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.

David Accurso: Kansas City Artist

Meet David Accurso, a local artist in Kansas City quickly gaining a name for himself for his precise and detailed stippling creations. Stippling is a technique in which the artist strategically places thousands of dots that blend with one another to … Continue reading

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Fiction Friday: Creepypasta

Creepypasta   “Mom, check it out.” Noah angled his bowl of alphabet pasta to his mother. Along the edge of his bowl he had placed sauce covered letters to form the words creepypasta. His mother looked up from her laptop, … Continue reading

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“Where the Stars Rise” Made Alberta Award Shortlist

Remember Where the Stars Rise, the anthology of Asian speculative fiction that accepted my short story Vanilla Rice? Laksa Media, the publisher behind that anthology is on the short list for the 2018 Alberta Book Publishing Award (Speculative Fiction of the … Continue reading

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Exquisite Corpse…It Begins Again!

Open the coffin and raid the mausoleum—it’s time to create another Exquisite Corpse! A line has already been submitted. I’ve fallen in love with this collaborative, ‘village-writes-a-poem’ creation. Now… who’s ready to Corpse again? NO RULES. Let’s see what crazy masterpiece … Continue reading

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Ladies of Horror for July

The month is already over and it’s time to post the rest of the Ladies of Horror flash fictions going up over at Nina D’Arcangela’s Spreading the Writer’s Word blog. Earlier this month I posted the first seven here. Here is the rest of … Continue reading

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Made the Marquee!

It’s always a nice surprise to find yourself as an author… especially when that find is on the Horror Writer Association’s book marquee! I happened by the site today looking for details on the upcoming HWA Poetry Showcase and I … Continue reading

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From Soraya: The Melancholy of Haruo Satō

Today I have another guest post from my Spanish speaking friend, Soraya Murillo Hernandez. Today she shares the translation of her article on the work of Haruo Satō. Sato was a Japanese novelist and poet active during the Taishō and Shōwa periods … Continue reading

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Now on Kindle: Bitter Suites

Bitter Suites is now available in two formats—ebook and paperback. Visit here for a chance to win a free copy… and don’t forget to leave a review for a chance to win an Amazon gift card. Details at the bottom of … Continue reading

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Dreaming America: Voices of Undocumented Youth

Poetry, at its highest form, gives a voice to the mute. Scribbled on a scrap of paper, it can become a flag to stand behind. It can become a beacon for the lost to follow. The poetry in Dreaming America … Continue reading

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