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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: 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 »

Interview with Graciela Limón – Author of ‘The Intriguing Life of Ximena Godoy’

"I do believe my readers will put down the book after finishing it, and be torn by conflicting emotions.  Ximena Godoy can be loved yet be a great disappointment as a human being."

Limón has published nine novels, all of which deal with a Latina and Trans Border experience. Read More »

Interview: Sarah Remy, Author of ‘Stonehill Downs’

"The average author doesn’t become an overnight sensation. There’s a lot of hard work and so many ups and downs. "

"I’m looking for readers who enjoy a good story but who also want to connect with diverse characters." Read More »

Interview with Anne K. Edwards, author of ‘This and That: A Collection of Light and Dark Tales’

The total collection of tales takes the reader into new worlds and differing genres where new things await.

I know a muse is supposed to be a "she" but mine is a disagreeable, whiny "he" who has his own column on my website. Read More »

Interview: Eleanor Parker Sapia, Author of ‘A Decent Woman’

A Decent Woman is the provocative story of these two women as they battle for their dignity and for love against the pain of betrayal and social change.

"Since I came to writing in my late forties, my muse is highly motivated! We have many books to write together." Read More »

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 »