Valya Dudycz Lupescu

Writer, fueled by coffee

This urge, wrestle, resurrection of dry sticks


I’m takinga break from reviewing submissions for Conclave: A Journal of Character to update my marketing/author promotional materials for my agent.

Last update from Agent Man was that five publishers have my manuscript, The Silence of Trees and are waiting to see my bio and marketing strategy.

(Of course, I hadn’t intended to stay up until 3:30am putting these materials together. Tomorrow I have lunch and dinner plans with friends. Coffee will definitely be a part of both dining experiences.)


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.


  1. Best of luck to you. That’s a book that really needs to be published. It will be!

  2. Five? Right on!

    Done with the marketing thing? 🙂

  3. I did finish, thanks. Agent Man was happy too…let’s hope the publishers are impressed.

  4. Hope you stuck the picture of yourself in the cool hat on your promo plan!
    Really, all the very best for getting the book out into the world.

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