Angela Yuriko Smith
Angela Yuriko Smith is a professional writer with extensive experience in newspapers and online publications. Her work has been featured internationally, including a live interview on NPR.
Under her former byline she worked for two years as a contract writer for MilitaryLifeStyle.com which included interviews with Joan Jett, John Nance, Amy Dacyczyn, and Randy’L He-Dow Teton, the only living model for an American coin. There she published over 60 articles and maintained two columns entitled SAHMM I Am, Military by Moonlight and covered the 9/11 crisis from the viewpoint of a military spouse. She was also interviewed at that time for the Satellite Sister’s Show on National Public Radio.
Previously published under the byline of Angela Yuriko Cato and occasionally under her pen name of Dandilyon Jinx, she currently lives in Australia. She also has a large collection of regular newspaper clips from her time at The Community News in Browns Mills, New Jersey and a few pieces for The Daily News in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Otherwise she prefers to work online.
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Smashwords book reviews by Angela Yuriko Smith
Once Upon a Dark and Eerie...
on June 02, 2011
Here is a woman who loves words. A.F. Stewart’s dark gem of a book, Once Upon a Dark and Eerie is full of lovely word play. Stewart plays with words like a cat plays with prey, taunting the reader with delicate threats and keeping them held with the invisible, but irresistable, thread of a spider.
The variety of her tales keeps the reader’s interest piqued, each tale is a jewel giving a taste and a tease, leaving readers hungry for more and their imagination running wild.
From disturbing recounts of horror to wry retellings of classic fairy stories, Stewart will hold you entranced. My favorite stories were Invasion and Rendevouz on the Moor. Her imagery is haunting, she gives just enough to start my inner musings and I find myself lost in thought thinking of where Stewart’s words may lead me.
Her unplugged fairy tales spark with acidic wit and her darker stories are crafted with elegance and style, but it is her poetry that really moves me. Tapestries woven with gilded phrases and adorned with shimmering ideas that hang in the air, folded between your thoughts to return to you when the shadows lengthen like echos of whispers.
Once Upon a Dark and Eerie is not a book to devour in one gulp… it is a book to savor. Like wine, the scent must be inhaled and held in the lungs before letting it roll across the senses. I recommend this book as a reading experience not to be missed. Available on Smashwords in a variety of formats, it is a book you will return to whenever you have a craving for… something dark.
Killers and Demons
on June 10, 2011
If I thought I enjoyed A.F. Stewart’s book, Once Upon a Dark and Eerie, let me say I adored Killers & Demons. Comprised of five separate tales, Killers & Demons is a deliciously dark read that will have you glancing at the shadows between tales.
Where Dark and Eerie consisted of shorter vignettes that left me craving more, Killers was a more satisfying meal with plenty of old world flavor. Stewart’s writing is descriptive and reminds me of a Poe crossed Dickens.
My very favorite of the five tales was easily Victorian Shadows. The heroine, Sally, is an escape artist with a demonic hunter hot on her trail. I admired her clever, resilient nature and hope that her tale can travel on to more stories. Her hunter was impressively ominous down to the details; an alluring nightmare. Here’s a brief taste from Victorian Shadows:
“Sulphurous wind gusted in his wake; The dust of the street swirled and the folds of his black coat flapped against his thin body. He sauntered into the world with purpose, angry and proud.”
I read through Killers & Demons rather quickly, and that might be my only real critique of Stewart’s work, both Dark & Eerie and Killers. She plays with words elegantly, weaving them together into brilliant tapestry, but I want to know more. Does Sally try her old tricks again, giving Balthazar a new trail to follow? Why did the polite host from You’ve Got to Have Heart have such a grisly holiday tradition? Does Mr. Peter’s have a new hobby and career to add to his story?
Ms. Stewart has a beautiful sense of wordplay that I enjoy, and I find myself wanting more. I’ll be looking through her website looking for more of her works and hoping to find continuations of some of the tantalizing stories she has lit up in my mind.
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on Nov. 26, 2012
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Tails of Imagination
on April 20, 2014
I am an adult and I have no young children but this book charmed my socks off. It doesn't talk down to children, but rather uplifts them into a whimsical world of animals and their dreams of adventure. The vintage toys featured were a hook for me since I saw things I grew up with and it's a wonderful conversation starter for adults to kids as we explain what "Radio Flyers" and what not are. The message is a powerful one of pet responsibility, but far from being preachy or condescending, the book merely invites the reader into these colorful animal fantasies (with plenty of hidden jokes for grown ups to enjoy) and entertains like a good hostess. What we do with the message is up to us.
The art is by an acclaimed artist (Robin Wiesneth), the verse stays on a level that is fun for children without descending into bland rhyme with no reason and the entire production is polished, fresh and sincere. I can't say enough good things about this book and author except keep your eyes on her because she is headed to the stars just like some of her characters.
I love this book and am now looking for children I know to give it to.