Resignation Submitted

Some of my Amazon family is my real family!

It’s official. I’ve turned in my notice at our night factory job at Amazon. I’ve accepted a part time position with an extremely flexible schedule so that I can focus on writing more. The move allows me to supplement my book royalties without sacrificing the books.

I’ve enjoyed my time at Amazon. The night-time industrial world has a distinct culture I fell in love with from Night One. Everything about the experience of being “an industrial athlete” has been beneficial. I’ll miss my family at Amazon but I’ll be able to stay in touch with most of them.

Working at night in a factory is a real life dystopian experience that I will be tapping into for my future work, especially Suite and Sour, the follow up to Bitter Suites. By the way, Bitter Suites is now live on Amazon. I’ll be at Crypticon Kansas City on July 13-15 to sign copies. Official announcement tomorrow.

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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2 Responses to Resignation Submitted

  1. You worked at Amazon…?

    What a tragically heroic thing to do………

    • I don’t think I ever thought of it as “tragically heroic,” but I like the sounds of that. I saw it as an opportunity to get paid while I experience something I’ve never done (while I’m still young enough to physically hold up to the intense work load…). Six months was definitely long enough.

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