Allen S. is an award winning, syndicated writer living in Vail, Colorado. He has been featured on NBC, ABC TV's The View, KYSL Radio 93, The Denver Post, The Funny Times, The Writer Magazine, LIVESTRONG and The Vail Daily. Allen's first book, "Ski Instructors Confidential: The Stories Ski Instructors Swap Back at the Lodge",Â was published in 2005, is in its second printing and continues to sell around the world in book stores and on-line. His second book, "Watching Grandma Circle the Drain",Â was published in 2011 and has received rave reviews on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million and dozens of independent websites and blogs. He has also contributed to "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Runners"Â (2010) and "The Gigantic Reader" (2008). His latest book, "Monkey in a Pink Canoe", was published in April, 2014 and earned the 2014 Best Humor award from the Colorado Independent Publishers Association.