Welcome to my blog!
My name is Mayra Calvani and I'm an author of horror, dark paranormal, contemporary literary fantasy, satire, and nonfiction. This blog, however, is devoted to my forthcoming YA and children's books.
CRASH! and THE MAGIC VIOLIN, both picture books, will soon be published by Guardian Angel Publishing.
THE DOLL VIOLINIST is another picture book, but this one I plan to self publish. Currently it is being illustrated by artist extraordinaire Amy Moreno (www.amycullingsmoreno.com). Last year this story won an Honorable Mention Award at the 75th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition under the Children's Fiction category. I also entered it last month in the ABC Children's Book Competition. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Ten finalists will be announced in May.
As for my young adult novel, THE LUTHIER'S APPRENTICE, it is in search of an agent/publisher at the moment.
I love the violin and this is a big influence in my work, as you can guess from the titles of my books.
In this blog I will also post author and illustrator interviews, as well as articles related to the writing life, the craft of writing, and the business of children's book publishing and promotion. I'll be posting book reviews as well.
I hope you'll stop by often to read my posts. For information about my other books, please visit www.mayracalvani.com.