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house, ALVA Press Inc Incorporated in 2004, ALVA Press publishes contemporary fiction and nonfiction in the areas Adult
Fiction, Poetry, Mysteries
Children's 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
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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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