Valya Dudycz Lupescu

Writer, fueled by coffee

Distractions (but not really)


Last week Mark was in Germany, so I had a lot of time to write into the wee hours of the morning (when the kids cooperated). To keep my hands busy while I was editing (rather than my usual snacking), I dug up some clay and played with it while re-reading and thinking.

I decided to make one of the characters in the next book (S.C.), and I’m quite happy with the results. Meet Clancy (here being admired by one of Lisa Snellings’ Classic Little Red Poppets (take a Poppet home with you here):

It was a fun experience, and he now keeps me company while I write. Back to work…

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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