I first met Alana in 2002 when we were both going through divorces. During these difficult days we supported each other, maniacally wrote about our tribulations, and attempted to make are of our lives. She quickly became involved in Mamapalooza, and I quickly became a staunch fan of hers. I’ve watched her grow and develop as an artist, and our friendship remains strong.
Here’s a great interview with Alana Ruben Free online at Stay Thirsty Magazine:
In the nimble hands of a savvy storyteller, the deft exploration of an idea can add a powerful dimension to a literary work. In such cases, success usually depends on the delicate balance between idea and story. Too much emphasis on the idea will make the work pedantic; too little dramatic interplay among the characters will render the story lifeless. – Read more….