In a rare feat, Julie’s first novel, Into the Free, hit the New York Times Bestseller list in Paperback Fiction. The sequel, When Mountains Move, was published in 2013 and subsequently won a 2014 Carol Award in the Historical Fiction category.
She’s also a children’s book author, marketing writer, volunteer, speech-language pathologist, nurturer, worrier, doer, giver. Many titles have been given to Julie Cantrell throughout her three (plus) decades on this planet.
If you ask her who she is, the answer is easy. She is first and foremost a mother, blessed to have two shining beams of light who brighten her world every day. She and her family live in Mississippi, where they operate Valley House Farm.
Julie wrote God Is with Me through the Day and God Is with Me through the Night to help her own children overcome fears such as separation anxiety and nightmares while building their trust in God. The published versions are geared for preschool and kindergarten aged children, and they include entertaining photos of animals that kids seem to love. Julie hopes these books provide your family enough stories, snuggles, and smiles to last a lifetime!
Julie has served as the editor-in-chief of Southern Literary Review and is a recipient of the Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Fellowship. You can find Julie blogging weekly with the Southern Belles, a group of southern female authors who gather on the cyberporch each day to chat about family, faith, fiction, food, and fun: http://www.southernbelleviewdaily.com/