Author * Speaker * Advocate
Poignant Women's Fiction

Barbara Hattemer


It has long been my dream to share with readers insights garnered over my lifetime by creating stories that explore serious subjects, yet are a pleasure to read.

I wrote
Field of Daisies, the story of three generations of Alzheimer’s disease, to give hope to people like me who fear they may be next and to encourage caretakers and friends of Alzheimer's patients.

Have you ever strolled through a field of daisies blowing in a gentle wind, white petals sparkling from the rays of the warming sun? Have you swung on a long
rope over a creek and plunged into its deepest hole on a hot, sunny day? Have you climbed a ladder in a tall barn, taken a flying leap into space and landed on a soft bed of hay?

Come meander with Andrea through the shaded woods, listen to the music of the creek's rushing water as it bounces merrily on its way. Smell the rich fragrance of new mown hay. Relive your first romance as Andrea meets Lans and introduces him to the delights of a beautiful farm in the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania.

"What a heart-warming, informative message! I did not want it to end." -Marilyn North

"The main characters are real and easy to relate to as they struggle with tough decisions and priorities. Field of Daisies made me laugh, cry and shout for joy!" -Ellen Elmore

"I am awed by the gamut of human emotion you described so realistically and yet so poignantly. Field of Daisies is truly a gift!" -Nancy Hudak
Learn more about Field of Daisies.

 An Island Just for Us
, released by OakTara Publishers in June of 2013, takes place on an island in Maine's beautiful Penobscot Bay. It is a tale of romance, family values, and the determination to fight a dark evil.

Delight in a summer romance as Elena introduces Todd to the thrills and dangers of Maine’s intriguing coast. Experience with them idyllic days exploring coastal islands, a hurricane approaching their shore just when the tide is highest, and two days lost on the bay in dense fog.

Learn more about An Island Just for Us.