Julie Campbell Tatham was born
on June 1, 1908, in Flushing, New York. She married Charles Tatham,
Jr. in 1933 and the couple had two sons. Campbell eventually became
the head of her own literary agency in New York City while still writing
as a freelancer for magazines and publishers. In 1947,
Western Publishing issued a call for new children's series - and Trixie
Belden was born.
The author's Hudson Valley home of Wolf Hollow was the
model for the Belden's Crabapple Farm and the surrounding area became
the fictional setting of Sleepyside-on-Hudson.
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