The Zoraida Grey series is about a small town girl learning to navigate in the big, wide world. But the big wide world she finds is filled with witches, haunted castles, and ancient curses.

News–A Guest Post–and a Request for Happy Thoughts

Greetings and Felicitations!! I have had the mother of all summer colds which has spiraled into one of those dark nights of the soul. Never fear–I’m treating it with liberal doses of Scotch. I should be completely cured in a matter of days. From my bed of pain, I’ve managed to write a guest post on an intriguing site called Compelling Beasts. Despite the plague, I’ve got a bit of exciting news. First, Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones is a finalist for a Prism Award presented by FF&P a chapter of Romance Writers of America. I’m one of three…
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Field Trip! Visit my Guest Post on Nancy Badger’s Blog

Sorchia’s Universe goes on the road this week to Nancy Badger’g blog-Where Happily Ever After Takes the Road Less Traveled. Join me for a little discussion of escapism and a look ahead at Zoraida Grey. Where Happily Ever After Takes the Road Less Traveled [-] Content Index Next Week: Next Week: Novel Magic with Laura Strickland–a very special guest with a fantastic new steam punk book. Midnight Magic–my regular Friday night post smack dab on the witching hour . Learn how Columbian emeralds figure into Zoraida Grey and the Voodoo Queen. (and I may have a little Zoraida news to…
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Vampires — Sucking for a Thousand Years

As a rule, I don’t do vampires. And when I do do vampires, I prefer this: or even this: Over this: But Zoraida Grey and the Voodoo Queen took an interesting turn the other day which required a bit of research into the phenomena of blood suckers. So let’s define terms. The history of the word goes back at least as far as the 11th century to the Old Russian word upyri but the idea of the blood sucking undead is older still. The Babylonians had Lilitu (which may or may not have been the precursor to Lilith–Personally, I think…
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How the Writer’s Scotch and Salad Diet Came to Be–PLUS a Recipe and an Excerpt

OK–I teased you last week about a vampire post with this: And the blood sucking will commence–but not this week. I’m a guest on fellow author Peggy Jaeger’s blog where you can find a little bit about the fabulous Writers Scotch and Salad Diet along with an excerpt from Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones. Follow this link to the fun on Peggy Jaeger’s blog. BTW–Big News!! Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones is a FINALIST for a Prism Award. This prize is offered by the Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Romance Writers, a chapter of the Romance Writers of America. I’m…
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