Bitter Suites Receives Stoker Nomination

Yesterday was quite a big day!

I opened my email to find out that my book, Bitter Suites, has been nominated for a Bram Stoker in the Superior Achievement in Long Fiction category. I wish I could say I took the news like a pro, but that would be a lie.

The truth is I opened the email, read the news, read the news again and then wondered if I was going to die right there of a heart attack. I cried a little and my hands shook.

I walked away to absorb the news but it didn’t help. I tried to go back to finish what I was working on but I gave up by early afternoon. So many wonderful messages of congratulations can be distracting. Yes, I spent far too long reading and re-reading the nomination list just in case I was dreaming.

So, thank you everyone. This is a team effort. I have a wonderful army of editors, proof readers, beta readers, cover designer, social media gurus, friends and an amazing, supportive family. They actually encourage me to do what I love.

There’s too many names to list—and a number of you are weirdos that don’t like to be mentioned by name— but I thank each and everyone of you. I honestly couldn’t be here now without your help.

2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot here

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith's work is published in print and online publications, including “Horror Writers Association's Poetry Showcase” vols. 2-4 and “Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy” anthology. Her novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® finalist. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. All her books are available on Amazon. Currently, she publishes Space and Time Magazine, a 52 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit
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One Response to Bitter Suites Receives Stoker Nomination

  1. Wow!!! So excited for you!!!♥️

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