YA Fantasy


2015 Eric Hoffer Awards Finalist for Young Adult Fiction!

Suspense Magazine’s “Best of 2014″ List


LuthiersApprentice_medNiccolò Paganini (1782-1840), one of the greatest violinists who ever lived and rumored to have made a pact with the devil, has somehow transferred unique powers to another…

When violinists around the world mysteriously vanish, 16-year-old Emma Braun takes notice. But when her beloved violin teacher disappears… Emma takes charge. With Sherlock Holmes fanatic, not to mention gorgeous Corey Fletcher, Emma discovers a parallel world ruled by an ex-violinist turned evil sorceress who wants to rule the music world on her own terms.

But why are only men violinists captured and not women? What is the connection between Emma’s family, the sorceress, and the infamous Niccolò Paganini?

Emma must unravel the mystery in order to save her teacher from the fatal destiny that awaits him.

And undo the curse that torments her family—before evil wins and she becomes the next luthier’s apprentice…




“A mixture of paranormal fantasy and science fiction with a light romantic element, The Luthier’s Apprentice provides enough excitement and mystique to engage readers without being overtly frightening, and fans of Sherlock Holmes will appreciate the myriad quotations that Calvani employs.” – Litterarum Studiosus

“Calvani’s expert storytelling intertwined with her love for violins and knack for compelling fantasy mysteries will have the reader’s heart pounding out of their chests.” – Write What Inspires You
“…a great book with a fantastic new take on an old theme…a must read!” – The Caffeinated Diva