Author Interviews

A Chat with Author Dianne Barker

Marti Pieper
Marti Pieper

Warm April greetings from Marti Pieper in lovely Mount Dora, Florida, where we anticipate sunny celebrations of our Savior’s birth. I have a special guest for you to meet today. Dianne Barker and I became virtual friends through our love of writing and our mutual membership in CAN. I have long appreciated her gracious spirit and talent for putting just the right words together.

Welcome, Dianne! Please tell us about your book.

Dianne Barker, Topics: Marriage * Parenting * Living in joy *
Dianne Barker

I Don’t Chase the Garbage Truck down the Street in My Bathrobe Anymore! throws a rope to the desperate drowning in disorganization. It offers practical strategies to organize space, time, and family chaos; wrestle thieves (slothfulness and procrastination); de-clutter; manage finances; begin personal renovation—purging interior garbage (inferiority, low esteem); submitting fully to Christ, gateway to balance and abundant living.

Writing Business

Tips from the pros: Dianne Barker

"DCSGreetings from the winter-draped Rockies in Colorado. Davalynn Spencer here to introduce multi-published author, Dianne Barker.

Dianne, how did you get into writing?

As an eighteen-year-old college student, I landed my dream job writing for my hometown newspaper in Johnson City, Tennessee. When Billy Graham held a crusade in Knoxville in 1970, the newspaper sent me to cover the event, which made national headlines with the visit of President Richard Nixon. Through the influence of my friend and mentor Dr. Sherwood Wirt (founding editor of Decision magazine), the crusade executive committee chose me to write a commemorative book about the crusade. Billy Graham in Big Orange Country was my first book—at age twenty-four.