I’m a former park ranger who writes about family and the outdoors, with a special interest in wildlife, fly fishing, and public lands, including national parks.

If you’re planning a trip to Rocky Mountain, Grand Teton, or Grand Canyon national parks, please check out my children’s books. The latest, What I Saw in Rocky Mountain: A Kid’s Guide to the National Park,  made the short list for the 2020 Reading the West Book Awards in the Young Readers category. I’m also the author of What I Saw in Grand Teton: A Kid’s Guide to the National Park (a 2018 High Plains Book Awards finalist), and What I Saw in Grand Canyon: A Kid’s Guide to the South Rim. These books can provide a fun introduction for adults as well as children.

My essays and articles have appeared in  Montana Outdoors, High Country News, Grays Sporting Journal,  Big Sky Journal, and the Christian Science Monitor.

You can reach me at luejulie[@]gmail.com.

© 2018 Julie Lue, author photo courtesy Keri Petrilli Photography