Rodolfo Alvarado is an eclectic American writer living in Michigan with his wife, children and his adopted cat, Stuffy. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in literary journals, academic and popular presses, as well as on stage and film. In January 2021, he optioned his limited series, The Voice of Santa Anita, to Turn Left Productions. In 2020, he was named an Emerging Latino Author by The Latino Book Review and his screenplays, Undesirable and ¡Viva, La Click-ka! were named finalist and semi-finalist in a number of the nation's top screenplay contests. Those works are currently under consideration by a number of producers. He is currently working on a screenplay based on his biography, The Garrett Gomez Story: A Jockey's Journey Through Addiction and Salvation.
His fictional work has been published by Arte Público Press' Piñata Books, The Americas Review, The Latino Book Review, Texas A&M University Press, Caballo Press and Somos en escrito: The Latino Literary Online Magazine. His academic works have been published by the University of Michigan Press, Michigan State University Press, The Texas Observer, Texas A&M University Press, and Alpha Books of New York.
Rodolfo holds a Fine Arts Ph.D. and an MFA in Playwriting from Texas Tech University, as well as an MA in History from Eastern Michigan University, where he was a University Fellow and a Parks/King/Chavez Fellow. Before becoming a fulltime writer, he taught at the University of Michigan, Texas Tech University, Ave Maria University and Eastern Michigan University. In the corporate world, he worked for Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village and the Ford Motor Company.