The Silence of Trees on Radio Free Europe

I was featured in a story on the Ukrainian radio program Svoboda Today (Svoboda Sjohodni) this evening. The radio program aired in Ukrainian and was broadcast by the Ukrainian Service of Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe.

The interview and feature story gave background on my biography and novel, THE SILENCE OF TREES, as well as its status in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. For those who are interested (and can read Ukrainian), the web story is online at:

The Ukrainian radio program, Svoboda Today, will be archived online tonight and should be available after 8pm this evening. First click on Aудіo (Audio), then choose запис (recording).

Thank you to Maryana Dratch for contacting me and for being so patient with me during the interview. She did a fantastic job putting this all together.

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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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