"What does one do when they’ve suffered a bad break up, and are trying to “find” themselves, but aren’t quite ready to deal with reality? Travel - of course."
Her travel memoir - Travel, Sex and Train Wrecks - lets the reader do some armchair travelling along with Julie.
"Julie Morey was a good Christian girl who'd spent 10 years married to a man she deeply loved. When alcoholism destroyed her marriage she decided to spend seven months in exotic South East Asia doing everything she shouldn't.
With only her backpack and a broken heart, Julie found herself dancing all night at Thailand's famous Full Moon Party, crashing her scooter, eating happy pizza, kissing gorgeous men with accents, hitchhiking, breaking into national monuments, and couchsurfing all over India, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.
A 10 day silent meditation retreat finally connected Julie with the deep inner reserves that allowed her to grieve and break with her past. She realized that even if her life is a train wreck all she has to do is face in the right direction and keep walking.
Brave, brutally honest, sexy, and laugh-out-loud funny, Travel, Sex, and Train Wrecks is the story of one young woman's first steps towards living life on her own terms."
Hear Julie read from her book below. (Or you can read a sneak peek here) You can also keep up with Julie on Twitter. And, I've got a digital copy up for grabs for one lucky reader - just leave a comment. Ends Nov. 23/13
Hear more of Julie's story on the rest of the tour....