Mona Alvarado Frazier
Mona Alvarado Frazier is a writer who had a 28 year career with the California Department of Corrections. A single mom of three, two ‘starving artists’ sons and a daughter in Denver, she stays busy chauffeuring her 87 year old mom, and number one role model, all over unless she’s doing Latino outreach for her county museum. Her pen name, Mona Alvarado Frazier, is her mother’s maiden name. Her novels feature Latina protagonists who deal with incarceration, domestic violence, immigration, loss, family, and friendship. She is working on a fourth novel about the Mexican tradition of curandismo and a young woman who learns that the more you try to control love the more it controls you. If she wasn’t writing, she’d be a depressed shopaholic.