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.

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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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Working Like Elves…

Secrets of Santa’s Workshop revealed! Now that I work for Amazon, I have a pretty good idea of what it’s like to be an elf at Santa’s Workshop at Christmas. We are finishing up our second night of overtime, our … Continue reading

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Second story for KC Star online now

Second story for the Kansas City Star is up on their website! This one was such a pleasure to do—I got to meet Danny O’Neill, legendary Bean Baron behind The Roasterie coffee that gets me up in the morning as … Continue reading

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Back to a Nocturnal Schedule

For the last few days we’ve all been shifting to a nocturnal schedule so we can work night shift at Amazon. Tonight is my first night, and I’m excited. I love the whole Amazon culture so far. The factory is … Continue reading

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Birthday Was Happy

It’s a new year for me as I turn 49 years. I spent my birthday celebrating quietly. As the clock turned over I was busy finishing a story for the Kansas City Star on  The Roasterie Kansas City Air Roasted Coffee and … Continue reading

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Second Story for KC Star

Tonight I’ll be spending my birthday doing what I love—writing. I have a second opportunity to write a story for the Kansas City Star. Last interview was done this morning and I’m ready to start writing. Surrounded by boxes, my … Continue reading

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Angela Poetry Magazine Contest

Angela Poetry Magazine invites all poets to submit lighthearted, humorous, playful, and curious poems to The Monthly Lighthearted Poetry Contest. This is a free contest, open to everyone. Published and edited by Kirk Ramdath, the publication is a project of Wax Poetry and Art. … Continue reading

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Hooded Crow Submission Call

The Hooded Crow is inviting submissions of previously unpublished literary works from emerging and veteran writers. They welcome submissions by new writers with special enthusiasm. Payment is $50 per manuscript, upon publication. They do have a $10 reading fee. In return, … Continue reading

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Meeting KC’s Bean Baron

Today I was privileged to meet (and interview!) Danny O’Neill, the creator behind the Full Vengeance coffee I raved about last month. He built The Roasterie, the caffeinated heart of Kansas City and mecca for coffee aficionados. For once, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Digi Collage Included in Music Video

I got such a sweet message today informing me that the German musician Petra has included one of my digital collage creations into his latest video on his Acoustic Spirit Youtube channel. The image is one of the latest I’ve … Continue reading

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