Is this real life?

Alright you guys, I've got really INCREDIBLE news and I have an awesome 58 page-long blog planned out to tell you all the gritty details, but for now here's the short version:
I have a literary agent!!!
Her name is Molly Jaffa and she's with Folio Lit  in NYC y'all. No joke.
In all I had seven offers, and Molly's was the first I received and we clicked-- like old friends. We had some fantastic conversation about my manuscript, writing, reading, and food.
So, since I'm doing a huge long post about this whole process sometime in the near future, I'll keep it short! But, before I go--
FIVE FACTS ABOUT MOLLY! (picture yanked from the Folio website)
1. She likes fried chicken... because, who doesn't?
2. She's originally from Texas. BONUS POINTS!
3. She owns red lipstick. ps- How adorable is she?
4. She's on Twitter and you MUST follow her!
5. She's my dream agent.

Y'all I am beyond excited for this next chapter in my life. Beyond, Beyond! Stay tuned because, there is so much more to come!


  1. Congratulations!Im so proud of you!
    (posted from the living room)

  2. Yay Julie!!!!

    I feel like I told you a million times that this would happen, and it did!

    By the way, super happy you went with the agent I was rooting for the whole time! I just felt like you and Molly were a match made in heaven.

  3. This is awsome! Can't wait to see what is to come. Proud of you Julie!

  4. I look forward to seeing your amazing book on the shelves!

  5. CONGRATS! *throws confetti, releases balloons, bakes cupcakes*

    I'm so ridiculously excited for you! Your manuscript is awesome, and I just KNOW it will bring you even MORE good luck.

    P.S. I was secretly hoping you would go with Molly! She seems to really get you ;)

  6. Julie,
    I am soooooooo excited for you! I think WONDERFUL adventures are about to come your way, and you deserve it!! Congratulations to you (and to Molly for being such a smart literary agent in selecting you) !!
    (Hayley's Mom)

  7. YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY! So happy for you! :) Congratulations!

  8. Congrats, officially! This is so exciting. Can't wait to see your book in print :)

  9. Congratulations!!!!! Amazing news for an amazing writer!!!! I am so very happy for you, Julie.

  10. This is really a whole new chapter of your life. I'm so proud of you for following your heart and putting it out there with the possibility of it being crushed. Spread your wings girl you're about to take off! I love you...Mom

  11. So stinking proud of you. Molly is one lucky lady. Come visit her and I'll meet you in NYC

  12. Congratulations, Julie!!! You deserve this incredible opportunity! So happy that your dreams are becoming a reality! Your unique voice is so transparent in your writing and I'm so glad that people will get the chance to see/read your talent! Molly is one lucky agent!...Hays

  13. That is sooooo awesome! Congrats! Can I have your autograph??


  14. completely understanding the phrase "awesome shaped" now! congrats Julie..you've worked hard and you deserve it, just remember us little people when you are on your book tour :)

  15. Welcome, Agent Sister!

    There will be a brief but not terribly painful hazing ritual before you become a full member of the Molly Jaffa League of Literary Awesomeness. I'll give you further instructions when the clown shows up at your door (hint: don't tell him you don't like balloon animals...)

    Seriously though, feel free to contact me with any questions, no matter how dumb. I specialize in dumb questions because dumb questions are the only questions I can answer.

  16. Hooray! Welcome to the Folio family! Molly is the best of the best. So happy for you!

    @Kristen: Ah, now I understand what the clown incident was all about!

  17. SO happy and excited for you!!! You are so gifted and talented and I am glad its finally getting recognized!...I love you and I am so proud of you!!!


  18. Yay Julie! Congrats. I'm looking forward to reading your first. :)

  19. Congratulations Julie!!!
    I'm still in the querying process ... hopefully I have some good news soon :)

    Best of luck in the future! It sounds like you're in GREAT hands!!! :D

    Oh, and.... I'm a new follower!!!!!!!!
    Stop by my blog sometime :D

  20. Everyone, a million times, thank you, thank you!!!