Sarina Dorie

The Optimist Police, fiction, Issue 19, June 1, 2012

Speed Dating Books, fiction, Issue 23, June 1, 2013

The Sandman's Lover, fiction, Issue 33, December 1, 2015

Birthdate?  5/28

When did you start writing? I began writing and illustrating when I was six with my romance/adventure novel, Saved by Indians, and true horror story, Kasandra’s Bad Dream.

When and what and where did you first get published? I was first published in several literary magazines in college, winning a few prizes along the way. I took a ten year break and sold several short stories last year. These included: “Zombie Psychology,” and “Blackboard Galaxy in Untied Shoelaces of the Mind, “Losing One’s Appetite,” in Daily Science Fiction, “Worse Than a Devil,” in Crossed Genres, “A Ghost’s Guide to Haunting Humans,” with the Whidbey Student Choice award, and a few others.

What themes do you like to write about? I love fairy tales, monsters, beauty and the beast, relationships as well exploring the realm of possibilities in speculative fiction. I have been told that I write horror, but I think my writing is too quirky and whimsical to be considered horror.

What books and/or stories have most resonated with you as an author? Why? How do these stories and their characters find expression in your work? My favorite books are:  Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Tale of Two Cities, The Count of Monte Cristo, Austenland, The Passion, Harry Potter, Twilight, Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, The Ship Who Sang, Tuck Everlasting, and Imzadi.

I often strive for the ability to write characters and plot as skillfully as my favorite authors. Often I am told that my novel, Silent Moon, feels like a mix of Pride and Prejudice and Jayne Eyre, only with werewolves.

Sarina Dorie is the author of award-winning, YA paranormal romance novel, Silent Moon. Her Puritan and alien love story, Dawn of the Morning Star, is due to come this year with Wolfsinger Publications. She has sold about 100 short stories to markets like Daily Science Fiction, Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Orson Scott Card’s IGMS, Cosmos, and Sword and Laser.

By day, Sarina is a public school art teacher, artist, belly dance performer and instructor, copy editor, fashion designer, event organizer and probably a few other things. By night, she writes. As you might imagine, this leaves little time for sleep.

You can find info about her short stories and novels on her website: