Julie Lavender – Arise Speakers

Julie Lavender won a Guideposts Writing Contest, joining eleven other winners in Rye, New York to study under top, New York-based Guideposts editors. Since winning that contest, Julie has been chosen for four Refresher Workshops to learn from Guideposts editors Edward Grinnan, Rick Hamlin, and Amy Wong. Additionally, Julie writes for her local newspaper, the Statesboro Herald, authored 365 Days of Celebration and Praise and Creative Sleepovers for Kids, and contributed to Chicken Soup for the Soul compilations and magazines like Clubhouse, Today’s Christian Woman, Focus on the Family, Mature Living, Country Woman, ParentLife, and Taste of Home. Wife to David, Julie has two sons, two daughters, and one son-in-love. Julie has a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education and taught public school before becoming a stay-at-home mom and homeschooling mommy. Julie and her husband, a former entomologist for the United States Navy and a current wildlife biologist at an army base, taught all four kids for just over twenty-five years before the last one enrolled in college.

Speaking Topics

Writing for newspapers

Writing for Guideposts publications

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