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.

Midwest Memories

We passed the two week mark in Kansas City and it’s starting to feel like home. To be honest, it’s starting to feel like more than home. I grew up in the Midwest, so the constant wind feels like childhood. … Continue reading

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Available Now! Spiders Are Everywhere

Spiders Are Everywhere is finally all done and live on Amazon. This is probably the most beautiful book I’ve ever put together with all the color and the full bleed illustrations by Amber Beach. My name is on this one … Continue reading

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Celebrating a Birthday!

Taking a break tonight to celebrate my second daughter’s birthday. I’m so happy I get to be up here in Kansas City to celebrate with her. She is one of my best friends. She has illustrated for me, built webpages, … Continue reading

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Suddenly Working, & Loving It

Suddenly, I’m working. I was hired Monday, I in-processed Tuesday and was working within an hour. I worked nine hours my first day, ending at 11 p.m. I worked 12 hours today, starting at 7 a.m. Of the four hours … Continue reading

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No Words…

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Spiders & Pixabay Top #100

I’ve been busy working today on the latest Everywhere books. The final images for Spiders,co-written by R.A. Smith and  illustrated by Amber Beach, are finished and gorgeous! Look for that to be available in the next few days. There’s also … Continue reading

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Now that I had some sleep (and sanity returned!) it was time to see some more of Kansas City. Today we went to the The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. I can’t believe this place is free—it’s worth a $50 admission. It … Continue reading

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The Need for Sleep is Real

You may have noticed some darker poetry coming out of me lately. I attribute it to lack of sleep. I have a hard time sleeping at the best of times. Trying to flip my schedule upside down in a busy … Continue reading

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I Smile Brightly

All I seem to do these long nights is write poetry and make digital collage. There is a lot of active waiting in my life at the moment. There is a lot of balancing on the edge. Ever have that … Continue reading

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Yes, Mourning is Dark. It’s Real.

It was mentioned to me by a few people that my poem yesterday, Final Mourning, was darker than expected. I laughed, actually out loud, at that. It’s no darker than much of my other work. I think the disturbing element … Continue reading

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