Writing News and Announcements
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
Free Sale for Kindle on Amazon
THE MEMORY THIEF
March 7-March 8
Two Goodreads Giveaways
A Chance to Win a Steampunk Gift Basket
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:
FREE FUNNY short stories, novellas and novels are available in this giveaway.
Coming Soon in ebook format!
WOMBY’S SCHOOL FOR WAYWARD WITCHES is a series of 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:
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
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/