Nancy Alvarez

Novelist; Screenwriter; Group Facilitator; Nonfiction Writer

Nancy Alvarez began writing at Sarah Lawrence College. After graduate school in Russian History she wrote articles for the New York Times magazine and Cosmopolitan. She and her first husband moved to Los Angeles where she was hired to write episodes of “The Waltons” and “Movin’ On” as well as several television movies, including “Sharon: Portrait of a Mistress.” Her first novel, “Ladycat” was published by Crown in 1980, NAL doing the paperback, and purchased by Universal Studios to be made into a movie. She started teaching screen writing at UCLA program at USC as well. After moving to Seattle she taught at Bellevue Community College, North Seattle Community College, and Seattle Central Community College. She continues to teach private screen writing classes as well as workshops for women over fifty with her memoir/workbook “Little Nancy: The Journey Home.” Her website is