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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 with David J Rodger, author of ‘Oakfield’

"Drop the romance about being a writer – it’s a job."

Drop the romance about being a writer – it’s a job, one you should enjoy but ultimately one you’ll have to make sacrifices to succeed in. Read More »

Interview: Dr. Mark J. Rogers, Author of ‘The Art and Science of Healing – with Light’

"My target audience is anyone who is, or has a loved one who is, in chronic pain. "

Be very careful of the advice you seek. The book is full of experiences of patients who went to specialists and became even sicker. Read More »

Interview: Irene S. Roth, Author of ‘Seasons of Empowerment for Adolescent Girls’

"This book is all about empowering teen girls to be the best that they can be."

"A lot of teen girls are stuck in the spring season of empowerment -- the season when their peers and the media are central." Read More »

Interview with Joni Parker, Author of ‘Blood Mission’

I think staring at a blank piece of paper without any idea of what to say is intimidating and leads me directly into writer’s block.

A native of Chicago, Joni Parker joined the U.S. Navy during college, going on to earn a Master of Military Arts and Sciences Degree. Now retired, she devotes her time to writing. Her books include the fantasy/adventure trilogy, The Seaward Isle Saga: The Black Elf of Seaward Isle, Tangled Omens, and her latest, Blood Mission, where the fate of kings and the safety of ... Read More »

Interview with Helga Stipa Madland, Author of ‘You’re Not From Around Here, Are You? Reminiscences’

"I write about my family’s experience as refugees from Upper Silesia, our emigration to Canada and later the United States."

I am aware that not much has been written in English about the period immediately after World War II in Germany. I hope this book will fill a little bit of that lacuna. Read More »

Interview: Robert Lane, Author of ‘Cooler Than Blood’

"A mystery is a mystery to write as well as read. I don’t know how my book is going to end so I write to find out. "

I can tell you (but I won’t) the day and the book I was reading when I plopped it down on my lap and said, “This is the best I can find?” I started writing that week. Read More »

Interview: John Herrick, Author of ‘Between These Walls’


"I love stories that tie faith into life’s tough questions." Read More »

Interview: Nicole Weaver, Author of ‘Not All Americans Are Racist’

"I wrote the essay for anyone who has been a victim of discrimination and especially for America’s youth."

"I wrote the essay for anyone who has been a victim of discrimination and especially for America’s youth." Read More »

Interview: Alinka Rutkowska, Author of ‘Cinderella’s Secret Slipper’

"Writing picture books is very different from writing any other fiction. "

"Writing for children is both an art and a science." Read More »

Interview: Eve Picquette, Author of ‘Open Your Heart for Happy Relationships – 10 Shift Keys – What Your Angels Have Been Trying to Tell You for Centuries’

"There are simple tools that miraculously fix some of the automatic things we do that keep us unhappy and our relationships unfulfilling."

:I am a mix of the romantic hopeful vision of life and the practical and pragmatic." Read More »