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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.

Book Review: ‘Writing New Adult Fiction’ by Deborah Halverson

A must-have for aspiring new adult fiction authors!

With her conversational, engaging style, Halverson demystifies the process of plotting, writing, and marketing a NA novel. Read More »

Interview: John Lawson, Author of ‘Sorrow’

Fantasy author John Lawson talks about his latest novel.

"I’m not looking for a movie deal or fame or anything. Just looking to share the stories." Read More »

Book Review: ‘Sorrow’ by John Lawson

A mysterious traveller who is on a mission, a seductive 14-year old assassin...

An engrossing dark fantasy novel with a strong touch of mystery, Read More »

Book Review: ‘Bible Bands: Rubber Band Jewelry’ by Katreina Eden

Rubber band jewelry seems to be the hottest new craze, so Eden's book comes at the right time.

Rubber band crafting coupled with Bible verses that will keep children entertained for hours. Read More »

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 »