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.

Exquisite Corpse for July: ‘Toxicated

The third Exquisite Corpse is ready to be exhumed and put on display. This one had no rules so contributors just gave me a random line. I love how they turned out when put together. I feel like there is … Continue reading

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But 1 Bitter Suites, Get 1 Half Off

Newsflash! Amazon Prime Day has arrived and here’s a chance to save big on Bitter Suites!  Buy one Bitter Suites book, get one half off with discount code PRIMEBOOKS18 on Amazon for Prime Day. Expires midnight July 17. Book a … Continue reading

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Last Day of Crypticon

Last day of Crypticon and we are looking forward to getting some rest tonight. If nothing exciting happens today at all we will still go home happy. It’s been a great event and I’m planning on visiting next year already. … Continue reading

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Reviews Contest: Win $25—100 Amazon Gift Card

Crypticon is going really well and I’m thrilled with how excited readers are about the Bitter Suites. That makes me excited. Writers write to be read, right? I’m so excited I think it’s time for a contest. I want to … Continue reading

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Bitter Suites Back Online!

I’ve been getting messages that Bitter Suites has been listed as unavailable on Amazon. Yes, it has been unavailable and that is my fault. I decided to add a blurb to the back cover ahead of Crypticon and didn’t think … Continue reading

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“Band-Aid” Body Horror

As I struggle with getting back on a day schedule I think I’ll cheat and repost another of my assignments from the Horror Writer Association’s online writing workshop. This assignment was to write “body horror,” a genre I’ve never explored. Body … Continue reading

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Officially Finished at Amazon

As of last night I am officially no longer working for an Amazon Fulfillment Center. It’s been a challenging job that pushed me, physically and mentally, to my extremes. I met and became friends with some of the best people, … Continue reading

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Markets and Jobs for Writers

Erika Dreifus, a freelance writer and book publicist, publishes a weekly list of no-fee, paying competitions, contests, and calls for submissions—plus jobs for those of us who write (especially fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction). She is also the editor and publisher … Continue reading

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Bitter Suites Update

Thank you, everyone! Bitter Suites has been available on Amazon for about a week, and I’m happy with the reception so far. Five reviews are up on Amazon already and it’s been hovering in the 3k list for post-apocalyptic books. … Continue reading

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Still Life Example

I’ve been occupied with the Horror Writer Association’s online writing workshop I’ve been taking. One of the assignments we’ve been doing are known as “still lifes.” Like a painted still life, we look at something someone else created and try … Continue reading

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