|COLORADO SPRINGS— Debut novel, Into the Free, by Mississippi author and literacy advocate Julie Cantrell continues to gain momentum with readers. Cantrell has passed a debut milestone by reaching two key best-seller lists with her inaugural novel, an accomplishment normally characteristic of established authors with key releases.
For the week ending Mar. 11, 2012, Into the Free is number 13, currently the highest debuting novel on the prestigious New York Times E-Book fiction list. Only four authors from ECPA publishing houses have appeared on the list, which was launched in Feb. 2011. Cantrell’s appearance puts her in the company of Karen Kingsbury, Ted Dekker, and Joel Rosenburg.
Cantrell and Into the Free also reached another marker this week, when the book entered the USA Today Top 150 at number 47, a feat rarely attained by a debut author.