1618549_10207276883052950_2907094399784672768_nElena Avanzas Álvarez is an academic, literary critic and freelance writer. Her writing career started with her own blog Books & Reviews in 2011, and ever since she has worked for the Los Angeles Review of Books, Mystery Tribune, Hooked, and OcultaLIT. Her focus is contemporary fiction written by women with an emphasis on crime fiction and debut authors. She writes both in English and Spanish.