Julie Evers Haynes

Writer of devotions, lover of fiction, and blogger on art, life, faith, family, and relationships



Julie Evers Haynes is the author of "Freedom in Dependence: 30 Days Closer to Christ” and blogger at inkankshade.wordpress.com and julieehaynes.blogspot.com.

A native of Tennessee, Julie Evers Haynes grew up near the Smokey Mountains enjoying the beauty of East Tennessee. Her parents' influence provided a deep appreciation for nature and a strong desire to develop a personal relationship with Christ.

A teacher of 17 years in both the public and private sector, it was her own struggles and desire to live out the practical and personal application of Christ's teachings that led her to devotional writing.  Her purpose, to share with and encourage her students and their families.  Julie's art and devotions would develop into a Christian blog and, finally, her first book.

The goals of her writing are two-fold; peeling away the layers of fear, uncertainty, and mistrust that get in the way of close communion with Christ and sharing the truth of God's immeasurable grace with others. She welcomes and challenges her readers with a writing style that is open, warm, reassuring, and honest.  

Her ultimate aim is to reach audiences not only in devotional writing, but through sharing her personal struggles in blog, short story and novella format.  She believes we are all united in our struggles, that none of us really have it all together, and that honesty is a gift we can give to one another as we move through life one chapter at a time.