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.

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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.

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I want to tell you about my first venture into writing a picture book for children. All summer long a family of foxes played on my hillside outside my office window in Maine. It was one of the most delightful summers of my life and I wanted to share its joy.

Hungry Foxes on Our Hillside is written in rhyming poetry that readers have thoroughly enjoyed. The story illustrates the cycle of life and how God provides for the animals he has created. Children love the vivid descriptions of the hillside and the animals who romp across it: mother deer with her faun bounding over the hillside, a family of five minks who run down the hill, eagles who swoop in and land on high branches.

It's a great read aloud book to young children (ages 3 to 7), fun for young readers (8-12), and makes a great gift for children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

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