Educated at Smith College and Harvard Business School, Barbara Hattemer worked for a management consulting firm before marrying and raising four children. For 15 years she fought for high community standards at home and throughout the country, giving hundreds of Radio and Television interviews and debates. Featured in Christian Herald Magazine and Focus on the Family’s Citizen; recipient of Christian Herald’s first James 1:22 Award, she appeared on The Today Show with Bryant Gumbel and on Dr. James Dobson’s Radio Program. Barbara is also the author of the book Don’t Touch That Dial: The Impact of the Media on Children and the Family, an analysis of social science research on the harms of sexually explicit and violent media, the chapter “New Light on Daycare Research” in Phyllis Schlafly’s Who Will Rock the Cradle (Word), and numerous magazine articles. The love story of Field of Daisies is fiction, but the generations of Alzheimer’s are drawn from Barbara’s own family.