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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 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 »

Interview with Cheryl C. Malandrinos of The Book Connection

"Give readers some credit; they don’t need biting marks from a reviewer to learn the areas where the book failed to meet a person’s expectations." Read More »

Interview with Phyllis Zimbler Miller, Author of Mrs. Lieutenant

"I’ve wanted to write this book for 38 years, ever since I was a new Mrs. Lieutenant in the spring of 1970 during the Vietnam War." Read More »

Interview with Katie McNeill of Blogcritics and Katie’s Reading

"I think that if you have a book to review, good or bad, you should review it," says Trattner. Read More »

Interview with Children’s Book Illustrator Kim Sponaugle

"Be helpful and concerned for others – if you care for others, usually, God provides someone to help you." Read More »

Interview with Mathias B. Freese, author of Down to a Sunless Sea

"I am a stranger in a strange land. I thrive in that wintry landscape," says Freese. Read More »

Interview with Christopher Conlon, Author of Mightnight on Mourn Street

"What I feel passionate about are characters. I get terribly wrapped up in them, in their lives, their troubles, their aspirations." Read More »

Interview with Sharyn McGinty of In The Library Reviews

"We don’t review to stroke an author’s ego," states McGinty. Read More »