Dorcas Annette Walker
writing with a personal touch

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 A little bit about me...

 Dorcas Annette Walker, a second generation hemophilia carrier, is a published author, speaker, and columnist whose cooking column, Creative Mountain Cookin, appeared weekly in the The Newport Plain Talk and Herald-Citizen. She is also a freelance magazine writer, does writer workshops, and is a photographer from Jamestown, Tennessee.

Dorcas' life began on the side of a mountain in Northern Pennsylvania, close to Thanksgiving, at a small clinic where her mother was the only patient. After her morning entrance into the world, that afternoon, the doctor went out into the woods behind the clinic and shot a deer. He declared that Dorcas brought him luck.  Most of Dorcas' life has been spent living on a mountain. She is definitely a mountain girl.

Besides raising two children with hemophilia and keeping up with her minister husband, who pastored seven churches and traveled as an evangelist throughout the United States, Dorcas taught kindergarten, was an assistant teacher, and reading monitor at the private school where her children attended. She then worked for three years at the local Jamestown hospital as a CNA, switchboard operator, ward secretary, and did medical transcription in the radiology department.  In between all her duties, Dorcas wrote.

Dorcas was an editorial consultant to Hemalog for several years, a book reviewer for the Christian Library Book Journal, wrote a cooking column: Creative Tennessee Mountain Cookin  for two years in The Herald-Citizen newspaper, and her articles have been published in numerous medical magazines and other books. She is best known for her memoir, To Say Good-bye.  Dorcas has a diploma from: The Institute of Children?s Literature for writing children?s books, ICS as a personal computer specialist, Professional Career Development Institute for medical transcription, and the Tennessee Technology Center as a nurse?s technician.

 She has published magazine articles in the P.E.N. with a reprint in New Zealand, Hemalog with a reprint in the Spanish edition, Tidings, Christian Library Journal, Holiness Evangelist, The Human Factor, Independent Bible Methodist church magazine, Standard, Pulse, Grit, Vista, Fentress Courier newspaper, and The Ladies Companion, The Newport Plain Talk newspaper, The Knoxville News Sentinel newspaper, Plain Talk newspaper, Wesleyan Publishing House  Sunday School curriculum , Matrix Health News, Writer's Byline Calendar, and Love is a Verb devotional by Gary Chapman and James Stuart Bell

Her published books include: Raising A Child With Hemophilia by Armour 1991, Meditations For the Bereaved by Gilgal Publishing 1998, self-published 3-book Christmas Program series in 2001, To Say Good-bye by Publish America 2002, she coauthored and self-published Power for Healing in 2002, Power to Pray 2004, and self-published Motherhood in 2004.  In 2010, Dorcas  and was awarded the Certificate of Achievement in Poetry by Eber & Wein Publishing for her poem, Loves Butterfly.  

Dorcas won the Creative Arts Guild  Honorable Mention in the Most Unforgettable category in 1990, The National Library of Poetry Editors Choice Award in 1997, Centeon photo calendar contest in 1998, American at the Millennium- The Best Poems and Poets of the 20th Century in 1999,  The International Library of Poetry Editor?s Choice Award in 2003,  Empire Who?s Who Empowering Executives & Professionals in 2006-2007Knoxville News Sentinel photo contest in 2007, Cambridge Who's Who in 2007, and Eber & Wein Publishing Certificate of Achievement in Poetry in 2010.