Black Cranes Release Day!

Black Cranes is officially on sale today and there’s already a lot going on from a breathtaking review by K. M. EDWARDS at Gingernuts of Horror, a video Zoom panel recording with many of the Cranes (including me and my Chupacabra sidekick), and the final part of Lee Murray’s campfire discussion with all the Cranes.

But first, the review. Let me just say that I am humbled to be mentioned for my two stories (Skin Dowdy and Vanilla Rice)—blown away actually. I had left my computer to go get coffee and came back to find I didn’t need any. Lee Murray had posted the review to my Facebook and my heart has been racing since. Forgive me for sharing the clip here that made my pulse race and nearly brought me to tears…

Every story in Black Cranes is rated excellent and important not only for their quality, but for the examples of Asian women that are more than the limited stereotypes. Brilliant and surprising depictions of femininity, this book is a scream of recognition for our silenced sisters.

Read the entire, amazing review here.

In addition, the third and final installment of Lee Murray’s campfire discussion with authors from Black Cranes is posted. You can read all three installments, in order, here:

BLACK CRANES: TALES OF UNQUIET WOMEN BY LEE MURRAY:   PART ONE

BLACK CRANES: TALES OF UNQUIET WOMEN BY LEE MURRAY PART TWO

BLACK CRANES: TALES OF UNQUIET WOMEN BY LEE MURRAY PART THREE

As if that were not exciting enough, Omnium Gatherum released the video for the Black Cranes Release Day Panel Discussion on Youtube. A few days ago a few of us were able to get together on Zoom to discuss this wonderful book we all came together for.

As fun as the discussion was, I had to deal with a snoozing choweenie for most of it, a dark room, and a precariously balanced phone. It inspired me to purchase a lighted stand for the future, as I’m starting to find myself on Zoom regularly.

You can watch the entire discussion, including all my phone, lighting, and Chupacabra mishaps down below or by clicking through here.

All in all, an exciting first day for this fantastic book. It remains on my shelf in a place of prominence.

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 SpaceandTime.net
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