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2024 Bombeck Workshop Faculty Julie Cantrell

Julie Cantrell

Julie Cantrell is a New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author, editor, TEDx speaker and ghostwriter.

Her novels have earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal and have been featured in Top Reads lists by LitHub, Redbook, Southern Living, Real Simple, BookBub, HuffPost, USA Today and more. Her books have received two Christy Awards, two Carol Awards and the Mississippi Library Association Fiction Award. She made the short list once for the Mississippi Arts & Letters Fiction Award and twice for the Southern Book Prize.

She also has been editor-in-chief of the Southern Literary Review and has received the Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Arts Fellowship, the Rivendell Writers’ Colony Mary Elizabeth Nelson Fellowship and the Pat Conroy Writers’ Residency.

Cantrell teaches online for Drexel University and for Story Summit, and as a writer, editor and teacher, she finds great pleasure in helping to shepherd other people’s stories to shelves.