Barbara Hattemer
Author * Speaker * Advocate
Poignant Women's Fiction


Educated at Smith College and Harvard Business School, Barbara worked for a management consulting firm as a Research Assistant, a Personnel Assistant and, eventually, as Assistant to the President. After marrying, she raised four children and now enjoys visiting her eight grandchildren with her husband Bob. She spent 15 years as a political activist, founding and leading the following organizations: Morality in Media of Naples; Florida Coalition for Clean Cable; National Decency Forum (Co-Founder); National Family Foundation; and Character Council of Collier County.

Presently, she writes novels highlighting difficult subjects, but her books are mingled with delightful descriptions of nature, romance, and deep relationships, which make them pleasurable reading:
  • Hungry Foxes on Our Hillside, a children's picture book was published in April of 2017 by EA Publishing. The story illustrates the cycle of life and how God provides for the animals he
    has created. 
  • An Island Just for Us, a summer romance on an island in Maine's beautiful Penobscot Bay, was published by OakTara in June of 2013. It contrasts the innocence of a developing romance between young people and the unhealthy counterfeit for love that is offered by sexually explicit media.
  • "Thunder on the Glacier," a story of children separated from their parents on a glacier in South America, was published in January of 2013 in Focus on the Family's Clubhouse Magazine.
  • Field of Daisies, the story of three generations of Alzheimer's, was published in March of 2012 by OakTara Publications

Through the years she has had the following articles and books published:        

  • "Snow Scene at Christmas Time,” Parent's Magazine
  • "Memories of First Love," Yankee Magazine, (Fiction)"
  • "A Time to Begin Again," Guideposts
  • "Charisma Chapel as Community," New Wine Magazine
  • "New Light on Daycare Research," a chapter in Phyllis Schlafly's Who Will Rock the Cradle, Word Publishing
  • Don't Touch That Dial: The Impact of the Media on Children and the Family, Huntington House (A book summarizing the findings of the top 25 media researchers in the country. A complete analysis of social science research and law enforcement data on the harms of secually explicit and violent film and television written for the layman.)"
  • "Cause and Violent Effect: Media and Our Youth," The World and I
  • “Autumn Reflections,” Eggemoggin Reach Review, Volume I
  • “A Relationship to Treasure,” Eggemoggin Reach Review, Volume II
  • “Summer,” Eggemoggin Reach Review, Volume II
  • “Tips for Parents” (Regarding Pornography), OnCourse Magazine

She was featured in Christian Herald Magazine and Focus on the Family’s Citizen. She received Christian Herald’s first James 1:22 Award, Morality in Media Woman of the Month Award, and Eagle Forum’s Eagle Award.