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.

Review: War by Simon and Manzetti

Beautiful words for an ugly topic—War by Marge Simon and Alessandro Manzetti lay bare the bones of conflict and display them, every detail, for us to examine from the safe confines of our living rooms. Raw, political and very real, … Continue reading

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Productive Week, Suite & Sour Sneaks

I’m starting to acclimate to the full time writing schedule. The last three days have been intensely productive. I started and finished two short stories, a poem and wrote the first chapter to Suite & Sour, the Bitter Suites follow … Continue reading

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Power of the Blurb

I recently came face to face with the power of the blurb. For me, the blurb is something I churn out during the book publishing phase without much thought. Of course I knew it was important. I just didn’t realize … Continue reading

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Thankful for Corpses

Submit your line now for November’s edition of Exquisite Corpse. Send me your line via email—angelayurikosmith@gmail.com with EXQUISITE CORPSE in the subject line. Please add your line and your name to the body of the email. Deadline is this month’s … Continue reading

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Space & Time to Cease?

I just stumbled across a startling announcement: Space and Time Magazine will cease publication after 52 consecutive years. Hildy Silverman, who has been running S&T for the last 12 years, made the announcement two months ago. “I haven’t made this … Continue reading

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When I’m Not Killing People…Fictionally

I worked for regular print newspapers and online publications for years. When I ‘retired’ from that world to play with fiction I found I missed deadlines, interviews and research. The balance that works best for me is mostly fiction, but … Continue reading

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FT Writer Life: Month #2

What’s it like to be a full time writer? That’s like asking what’s it like to be a man or a woman. No one has a definitive answer—it’s different for everyone. I can tell you, however, what it’s like for … Continue reading

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Lies My Bathrobe Tells Me

This week I enjoyed one of the biggest benefits, and pitfalls, of being a work-from-home writer—the bathrobe. The week started with a full load of projects for me. One magazine page layout, a poem, a short story and a newspaper … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman Birthdays & Electric Blankets

Sometimes all it takes is one song to be awestruck and reduced to tears. As I did some research (procrastinated) this afternoon I came across this video. Warm, dark and lovely… everything about this video was love for me. The … Continue reading

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Blues Over Fake Reviews

Ever since I addressed how to keep your Amazon reviews safe a few weeks ago (read that post here) I’ve been getting messages on the topic—most of them complaints against authors they think buy fake reviews. I have a dozen … Continue reading

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