Bitter Suites Receives Stoker Nomination

Yesterday was quite a big day!

I opened my email to find out that my book, Bitter Suites, has been nominated for a Bram Stoker in the Superior Achievement in Long Fiction category. I wish I could say I took the news like a pro, but that would be a lie.

The truth is I opened the email, read the news, read the news again and then wondered if I was going to die right there of a heart attack. I cried a little and my hands shook.

I walked away to absorb the news but it didn’t help. I tried to go back to finish what I was working on but I gave up by early afternoon. So many wonderful messages of congratulations can be distracting. Yes, I spent far too long reading and re-reading the nomination list just in case I was dreaming.

So, thank you everyone. This is a team effort. I have a wonderful army of editors, proof readers, beta readers, cover designer, social media gurus, friends and an amazing, supportive family. They actually encourage me to do what I love.

There’s too many names to list—and a number of you are weirdos that don’t like to be mentioned by name— but I thank each and everyone of you. I honestly couldn’t be here now without your help.

2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot here

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher, and author with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. She co-publishes Space and Time magazine with author husband Ryan Aussie Smith. For more information visit
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1 Response to Bitter Suites Receives Stoker Nomination

  1. Wow!!! So excited for you!!!♥️

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