First peek at Don't Worry, Star, due out Oct. 5.
First peek at Don’t Worry, Star, due out Oct. 5.

What Did the Cat See? was my experiment with Kindle Book Creator and it turned out better than expected. It stayed in the Top 10 list for Amazon cat books the entire time it was free, peaking at #1. That got my engines revved, and I immediately started planning the follow-up.

Due October 5, Don’t Worry, Star is well underway. This time I’m combining my own photography with digital images to create a unique style of illustration. Don’t Worry, Star is a reassurance to children that they need not worry about a thing. They are perfect as they are.

Written for my own daughter, Kyra Starr, on her 21st birthday, the message is genuine and something we all need to be reminded at times. Don’t worry… you are fine like you are.

Angela Yuriko Smith

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 authortunities.substack.com.

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