Detailed view for the Author: Julie Tatham

Full Name:
Julie Tatham
Birthplace:
Flushing, New York, USA
Birth date:
1908-06-01
Deathplace:
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Death date:
1999-07-07

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Author Biography: Julie Campbell Tatham was born on June 1, 1908, in Flushing, New York. She was the seventh of ten children, and both her father and paternal grandfather were army generals.

After high school, she had planned to attend Columbia School of Journalism but instead took a job as the assistant society editor of the New York Evening Post in 1926. After she left the Post, she married Charles Tatham, but she later returned to the newspaper. Subsequently, she worked as a secretary, a hotel hostess, and the head of her own literary agency. She wrote both the Trixie Belden and Ginny Gordon series, under the name Julie Campbell, eventually becoming a full-time writer. Both those series were for younger readers; Trixie was especially successful, and was continued by ghostwriters long after Tatham left the series.

When Helen Wells decided to stop writing the Cherry Ames and Vicki Barr series, Tatham took over both of them, then later returned them to Wells -- Vicki in 1953, and Cherry in 1955.

A widow, she lived in Alexandria, Virginia, until her death on July 7, 1999.

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