That Magic, Publishing Moment

The Christmas Spiders

The Christmas Spiders

A new book released today – The Christmas Spiders.

This is my favorite part of the publishing process – the few minutes you have when all the writing, editing, layout and so on is done. The proper files have been created, and for better or worse, you find yourself finished, description written, contributors added and there is nothing left but to hit publish.

Here goes another literary baby into the world – will people love it, hate it, mock it? Will it make the world a better place or just be an insignificant blip that vanishes without making a ripple in the grand scheme of things. No one knows until the golden publish button is clicked, and the new creation gets shot into cyber space to make its way.

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From Amazon’s description:

The Christmas Spiders is a loose adaptation of the original Ukrainian and German folktale that attributes much of the sparkle of traditional Christmas trees to some kind spiders. In this version, the archetypal old woman is a writer who spends a year of solitude to create a book and get in touch with nature. As the year comes to a close, along with her writing, she realizes that she is torn between her old life and the new life she has discovered. It’s the gift of the spiders that helps her resolve her duality.

The Christmas Spiders is a meaningful approach to the holiday season that explores love, joy and kindness as the reasons for the season with the decorations and magic presented as the symptoms of caring rather than proof of it. A tale that will be enjoyed by any age with rich illustrations that perfectly capture the introspective mood of the tale. A new holiday tradition that will bring to mind that love and kindness is at the root of the holiday and we are all capable of great gifts regardless of our size and abilities.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit or
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One Response to That Magic, Publishing Moment

  1. I hope it’s a best seller Angela.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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