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There are the everyday moments, the ones you never notice.
Then there are the awful ones that wet your pillow with tears.

There are the moments that fill you with precious memories.

And there are moments you LIVE for.

I’ve just had a LIVE FOR moment!


Yeah, I’m totally freaking, flipping out. And dancing around the house.

Because I can now say I have an AGENT!!!!!!

I am totally thrilled to announce that I’ve signed with Jeff Ourvan from the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency. Not only is he amazingly cool and knowledgeable, but he loves my work.

Here’s me freaking out:

Thankfully I calmed down so I could sign the contract:

And here I am with the smile that’s glued to my face:

There are some people that I MUST thank because they have been a huge part of all of this and are full of pure awesomeness:

My hubby– You never doubted.
Julianne, my sister and muse– So many late night phone calls listening and solving my ‘issues’. You always believed in me.
Beth Revis– You were there when I first started writing (dear Lord, poor you), and you’ve been my cheerleader and great friend through all of this. And yes, your critiques are always spot on. 
Casey McCormick– You never let me give up even when I wanted to. Thank you for reading those awful drafts and never allowing me to write less than my absolute best. There are no words for how awesome you are.
Ellen Oh– My Korean expert! Thank you for dropping everything to read my story in the midst of your own awesomeness book deals.

Andrea Mack– You always have such great insights and find those details that I miss.
Debbie Ridpath Ohi– For those critiques that made me think about everything in a new light. 
Carmella Van Vleet– My taekwondo expert who inspired me to join a do-jang.

Susan Laidlaw– For keeping me true to my YA voice.
Kate Fall– For all those encouragements. How I needed those.

I truly believe that a writer’s journey shouldn’t be alone. It’s about discovering, pushing yourself to new levels and more importantly telling a beautiful story that will touch lives. I couldn’t do it without them. And I know my writing is that much richer because of them. *I heart you guys!*
Please pop back here on Monday because I’m going to celebrate with a PARTY on my blog! With book prizes, games, dancing and lots and lots of chocolate.

65 Responses to AGENTED!!!!!!

  1. Hooray! Thrilled for you. Thanks for posting the happy dance photos, your smile is infectious.

  2. Kelly says:

    YAY!!! Congrats to you!! I love all the celebration pics!!!

  3. MG Higgins says:

    Congratulations!!! Enjoy every moment!

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  5. SO happy for you, Christy! Congrats, congrats, congrats!

    And hey, your drafts were NEVER awful. They simply got more and more FANTASTIC.


  6. J.A. Souders says:

    Congrats! I knew you could do it. 😀

  7. kiperoo says:

    Congratulations! I knew you were close when I met you on the path not long ago. 🙂

  8. This is wonderful!! Here’s to the journey.

  9. Vonna says:

    Congratulations, Christy! Best wishes to you and your agent!

  10. Ello says:

    Christy! That’s so awesome!!! Is this the Korean one that I loved or a new book? I’m so excited for you! Congratulations!!!

  11. Anne M Leone says:

    Yay! Congratulations!

  12. Shellie says:

    Huge congratulations, Christy. I’m happy for you and may your writing be going to press soon!

  13. Rena says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! I’m so happy for you, Christina!!!

  14. Andrea Mack says:

    Christy, this is so fantastic! I know how hard you’ve worked for this! Yay!!!! I’m really happy for you!!

  15. beth says:


  16. gleek says:

    congratulations! what exciting news!

  17. I keep coming back to look at your adorable freak-out photos. LOVE.

  18. Marcia says:

    I saw this on twitter and hurried over. Congratulations!!! Love the post about it, too.

  19. Kristin says:

    AHHH!!! Christina!!! So thrilled for you!!! Have followed you for so long @ Verla’s. 🙂

  20. Congratulations – I am SOOOOOO happy for you!!

  21. Jen Daiker says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! This is so exciting! CONGRATULATIONS! Thank you for the photos… they made my day!

  22. YAY!! welcome to the realm of agented writers. We like to have fun. =] looking forward to following your journey!!

  23. Congratulations!!! 🙂

  24. Cherie Reich says:


  25. Congratulations!! I think your pictures sum up very nicely how excited you were when you got the news. I love that you’ve already updated your profile. 🙂 Next we’ll be getting news that you’ve nabbed a movie deal for one of your books!

  26. Yay! Congratulations! Great news. I heard from Beth Revis!

  27. Safari Poet says:

    Congratulations 🙂

  28. PJ Hoover says:

    Whoo hoo! This is awesome news! I am so happy for you!

  29. Lydia Sharp says:


  30. Wow! Thank you guys for all of your comments. They have meant so much to me. You guys are beyond awesome!

  31. Major congrats. Now you deserve some very, very nice chocolate.

  32. Jessica Love says:

    Congratulations! 😀

  33. Fabulous!! Congrat’s! Bring out the chocolate – you so deserve it!

  34. Karen Strong says:

    Congrats on getting your agent! Hope to hear good news soon! 🙂

  35. Congratulations! 🙂

  36. dug says:

    Good job Babe. Love u lots!
    Your Hubby

  37. Congrats! The celebration pictures were too funny. 🙂

  38. Emy Shin says:

    Yay! Congratulations! That’s really amazing! 🙂

  39. Congratulations! Such awesome news! 😀

  40. That is awesome! Congratulations, and your dancing photos are full of win!

  41. Thank you! You guys, I feel like today was Christmas, you are so awesome.

  42. Lafemmet says:

    Christy, I am so happy for you!!!
    I never doubt you will succeed. You are a brilliant, motivated writer. and you have a global perspective that will add so much dept to your work!! Can’t wait to hear about your book deals. XO

  43. Mary Witzl says:

    This is great news, Christy — so good to hear it! I’ll be looking out for your book, and I have quite a few Korean-o-philes to recommend it to as well.

  44. Ron Smith says:

    Incredible news! I love your excitement. Here’s to a quick sale!

  45. Ron Smith says:

    Incredible news! I love your excitement. Here’s to a quick sale!

  46. Ron Smith says:

    Incredible news! I love your excitement. Here’s to a quick sale!

  47. Ron Smith says:

    Incredible news! I love your excitement. Here’s to a quick sale!

  48. Congrats Christina! That’s awesome news.

  49. Kim Kasch says:

    YIPEE!!! I’m so excited for you! I knew it would happen – just a matter of time 🙂

  50. Larissa says:

    Had to add my congrats here, too! YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!! 🙂

  51. Kirsten says:

    YES! So happy for you!!

  52. Danyelle L. says:

    So. Excited. For. You!!!!!!

  53. Kate Fall says:

    Yay, I didn’t miss the party! You’re an awesome writer, Christy. I’ll encourage you any time!

  54. Woo hoo!! CONGRATS!!! Can’t wait to read your book!

  55. Congratulations! 😀

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  57. Brenda says:

    Christina…Congratulations! I can’t wait to read your book…Hugs…

  58. Congratulations, Christina!

    I love your freak out pics. 🙂

  59. Kate says:

    Yay, you!!!!! Congratulations!!!! Can’t wait to see and read your published book!

    Kate (


  61. Jeni says:


  62. Bish Denham says:

    OMG Christina this is absolutely fabulous news! Congratulations.

    How did I miss this! I know I’ve been under a rock, but really…I have no excuse.

  63. OMG!!!!! I’m sorry I’ve been such a crappy online buddy recently, but I saw this on QT just now and knew it had to be you! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! squeeee!

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