So, I was searching online for books by B.J. Hoff, one of my Mom's
favorite novelists, for Christmas gifts, and I ran across this:

Hoff, B.J. (1986). Evidentiality in Carib: Particles, Affixes, and a
Variant of Wackernagel's Law. Lingua 69, 49-103.

...and several other linguistics papers and books, apparently.

Does anyone know if this linguist B.J. Hoff is the same B.J. Hoff
who's written a bunch of Christian romance and historical fiction?

Jim Henry