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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: James Ryan Daley, Author of ‘Jesus Jackson’

"Jesus Jackson was really inspired by own experiences as a teenager who was obsessed with all the 'Big Questions.'"

"My target audience would have to be teenagers . . . who are curious about the same types of philosophical questions that I am." Read More »

Interview: C. H. MacLean, Author of ‘Two Empty Thrones’

"Success is an excited reader."

"Haylwen's story exploded like a supernova in my head, sucking me in a black hole." Read More »

Interview with Erna Mueller, Author of ‘K-9 Cop’

"Success to me means getting my book into the hands of as many readers as possible. "

Success to me means getting my book into the hands of as many readers as possible. You don’t write a book to hide on your bookshelf. Read More »

Interview with Author Beverly Stowe McClure

"When my muse takes a holiday, I’ll go for a walk to clear my mind."

Beverly Stowe is published in leading children’s magazines, and two of her stories are in Chicken Soup for the Soul Anthologies. She has nine novels published, with more on the way. Read More »

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 »