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Author Archives: Mayra Calvani

Mayra Calvani writes fiction and nonfiction for children and adults and has authored over a dozen books, some of which have won awards. Her stories, reviews, interviews and articles have appeared on numerous publications such as The Writer, Writer’s Journal, Multicultural Review, and Bloomsbury Review, among many others. Represented by Serendipity Literary.

Interview: Linda DeFruscio, Author of ‘Cornered: Dr. Richard J. Sharpe As I Knew Him’

"My decision to remain friends with Richard Sharpe impacted my life in ways that were unimaginable to me at the time."

"I think it is fascinating to see the many varieties of responses to a dilemma people can have based on the way their brains work." Read More »

Interview: Harris Kern, Author of ‘Going From Undisciplined to Self-Mastery: Five Simple Steps to Get You There’

"You have to train your mind to live life with a sense of urgency and to hold yourself accountable."

"It takes time because to hold yourself accountable consistently means you have to train your mind." Read More »

Interview with D. L. Anderson, author of ‘Unlocking the Mystery of You’

"I hope readers will embrace the fact that they are in this world for a reason – and that our measures of fulfillment are contingent to our ability to understand this reason and make it our reality. "

"I hope readers will embrace the fact that they are in this world for a reason." Read More »

Interview: Jonathan L. Ferrara, Author of ‘The Blackwell Family Secret: The Guardians of Sin’

"You don’t choose to be a writer, it chooses you."

"Writing a book is wonderful is many ways, but there are times you just want to throw it right out the window." Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Blackwell Family Secret: The Guardians of Sin’ by Jonathan L. Ferrara

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Ferrara is a talented writer, his prose smooth and his dialogue witty. The pace was excellent and the story kept moving forward with increasing tension until the very satisfying ending that left me hungry for book 2. Read More »

Interview with Mike Hartner, author of ‘I, James’

"Nobody can see or feel your muse… it is tangible to only you."

The closest thing I have to a schedule is to write after everyone else is sleeping. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Nine Planets’ by Greg Byrne

Nine Planets is a very real, human story with multiple layers.

This is the first book I've read that combines science fiction and the Santa Claus myth. Read More »

Interview with Greg Byrne, author of ‘Nine Planets’

"The inspiration for the book was so incandescent that the whole novel was in my head within an amazing ten minute period."

I rarely get a chance to tell a famous person he’s wrong, but here we go. Mr Orwell, you’re wrong. Read More »

Interview with Madeline Wynn, Author of ‘Daughter of the Fallen’

"I think of the worst thing possible for my character and then make it happen.  I love to torture them."

To know that something I wrote holds meaning for someone else makes all of the suffering worth it. Read More »

Interview: Terry Nicholetti, Author of ‘GoldStar Magic! Family Pen-Pal Kit’ Including ‘NoraLee’s Adventures on Planet Ifwee’

"I want whole families to learn the power of intention."

'I used to have a sign over my computer that said, "Expect the Aaaagggghhhh! Then just start typing!"' Read More »