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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Valya Dudycz Lupescu  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1974 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Valya was born and raised in Chicago and still lives and works there.

Biographical and Professional Information

Valya received her degree in English at DePaul University, studying with Richard Jones, Maureen Seaton, and Anne Calcagno. She then earned 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, and co-producer of the independent feature film, The Secret. She occasionally teaches workshops around the city and online, and she helps to facilitate a monthly gathering of writers and artists in Chicago.Her comic book, ''Sticks and Bones'', was published through a Kickstarter campaign that has now been picked up by First Comics.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

The silence of trees :
ISBN: 0982126123. OCLC Number: 728086721

Wolfsword Press,. .

"Nadya, the astonishing matriarch, war survivor, and narrator, weaves a remarkable life centered on fate, love, luck and choice while honoring the ghosts of her past."