Dianne Barker is a conference speaker, radio host, and author of eleven books including the 1986 bestseller Twice Pardoned (life of Harold Morris, first book for Focus on the Family Publishing, 1.5 million in print). She wrote her first book at 24, Billy Graham in Big Orange Country, a commemorative book about the Knoxville, Tennessee crusade, which made national headlines with the visit of President Richard Nixon.
Dianne is a former news and feature writer and columnist for the Johnson City (TN) Press-Chronicle. Her book Cabbages and Kings—Reflections on Living Abundantly in Christ is a collection of devotional-style articles originally published in her weekly column. I Don’t Chase the Garbage Truck Down the Street in My Bathrobe Anymore! Organizing for the Maximum Life, won the Christian Authors Network 2014 Golden Scrolls third-place award for non-fiction book of the year. Help! I’m Stuck and I Can’t Get Out! The Maximum Marriage Maintenance and Repair Kit, releases soon.
A graduate of East Tennessee State University, Dianne hosts a weekly program on the Christian radio station WHCB 91.5 FM, “At the Library” on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. www.whcbradio.org. Her guests have included James Dobson, Philip Yancey, Jerry B. Jenkins, Karen Kingsbury, Clay Cross, Steven Arterburn, Richard Blackaby, Carol Kent, Chonda Pierce, Mark Lowry, Thelma Wells, and Gary Chapman.
A graduate of CLASS (Christian Leaders, Authors and Speakers Seminars), she’s a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, Christian Authors Network, and Christian Women in Media Association.
Dianne’s passion is investing her life in women, encouraging whole-hearted devotion to Christ, who is worthy of adoration and praise. She and her husband live in Tennessee. They have two married children and two grandchildren. Visit www.diannebarker.com.