Some exciting news!

I officially have a literary agent! Last week I was contacted by the lovely Rachelle Gardner--she represents other fine like writers Rachel Held Evans and Sarah Bessey. Rachelle had been reading my blog for awhile, told me she loved my writing (insert my gasping-heart-attack-of-joy right here) and was wondering if I still needed an agent.

My reply to her was pretty much ALL-CAPS OMG-IS-THIS-REALLY-HAPPENING-AND-DO-YOU-KNOW-HOW-MUCH-I-LOVE-YOU? Because Rachelle Gardner is the agent I've wanted for like 2 1/2 years-ever since I first started working on my book.

Anyway, we talked on the phone the next day and turns out, we attended the same college here in Southern California. She lived in Orange County for many years and still has family here. We hit it off immediately and within a couple of days, she had my sample chapter and book proposal.

This past Thursday afternoon she called me again and we made it official. Rachelle Gardner is now my literary agent! I couldn't be more thrilled!

If you're curious about the book publishing process, go read Rachelle's blog. It's just full of amazing, helpful information. Start with this: How to Get Published.

And don't forget to check out her client blogroll! I'm the newest addition to that list! WOOT! You can also find Rachelle on Twitter and subscribe to her Twitter List of current clients--it's always fun to read her tweets and the tweets of her authors.

Oh, friends! I'm just so happy and thrilled. My dream of writing a book is coming true! Squuuuuueeeeeeeeeeeeee!