In America it’s the Thanksgiving holidays.  School is out, extended families come together and it’s the official start of the Christmas season starting tomorrow… Black Friday.

I hope that all of you are having a fabulous and rich day, whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not.  We American’s try to consider our blessings on this day and often recite things we are thankful for.

I am beyond blessed with the most amazing family and friends, but I would also like to take a moment to tell each of my readers here how appreciative I am of you.  You all take time out of your day to subscribe, comment, share posts, send me emails and most importantly… read.

If you didn’t read my books I wouldn’t write them.  Writers can’t exist in a readerless vacuum or we’d just keep our words to ourselves and play Farmville.  Readers define us.  Thank you so much to each and everyone one of you for visiting me and being one of my readers.  I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart!

Tomorrow is the official release of Christmas Lites, an anthology compiled by Creative Reviews to benefit NCADV.  I contributed a story for it titled That Day Dawns based loosely on some of my own real life experiences.  I’m honored that the Creative Reviews team asked me to contribute and will be giving away copies here on D Fluff to celebrate and show my support for this worthy work.  Free copies will also be given to our troops overseas this season via Operation eBook Drop.

More on all this tomorrow.  For now, please know that I am thankful for each of you and I wish you all the best this holiday whether you celebrate it or not.

By Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Shimanchu-American and award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years of experience as a professional writer in nonfiction. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), producer of the Exercise Your Writes YouTube podcast, two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020. She shares a weekly calendar of author opportunities at

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