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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: John Herrick, Author of ‘Between These Walls’

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"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 »

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 »