Franco A. Alvarado

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About me

I am an author in the Boston area, mostly writing speculative fiction. I am currently working on my first novel. I am documenting that process here, on my blog (along with other creative endeavors).

From March through May 2020, I documented the rewrite of my novel by using a weekly deadline and having people read it as I write it. You can check that out in my Serial Release Project posts.

I co-founded the speculative fiction literary magazine Strangelet, which ran from 2012 through 2016. I’ve also designed the books for Tea and Redivider, magazines at the University of Florida and Emerson College, respectively.

In 2012, I earned my MA in Publishing and Writing from Emerson College. I have worked in the publishing industry since then, making ebooks, developing digital workflows, and developing standards for ebooks and digital publishing. If you want to know more about my career in publishing, visit

My extracurriculars include playing guitar, DM’ing a homebrew Dungeons and Dragons campaign set in an ancient Greece analogue, and talking about how good Peruvian food is.

I wrote my first (read: very bad) novel at the age of 14 and have been experimenting with various types of story-telling ever since, most recently with role-playing games.

Feel free to get in touch via Twitter.