Author Archives: Angela Yuriko Smith

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit or

News to Me: Authors are NOT Artists?

Update: I received a call today to say I would be welcome to participate. I didn’t name the art walk originally because they are within their rights and this wasn’t about pointing fingers. I just wanted to open a discussion on … Continue reading

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Hear “Sepia” Read by R.A. Smith

Yesterday my flash fiction story, Sepia, went up on Nina D’Arcangela’s blog for the Ladies of Horror Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge. It’s a terrible story, I won’t lie. I wrote it just before StokerCon, meant to edit and ran out of time. I … Continue reading

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End of Mae/Fin de Mae, Free on Curious Fictions

End of Mae was my first book, originally published in 2010. For a first foray into fiction it did reasonably well. With 28 reviews averaging a solid four stars, I can’t complain. Writing it taught me a lot. Were I … Continue reading

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Busy Days Writing, Neglecting Blog

I have kept this blog going since 2010. My goal has always been to post daily. I’m obviously struggling with that since StokerCon—but all for good reasons. I came back with two publishers+ interested the complete story arc of Bitter … Continue reading

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Taking a Breath…

StokerCon was, as always, AMAZING! I apologize for my vanishing act here… I’ve been a bit busy as a result of all that amazing-ness. I didn’t win the Stoker for Bitter Suites, but I couldn’t be happier. Rena Mason won … Continue reading

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Off to StokerCon!

We head off early in the morning before the sun comes up. I’ll be trying to keep my blog updated… but no promises. It will be a busy next week! The awards banquet will be live streamed on YouTube, and … Continue reading

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Free “Bitter Suites” for StokerCon Weekend

Final countdown! Bitter Suites will be free at Amazon all weekend to celebrate being selected as a Bram Stoker Awards® finalist. Thursday we head to StokerCon 2019 in Grand Rapids to celebrate the finer side of horror, and Saturday is the … Continue reading

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Conversation Overheard: Author Attitude Matters

I was at an event hosted by our local library the past weekend and I overheard an enlightening conversation between two librarians: Librarian One: Did you get to meet all the authors you were hunting and get your books signed? … Continue reading

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Unboxing R.A. Smith’s Shadow’s Lament ARC

So proud of my husband, R. A. Smith! He just received the ARC for his first book, Shadow’s Lament, and it looks fantastic! Shadow’s Lament is a 200k word dark fantasy full of exotic peoples, places and situations. The plot is complicated … Continue reading

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Volunteering at LitUp Festival

Today I’ll be spending a few hours with teenagers at the LitUp Festival at the North Independence Library. Just another example of why libraries are so vital to the communities they serve. Young readers and writers are some of my favorite … Continue reading

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