Hi, I’m Julie, a former park ranger who writes about family and the outdoors. I am especially interested 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, just made the short list for the Reading the West Book Awards in the Young Readers category (if you like, you can vote here). I’ve also written about two other parks in 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 High Country News, Grays Sporting Journal, Montana Outdoors, Christian Science Monitor, and Big Sky Journal.

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

© 2018 Julie Lue, author photo courtesy Keri Petrilli Photography