Recharged and Ready… in a minute

Rescued heather from Lowe’s Discount Death Row racks.

Referring to the last post: it’s true I wasn’t dead, but I was a zombie. I took an impromptu vacation from all things computer for the last few days and it’s been lovely.

I planted some rescued heather, repaired garden walls, cleaned the car and took plenty of walks. I caught up on some of my reading. It was good to unwind and recharge. But now that I’m back…

Planning a trip to Northwest Florida from April 13-17. I’ll be promoting Bitter Suites and my newest poetry book, Altars & Oubliettes. I’ll announce where I’ll be signing in the next few days but I plan to take this trip easy. I mostly hope to see old friends and gorge myself silly at Cafe Bienville, one of my favorite places to eat anywhere.

After that it will be back to Kansas City to prepare for StokerCon May 9-12. From there I’ll be taking a trip to New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, Virginia and then back home. I’ll be meeting both previous publishers of Space and Time—Gordon Linzner and Hildy Silverman.

While I’m out east I plan to visit a few places dear to me, including The Community News in Browns Mills, NJ. That was my first newspaper experience. That area also inspired my first book, End of Mae and I hope to stay the night to see if it’s as scary as I remember.

The last of March is a nice pause to regroup and organize. We are already preparing for the next issue of Space and Time (Issue #134 on September 23) as well as getting ready for some new things. We plan to release issue #133 as an audiomag for all the readers that absorb literature by listening… but more on that later.

For now, I’m savoring the last of the peace. It’s refreshing and needed. I’ve stepped back for a few days to take a breath… but I’ll be sure to inhale deep and hold it. I have a feeling that it’s about to get pretty busy.

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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