Meet & Greet Award-Winning North Carolina Author Joyce Hostetter

— What:  An informal gathering to meet and talk with Joyce.  Joyce’s books will be available for purchase and autographs; checks or cash please.  Refreshments Provided.  

— When:  April 19 from 4-5 PM, 6:30-8 PM

— Who: Teachers, Students, Media Specialists, Writers  and Readers

— Where: Carol Baldwin’s home.  Email Carol at for information and directions.

Joyce ’s multi-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. HEALING WATER is the story of a 13 year-old boy banished to Hawaii’s leprosy settlement in 1869.  Visit Joyce on the web at or

Joyce has worked with children in a variety of settings – public school, camp, church, and homeschool groups. She lives with her husband in Hickory where they enjoy their 2 adult children and 7 grandchildren. Click here to view book trailers for BLUE [] and COMFORT  [ ]  that her daughter Wendy Hostetter Davis created.  

For more information, please contact Carol Baldwin,


Monday, April 9,
6:30 – 8:30 PM,

International House, 322 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC 28204,

 —  An Evening of Multi-cultural Books and Reading  — 
—   UNESCO Awareness Evening  —

Our guest speaker is children’s book author, Monika Schroeder . She will be presenting her book Saraswati’s Way and discussing the challenges of writing a book with international issues like child labor, education in undeveloped countries such as India, and the effects of war on children.  Monika is an SCBWI Crystal Kite Award winner for Saraswati’s Way,  and she is also the author of The Dog in the Wood and My Brother’s Shadow. Find more information about Monika at

International House promotes international understanding by serving as a center for diversity, advocating for people of diverse national backgrounds, and facilitating professional and cultural exchange programs. International House is affiliated with the US Department of State via the National Council of International Visitors. 

IHCLT will be publicizing the event in their March newsletter. We hope that a representative from their International Book Club will speak at our meeting, too.

Park Road Books will have a book table at the event so people can purchase Monika’s books, as well as a group of selected titles including WNBA National Reading Group Month selection Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away by Christie Watson.

For more information about this meeting, please contact WNBA Charlotte Membership Chair Carolyn Abiad at


Read our new March WNBA-Charlotte Newsletter!

Click on the link above to go to the full post and the link to the March 2012 Newsletter itself. 

And please do be sure to send us your comments, questions, ideas for articles, etc.  If you would like to WRITE an article for the next issue, that would be great.  Contact Jessica Daitch, , to volunteer!