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Write a book this summer!

Started Apr 29, 2011 0 Replies

 Learn all about the Working Writer's Club Book Bootcamp HERE.Happy writing!Mayra  Continue

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Workshop on the Art of Picture Book Writing

Started Apr 28, 2011 0 Replies

Hi,I'll be offering a picture book writing workshop at from May 30 - June 10.Check out the details at:“Walking on a Rainbow: a Children’s Fiction Picture Book Workshop”…Continue

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Seeking reviewers for my satire novel, Sunstruck

Started this discussion. Last reply by shannon johnson Mar 5, 2011. 1 Reply

Hi all,I'm seeking reviewers/bloggers to help me spread the word about my satire novel, Sunstruck.The book is available on Kindle, Nook and also in print.You can find out more about the book here:…Continue


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Chapter reveal: Naked Alliances, by S.K. Nicholls

 Title: NAKED ALLIANCESGenre: MysteryAuthor: S.K. NichollsWebsite:  www.sknicholls.comPublisher: Brave Blue Heron BooksPurchase on AmazonAbout the Book: In Naked Alliances, novelist S.K. Nicholls takes readers on a witty, wild, wickedly fun romp that exposes a side of Orlando tourists rarely…See More
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Book Review: ‘The Stranger’ by Anna del Mar

The Stranger is the second book in Anna del Mar’s Wounded Warrior series. However, each book is standalone with new, different characters.Having read the first book, The Asset, all I can say is that …See More
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Chapter reveal: ‘Joe Peas’ by Samuel Newsome

Title:  JOE PEASGenre:  Fiction/InspirationalAuthor: Samuel NewsomeWebsite:  www.drsamnewsome.comPublisher: LuluPurchase here.An extraordinary tale about life, love, faith and friendship, Joe…See More
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On the Spotlight: Climatized, by Sally Fernandez

 Title: CLIMATIZEDGenre: ThrillerAuthor: Sally FernandezWebsite: www.sallyfernandez.comPublisher: Dunham BooksPurchase on …See More
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Possible gift for your avid reader hubby: The Gail Force, by Robert Lane

Mason Alley Publishing – Release date: September 20th 2106Available in trade paper (ISBN: 978-0692670446, $14.95) and eBook ($4.99) editions “a consistently entertaining crime thriller…The plot crackles with energy and suspense. The writing is crisp…clever.” –Kirkus“Charm and humor permeate the pages of the surprising thriller. There’s little chance that anyone will turn the last page…See More
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Excerpt Reveal: THE STRANGER, by Anna del Mar (romantic suspense)

Title: The StrangerGenre: Romantic suspenseAuthor: Anna del MarWebsite: www.annadelmar.comPublisher: Carina PressPurchase on AmazonWhen her sister runs…See More
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Spotlight: ‘Death Steals A Holy Book’ by Rosemary and Larry Mild

Steals A Holy BookBy Rosemary and Larry MildRelease: September 2016Magic Island Literary WorksAvailable in trade paper (ISBN 978-0-9905472-0-4, 243 pages, $14.95)and eBook editionsHusband-and-wife mystery novelists Rosemary and Larry Mild have created a tightly woven, cleverly plotted and supremely suspenseful tale in Death Steals A Holy Book.  Resplendent with action, intrigue, wit, and a to-die-for cast of characters, Death Steals A Holy Book is bound to delight.Reluctant sleuths Dan and…See More
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Book Review: The Last Wife of Attila the Hun, by Joan Schweighardt

The Last Wife of Attila the Hun by Joan Schweighardt is an ambitious, superbly researched, excellently written novel based on Germanic legends and the true life of Attila the Hun that will mesmerize fans of historical fiction. There isn’t a lot of fiction based on Attila, so being a lover of history I was instantly intrigued about…See More
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Interview: Ruth J. Anderson, Author of ‘Whistle Blower and Double Agents’

Born and raised in Washington, D.C.’s  Georgetown, Ruth J. Anderson served with several Congressional and cabinet-level officials for over 25 years, including the Federal Communication Commission; Senator Richard Russell, Senate Commerce Committee, Secretary of Commerce, and Postmaster General. Upon the recommendations of…See More
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A Chat with Latina Author Jonisha Rios

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jonisha Rios is an accomplished screenwriter, author, director and actress that currently resides in California. She teaches Solo-show workshops to adults…See More
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Chapter reveal: The Crimson Calling, by Patrick C. Greene (for vampire fans!)

Title: THE CRIMSON CALLINGGenre: HorrorAuthor: Patrick C,Publisher:http://hobbesendpublishing.comFind out more on …See More
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Chapter reveal: Kaitlin’s Tale, by Christine Amsden

Title: Kaitlin’s TaleGenre: urban fantasy/paranormal romanceAuthor: Christine AmsdenWebsite: http://www.christineamsden.comPublisher: Twilight Times BooksGet your copy at Amazon / …See More
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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. When she’s not writing, reading, editing or reviewing, she enjoys walking her dog, traveling, and spending time with her family. Represented by Serendipity Literary.
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Chapter reveal: Naked Alliances, by S.K. Nicholls

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Genre: Mystery

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5 Questions with Sally Fernandez, Author of CLIMATIZED

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Sally Fernandez, a novelist of provocative political thrillers, wasn’t always twisting facts with fiction.…

Author Interview: The Writing Life with John DeDakis

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Author Interview: The Writing Life with John DeDakis

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At 8:02am on June 22, 2013, Lea said…

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At 7:54am on April 20, 2011, missy Varner said…



My name is Missy and I am also a member of the Mom Bloggers Club.  I have a blog,  and I also run the blog hop network.

I wanted to let you know that I am following you,  and hoping when you get a chance you can follow me back.  I also want to invite you to join my groups, The Blog Hop Network, Beauty Bloggers, and Children's businesses.  Also, I would love to place a link to your site on my blog if you want to do the same with my blog on yours. Please let me know by sending me an email regarding this and it has been nice meeting you via the web.



At 5:56pm on March 1, 2011, Rose Altares said…

Hi Mayra,

I am now following you!

I’m big on support and becoming a ‘power-follower’. The more the ‘follower’ the more ‘love’!

 I just started a new blog a new blog page and I could really use some love and support. (pls. don’t mind the ugly page for now. LOL!)

It's my battle against ADD and my journey to finishing up old projects. Please visit and follow just the same!

LOVE ya! !♥*:-•✿♥

Please go and follow me too!

At 8:02am on February 16, 2011, Dawn Odell said…

My partner and I are writing and illustrating a series of childrens inspirational books, with the first to be out in a month or so.


Id love to invite the moms from moms who love childrens books to our blog Angels of Inspiration. Please read our posts and become apart of our growing family by becoming a follower and sharing your thoughts in the comment section of our posts.Angels of Inspiration

At 10:46pm on December 12, 2010, Lise Dominique gave Mayra Calvani a gift
Thanks so much for the add, Mayra and i look forward to enjoying your Blog !
At 11:22am on November 7, 2010, agil azzahra said…
Hi Mrs.Mayra..I've visited your blog and become your newest follower.
Feel free to stop by my blog anytime and follow me back..
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At 9:39am on November 1, 2010, Carla Jansen said…
Thanks for the friends request! I'm visiting your site too!


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