Blog Celebrates Year 9

This is my last year to celebrate single digits on my blog-iversary.

This blog began nine years ago with a post about selling my motorcycle. I was liquidating my life so I could move to Australia to eventually marry R.A. Smith.

Last year on this day I was preparing to release Bitter Suites. What?!!!? As I think of all that has happened over the past year, I can’t believe Bitter Suites hasn’t been out a year yet… it feels like a lifetime.

On June 23, 2018 I asked the online Magic Eight Ball if I was going to have a good year as a writer. Eight Ball said “Yes.” How could that one word answer prepare me for all that was to happen next?

I just asked Eight Ball again if this year would also be excellent for me as a writer, and Eight Ball answered “It is certain.” Done deal, as far as I’m concerned.

Of course, that means there is a lot of work between now and June 23, 2020. Sweat seems to be the only way Eight Ball prophecies come true.

Consult the Eight Ball oracle yourself here.

Here’s my past annual blog-iversary posts:

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 Blog Celebrates Year 9

  1. Laura k Duerrwaechter says:

    Congratulations! Thank you for all the lessons and advice. Thank you for the humor and pathos and for sharing such a deeply personal journey. Can’t wait to see 2020!

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