Norm Goldman's Interview with Karen Cioffi

Norm Goldman of BookPleasures.com interview me today.

The authors of VBT - Writers on the Move are...ON THE MOVE!

It's a great interview, please stop by and check it out.

Karen

June's Viewpoint Topic: A 2009 Witch Hunt!

This month's Viewpoint topic is over at http://karenandrobyn.blogspot.com.

Find out why one post created 673, and counting, comments.

The question is: Was the post simply an author venting or was it contrived?

Check it out!

Karen

Sunstruck, by Mayra Calvini

Check out Mayra Calvini's book, available from Zumaya Publications



Zumaya Publications

Trade paperback ISBN: 978-1-934841-18-1
eBook formats ISBN: 978-1-934841-19-8
Available from
Amazon.com

Parody/Satire

Sunstruck has its own site at: www.sunstruckthenovel.blogspot.com.

Twenty-four year old Daniella is an architecture student living with her narcissistic artist boyfriend in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Abandoned by her father at an early age, Daniella always falls for the wrong type of man.

Her most enduring male relationship so far is with her 30-pound Turkish angora cat. Thankfully, Daniella's mother is always there to offer a shoulder.

Several strange mysteries are threaded through Daniella's everyday life: her ex-husband, Ismael, has just opened an outlandish hotel for animal lovers that has her distraught; Ismael's wife, a rich woman Daniella fondly refers to as "Lady Dracula," has some gruesome ways to keep her skin looking young; Daniella's mother is founding a revolutionary, feminist society called The Praying Mantises; the island's national forest is being depleted of hallucinogenic mushrooms; meanwhile, young girls are disappearing and there's a nut loose dressed as Zorro slashing the rear ends of women who wear miniskirts.

Oppressed by all these crazed, eccentric characters, Daniella feels herself falling into an abyss. Then something horrendous happens, making Daniella wake from her stupor and take charge of her life.

*For additional information, visit the author’s website at www.MayraCalvani.com

Contact the author at mayra.calvani(at)gmail.com

Meet Mayra Calvini

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 Examiner.com.

Coming: Read all about Mayra's new book, Sunstruck.