Tricia Shantz is a social geographer and research consultant who works in the fields of journalism, urban planning, social planning and community development. She lives in Byron Bay, Australia and is committed to knowing the environmental and social construct of her community.
Tricia co-wrote and published her first two books with Rusty Miller: Turning Point Surf Portraits and Stories from Bells to Byron 1970 – 1971 in 2012 and Turning Point II Surf Portraits and Stories Hawaii: Oahu-Kauai-Maui 1968-1972 in 2014. A third book, No Fixed Abode; Stories from the streets around Byron Bay in 2017, was in association with the Byron Bay Community Centre and Byron Writers Festival. She co-publishes and edits, the Byron Guide magazine about people, politics and culture.
Tricia lectured in the School of Social Science at Southern Cross University for twenty two years and worked in Local Government for fifteen years.