An award-winning author and editor, J. M. Hochstetler is the daughter of Mennonite farmers, a graduate of Indiana University, a professional editor, and a lifelong student of history. Her American Patriot Series is the only comprehensive historical fiction series on the American Revolution. With Bob Hostetler, she authored Northkill, Book 1 of the Northkill Amish Series, closely based on the inspiring true story of their Hochstetler ancestors. Northkill won the 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Bronze Award for Adult Historical Fiction. Book 2, The Return, releases in Spring 2017. Her contemporary novel One Holy Night was the Christian Small Publishers 2009 Book of the Year and finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers 2009 Carol Award.