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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 Lea Schizas of Muse Book Reviews

"Unfortunately, I do believe that many ‘writer friends’ who are reviewers do help fellow writers," states Schizas. Read More »

Interview with Children’s Book Author Jeff Clineff

"Picture books introduce children to the world of reading and imagination,' says Clineff. Read More »

Interview: Dena Jones, World Society for the Protection of Animals, on Bear Farming

Where have the cuddly teddy bears gone? The shocking practice of bear farming. Read More »

Interview with Andrea Sisco of Armchair Interviews

"We'd like authors to remember: A review is one person's opinion," states Sisco. Read More »

Interview with Steven Baldwin, Co-Author of From Crayons to Condoms: The Ugly Truth About America’s Public Schools

"Public schools have a monopoly," states Baldwin. Read More »

Interview with Children’s Book Author Safari Sue Thurman

Maybe We Are Flamingos was inspired by working at the Phoenix Zoo, where I produced programs for children and their families." Read More »

Interview with Kevin Eagan of Blogcritics Magazine and There There Kid

"The Internet is a great place to find some excellent review sites, but it's also rife with gushy fan forums that hold no weight," states Eagan. Read More »

Interview with Dan Skelton, author of Out of Innocence and The Human Element

"She is patient with me," says Skelton about his Muse, "waiting until she finds a chink in my armor of obstinacy, whereupon she rushes in with some enticing nugget of possibility." Read More »

Interview with Rachel Smith of Bitten by Books

"Honest, subjective reviews garner the trust of your readers and endear them to actually listen and act upon your advice," states Smith. Read More »

Interview with Eveline Soors of Euro-Reviews

"It is unprofessional of an author (or publisher) to directly attack a reviewer for just giving his or her opinion," states Soors. Read More »