J. M. Hochstetler

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Industry Publishing
Occupation author, editor, publisher
Location Nashville, Tennessee, United States
J. M. Hochstetler was born in central Indiana, the daughter of Mennonite farmers. She is a graduate of Indiana University. With bestselling author Bob Hostetler, she is writing the Northkill Amish Series closely based on the inspiring story of their Hochstetler ancestors. Book 1, Northkill, won ForeWord Magazine's 2015 IndieFab Bronze Award. Book 2, The Return, releases in 2017. In addition, she has published the first five books of the American Patriot Series set during the American Revolutionary War: Daughter of Liberty, Native Son, Wind of the Spirit, Crucible of War, and Valley of the Shadow. She has also published a contemporary novel, One Holy Night, winner of the Christian Small Publishers 2009 Book of the Year and finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers 2009 Book of the Year.

Hochstetler was an editor at Abingdon Press for many years. She is currently publisher and editorial director of Sheaf House Publishers, which specializes in inspirational fiction.
Interests history, writing, research, travel, gardening, crafts, interior decorating
Favorite Movies It Happened One Night, The Birds, To Kill a Mockingbird, You've Got Mail, The Lord of the Rings series, Star Wars series, Shrek series, The Princess Bride, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Joy Luck Club, Time Bandits, Edward Scissorhands, Gone with the Wind, The Black Stallion, The Godfather, Raising Arizona, Moonstruck, Superman Returns, Spiderman series, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
Favorite Music WWII songs, modern country, jazz, classical, the old hymns, some praise choruses, and a teeny bit of gospel
Favorite Books Jane Eyre, Green Dolphin Street, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, My Cousin Rachel, Rebecca, Northwest Passage, Random Harvest, Lost Horizon, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The God of Small Things, Outlander, Kissing Adrien, The Black Stallion, Captain Blood, The Sea Hawk, Scaramouche, The Shrine at Altamira