Valya Dudycz Lupescu

Writer, fueled by coffee

Thank you


Here it is, Day Three of the Semifinals, and I am overwhelmed and touched by the level of support from across the country and around the world. Thank you for taking the time to read my excerpt, write a review, and pass on the information to your family and friends.

So much of this book is about community. How fitting and remarkable that you are driving much of this review process–a grassroots effort to spread the word about THE SILENCE OF TREES.

I will continue to post here and on my journal at as the process continues, and I hope to someday be able to share the entire novel with you.

Author: Valya

Valya Dudycz Lupescu is the author of THE SILENCE OF TREES and STICKS & BONES, as well as the founding editor of CONCLAVE: A Journal of Character. Born and raised in Chicago, Valya received her degree in English at DePaul University and her MFA in Writing as part of the inaugural class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since receiving her MFA, Valya has worked as a college professor, obituary writer, content manager, internal communications specialist, co-producer of an independent feature film, and Goth cocktail waitress.

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