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Kusuma, Betty Hampel
Poetry - Kristen Henderson , Lorna Tychostup , Jean
Mysteries - Betty Hampel, Carl Waldman
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An independent house since 2004, ALVA Press, Incorporated,
(ALVA Press Inc) publishes contemporary fiction and nonfiction in the areas Adult Fiction, Poetry, Mysteries
Illustrated Picture Books, Local Histories, and Creative Nonfiction. We published the 2011 Gold Medalist in the Jenkins eLit
Awards for Poetry and the 2011 Living Now Awards Bronze Medalist in Inspirational Fiction.
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for publication. Unrequested manuscripts will not be read or returned.
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Incorporated in 2004, ALVA Press Inc, is an independent literary publishing house. ALVA offers
readers literary fiction and nonfiction and children's books, in particular Pur-r-r-sable children's books. Visitors to the
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the writer . . . Delight the reader" - Roberta Roy