New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Julie Cantrell is known for exploring emotional issues with a compassionate heart. Her work has earned literary recognition across both faith-based and general audiences (Christy Award, Carol Award, and Mississippi Library Association Fiction Award) and her novels have received starred reviews by both Publishers Weekly and Library Journal.
Her latest novel, PERENNIALS (November, 2017, HarperCollins/TNZ), is Julie’s fourth work of Southern fiction. This story explores themes of family relationships, the seasons of life, and the search for a place called home. It was named a selected read by Redbook Magazine, Southern Living Magazine, and Real Simple Magazine. The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance also named it an Okra Pick and a short-list finalist for the Southern Book Prize.
CRESCENDO (July, 2019, HarperCollins/W) is her first collaborative work of creative non-fiction (written with Allen Cheney). This book shares the inspiring story of musical prodigy, Fred Allen, and his devoted wife, Winnie.
A speech-language pathologist and literacy advocate, Julie was honored to receive a Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Fellowship and to be named a finalist twice for the Mississippi Arts & Letters Fiction Award. She also received the 2016 Mary Elizabeth Nelson Fellowship at Rivendell Writer’s Colony, which is awarded to a writer who encourages spiritual growth, healing, and care through his or her work.
Julie’s other novels include: INTO THE FREE, WHEN MOUNTAINS MOVE, THE FEATHERED BONE