Our industry lost a really good storyteller yesterday. Julie Cannon, author of the novel Twang, passed away in her sleep. It was completely unexpected. Sometimes, it’s just hard to know what to write.
Julie was a fine writer who had become close friends with her agent, Sandra Bishop (they shared a birthday and celebrated turning 50 last week). Julie’s gentle wisdom, her great sense of humor, and her devotion to her craft were evident to those who knew her. She and her writing friends, the “Dixie Divas,” made several appearances together, and they were always fun. Julie was about to join everyone at this weekend’s Southern Festival of Books in Nashville. We were all expecting her to bust out with Twang, the story of a young girl who moves to Nashville to make it in the music industry.
You will be missed, Julie. Our prayers for you and your family.