Jennier Lynn Alvarez, Author
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I received my B.A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley. In addition to literature, I studied philosophy and sociology. I'm fascinated by underdogs and power dynamics between groups of people. 

I'm the author of two middle grade book series, each published by HarperCollins Children's Books, THE GUARDIAN HERD (a quartet) and RIDERS OF THE REALM (a trilogy). Before this, I self-published a middle grade fantasy called THE PET WASHER. 

I also write for adults and teens and have several projects underway. When I'm not writing, you'll find me galloping my little black mare through the foothills of Sonoma County or teaching free creative writing workshops to kids and adults at various branches of our local library system. 

The Healdsburg Literary Guild selected me (by proclamation!) as their 2019/20120 Literary Laureate for my work in building literacy in my community. It is an honor I hold dear. I am also the 2020 SCBWI Sonoma County Co-Coordinator.

I live in Northern California with my husband, three children, and more than my fair share of pets!


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Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, Author