Congratulations to the Top 100

Amazon announced the Top 100 early Tuesday morning, and I am not among those who were chosen to move on to the next stage.

I wish all those who were chosen the best of luck. There were quite a few that I read and really enjoyed (and even wrote reviews for three of them!…Congratulations Patti, Jennifer, and Dwight).

I want to thank everyone who read my excerpt, wrote reviews, and passed the word along. I received 195 reviews! That’s amazing, and I will treasure them (I’ve already saved them for posterity).

Many good things came out of this process (people I’ve met, contacts made, stories read, positive exposure), and I am so grateful for that.

We’ll see how this journey continues. Stay tuned. I have no doubt it will be interesting!

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 MOTHER CHRISTMAS, 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 and on @valya

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