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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 Ken Lizzi, Author of ‘Under Strange Suns’

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Sci-fi novelest Ken Lizzi is the author of Under Strange Suns. Lizzi is an attorney and also the author of an assortment of published short stories. When not traveling, he lives in Portland, Oregon with his lovely wife and their daughter. He enjoys reading, homebrewing, and visiting new places. He loathes writing about himself in the third person. Ken took the time to ... Read More »

Interview: Florence Byham Weinberg, Author of ‘Dolet’

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"Writing is an obsession, a compulsion without which you cannot live." Read More »

Interview: Sophia Bar-Lev, Author of ‘The Silver Locket’

The Silver Locket taps into the deepest feelings of motherhood.

"To me, a successful writer is the person who is able to enrich his/her reader in some area of their life, whether emotional, mental, spiritual or practical." Read More »

Interview: Jonathan Raab, Author of ‘Flight of the Blue Falcon’

"I want it to be the benefit of the veteran community at large. I want to tell our stories honestly."

Interview with veteran and author Jonathan Rabb, author of "Flight of the Blue Falcon". Read More »

Interview with M.D. Moore, author of ‘Waiting for the Cool Kind of Crazy’

"Do I understand the demon that pushes me to write?  Not at all – I’m just grateful that he does. "

First drafts suck. Second drafts hopefully don’t suck as bad, but probably suck a little also. Maybe your third draft will be ready to go, but maybe not. Read More »

Interview with Arnaldo Lopez, Jr., Author of ‘Chickenhawk’

"I define success as the acceptance and appreciation of my work by my readers and peers."

I’m a stickler for keeping things as authentic as possible, so I often drove to the locations that I mention or describe in my novel to make sure that I described them properly. Read More »

Interview: Michael Ditchfield, Author of ‘Life’s Too Short for Leftovers – 9 Lessons from a Third World Kitchen’

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"I try to challenge the reader to look beyond the boundaries of their limitations to enhance peace and reconciliation in another world." Read More »

Interview with Christopher Nuttall, Author of ‘Trial By Fire’

Trial by Fire is book 7 in the Schooled by Magic series, more than a 100K copies sold.

Christopher Nuttall is the author of 20 novels from various publishers and thirty-nine self-published novels. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Madison’s Song’ by Christine Amsden

A stand-alone companion book to the Cassie Scot series.

Madison's Song is highly recommended for its non-stop action and skilful characterization. Read More »

Profile: Christine Amsden, Author of the Cassie Scot Series

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Meet the creator of the paranormal detective Cassie Scot. Read More »