Julie Cantrell is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author, teacher, and speaker whose work aims to bridge faith-based and general audiences. Her debut novel, Into the Free, earned both the Christy Award Book of the Year (2013) and the Mississippi Library Association’s Fiction Award. The sequel, When Mountains Move, won the 2014 Carol Award while being named a USA TODAY Best Read of 2014. The Feathered Bone, also recognized by the Carol Awards, was named a Best Read of 2016 by Library Journal and the Pulpwood Queens. Perennials is her fourth novel.