Tricia Barker, one of the founding faculty members of the Trinity River campus, teaches English courses, moonlights as an author and can now add “television talk show guest” to her résumé as well. Barker’s book and television appearances are connected to her incredible life’s journey, starting with a dramatic near-death experience.
After a major car accident in her early 20s, Barker lay on the operating table for spinal surgery. She had lost too much blood from internal injuries and her heart rate flat-lined.
“I was dead for two and a half minutes,” said Barker.
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