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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: Dr. Liane Brouillette, Author of ‘Help Your Child to Thrive: Making the Best of a Struggling Public Education System’

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"After writing two academic books about public schools, I recognized there was a need for a book that would explain these same issues to a broader audience." Read More »

Interview: Joan Schweighardt, Author of ‘The Accidental Art Thief’

"I am hoping people who like Alice Hoffman and Sue Monk Kid will like my book."

Please welcome my special guest Joan Schweighardt. Joan has been a writer all her life. She makes her living writing/editing for clients, and when she has free time, she writes for herself. The Accidental Art Thief is her fifth novel, and she’s here today to tell us all about it. Congratulations on the release of your latest book, The Accidental ... Read More »

Interview: Dr. Jim Bailey, Author of ‘The End of Healing’

"The End of Healing is about a heroic young physician’s quest to follow the money into the dark underworld of a corrupt healthcare industry."

"You have to write about something that you care about -– something that you care about a lot — or it will never resonate and you will never be able to finish." Read More »

Interview: Laura Liddell Nolen, Author of ‘The Ark’

"I’m after any reader with a sense of adventure."

"To this day, I can’t actually believe it when people tell me they read my book and enjoyed it." Read More »

Interview: Susie Kinslow Adams, Author of ‘My Mother My Child’

"Her progressing dementia and congestive heart failure along with other health issues made caring for her difficult at times."

Susie Kinslow Adams, Author of 'My Mother My Child' talks with Blogcritics about her new book, and her passion for those in the trenches of daily life. Read More »

Interview: Christi J. Whitney, Author of ‘Grey’

"I didn’t have a mentor when I first began writing, but my high school students were amazing encouragers."

"When I started writing, I didn’t intentionally set out to write YA. Honestly, it’s just what felt the most comfortable to me," Read More »

Interview: Chris Karlsen, Author of the Detective Novel ‘Silk’

Former detective Chris Karlsen talks about writing and her new Inspector Bloodstone series.

"I put off trying to actually write until I retired. Now, I am thrilled to complete each story that comes to me." Read More »

Interview: Joel Fox, Author of ‘The Mark on Eve’

"The idea for my book came from an actual Cape Cod legend in which a woman in colonial New England was suspected of witchcraft in drawing her pirate lover’s ship into a storm and the ship sank. "

"While I am not writing history, the feel of the period must be accurate for the readers." Read More »

Interview: Elisabeth Amaral, Author of ‘Czar Nicholas, The Toad, and Duck Soup’

"Ours was a mixed-orientation marriage that did not become obvious to me for several years. "

"My memoir is a coming of age story that took place in during the fights for women’s rights, racial equality and the growing rage against the Vietnam war." Read More »

Interview: Melissa Abramovitz, Author of ‘Helping Herbie Hedgehog’

Helping Herbie Hedgehog is a fun, interactive rhyming book about a clueless hedgehog who needs help making decisions about everyday activities.

"I love the fact that I am making a small positive difference in the world by writing books and other materials that children love reading." Read More »