Here's the official scoop....
Tricia Spencer received the BEST NONFICTION BOOK award for Tips, The Server Guide To Bringing Home The Bacon The Customer Speaks To Every Waiter, Waitress and Restaurant Manager in America! from the SOUTHWEST WRITERS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION. Published in 2002 with a 2nd printing in 2006, Tips has become a
training manual for restaurants and food servers
around the country. Her short story,
Deviled Eggs, was a winner in both the
CROSSQUARTER PUBLISHING PAUL B. DUQUETTE
MEMORIAL SHORT SCIENCE FICTION CONTEST.
Deviled Eggs is published in the 2002 science
fiction anthology, CrossTime. Her short story,
Miracle Man, was a winner in the 2005
CLOAK and DAGGER MYSTERY WRITING
CONTEST where the finalists were judged by
renowned mystery author Jeremiah Healy.
And her short story, Noses, Toes, and Elbows,
was a winner in the 2005 SCRIBES VALLEY
PUBLISHING SHORT STORY COMPETITION, and is
published in the winners anthology, They Do Exist.
Her spirit prayers collection, entitled Spirit Prayers For Joyful Living - The Gentle Path to Spiritual Well-Being was published as an Amazon Short in 2007 and became a Kindle exclusive in 2010. Her short story, Empty Shoes, took top honors in the 2008 SCRIBES VALLEY PUBLISHING COMPETITION and is published in The Road To Elsewhere.
2011 saw the release of the unusual fan-driven book, The Touch of Roy and Dale, The Impact and Influence of Roy Rogers, The King of the Cowboys, and Dale Evans, The Queen of the West, As Only Their Fans Could Tell It, a 2012 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS FINALIST and 2014 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS FINALIST and 2014 READER'S FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS HONORABLE MEDALIST. The 2014 release of The Touch of Roy and Dale, Volume II: Personally Told Stories of Lives Changed by Roy Rogers, The King of the Cowboys, and Dale Evans, The Queen of the West, Continue completes the 2-volume tribute to American icons, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Volume II was a 2014 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS FINALIST and the BRONZE MEDALIST in the READER'S FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS.
The 2012 release of Tricia's 1001 Wedding Ideas: The Ultimate Resource For Creating a Wedding No One Will Ever Forget is a comprehensive wedding planning book that is the beginning of many wedding books to follow.
Tricia life pursuits reflect her philosophy that variety is truly the spice of life. From food service to touring with the International Company of Up With People to creating and marketing her own line of wedding accessories to author, with a world of diverse creative pursuits in between, Tricia has reveled in the highs and lows of self evolution and in the myriad of endeavors life has to offer. She is listed in "Who's Who of American Women", "Who's Who of Emerging Leaders", Who in The West, and Who Who in The World?
Tricia became a blogger for the Huffington Post in 2012, sharing thoughts, questions, ideas and observations on a variety of topics.
Born and raised in Central Illinois, she and her husband, Mark, now live in Southern California where they share their home with all manner of furry and feathered creatures. They also share a passion for the simple pleasures of life, like sharing a great meal or taking a drive through unknown territory.