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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: Kevin V. Symmons, Author of ‘Solo,’ ‘Out of the Storm,’ and ‘Rite of Passage’

"I am always working on several projects (usually novels) at once. I call this my intellectual sorbet."

'I’m a multitasker, always have been. I can write for an hour, weed the garden for an hour, go to the store or the gym, then come home and write for three more hours.' Read More »

Interview: Patrick Andendall, Author of ‘Stupidparty Math v. Myth: Unmasking the Destructive Forces Eroding American Democracy’

"I hope readers feel equipped with the tools to hear utterances from politicians in a more critical ear. "

"The reason I wrote this book is that the political parties are founded on values, not figureheads, and the figureheads of the Republican Party are making it a Stupid Party." Read More »

Interview: Rozsa Gaston, Author of ‘Budapest Romance’

Budapest Romance is about an American woman and a Dutch man who discover each other in the thermal bath spas of Budapest.

"Budapest Romance is a tender love story, where passion duets with restraint." Read More »

Interview: Marija Bulatovic, Author of ‘FANTASTICAL: Tales of Bears, Beer and Haemophilia’

"A good memoir is more than just recounting of the historical records."

"I also hope that readers will get a sense of curiosity about another time, place and enjoy some of the cultural elements FANTASTICAL presents." Read More »

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 »