About the Author

Yvette M. Calleiro is a heavily addicted reader of both young adult and adult novels.  She spends most of her time pseudo-living in paranormal worlds with her fictional friends (and boyfriends). She’s also been known to ride the stationary bike at her gym for hours while reading anything from paranormal to fantasy to suspenseful thrillers.

When she’s living amongst real people, Yvette M. Calleiro is a middle school Reading teacher. She’s been sharing her love of literature with her students for over fifteen years. Besides writing about the various characters that whisper (and sometimes scream) in her head, she enjoys traveling, watching movies, spending quality time with family and friends, and enjoying the beauty of the ocean.

Yvette lives in Miami, Florida, with her beautiful son who allows her to enjoy children’s literature all over again. She also shares her space with an assortment of crazy saltwater animals in her 300-gallon tank.


  1. Good to meet another educator in the R$RBC group. And a teacher in my favorite area to boot. I have an adult son in Atlanta who would love the aquarium as well. He has a beautiful tank in his home theater room. Great atmosphere. Hope you are surviving the past 1o months of the pandemic. Definitely some significant challenges in trying to teach reading.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Randy! It definitely has been challenging to try to instill a love for reading while teaching students both in person and online simultaneously, but I'm doing my best. It's all we can do under these circumstances. :-)

  2. Hi Yvette, I tend to gravitate toward fellow educators. (I'm a retired teacher of thirty-one years in grades 2-6) I just read about you on the Rave Reviews Book Tour. I can tell from reading your piece that we would have hit it off as educators as your philosophy sounds much like mine. I feel the same sense of commitment to make a contribution to society. Teaching middle school is not for the faint of heart. Sixth-grade mean girls were a special breed.🤣 Not to be too stereotypical, but I always preferred the girls through 4th or 5th grade. You know us slow maturing male types. (My wife would say that I haven't quite hit full maturity yet.) In retirement, I'm setting a new course, trying my hand at writing. Your students are my target audience, particularly middle-school boys. When I taught, I always felt there weren't enough books for boys that dealt with the struggles kids face with bullying, fitting in, peer pressure, girls, etc. I'm going over my first novel right now with my critique group, and I want to deal with contemporary issues such as that.

    Anyway, I didn't intend to write a novel here, but I loved what you had to say about your opportunity to make a positive impression on your students. Much luck to you in teaching and with your writing. I'm sure I'll see you around the blogosphere.

    Keep changing lives,
    Pete Springer