Alicia started drawing at the early age of 4. Her favorite cartoon character to draw was Garfield! Using that as her foundation, she drew many different cartoon characters growing up. Her older brother, who is also a talented artist, taught her shading techniques and two-point perspective as she got older. Art was her main course of study throughout high school and college and she was also a set designer for both drama departments.
Alicia graduated Magna Cum Laude and College Fellow in Fine Arts (Studio Art Concentration) at Jamestown College, North Dakota, in 2001; Minors in Business Administration and Information Tech.
Alicia has worked as a graphic artist since graduation and currently freelances out of her home in Omaha, Nebraska.
Furthermore, Alicia works with local production companies working as their special effects makeup artist and photo editor. She also works with photographers as a model and has walked the fashion runway.
Timmy the Fish has an important anti-bullying message delivered through bright, colorful, and engaging illustrations. The story is about a small perch bullied by his older peers at school. When Timmy starts to swim at the back of the school for fear of being bullied again, he befriends a Largemouth Bass named Brutus who shares his secret to overcoming the bullies without resorting to violence.