Julie L. Cannon

October 10, 2012 | Written by Chip MacGregor

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.

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  • John Robinson

    I didn’t know, Julie, Chip, but she sounds like a wonderful person. It’s always tough to lose one of our own. Prayers for her family. And you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001743721834 Casey Herringshaw

    I couldn’t believe this news when I saw it. I’m absolutely stunned and I didn’t even really know Julie. My heart goes out to her family and the hurting hearts at MacGregor Literary.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robin.patchen.3 Robin Patchen

    So sorry for your loss.

  • http://www.facebook.com/karen.robbins1 Karen Robbins

    We had a friend who passed away like that at a young age. It is devastating and so hard to understand. You are made to realize that all of life is truly in God’s hands whether you can understand His ways or not.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eva.marie.everson Eva Marie Everson

    Our industry lost two greats this past week. Dee Stewart and Julie L. Cannon. I know it sounds cliche to say “heaven is richer” … but in this case, it’s true.

    God’s peace to their families.

    Eva Marie Everson

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  • http://www.facebook.com/ane.mulligan Ane Mulligan

    My heart breaks for Julie’s family and I’m praying God’s peace and comfort for them. But I can’t help thinking of the writers’s retreat taking place in Heaven and the welcome Julie is receiving.

  • Linda Joyce

    I met Julie last year. I had the honor of having her critique a manuscript for me. I was shocked to hear of the news. My prayers go out to her family and friends.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Reynolds/100001730976071 Steve Reynolds

    Chip and Sandra, I’m so sorry for your loss. I will keep Julie’s family in my prayers and prayers for traveling grace as y’all make your way to Tennessee.