Author Archives: Angela Yuriko Smith

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith's 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. She has nearly 20 books of speculative fiction and poetry for adults, YAs and children. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award.

In Niceville Nov. 12

I’ll be back in Niceville on November 12 for one day and I’d like to see all the people I can for farewells. I’ll be at Cafe Bienville from 2-4 p.m. that Sunday, and then it’s back to Kansas City. … Continue reading

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HWA Poetry Showcase Volume IV is LIVE

I’m excited to announce that the HWA Poetry Showcase Volume IV is now available on Amazon. This prestigious collection showcases the work of some of the best dark and speculative poets in the industry today. I’m proud to have been … Continue reading

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Amy, Absinthe & the Renaissance

Today I finally got to meet my first book editor and long time friend Amy Eye face to face. She happened to be in town for the Kansas City Renaissance Fair. She owns a booth there for the company she … Continue reading

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From Soraya: Interview with Jack Ketchum

Today I have another interview today from my friend, Soraya Murillo Hernandez, from Spain. Soraya speaks Spanish, and I only speak English, so our friendship has leaned heavily on technology and Google Translate. Soraya has so many, incredible interviews, I’ve … Continue reading

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For Monsters & Dark Verse

Happy Friday the 13th! To celebrate this special day, I have two quick announcements. The first is that a new version of Monsters Are Everywhere is available on Amazon. Now part of the Everly Everywhere books, it was the book … Continue reading

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Back Into Newspapers!

I just received an opportunity to get back into the newspaper business by freelancing for The Kansas City Star. With a circulation of one million readers, that is definitely a byline I covet. Ernest Hemingway wrote for this newspaper and … Continue reading

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Thistle Haiku

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Why Kansas City is Now Home

Most of you are probably not surprised by the news that we have decided to stay in Kansas City indefinitely. I went and put a deposit down on an apartment yesterday and hired a truck for moving. We put the … Continue reading

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Haiku! Gesundheit.

I love haiku. They are fragments of thought in poetry. I think of them as keyholes in a locked door. You get to peek, but your imagination will have to fill in the details. I have read that it’s impractical … Continue reading

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Review: Invert the Helix

It’s been awhile since I enjoyed reading John Reinhart’s Invert the Helix, and my review is past due. Unfortunately, my copy is still in Florida and I won’t be able to lay hands on it for a few weeks. This … Continue reading

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