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.)


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

6 thoughts on “This urge, wrestle, resurrection of dry sticks”

  1. hollyheartfree says:

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

  2. traveler64 says:

    Five? Right on!

    Done with the marketing thing? 🙂

  3. traveler64 says:


  4. charyvna says:

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

  5. Anonymous says:

    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.

  6. charyvna says:

    Thank you!

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