Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Meet Author Mayra Calvani

Multi-genre author, reviewer and animal advocate Mayra Calvani hails from San Juan, Puerto Rico. A regular contributor to Blogcritics Magazine and Suite101, she's a member of SCBWI and Broad Universe. She keeps two blogs, Mayra's Secret Bookcase and The Dark Phantom Review. Additionally, she's the co-author of the nonfiction work, The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing. Visit her newest, fun blog, Pets and Their Authors, where her golden retriever interviews authors' pets. Mayra does Spanish translations of children's picture books, is co-editor of Voice in the Dark newsletter, and the National Latino Books Examiner for

In 2008, Mayra published her first picture book, Crash! Crash! is the story of a little boy, Marcelo, and his new Golden Retriever puppy. You can watch the book trailer for Crash! at the Crash the Puppy Blog. And stay tuned tomorrow to learn all about the book!


madcapmaggie said...

Ooh, goody, a dog book! We've got seven dogs at our house. Whoops -- that's eight with our mini poodle's new puppy. I'll have to go check out Mayra's book - -and that pet blog, too.

Margaret Fieland

Marvin D Wilson said...

Wow, Crystalee - you packed a LOT into this short feature! Nice job - I'll be back for part two also. I'm enjoying learning more about Mayra. :)

The Old Silly

ps - Hey - please do me a favor - whatever you can, maybe post an announcement for me on VBT - my former blogs are gone - zapped by the evil Google Nazis - long story that I will not go into for fear of exploding in rage, but - new site is at

I'd post it myself but VBT is glitching on me and I can't post anything or even get into my data to edit anything! AAARGH!!

Nancy Famolari said...

Love the cover of Mayra's book. Looking forward to reading more!

Karen and Robyn - Writing for Children said...

Ah, a little boy and a puppy - I can see where the CRASH! comes in. It sounds great.

And, I agree with Marvin, you certainly did pack a lot of information in a short post, Crystalee. Great Job.


Crystalee said...

Thanks for stopping by, guys. Tomorrow you will learn more about Crash! (it's a bonus post) and Thursday I have a great guest blog article from Mayra you wont want to miss.

kathy stemke said...

Kids love dogs and need to learn how to take care of them. This looks like a fun book about puppies. Good luck with it.

Mayra Calvani said...

Thanks for the great post, Crystalee and thanks to all for your comments!