Because this is my first entry into the blogging world, I thought posting a bit of my background would be useful. Hence, my bio:
Alice Solomon re-entered the working world after her graduation from Wellesley College cum laude at the age of fifty. Alice held the titles of Mrs. Massachusetts and Mrs. U.S. Savings Bonds for Massachusetts, and her family was selected the Massachusetts All-American Family, encompassing representation of both the U.S. Treasury Dept. and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
As a high fashion runway model and lecturer with the Hart Modeling Agency, Boston, MA, Alice appeared often on radio and television, along with conducting fashion seminars throughout the New England area. From 1991 to 1995, Alice was associated with both Henri Bendel in Chestnut Hill, MA and Tiffany & Co. in, Boston, MA
From 1994 to 2001, Alice was a syndicated newspaper columnist, writing “A Guide for Gorgeous Grandmas” for the MetroWest Daily News, in Framingham, MA and other newspapers in Massachusetts and Florida with a readership of over 150,000. She hosted twice-weekly radio shows on WXKS-FM in Wellesley, Massachusetts, interviewing guests in the fashion scene, and she was heard in Palm Beach County, Florida, on radio station WPBI-AM as co-host of the daily show, “Upbeat Senior Magazine on the Air.”
In 2001, Alice completed her first book, Love, Sex, and the Single Gorgeous Grandma: Reflections on Being Single Over 50. Her second book, Find the Love of Your Life After Fifty! was published in 2004. Her magazine articles have been featured in Upbeat Senior, Aging with Style, Delray Beach, Los Olas, and Boca Observer magazines, her online articles are featured on Yahoo!Personals.com and her website, http://www.gorgeousgrandma.com, received the “Golden Web Award 2002-2003
Alice’s media work includes: a talk with the Today Show; an appearance on Retirement Living’s The Voice; and, appearances on over 75 television news feeds throughout the country. Her “modern, yet timeless advice” has been quoted in The New York Times, Time magazine, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Tampa Tribune, the Milwaukee Journal, and countless other newspapers nationwide. Other media appearances include the Voice of America from Washington, DC, the USA Radio Network with 200 stations nationwide, and numerous National Public Radio affiliates. She was honored to be Visiting Faculty Lecturer at Nova Southeastern University’s Institute for Learning in Retirement and, in 2007, she will be conducting seminars at Palm Beach Community College as well.
Gorgeous Grandma Communications, with its “aging with style” focus, was selected by the Small Business Development Center at Florida Atlantic University as a “Potential Business Success.” Alice is a member of the Florida Speakers Association and she speaks before numerous clubs and organizations throughout southern Florida. Alice lives in Delray Beach, FL, and she is the proud grandmother of five gorgeous (of course) grandchildren.