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about us

Blue spark editorial is owned and operated by Julie Cantrell, a new york times and USA TODAY bestselling author whose novels have won the Christy Award, the Carol Award, and the Mississippi library association's fiction award. 

JULIE CANTRELL is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling, award-winning novelist with decades of experience working as both an author and an editor.

After years of helping friends polish their manuscripts, Julie launched BLUE SPARK EDITORIAL, LLC to help bridge the creative vision of the author with the business goals of the publishing team. She aims to help scribes find the balance between the art and the craft of the writing process, while helping publishers polish a captivating story that will find shelf space in today's market.

In addition to publishing four novels and two children's books, Julie has contributed to more than 20 anthologies, devotionals, and non-fiction works.

Aside from the books, Julie has penned newspaper and magazine columns, written grants for both non-profit and corporate clients, and worked as a marketing writer for FNC, Inc. She has operated a freelance business for more than 20 years, providing content for PUBLIX Super Market, Mothers of Preschoolers, Intl., The Nautilus Publishing Company, Princeton HealthCare System, and more.  She also served as editor-in-chief of the Southern Literary Review.

Learn more about Julie's writing by visiting her author website: www.juliecantrell.com

What I most admire about Julie is that she listens to the author and to her own instincts as she explores the possibilities for deepening the story.

I like that she focuses on the takeaway for the reader, on making certain that every element of the novel contributes to the whole, and on crafting a story that is authentic.

I highly recommend her for working with other authors. And, if you have any doubts, read her novels. They’re perfect examples of her creativity and craft.
— Christa Allan, National Award-Winning Author and Amazon Bestselling Author of Since You've Been Gone