Julie Tully

Headshot of author Julie Tully, a black and white image of a woman with black glasses and blonde hair

Cowgirl-turned-nomadic Navy spouse, Julie Tully writes about life, culture, and the places where they intersect.

Julie’s writing has appeared in Legacy Magazine, InDependent, and Your Teen for Parents. Her quirky lifestyle has taken her around the world, from rural Northern California to Europe and Africa. Now, after spending the past eighteen years overseas, Julie and her family have embarked on an even greater adventure — rediscovering the United States.

Explore Julie’s Award-Winning Memoir: Dispatches from the Cowgirl

A memoir about life, culture, and the places where they intersect.

Julie in the News

Julie Tully’s memoir is a vicarious visit to expat life in Africa.

Suzanne Kamata, Clarion Review for Foreword Reviews

Tully’s memoir captures her extraordinary experience of living in Africa as the spouse of a naval diplomat in vivid detail. She’s charming, as is the book…this is a fascinating account of one woman’s journey around the earth. 

BookLife/Publisher's Weekly

Dispatches from the Cowgirl is a well-written personal memoir of an American family’s experience in Africa. Told in short anecdotal chapters it highlights the truism that home is where the heart is and…there is enough incident and personal detailing to provide a valuable insight into the life of a military family abroad. 


flatlay of article in legacy magazine by Julie Tully

Other Writings

From service and sacrifice to parenting, take a peek at Julie’s other stories.

Julie in a canoe in Cameroon

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