I’ve decided to make this journal available to “friends only.”


Published by Valya

Valya Dudycz Lupescu has been making magic with food and words for more than 20 years, incorporating folklore from her Ukrainian heritage with practices that honor the Earth. She’s a writer, content developer, instructor, and mother of three teenagers. Valya is the author of THE SILENCE OF TREES and the founding editor of CONCLAVE: A Journal of Character. Along with Stephen H. Segal, she is the co-author of FORKING GOOD: An Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of The Good Place and GEEK PARENTING: What Joffrey, Jor-El, Maleficent, and the McFlys Teach Us about Raising a Family (Quirk Books), and co-founder of the Wyrd Words storytelling laboratory. Valya earned her MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her poetry and prose have been published in anthologies and magazines that include, The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, Kenyon Review, Culture, Gargoyle Magazine, Gone Lawn, Strange Horizons, Mythic Delirium. You can find her on Twitter @valya.

5 thoughts on “Choices”

  1. Anonymous says:

    this site

    HI sweetie-
    I logged in, I guess I am now a user. I am not sure how to navigate the site. I looked for more stuff that you had written (in archives) and I have no idea who those people are. Is the list on the left column yours? How do I see what else you’ve written?

  2. zima_zhelanovna says:

    Hello! I’ve just maid this English-language diary (in fact I’m from Russia) and am seeking friends (wiht the help of the interests), and came across your diary. I liked it (in fact I liked your interest “Slavic Paganism” most)) and I’d like you to friend me mutually so I’d be able to read it.
    Thank you)

  3. jaysma says:

    I’m honoured to be in the ” “s. An exclusive yet inclusive club.

  4. aerieofgrace says:

    Hi, V,

    If you’re wondering who just friended you . . . I’m Shauna’s roommate and a friend of Heather and Carl.

    Hope you are well.


  5. traveler64 says:

    We’ve met on the ABNA forum and with your email I found my way around to this. I’ve added you as a friend on my LJ. I hope you would add me as well.:) And, I’ll go by the ABNA site you mentioned. I’m slowly poking my head above ‘real life.’

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