Statesboro Author Julie Lavender makes Amazon’s bestseller list


Julie Lavender, a Statesboro native whom readers may also recognize as a regular columnist and contributor to local publications now can add best selling author to her resume. She has recently written two very popular books – one for children and one for their parents.

Children’s Bible Stories for Bedtime and 365 Ways to Love Your Child: Turning Little Moments into Lasting Memories are both performing well on Amazon and at other retailers. On Amazon alone, the two books have nearly 200 five-star reviews between them. Children’s Bible Stories for Bedtime remains on the Amazon Best Seller list.

Julie’s Inspiration

Lavender and her husband are both from Statesboro and attended Georgia Southern University before moving away for his career in the United States Navy. Together, they had four children, now adults.

During those early years of family life, the Lavenders moved frequently, and Julie felt a calling from God to homeschool her children. With a masters in early childhood education and experience as a teacher, it was a natural fit.  

“We moved a lot in the military, so homeschooling was the one consistent thing in their lives,” she said.

She didn’t initially set out to be a writer, but when she was homeschooling her children, she was immersed in children’s books and wondered if writing one might be something she could do.

“I had no dreams of being a writer back then,” she said. “I just wanted to be a teacher, but then I fell in love with children’s literature. And the writing bug hit.” 


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