Armed with a newly minted doctorate degree in Psychology from Kent State in northeast
Ohio, Alice Licata spent years in Charlottesville,Virginia walking the halls of academia and offering her psychological expertise to the community there before turning her energies toward another passion: raising her two daughters. Inspired, she wrote It’s Not Rocket Science: Down-to-Earth Advice on Raising Stellar Kids, hoping to empower other parents. When her girls were fully launched, one into the acting world and the other into medicine, she returned to teaching—this time, grades 6-12. In the classroom, she makes it her mission to ensure today’s kids still know how to use a good old-fashioned dictionary and tell time on an analog clock. She has also been a high school diving coach for the past 20 years, helping her student athletes reach new heights both on and off the diving board. Growing up a closet book nerd (erstwhile social butterfly, always secretly wishing she was home with a good book), Alice finally came into her own as a novelist after years assuming this was well beyond her grasp. After all, a great book felt like magic to her. Now, she hopes to bring a tiny bit of this magic into the world with her own writing. And in keeping with her background, she also seeks to perhaps offer paths to greater understanding of the human psyche and all its foibles for her readers. Alice currently resides in Dayton, Ohio with her two remaining yet-to-leave-the-nest [canine] kids, Pixie and Pebbles. She enjoys walking these spirited Terrier mixes through the many rolling hills of her neighborhood, savoring the little things and contemplating her next book project.