About Alicia

Alicia is a retired teacher, an empty-nester, and a writer. She is embracing each day in the current season of her life with all the simplicity, beauty, and joy she can find.

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

Alicia started The Simple Swan in early 2018 and has fine-tuned its mission to inspire joyful living throughout every season of life. Posts from her blog frequently appear in her local newspaper and other  publications. 

She and her husband, Mike, live a simple life 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 something joyful. 

Reach her at Alicia@thesimpleswan.com.