Straight from the
Roberta M Roy’s book of Inspirational Fiction, Jolt: a rural
noir, medaled for Inspirational Fiction in the 2011 Jenkins Living Now Awards and her work as an editor interviewer
has drawn praise for her ALVA Axiom Anthology of Author Interviews (ALVA Press 2014). In it, an array of writers
discusses with her their creative roles in publishing and the media.
By contrast, Straight from the Robin’s Nest is a collection of essays Roy wrote on a variety of timely
topics that have been previously published in the ALVA Axiom.
With Roy as its creative lead, ALVA Press Inc began publishing the works of others in 2011. Since then alvapressinc.com
has published some fourteen titles by nine different authors in both book and eBook forms. Among the eBook/book titles
ALVA Press lists is Kristen Henderson’s book of deeply moving poetry, Drum Machine, which earned a Gold Medal
in the 2011 internationally recognized Jenkins eLit Awards. In January 2015 Roy anticipates introducing a new author,
Janet Marie Russo, and a second Jake Soho mystery, Fancy Dancer, written by Carl Waldman.
ALVA espouses the notion that a publisher must Cherish the writer . . .
Delight the reader.
Roy holds a B.A. in English from the State
University College at Albany (SUNYA) and an M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Nebraska, and has done
post-Masters study at the University of Michigan. Roy is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the State of New York.
She resides in the Mid-Hudson Valley in New York State.
What Others Are Saying . . .
From The Robin's Nest is an impressive anthology and an inherently fascinating and thought-provoking read that
is especially recommended for community and academic library collections. For personal reading lists it should be noted that
Straight From The Robin's Nest is also available in a Kindle edition (9781938729386, $4.99) and
in an ePDF format (9781938729393, $4.99)."
Cowper Reviewer, MBR Bookwatch: June 2015, Midwest Book Review, Cowper's Bookshelf, http://www.midwestbookreview.com