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About Nina Alvarez
Nina was born in Rochester, New York and started writing short stories at age eight, publishing her first poem in Teen Magazine at 15.
She received her BA in English in 1999, and her MA in English in 2003 from the University at Albany.
After spending a semester at the University of Cape Town in 2001, she wrote her master’s thesis “Apocalypse is Genesis: Homi Bhabha and the Third Space of South African Culture,” combining creative nonfiction, memoir, and criticism to explore South African literature using post-colonial, materialist, and post-structuralist methodologies.
From 2002-2005 she taught college-level composition and literature at Finger Lakes Community College and Monroe Community College, where she won an internship for talented teachers.
From 2005-2007 she worked as a freelance copy editor, copywriter, and graphic designer in Philadelphia, PA. She also ran Inconudrum Press, a small, literary publishing company.
In 2007 she published her first short stories and poems. Later that year she started her own freelance copywriting business which, in 2009 evolved into her current editing and ghostwriting business, Dream Your Book.
Nina spent the summer of 2008 traveling in Argentina, the UK, Denmark, Germany, and France while writing professionally about self-promotion for artists.
In 2011, Nina began teaching workshops at Writers & Books in Rochester, NY, the country’s third-largest literary organization.
Her first play, "The Life of Leo Wool" was performed at Rochester's 2012 Fringe Fest and will have more upcoming shows in 2013.
She continues to edit manuscripts for clients, write book proposals, teach workshops, mentor writers, and write plays, teleplays, novels, poems, short stories, and personal essays.