Notes from an Ali-Friend

Book IslandI found out today that my new friend, Alexander M. Zoltai shared some of my posts about Book Island today on his blog, Notes from an Alien. 

Getting shared on someone else’s blog as a surprise is always such a nice feeling… it’s like overhearing someone say nice things about you when they didn’t know you were there. 

I just wanted to say thank you to this great new friend I have discovered.  If my “enthusiasm for the literary potential of Book Island is infectious :-)” it’s because Book Island is amazing!  I was the one infected by the great people I met there.  Um… that didn’t come out quite right, but you get my meaning.

Forget dressing up to sit at an uncomfortable conference table talking about writing as a dry and dusty esoterica.  I’ve been there and done that at half a dozen writer’s conferences.  Book Island is technicolor imagination that you interact with.  You can invent your heroine/hero, and then play at actually being them.  What a way to get into ‘character’.

I know I have been harping on this for awhile, but if you discovered the secret of youth would you keep it hidden or give it away to your loved ones?  If I know your name, or you are reading my words right now… you are one of my loved ones.  I choose to share.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third generation Uchinanchu and an award-winning American poet, author, and publisher with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), a Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020.
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1 Response to Notes from an Ali-Friend

  1. Thanks for the reciprocal mention and link :-)

    You definitely have a refreshing manner of writing !!

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