Alicia DiFabio, Psy.D. is the author of the #1 Amazon Hot New Release, Women Who Tri: A Reluctant Athlete’s Journey Into the Heart of America's Newest Obsession. Alicia became interested in triathlon when she found herself living in the epicenter of the largest all-female triathlon club in the country—the Mullica Hill Women’s Tri Club. The club, triathlon, and the women who loved it, became the inspiration for her first book.
Alicia has her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland. After working in the field for over a decade, she took a career hiatus to raise her four young children and began freelance writing.
Her articles and personal essays have appeared in various newspapers, magazines, websites, and literary journals. She served as the contributing non-fiction editor for Pentimento Literary Magazine and wrote for the Parenting Channel at the online women's community SheKnows.com.
Alicia did her first 5K at the age of 43 and first triathlon at the age of 45. She does a few races each year, at least one triathlon or duathlon, but considers herself more of a non-competitive runner. She has been a member of the Mullica Hill Women's Tri Club since 2010, sits on their Board of Directors, and is active on their charity committee. One of Alicia's favorite tri club memories was co-presenting with Actress Glenn Close and her sister Jessie at an End the Stigma Against Mental Illness workshop in 2013.
Alicia lives with her husband and four beautiful daughters in New Jersey. Her eldest daughter (now a young adult) lives with multiple and severe disabilities requiring total supervision and life-long care (Autism, cognitive impairments, uncontrolled epilepsy and scoliosis). An active blogger since 2008, Alicia chronicles her adventures parenting, and the general mayhem and joy of life, at Lost In Holland. She is also a breast cancer survivor and an active volunteer with Hearts United Against Cancer. In 2017, she received the organization's Cancer Hero Volunteer Award.