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"Empty Shoes" is for my sister, Donna, who inspires the world.
“Empty Shoes” is the second Tricia Spencer short story honored as a finalist in Scribes Valley Fiction Competitions. Finalist, “Noses, Toes and Elbows” was recognized in 2005 and appears in the Scribes Valley anthology, THEY DO EXIST.
Tricia 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 Manuscript Competition where the final winners were chosen by a Penguin Group editor. Tips… is available on Amazon.com and elsewhere and has become a training manual for restaurants and food servers around the country. The 2002 book received a second printing in 2006. 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, aka Terry Devane. In 2007, her nonfiction short, “Spirit Prayers For Joyful Living, A Gentle Path To Spiritual Well-Being” was published as an AMAZON SHORT on Amazon.com.
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 and 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.
Visit her website at: triciaspencer.net