Meet the Write2Ignite Master Teachers

At Write2Ignite Master Classes, we want to provide you with quality instruction from professionals in the writing, editing, and publishing fields. No matter where you are in your journey as a Christian children’s or young adult writer, you’ll benefit from the guidance and wisdom of our master teachers. Get to know them below!

Joyce Moyer Hostetter

September 2020 master teacher

Joyce Moyer Hostetter is the master teacher for the Sept. 19, 2020, Write2Ignite Master Class.

When Joyce was in seventh grade, a teacher noticed her flair for words and predicted she’d become a writer. Later, Joyce attended Lenoir Rhyne University where she earned her degree in Early Childhood Education. Since then, she’s worked with children in public school, a Christian camp, and homeschool but, eventually, the urge to write was irresistible. 

She began writing for publication in Christian curricula and periodicals. She now writes historical fiction for middle-grade students. Joyce’s award-winning novel, “Blue” retells the story of North Carolina’s 1944 polio epidemic. The sequel, “Comfort” explores the after-effects of polio and war. “Aim”, a prequel to “Blue” and “Comfort” is the story of a teen figuring out life in the wake of his father’s death in 1941. “Drive” is the story of twin sisters who are exploring separate identities in the midst of fierce personal competition. “Equal”, a civil rights story, will be published in the spring of 2021.

“Healing Water” is the story of a 13-year-old boy banished to Hawaii’s leprosy settlement in 1869.

Classrooms across North Carolina use her books, and Joyce often visits schools to talk about writing, researching, and getting published. She also co-publishes Talking Story, a newsletter for educators about reading and writing. 

Joyce and her husband, Chuck, live near Hickory, North Carolina, where they enjoy spending time with their adult children and lots of grandchildren. When she’s not writing or speaking, she is often researching. She loves anything that has a history, including furniture, clothes, and books. 

Visit Joyce on the web at JoyceMoyerHostetter.com.