Meet Author Tricia Spencer

    Tricia Spencer received the Best Nonfiction Book award for “Tips, The Server’s Guide To Bringing Home The Bacon – The Customer Speaks To Every Waiter, Waitress and Restaurant Manager in America!” from the Southwest Writers International Competition where the final winner was chosen by a Penguin Group editor.   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 L. Ron Hubbard Writers Of The Future Competition for Science Fiction and CrossQuarter Publishing’s Paul B. Duquette Memorial Short Science Fiction Contest.  “Deviled Eggs” is published in “CrossTime”, the 2002 science fiction anthology featuring the winners of the CrossQuarter competition.  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 by as an Amazon Short in 2007 and as of 2010 is a Kindle exclusive.  Her latest short story to be recognized is "Empty Shoes," which took top honors in the 2008 Scribes Valley Publishing Competition and is published in "The Road To Elsewhere."

Tricia’s 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’s Who in The West”, and “Who’s Who in The World”.   


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.

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