a reader can enter the series with any of the first three books. There are projected to be thirteen books in the series, some short stories, and a spin-off series. The first three books are available as paperbacks on Amazon now. The series will be available in Kindle on Amazon in June of 2018, with a new book released each month.

For FREE advance copies for reviewers, visit the following links on Instafreebie:

2017 has started off with a bang for my writing career. I have just signed a contract for WRATH OF THE TOOTH FAIRY with the publishing company REUTS. This is a debut novel in a world some readers might be familiar with from my short stories. If you enjoyed Confessions of the Orgasm Fairy (published on Tryptic Tales), Careers for Magical Creatures and Dear Jezzy, you will also enjoy the sassy, sexy humor of WRATH OF THE TOOTHFAIRY.

Southern Oregon Willamette Writers October Workshop in Central Point Oregon:

Short Description:

Thinking about writing short stories but don’t know where to start? Here is a great place to get the basics from someone with experience in this field.


Sarina Dorie has over 100 short stories published in the genres of fantasy, sci-fi, romance, humor, and non-fiction, has won numerous awards and has several published novels. Sarina has worked as an English, art and dance teacher, a copy editor at an advertising agency, and a writer. She joined her first critique group when she was sixteen, and has given workshops at theWillamette Writers, Romance Writers of America, Wordcrafters and various science fiction conventions like Worldcon and Gearcon.


Southern Oregon Willamette Writers

October 1st 

Central Point City Hall Council Chambers
140 S. 3rd St
Central Pt, OR 97502


Save the Date! The Willamette Writers on the River chapter is hosting a Spring Workshop on “The Nuts and Bolts of Writing and Selling Short Stories” with Sarina Dorie, April 30th, 10am-5pm at the Comfort Inn Suites in Corvallis. More info can be found here: http://willamettewriters.org/event/the-nuts-bolts-of-writing-and-selling-short-stories/

Upcoming author readings in Eugene include ongoing shows and special events. Readings are posted regularly and changes often

I have been wanting to make a book trailer for over a year. I did have one that was 15 seconds at one point though it didn’t have music. Now that I have overcome the difficulties of technology, I did it! I have the most beautiful animated book trailer. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.


A young adult science fiction and fantasy book reading with three local authors.