Alva Tobias is a pen name taken from two drastically different, but equally important places. Alva, was my grandfather's name. When I was a child I wanted to dedicate the most important thing I've ever done to him, and this is it. Being a writer. It is what I was put on the world for, to write and bring these stories in my head to everyone that I can. I've had a hell of a ride thus far and I just want to share these experiences with other people. Tobias, the surname, is the name of one of my characters in this sprawling universe that is building inside of my head. Tobias was originally created to stand as a model for the kind of person that I want to become. He is in many ways, the best version of me that I could think of producing. These things came together to create this pen name, so I will always be reminded why I started writing.