Allen Rubens has lived in Chicago all his life. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. In addition to being an award-winning copywriter for 40 years, Allen has written more than 100 songs, 20 children’s books and a movie for 20th Century Fox. He lives with his wife, Suzy, and their dog, Olive. "Stalk", Allen's second book was released in June 2013, “Beyond 101” Allen's first book, was released in April 2013.