Julie served as editor-in-chief of the Southern Literary Review and has received the Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Arts Fellowship as well as the Rivendell Writer’s Colony Mary Elizabeth Nelson Fellowship.
A certified speech-language pathologist, Julie is a literacy advocate who previously served on the board of her local literacy council. Dedicated to helping children overcome social, academic, and communication challenges, Julie has filled various gaps when called to serve her local public school system as an SLP, a reading interventionist, an ELL tutor, and a SPED sub.
Julie also spent six years operating her family’s sustainable farm where she tended organic crops while caring for a wide variety of furry and feathered friends. She is a certified naturalist who enjoys exploring this beautiful world. Additionally, she has operated a freelance writing business for almost twenty years.
Julie writes fulltime from her home in Oxford, Mississippi.
Florida Christian Writers Conference is offering something new for fiction writers this year. New York Times bestselling author Julie Cantrell will meet with eight fiction writers for a continuing practicum. You must pre-register for this and must receive a confirmation from Julie to be a part of the class.
What you need to bring: nine copies of the first ten pages of your Work in Progress (WIP). Work should be Times New Roman, 12-font, double-spaced, and line numbered. Pages should have 1-inch margins all around.
What you can expect: Approximate one-hour working on YOUR project, with Julie and as a class. Julie will help you in the areas you feel you need the most help in, and will focus on dialogue, character arc, the plot of your story, etc.
To register: Email Julie at Julie@JulieCantrell.com with FCWC FICTION PRACTICUM in the subject line. After EIGHT … it’s too LATE!