From our valleys, there are many mountains to climb…

Thank you for visiting this page which tracks highlights in the Valley of Writers journey and the plans I have for Valley of Writers. It is constantly evolving and changing.

Open skies,



January 2020
Start building Valley of Writers website
(Jan 12. First Instagram Post)

February 2020
Covered our first literary event as Valley of Writers. LitFest 2020 at Amherst College. Photographed Jesmyn Ward, Laila Lalami, Susan Choi, and Karen Skolfield, among others.

March 2020
Lockdown. COVID-19 has us all sent home indefinitely.

June 2020
Launch Beta Version of website.

February 2021
Launch of new Valley of Writers website (Feb 16).

April 2021
Launch of The Ultimate Book Launch Checklist. Backend pre-launch of LTB.



May 2021
Launch of Questions Writers Ask
Launch of Valley of Writers Patreon Campaign
Launch of video series
The Iz Mazano Challenge Round 1 Begins

June 2021 
Launch of Valley of Writers Inspiration Shop
Launch of first online course
Launch of writers support group
Kick-off daily site content updates

July 2021
Interview series begins

September 2021
The Iz Mazano Challenge Round 1 Ends

November 2021
Advisory Board Longlist complete
Launch of 2021 Calendar & Planning Tools
2022 Planning Retreat

December 2021
Full launch of LTB

January 2022
The DIY Build Your Author Site Challenge Begins

March 2022
Merch4A Training Begins

June 2022
Launch of Tools4W

November 2022
2023 Planning Retreat

May 2023
First Valley of Writers Conference. Still to be named. Still to be themed.



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