Zoraida Grey

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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.

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Brownies–Pesky Fairies of Castle Logan in Zoraida Grey and the Pictish Runes

The Brownies who infest Castle Logan are anything but sweet. In my Zoraida Grey Gothic romance series, Castle Logan rises from the craggy hillside in northern Scotland, just a few degrees of latitude south of the Arctic Circle. In midsummer, the sun remains above the horizon for nearly 24 hours but in winter, the reverse is true. Sometimes strange things crawl from their hiding places deep in the caverns beneath the mountains during the long, dark winters. As I […]

Book News, Virus College, and Healing Magic

Here we are at the Autumnal Equinox and I have to marvel at how quickly the summer flashed by. And what a summer it was! Let’s hope Mother Earth calms down a bit—but sometimes you just have to scream and throw things before anybody pays attention. Who can blame her? Things are brewing in Sorchia’s Universe—as they always do at this time of year. Look for a bunch of guest posts on Halloweenie topics from now through October AND […]

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Survey Says . . .

I’m looking for a little advice!   Check out these quick surveys and help me get the next Zoraida Grey cover in the works. Seriously, It will take less than 5 minutes to do both and you will build a mountain of Good Karma!! Back Cover Blurb Survey or paste this in the address window of your browser: https://goo.gl/forms/mIp9Pwwrix12DWBI2 Front Cover Survey or past this in the address window of your browser: https://goo.gl/forms/bYfPptHx3Ky2yMnM2 Results posted here on August 26 and […]

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Help Design a Book Cover PLUS Prism and Rita Award Winning Books

I need your help designing my next book cover, but first read about the big doin’s in Sorchia’s Universe this past week. This Week’s Breaking News Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones won a third place Prism Award from Romance Writers of America’s Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal chapter. While I would have loved  1st or 2nd place, Zoraida was in elite company. The 1st place winner in my category took Best of the Best and the 2nd place winner […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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. […]