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10 fun and random facts about Into the Free author Julie Cantrell

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Julie Cantrell was the editor-in-chief of the Southern Literary Review and has been a freelance writer for ten years. She has published two children’s books, and has contributed to more than a dozen books. Her first novel, Into the Free, hit shelves February 1, 2012 (David C Cook). This highly acclaimed book quickly found its way to the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller lists. Learn more about Julie on her website at

Into the Free is available at any local Grand Rapids bookseller, including Baker Book House.

Below, Julie shares 10 fun and totally random facts about herself.

1. Favorite Disney character: Pocahontas

2. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Homemade beignets my sweet hubby made for us this morning

3. Two words you’d use to describe yourself: Grateful. Clumsy.

4. Favorite book of the Bible: Psalms

5. Book on your nightstand: Ha...Right now I've got about 47 books on my nightstand. I read lots of books at once. The ones I've read today are Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and Letters from a Woodpile by Ed Cullen (commentator of NPRs All Things Considered).

6. Something you'd change about yourself if you could: I wish I had true musical talent

7. Steak or chicken? Veggies

8. Job you'd want if you weren't an author: Well, in my real life I'm also a speech-language pathologist, an ESL teacher, and a sustainable farmer as well as a volunteer literacy advocate...but aside from those...I'd love to be a travel writer or tour guide...I'd love to travel the world....and of course, write all about it.

9. Favorite board game: Trivial Pursuit

10. Three things on your bucket list: Travel the world, Live to see my children find their way, End every day by giving more than I receive.




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