Marching Forward

Chupacabra smells warmer weather.

The extreme cold of the last few weeks gives way to balmier days and we approach the one year mark of the US being declared in a National State of Emergency due to COVID. Last March it was in my mind that the next spring we would be finishing up with the pandemic. A year later, I hope I was right.

Whether we are at the end or another wave, I feel like we have turned a corner. I could be deluded. Does it matter though? Whether or not the pandemic is winding down or (like in 1919) just halfway there we’re masking up, limiting exposure and keeping up the immune system. All we can do is our best. At least we seem to be adjusting.

Coming up this month I hope to get back to blogging regularly. I left my job at the library because I just don’t have the time anymore and no one in my family works at home to reduce my exposure… and here I was the one heading out all the time. At least I have more time now to catch up, which is needed.

Coming up this Wednesday (March 3) I’ll be a guest on Russ’s Rockin’ Rollercoaster with DREAMFORGE publisher and editor-in-chief Scot M Noel and ABYSS & APEX editor Wendy S. Delmater. We will be discussing publishing and answering questions.

Later in the month I’ll be reading at Galactic Terrors and doing another Poetry Live event with fellow poet Amy Zoeller of Hipness and Outrage and we will have some announcements for April, otherwise known as National Poetry Month.

Many more things in the works this month. Stay tuned in!

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, author, and publisher with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. She is a Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020. She co-publishes Space and Time, a publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction since 1966. Join the community at spaceandtime.net
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