The Touch of Roy and Dale

The Impact and Influence of Roy Rogers...As Only Their Fans Could Tell It

Non-Fiction - Biography
288 Pages
Reviewed on 03/31/2014
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Author Biography

Tricia Spencer received the Best Nonfiction Book award for "Tips, The Server's Guide To Bringing Home The Bacon - The Customer Speaks!" from the Southwest Writers International Manuscript Competition. "Tips..." is available on and elsewhere and 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 that publisher's winners' collection, "They Do Exist." Another short story, "Empty Shoes," took top honors at Scribes Valley and appears in the 2009 anthology, "The Road to Elsewhere."

Tricia's "Spirit Prayers for Joyful Living" is a Kindle exclusive.

Her 2011 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," published by West Quest, is a unique fan-driven book about the indelible affect Roy and Dale had on the lives of their fans. "The Touch of Roy and Dale" was a 2012 USA Book News Award Finalist in the general biography category. It's available in both paperback and as an ebook, and part of the book's proceeds benefits Roy's and Dale's charity, The Happy Trails Children's Foundation.

October 2012 brought the release of "1001 Wedding Ideas: The Ultimate Resource for Creating a Wedding No One Will Ever Forget", published by Sellers Publishing. This huge, 544-page tome is chocked full of wedding planning possibilities.

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 was released in 2014, completing the two-book Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, West Quest series. Like Volume I, part of the proceeds from the sale of this book benefit Roy's and Dale's charity, The Happy Trails Children's Foundation.

Both Volume I and Volume II of The Touch of Roy and Dale were honored as 2014 Indie Excellence Book Awards finalists, as well as Reader's Favorite Book Awards finalists.

A historical romance novel is on deck, and the launch of Tricia's unique, new wedding web site, "The Bridal Museum", will happen in 2015.

For thoughts on weddings and other life issues, check out Tricia's blog posts on the Huffington Post, and visit the "Life and Living With Tricia Spencer" link on her website:

Tricia 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".

Her 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.

Born and raised in Central Illinois, she and her husband, Mark, 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.

Me in a nutshell:

I love diversity, stretching for the stars and pursuing my dreams. Those dreams are constantly evolving, and I embrace them as they come. I hope everyone finds as much pleasure in their own pursuits as I find in mine.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite

The Touch of Roy and Dale is the story of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Tricia Spencer recalls the impact and influence of Roy and Dale as only their fans and family could tell it. Included in this wonderful book are never before seen photos, art, poetry and songs, along with letters of fan mail, and a wealth of information about this awesome couple. There is so much more in this book that you just need to check it out for yourself!

One sentence I read in this book says that Roy Rogers and Dale Evans touched lives, and their legacy lives on, and this is so true for those of us who remember them. I wanted to read The Touch of Roy and Dale to remember those early years of my life and the excitement as my parents talked about them, and always listened and watched as they were on television and radio. They were a household name that I will never forget. This book is so very interesting. Ms. Spencer goes into details about their lives, and the mountains of fan mail they received. And back in the day it was snail mail, not email, so you can imagine! I especially enjoyed hearing their children remembering their mom and dad, and the life they lived while growing up in their home. If you are fans of this Happy Trails couple, I really want to encourage you to pick up a copy of this book. There are just not enough words to tell you the wonders of this precious book!