As September Wanes


At Cafe Bienville, Niceville, this past Sunday.

September has been a good month, but an insane month.

I became obsessed with a personal formatting project and battled it out with Createspace for about two weeks over it. I won. I now have adorable square 6×6 books ready to be signed and I’m calling them Story² books… because they are squared ;p Yes, I worry about me too.

The Braid, The Literary Lizard, Monsters Are Everywhere and my October release Pirantulas! will all be up for sale in this special format Oct. 1 and I will be signing copies this month. They will also be available for sale at Cafe Bienville in Niceville soon, as well as other local retailers. I will keep you posted on that.

What the scale read 9/30/2015

What the scale read 9/30/2015

I have been working hard on myself and losing weight. Looks like I will have some pretty stellar numbers to report if things continue like this until my weigh in. I started this week at 159.8. This morning my unofficial weigh in was 155.4! I was so shocked, I took a photo. I thought I might be dreaming.

A bunch of activity will be forthcoming in my favorite month of the year—October! The book signing at Cafe Bienville has been moved to Oct. 24 from 1-4, and my Biloxi signing was featured in the Horror Writers Association’s October newsletter. I’m super excited to see Marilyn Manson in concert.

Finishing up the Oct. 1 issue of the Panhandle Focus and getting ready to reveal our new website… and then it’s on to Halloween festivities. I’ll have a detailed list of upcoming events for you tomorrow.

Today, I’m savoring the last vestige of September.


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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