Barbara Alvarez is a lifelong resident of New Mexico. She has lived for over 40 years in Las Cruces, although her life has taken her to other areas of New Mexico. Barbara has also lived in Columbus, Georgia, when her then-husband was stationed at Fort Benning for the Infantry Officers Basic School. Upon leaving Georgia, Barbara, her husband and first child moved to West Germany, where they lived for three years.
Barbara worked as a child protective services social worker for over seven years – this is how she came to know so much about social work. She honors and respects social workers everywhere, knowing they do some of the most thankless, hardest work in existence.
After leaving social work, Barbara returned to school and earned her B.A. in journalism. After graduation, she began writing “Into the Lives of Others” and has many other books in the works.