Alicia is a romance author, practicing feminist, and one-day Jeopardy! champion. She lives in Seattle with her husband and their adorable mini-dachshund. Blue Pencil Beading is a way for her to put her own creative efforts under the critical microscope, as explained in this inaugural post. Her favorite beads are hex Delicas, particularly the pricey-but-gorgeous 22 karat gold iris color. She can be found on Twitter at @aliciaaho.