About Alicia


BW blog photoAlicia is a retired teacher, an empty-nester, and a writer. She aspires to seek, show, and share wisdom in hope of improving herself and our world.

She has degrees in journalism and secondary English education. She taught middle school literature and language arts for 28 years. Along the way, she worked at several newspapers as a copywriter, reporter, and columnist. She co-authored the book Lessons in Loveliness ~ Learning to Live a Lovely Life with a dear co-worker with whom she wrote a blog by the same name.

Alicia started her blog The Simple Swan in 2018 and has refined its mission to inspire mature modern women to change the world with their wisdom. Posts from her blog frequently appear in her local newspaper and other  publications. 

She and her husband, Mike, live on a quiet lake in Brown County, Indiana. They have four grown children and a six-year-old grandson. When they aren’t enjoying family or nature, Mike is usually cooking something spicy while Alicia is writing. 

Reach her at Alicia@thesimpleswan.com.