Robert J. Alvarado was born in Mesa, Arizona. After a tour in the Air Force, he graduated from Arizona State University in engineering. He spent most of his career in the computer software business, and represented a large computer company throughout Latin America. Alvarado later owned a small computer software business in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Proud of his Hispanic ancestry, Alvarado’s passion for southwestern history radiates into his writing, particularly stories from a Hispanic perspective.
His two passions in life are writing and golf. After many years living in Arizona, Robert returned to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he lives with his wife, Ellen.