We’re in March already? Is it just me, or is this year flying by?

Quite a few of you messaged me about my cryptic Facebook post where I announced a podcast name change “for reasons I don’t wish to disclose.” Sorry to disappoint, but there is no mysterious drama behind it all. I just realized I was confusing myself having the channel and blog called one thing and the podcast another, so I simplified. Eight episodes in seemed like a good time to do. As far as the cryptic wording, I was thinking of J.D. Salinger and how he used to decline invitations by saying “for reasons I don’t wish to discuss or disclose.”

My highlight from the last seven days: listening to the incredible Kate Forbes read an excerpt from my work. She was amazing. It was a bucket list item I didn’t know I had until she began to read. If you missed that, you can watch that here.

Coming this week…

It’s boring to just talk about me, so instead of just listing my things I’m going to share all the events coming up that I think are interesting. I just have the usual podcast talk shows scheduled for Wednesday and Saturday at 2 pm CST. On Wednesday I’ll be using the pendulum to see if it can predict who will win the Bram Stoker Awards from the Finalist list. On Saturday I’ll be speaking with A.F. Stewart about how she has seen the indie self-publishing scene change over the last decade plus and where she sees it going. Find both shows on YouTube here.

Other magnificent happenings…
check event listings for your time zone

Tuesday, March 7th: Spofest: Richard Spisak, Bonnie Proudfoot and Freddy Fonseca Includes Q&A with readers, open mic and book raffle. Register with Zoom for open mic and book raffle.

Tuesday or Thursday: ***Free Workshop: Write Your Pitch in 30 Minutes From Amber Petty, you’ll find out what magazine, newspaper, and online publication editors are looking for, how to come up with sellable story ideas, and you’ll start a pitch during the workshop. Usually, pitching is a pain. But not in this workshop. Sign up for Tuesday or Thursday’s workshop here.

Thursday, March 9th: Galactic Terrors March 2023 This month’s HWA NY Galactic Terrors online reading series features readings by MICHAEL CISCO, EV KNIGHT, and ROBERT P. OTTONE with co-hosts Carol Gyzander and James Chambers! Enjoy stories and live Q&A with the authors.

Friday, March 10th: Unquiet Author Readings Part 1 Join Unquiet Authors Tori Eldridge, Geneve Flynn, Ai Jiang, Gabriela Lee, and Yvette Tan as they read their essays. Find Unquiet Spirits here.

What you missed…

The Pixel Project‘s 16th live Read For Pixels YouTube Livestream session, “Hear Her Roar: The Power of Audiobooks to Imagine a World Where There is Justice for Victims of Violence Against Women” where you can listen to audiobook narrators Cynthia Farrell and Kate Forbes read from the first Read For Pixels charity anthology, “Giving the Devil His Due” which includes my story “Just Us League.” I’m still warm and fuzzy from listening to Kate Forbes read my work. Watch that here.

***(from fundsforwriters.com)

By Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Shimanchu-American and award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years of experience as a professional writer in nonfiction. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), producer of the Exercise Your Writes YouTube podcast, two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020, find her at angelaysmith.com.

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