Introducing Mayra Calvani

Posted on Feb 12 2010

Mayra Calvani is an award-winning multi-genre author for children and adults. A reviewer for more than a decade, she’s a regular contributor to Blogcritics Magazine and the Latino Books Examiner for She’s a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators, the CBI Clubhouse and the Children’s Writers Coaching Club. Visit her website at

Mayra’s latest book is Humberto the Bookworm Hamster.  

Humberto is an antisocial little hamster… he’s totally addicted to books! His neighbors, the squirrel, the rabbit, the skunk, the hedgehog and the beaver want to become his friends, but Humberto doesn’t have time for them. He’s too busy reading! Then one day, disaster strikes and he must choose between saving his books and helping his soon-to-be friends.

Humberto the Bookworm Hamster explores the joys of reading and friendship. Humberto’s gift of imagination will delight children as much as his kindness towards others will inspire them.  –The Kids Book Connection

You can purchase Humberto the Bookworm Hamster at Guardian Angel Publishing.  Also, visit Mayra’s site containing informative information about children’s writing, publishing and book promotion.

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11 responses to “Introducing Mayra Calvani”

  1. I love the cover. I think kids will too. Good post!

  2. Thanks for helping spread the word, Gayle!

  3. This was a great post! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Mayra,the book sounds really cute. I love the idea of a bookworm hamster. As a confirmed book junky, this really strikes a chord.

  5. Mayra, your book sounds like such a fun read. And I love the cover! But what an awful predicament for Humberto – save his books or his friends. No one should be forced into such a decision! 🙂

  6. Margo Dill says:

    No doubt, Darcia, but hopefully Humberto will find a way to save both! Guardian Angel Publishing does good work. 🙂 Cute cover.

  7. Karen Cioffi says:

    Hi, Gayle and Mayra,

    I reviewed Humberto and it’s a delightful story showing the importance of balance.

  8. Dana Donovan says:

    I love it, but I’m partial to hamsters, as one plays a key role in one of my books, too. It takes a special talent to write a children’s books and make it look easy. Way to go and best of luck! Oh, and the cover is precious.

  9. Books are so important to kids! I hope lots of them read or hear this one and enjoy it.

  10. Thank you all fo ryour nice comments! I appreciate it!

  11. ashley says:

    i am working on a project for spanish and you were brought up. i think your a great auther. i have only read one of your books though. i think you do a good job at what you are doing, and the young kids will love you!

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