First Story for the KC Star

First assignment for the Kansas City Star. With my car still in Florida, I had to Uber there. Worth it.

I just sent in my first story for the Kansas City Star. A few weeks ago I’d written about having the opportunity to freelance for them. Yesterday it felt good to go back on assignment. I finished up the 700ish word piece this afternoon and sent it with the photos and cutlines.

About a family that has prospered despite suffering from multiple, major health issues, the story focuses on how their friends, family and hard work helped them survive and grow. As soon as it’s published in the Star, I’ll do a little bit on it here as well share their shop.

New city, new climate, new byline :)

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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2 Responses to First Story for the KC Star

  1. As Arton would say, “Good on ya!” :-)

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