Amy, Absinthe & the Renaissance

Today I finally got to meet my first book editor and long time friend Amy Eye face to face. She happened to be in town for the Kansas City Renaissance Fair. She owns a booth there for the company she owns with her husband, Le Loup Garou Alchemy. They sell absinthe kits. As a bonus, I also bought two kits :)

It was good to connect face to face, but it hardly felt new. We’ve had so many long conversations and shared projects over the years it felt… normal.

We’ve known each other since my first book, End of Mae, which she edited. We co-hosted JournalJabber, a radio talk show about authors. We’ve published together. We have a history.

The Renaissance Fair itself was a blast and I wish we had more time to play there. Next year I expect we will get season passes. I love the raucous nature of things like this. The colorful chaos appeals to me as long as I can be my same, uncolorful self.

Of course, I took a ton of photos. I’ll try to post them in the morning. Until then, be sure to check out the absinthe kits from Le Loup Garou Alchemy. In about a month I’ll let you know what I think of absinthe.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher, and author with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. She co-publishes Space and Time magazine with author husband Ryan Aussie Smith. For more information visit
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