Robin Alvarez

Author... Of diverse things.... Filipino things and Irish things
Robin Alvarez is a beach bum living in the desert with her husband and two kids. She has worked in news stations, made TV commercials, edited high-end wedding videos, crafted industrial animations, been a photographer, a painter, and an English teacher. After having kids, she switched to working from home by teaching Chinese students online and returned to school to get her masters in creative writing. Robin was co-editor of the literary magazine The Sage, in which her short stories have been published. She has written for The Bend Business and currently works at Sul Ross University.
In her free time, Robin enjoys watching K-dramas while doing face masks, singing karaoke poorly, making her kids costumes, and swimming with her family.

Writing

Writing young adult fantasy and paranormal romance books has always been the dream. I tend to write characters from a mixed race perspective, even when those characters are paranormal.

Reading

Though I read widely, from kidlit to adult, fiction to nonfiction, I believe in the adage that you should heavily read in the genre you write. Because of this, I'm always found in the YA section of bookstore—you know, in case you misplaced me 🙂

Painting

I used to paint professionally, as in I would sell my artwork and take on commissioned work. However, as my wrists became more tender, I found I could not produce work at the rate I use to. It is simply a hobby now.

Design

I have a graphic and web design business. I'm proficient in Photoshop and Canva. I'm also high skilled at most of the Adobe products. If you're looking for a website, I'm skilled at WordPress.

Photographing

I love shooting engagement photos, senior pics, and family portraits! However, my favorite events every year are dances like Military Ball and Prom. I enjoy piecing together backdrops and props to match dance themes!

Editing

There is nothing like editing, whether as part of a critique group or as a literary editor of a creative magazine. Not only do I offer detailed insight, but I also grow as a writer with each experience.