Dr. Pat Spencer


Dr. Pat Spencer's international thriller, Story of a Stolen Girl, is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers. Pat's upcoming historical novel, Golden Boxty in the Frypan, inspired by her mother's experiences in a Catholic orphanage will be published by Pen It Publications in 2023. And she is in the process of deciding where to publish her literary trilogy, Sticks in a Bundle.

Pat's short story, A Healing Place, won the 2019 Oceanside Literary Festival. Other short stories are published in journals such as the Literary Yard, Scarlet Leaf Review, and Potato Soup Journal and featured in a California Writers Circle anthology. Pat authored a column in the Press-Enterprise newspaper. She also served as a columnist and contributing editor to Inland Empire Magazine.

Pat has lived in Canada, Germany, Florida, Colorado, Texas, Oregon, Mississippi, Virginia, and California. She loves to travel and spent time in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Spain, France, Croatia, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Greece, Mexico, the Galapagos, the Bahamas, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii, Utah, Washington, and Washington DC, and road-tripped across the continental United States several times. She enjoys getting to know people and learning about their culture.

Dr. Spencer is a retired professor and California Community College president. She is enjoying the transition from publishing nonfiction to fiction. She lives in Southern California, is married, and has a son and granddaughter. She speaks to community organizations on human trafficking and writing processes. To relax, Pat golfs, reads, walks the beach, hangs out with family and friends or frequents book clubs.

You may visit her at http://patspencer.net