Tandy Anderson didn’t even believe in love at first sight — until it happened to her. She knew from the beginning the situation was impossible. For one thing, she didn’t have time to get involved in a relationship. Her demanding job with Child Protective Services required a tremendous amount of energy.
In fact just this morning she received a call that a six-year-old child on her watch went missing.
Mike Blanchard felt sure Tandy Anderson would not fit into his future plans. He needed someone who could be supportive and understanding about his calling. There would be times when his work took priority over everything else. He needed to choose his life partner carefully.
There was no way it could ever work out. Was it worth a try?
Did Anyone Read My Story is a collection of Dot’s favorite posts from this blog.
One review from Amazon…
“Hatfield entertains us with snippets from her life, her views on current issues and popular topics, glimpses of her faith and much more. Although I read it in one sitting, the short chapters make it a good choice for someone who doesn’t have much time to read.”
January 25, 1928 began like any ordinary day in an ordinary small Oklahoma town.
The aroma of bacon and biscuits filled the air in country kitchens as homemakers prepared breakfast for their families. The milkman made his early morning rounds. Children dressed in winter clothes walked to school.
No one had the slightest hint that before sunset, someone they knew would die.
Based on true events, this is the story of an ordinary day turned extraordinary for the townspeople of Marietta, Oklahoma, and the many lives that were changed as a result.
On the day after Emma Lou Briggs funeral her family gathers to decide what to do with her things. Each of her three daughters have a different idea about how that needs to happen.
As they work through the dynamics involved, they are helped by memories of the past.
This is a one-act play by Dot that was performed at the Center on the Square Theater in Searcy Arkansas in May 2011.
Set in the Sixties and Seventies, To Find A Home tells the story of Becca Lucas who, at age eleven, finds out she’s adopted. With this discovery, Becca is angry and now longs to find her birth parents, but receives no help from home.
As she matures into a young adult, her primary focus remains finding the ones who gave her up for adoption. She is convinced that understanding the reason for their decision will help her know her true identity and bring her home again.
How this obsession influences Becca’s life choices and how it affects the ones who love her is the basis of the story in To Find A Home. Dot Hatfield’s second novel tells a story of a young girl’s longing to know her roots, and the discovery, layer by layer, of the truth.
Sharon Jordan is content with her marriage, her career, her life in general until the afternoon she receives a call telling her that her husband, Tim, has been killed in a head on collision in Lincoln, Nebraska.
She thought he was on a business trip to Dallas.
Overwhelmed at her loss, she is devastated by the thought that there was an area of Tim’s life she was not a part of.
Her quest to peel away the layers of Tim’s secret leads Sharon to a small town in Nebraska and back to the homeless shelters of Little Rock.
In The Last to Know Dorothy Hatfield weaves a story of secrecy, grief, healing and spiritual awakening.
During her writing career, Dot Hatfield has won numerous awards for her short stories and essays. In 2006, she compiled a group of these stories into a delightful read.
Some of the awards her stories have won are from Arkansas Writers Conference, Grand Prairie Festival of Arts, Life Press Christian Writers, Green River Writers, Grandmother Earth, White County Creative Writers Conference, and Calliope and Byline magazines.