A New Yorker, Tricia Tierney moved to Kentucky at 18 to study with sculptor and master teacher, Mike Skop. Her BFA in sculpture provided her with the excellent lifting skills she used regularly as a banquet waitress for Weston Hotels. Not wanting to forever be earning her living wearing a uniform of white shoes and frilly apron, she moved to Kyoto, Japan where she lived for more than 3 years – sculpting, painting, teaching English and wandering Japanese rock gardens. After returning to New York, she landed a job as a Public Information Assistant at the United Nations where she gave excellent English and awful Japanese tours before taking a post with the Peacekeeping Forces in Former Yugoslavia.
During her years in the countries of what used to be Yugoslavia, Tricia became adept at going long periods without electricity or water, learned to distinguish between incoming and outgoing mortar fire, was hosted for lunch by war criminals and met her late husband. In 1994 she married the deceptively charming but haunted British relief worker who is the co-subject of her recently completed, unpublished memoir. The Things We Cannot Change was written in the early hours of the morning before going to her day-job.
For more than 15 years, Tricia has joyfully worked at a Barnes & Noble in the Connecticut suburbs where she has organized author events for writers such as JK Rowling, Frank McCourt and Martha Stewart.
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