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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 Ron Kavanaugh of Mosaic Literary Magazine

"Some authors should never be published and I think it's a reviewer's responsibility to critique to that extent," states Kavanaugh. Read More »

Interview with Alma Alexander, Author of the Worldweavers Trilogy

"If SOMEBODY doesn’t hate what I do, not enough people are reading me," states Alexander. Read More »

Interview with Carolyn Howard-Johnson of The New Book Review

"Paying for something undermines its credibility. And, yes, that even applies to the paid reviews that Kirkus does." Read More »

Interview with Linda Austin, Author of Cherry Blossoms in Twilight

"Just write, and don't let your inner critic rule," advices Austin. Read More »

Interview with Magdalena Ball of The Compulsive Reader and Blogcritics Magazine

"I think that the term 'legitimate' is full of emotion and fraught with danger!" states Ball. Read More »

Book Review: Midnight on Mourn Street by Christopher Conlon

The story slowly ascends until the terrible, heart-wrenching climax. Read More »

Interview with Irene Watson, Managing Editor of Reader Views

"It takes a lot of time, effort, and funds to have a book review site," says Watson. Read More »

Interview with Linda Merlino, Author of Belly of the Whale

"Writer’s block is a given," says Linda Merlino. Read More »

Interview with Jaime Martinez Wood, Author of Rogelia’s House of Magic

"...your characters should be able to convince others of their point of view," advises Hispanic author Jaime Martinez Wood. Read More »

Interview with Mike Cox, Author of The Texas Rangers: Wearing the Cinco Peso, 1821-1900

" a newspaperman, I quickly learned to write no matter how I felt because I had to if I wanted to stay employed." Read More »