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.

In addition, she’s a regular contributor to and Her nonfiction book, The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing, has been required reading at various colleges and universities, and sits on the shelves of dozens of libraries around the world.

She’s traveled extensively and lived in three continents, but now calls Belgium her home. When she’s not writing, reading, editing or reviewing, she enjoys walking her dog, traveling, and spending time with her family.

For her children’s books, visit

Mayra is a proud member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.