Roberta M. Roy
has lived most of her life in the Mid-Hudson Valley
in New York State. The destruction of the Twin Towers in New York City on 9/11/01 encouraged her to take a hundred hours of
direct instruction from the military in how to respond to mass emergencies. Her studies culminated in a CBRNE course in which
the emphasis was on how to respond to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high yield explosive mass events. Some
of the information she garnered from that and other such courses, as well as research into alternative waste management, housing
alternatives, and intensive gardening, has found its way into her story of the Magdum Heights meltdown survivors and responders
as they struggle to bring their lives back to normalcy, Jolt: a rural noir.
More recently she has
edited and released two anthologies, ALVA Axiom Anthology of Author Interviews
from the Robin's Nest
, a book of essays on timely topics. Since founding ALVA Press Inc, however, most of her
time has been dedicated to coaching emerging authors through the publication process, editing, and meeting ALVA'S demand for
leadership and innovation.
Roberta M. Roy
holds a B.A. in English from the State University College at Albany, an M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University
of Nebraska, a Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language Association
(ASHA), and a license as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the State of New York.
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