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

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


  1. Terrific intro for Mayra. I look forward to the next posting. Her new blog is certainly clever.

    Best wishes,

  2. Thank you for introducing Mayra to us. I read her VBT post, and she is an interesting person.

    Too bad about your blog. You have my condolences, since I have problems with technology all the time.

  3. Maya's post was a great introduction. What fun to have a book reviewer in the group.

  4. It's so nice to learn about a new member. I'm looking forward to learning more about Mayra.


  5. Spanish translations of children's books - cool! I'll look forward to the next post, also. :)

    The Old Silly from Free Spirit Blog

  6. Hi all,
    Thanks for your comments! Yesterday I kept going to Margaret's inactive site and somehow missed this. I must follow our posts closer! :-)

  7. What a great idea for a blog, Mayra!! Let's see--a dog, 3 cats, 3 doves, 2 cockatiels and a chinchilla--wonder what they'd say about me??


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