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.

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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A Steaming Pit of Voodoo

This week found me neck deep in a steaming pit of Voodoo. Zoraida Grey and the Voodoo Queen is getting ever-nearer to completion. It has taken so much longer than I intended but there you go. Life happens. I wanted to share a little of the research in Sorchia’s Universe this week to give you a taste of what I’m cooking up for you. Christianity and Voodoo have a lot in common.  Because Voodoo has deep ties to Catholic religion, both Voodoo and Catholic Churches coexist quite nicely thank you. In fact, Voodoo ascribes to the belief in one god.…
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