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Jennier Lynn Alvarez, Author
Photo by Crystal Alvarez




I received my B.A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley. I'm fascinated by underdogs and power dynamics between groups of people. 

I'm the author of two Middle-Grade fantasy series, The Guardian Herd and Riders of the Realm, and two Young Adult standalone thrillers, Lies Like Wildfire and Friends Like These. My books have been published in seven countries and have received critical praise, award nominations, and international press for their themes on friendship, bullying, personal responsibility, and climate change. My writing is often described as "cinematic" and appeals to avid and reluctant readers alike.


I have toured the United States, giving school presentations for all age groups. I strive to inspire children to tell their own stories, pair their education with their passion, read books, and persevere through hardship. I also custom-tailor presentations based on the goals of a particular school or curriculum and administer writing workshops if requested. Classroom-supportive curriculum and shareables can be found on The Guardian Herd website.


I live in Middle Tennessee, and I'm available for travel. To book me for your school or literary event, please get in touch with Terry Shay at School Visit Dot Connector. 

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