Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher, and author with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism.
Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for a 2017 Elgin Award. Her novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. In 2019 she won the SFPA’s poetry contest in the dwarf form category and has been nominated for a 2020 Pushcart Prize for poetry.
She co-publishes Space and Time magazine with author husband Ryan Aussie Smith. Space and Time has been publishing fantasy, horror, and science fiction poetry and prose for over five decades. For more information visit SpaceandTime.net.
Her work has been published in several print and online publications, including the Horror Writers Association’s Poetry Showcase vols. 2-4, Christmas Lites vols. 1-6 and the Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy anthology, winner of Alberta Book Publishing’s Speculative Fiction Book of the Year.
She has nearly 20 books published that cross genres to include speculative fiction and poetry for adults, YAs and children. In the past she has served as a host for JournalJabber online radio talk show and has been interviewed on National Public Radio for her nonfiction work.
Under her former byline, Angela Yuriko Cato, she worked for two years as a contract writer for MilitaryLifeStyle.com which included interviews with Joan Jett, John Nance, Amy Dacyczyn, and Randy’L He-Dow Teton, the only living model for an American coin.
There she published over 60 articles and maintained two columns titled SAHMM I Am and Military by Moonlight as well as covered the 9/11 crisis from the viewpoint of a military spouse. She was also interviewed at that time for the Satellite Sister’s Show on National Public Radio.
She has a large collection of regular newspaper clips from her time at The Community News in Browns Mills, New Jersey and as a freelance journalist for The Daily News in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and the Kansas City Star in Kansas City, Missouri. In 2016 she published her own online newspaper, The Panhandle Focus, for one year. The archives of that publication are available on Amazon.
Most recently, she worked as the Editorial Assistant at the Bay Beacon family of newspapers based on the Emerald Coast and taught creative writing, poetry craft and social media at Northwest Florida State College.
Angela currently enjoys living in Independence, Missouri with her husband and fellow author and narrator Ryan Aussie Smith and their pack of dogs.
To find her books, visit her Amazon page.