About Alicia



Hi, I’m Alicia. Thanks for stopping by!

A Little About Me ~ I enjoy a simple life in the boonies of Brown County, Indiana with my high school sweetheart and best friend, Mike. We have four grown children and a five-year-old grandson. Grace is our sixteen-year-old dog, an American Eskimo who thinks she’s still a pup.

I taught literature and language arts to middle schoolers for more than twenty-five years. What other job lets you read and write all day with young hearts ripe with dreams and possibilities? Along the way, I worked as a newspaper reporter and columnist. I was also a copywriter and proofreader back when journalists used typewriters and carried well-worn copies of the Associated Press Stylebook.

In the fall of 2017, a dear teacher-friend and I self-published a book, Lessons in Loveliness ~ Learning to Live a Lovely Life. If you’re interested, it’s still available. (Mom, you’ve bought enough copies.)

Posts from The Simple Swan frequently appear as a column in my local newspaper, The Brown County Democrat. To subscribe to The Simple Swan, please click the “Follow” button on the right side of this page or at the bottom of your phone screen.

Please contact me at aliciawoodward4@aol.com or on Facebook at The Simple Swan. Thank you! §