Be Bold and break the mould

Interview with the British author Barbara Spencer

May 15, 2021 Ursula Williams
Be Bold and break the mould
Interview with the British author Barbara Spencer
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Be Bold and break the mould
Interview with the British author Barbara Spencer
May 15, 2021
Ursula Williams

The British writer Barbara Spencer was born in Bowdon, in Cheshire, grew up in Birmingham and could have lived an everyday and quiet life, but that was not for her.

Since her earliest youth Barbara was an avid cricket fan would not miss a match. She followed her favourite team throughout Europe and later the Caribbean.  She fell in love with the laid-back lifestyle and beauty of the islands and accepted a job offer as a teacher in a secretarial college in Barbados and Grenada. But soon, her teaching career took her on to New York, Greece, France, and the Middle East.

Barbara remembers these years as a fascinating time of her life. She was present at the Black Power Riots in the West Indies, witnessed the overthrow by the military junta in Greece and the war in Lebanon.  Found herself in the middle of a battle and fled  Beirut, sitting on the floor of a taxicab.

 After these wild years, Barbara returned to Great Britton, became a qualified swimming teacher and judge. She taught children to swim, lend her expertise to the Street & district Swimming Club, and watched her daughter train or compete for the rest of the week.  While sitting at the edge of the pool watching her daughter swim, Barbara began to write and has not stopped ever since. She writes the most fascinating stories in many different genres, is an avid blogger and travels throughout the UK for book signing events.

https://www.barbaraspencer.co.uk
https://www.facbook.com/BarbaraSpencerO
https://twitter.com/BarbaraSpencerO
http://BarbaraSpencerAuthor.blogspot.co.uk/
http://barbaraspencerblog.wordpress.com/

     

 

     

 

Show Notes Transcript

The British writer Barbara Spencer was born in Bowdon, in Cheshire, grew up in Birmingham and could have lived an everyday and quiet life, but that was not for her.

Since her earliest youth Barbara was an avid cricket fan would not miss a match. She followed her favourite team throughout Europe and later the Caribbean.  She fell in love with the laid-back lifestyle and beauty of the islands and accepted a job offer as a teacher in a secretarial college in Barbados and Grenada. But soon, her teaching career took her on to New York, Greece, France, and the Middle East.

Barbara remembers these years as a fascinating time of her life. She was present at the Black Power Riots in the West Indies, witnessed the overthrow by the military junta in Greece and the war in Lebanon.  Found herself in the middle of a battle and fled  Beirut, sitting on the floor of a taxicab.

 After these wild years, Barbara returned to Great Britton, became a qualified swimming teacher and judge. She taught children to swim, lend her expertise to the Street & district Swimming Club, and watched her daughter train or compete for the rest of the week.  While sitting at the edge of the pool watching her daughter swim, Barbara began to write and has not stopped ever since. She writes the most fascinating stories in many different genres, is an avid blogger and travels throughout the UK for book signing events.

https://www.barbaraspencer.co.uk
https://www.facbook.com/BarbaraSpencerO
https://twitter.com/BarbaraSpencerO
http://BarbaraSpencerAuthor.blogspot.co.uk/
http://barbaraspencerblog.wordpress.com/

     

 

     

 

Welcome back to yet another episode of Be Bold and break the mould. I am your host Ursula Williams and today I will be chatting with The British writer Barbara Spencer. Barbara was born in Bowdon, in Cheshire, grew up in Birmingham and could have lived an everyday and quiet life, but that was not for her.

Since her earliest youth Barbara was an avid cricket fan would not miss a match. She followed her favourite team throughout Europe and later the Caribbean.  She fell in love with the laid-back lifestyle and beauty of the islands and accepted a job offer as a teacher in a secretarial college in Barbados and Grenada. But soon, her teaching career took her on to New York, Greece, France, and the Middle East.

Barbara remembers these years as a fascinating time of her life. She was present at the Black Power Riots in the West Indies, witnessed the overthrow by the military junta in Greece and the war in Lebanon.  Found herself in the middle of a battle and fled  Beirut, sitting on the floor of a taxicab.

 After these wild years, Barbara returned to Great Britton, became a qualified swimming teacher and judge. She taught children to swim, lend her expertise to the Street & district Swimming Club, and watched her daughter train or compete for the rest of the week.  While sitting at the edge of the pool watching her daughter swim, Barbara began to write and has not stopped ever since. She writes the most fascinating stories in many different genres, is an avid blogger and travels throughout the UK for book signing events.
 But let me not tell you everything but welcome Barbar to tell us about her many adventures.