Dot HatfieldDot Hatfield

Dot Hatfield is the 2020 inductee to the Arkansas Writers’ Hall of Fame.

Dot is the author of seven books, including 4 novels, a collection of short stories, a one-act play and a collection of essays from her blog. Her most recent novel, Worth the Candle, debuted in 2019.

She is a freelance writer whose op-ed pieces have appeared in the Nashville Tennessean, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, and several regional newspapers. Her devotional material has been printed in The Upper Room, Mature Living, Evangel, Church Educator, and Ministry Now. She is currently a contributing c0lumnist for the Beebe News. Her opinion column, As I See It, appears monthly in the hometown paper.

After living in Texas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee, Dot now makes her home in Arkansas. She is a certified lay speaker / lay servant in the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church.

She is past president of White County Creative Writers and encourages every serious writer to find a critique group or mentor.

You can find out more about Dot at her website:

Her books are available at

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Dot was the WCCW featured member for September 2022. You can read Dot’s posts at the Write Way Blog here.