Alana continues her journey as a poet and writer. When she wrote a poem as a tribute to her husband on their 50th Wedding Anniversary over three years ago, she realized that writing poetry was a joyful and rewarding process for her. She looks forward to continuing to write and evolve as a poet.
Alana grew up in Winslow, Arizona and married her childhood sweetheart, Brian, also from Winslow. She and Brian graduated from the University of Northern Arizona, moved on to Los Angeles for a few years and now live in Centennial, Colorado. They have two grown, married sons and one granddaughter, all living in the Denver area.
Alana spent almost thirty years working as an administrator for two independent schools in Denver and is now retired. In addition to writing poetry, she also enjoys traveling with her husband, reading, gardening, and playing pickleball and mahjongg.
In 2015, she won First Place in Poetry in Arapahoe Community College’s Writer’s Studio Student Club Contest, and her winning poem was published in their 2016 Art and Literary Journal, Progenitor.
She is currently the Chair of The Poetry Society’s Members Only Contests.