Dr. Pat Spencer


Dr. Pat Spencer’s international thriller, Story of a Stolen Girl, is available online from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers. Her short story, A Healing Place, won the 2019 Oceanside Literary Festival. Other short stories are published in online literary journals, such as the Literary Yard, Scarlet Leaf Review, and Potato Soup Journal. She published a textbook with Cengage; contributed to a California Writers’ Circle anthology; and authored columns in Inland Empire Magazine and the Press-Enterprise, articles in the National Beauty School Journal, and scholarly articles with the U.S. Department of Education’s Educational Resources Information Center. She also served as a contributing editor to Inland Empire Magazine.

In addition to Golden Boxty in the Frypan, a novel inspired by her mother’s experiences as an orphan, she is ready to publish the first book in the trilogy, Sticks in a Bundle, the story of a young girl born in 1961 to a multiracial family in Soweto, South Africa who pledges to use her written words to fight against apartheid.

The focus of Pat’s writing is to raise awareness of crimes specifically against girls and women, and in general, against humanity. She is a retired community college president who lives in Capistrano Beach and is married with one son and one granddaughter. She speaks to community organizations on human trafficking and writing processes. When not writing or speaking, she golfs, reads, walks the beach, or hangs out at book clubs and author critique groups, or with family and friends.

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