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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: H. Peter Alesso, Author of ‘Lieutenant Henry Gallant’

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"Getting the hero into trouble is as much the author’s job, as getting him out of it." Read More »

Interview: Andrew Cratsley, Author of ‘Keepers of Runes and the Tower of Shadows’

"Success is measured by the amount of happiness you feel, not the amount of money you make."

"Although not every day is fruitful; I look forward to seeing what my efforts produce." Read More »

Interview: Donna Galanti, Author of ‘A Hidden Element’

"Let go – of your ego that is. Accept constructive criticism and be open to improving your writing."

"To succeed you cannot think your writing is perfect or that first draft is perfect or that your story can’t change." Read More »

Interview: Carly Duncan, Author of ‘Behind You’

"Success for me means finishing a particular project."

"If you nourish your writing and your writing process, it will become stronger." Read More »

Interview: Kim Boykin, Author of ‘Palmetto Moon’

Palmetto Moon was named a Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Summer 2014 OKRA pick.

"NOW is the best time in the history of authors to write and publish because there are so many options." Read More »

Interview: Eliot Baker, Author of ‘The Last Ancient’

"I found myself working like crazy to get my research in order."

"My notions of success are emotionally driven; certainly not defined in sales figures." Read More »

Profile: Donna Galanti, Author of ‘The Human Element’

“I slay my own demons through my writing – and I highly recommend it!” says Galanti.

"I am drawn to writing the hero’s journey – more so the tormented hero, and tormented villain." Read More »

Interview: D.W. Raleigh, Author of ‘Shiloh’s True Nature’

"...success is being able to do what you love for a living."

Never stop editing your own work because you’ll always find ways to make it better." Read More »

Interview: Paul DeBlassie III, Author of ‘The Unholy’

"I hope that readers of The Unholy will feel the top of their heads pop off."

"I hope that readers of 'The Unholy' will feel the top of their heads pop off." Read More »

Interview with Victoria Dougherty, Author of ‘The Bone Church’

"One reviewer called my writing style a cross between La Carre and Sue Monk Kidd."

Sometimes I had to decide whether to be faithful to history or to my fiction. I almost always chose the latter – unless it was about a huge historical event. You can’t pretend that Hitler didn’t exist, for instance, or that Stalin was married to Marilyn Monroe – unless you’re writing a farce. Read More »