Julie Murphy (andimjulie on QT) has signed with agent Molly Jaffa of Folio Literary Management.
My inspiration for this book really came from the idea of consequences, and the things we might do or say if we didn't have to live with them.
Dear Ms. Jaffa:
I hope that I can interest you in my contemporary young adult novel, (TITLE).
When fifteen-year-old former ballerina, Alice, is diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia her prognosis is grim, at best. So, Alice makes a list of things to do and people to ruin. After manipulating her kind-hearted best friend, Harvey, into helping her, Alice sabotages the school play, humiliates her ex-boyfriend, and rescues a tiny terror of a Pomeranian. Together, Alice and Harvey explore the highs and lows of their ever-changing, and at times toxic, lifelong relationship as well as the grey area between just friends and more than friends.
All of Alice’s scores are settled— until she goes into remission. Now, a year later, Alice must face the legacy she left behind and live in the shadow of all that she’s said and done, including her true feelings for Harvey.
Told at different intervals, and from the perspectives of both Alice and Harvey, (TITLE) chronicles what happens when Alice says her final words, only to find that life isn’t through with her yet. With a full cast of multidimensional characters and a weaving plot, (TITLE) will interest readers of Jenny Han’s SUMMER series and fans of the motion picture MEAN GIRLS and is complete at 63,000 words.
While I am not yet published, I am an avid reader of young adult fiction. After completing my bachelors in political science, I passed on law school in favor of a position as a youth services coordinator for a public library. Raised in a theater community and with a few creative writing classes under my belt, I am well versed in both character building and plot progression.
While this is one of my first submissions, I do want to let you know that I plan on submitting to several other agencies in the coming weeks. I would love to send you a partial or complete manuscript of (TITLE) for your consideration.
Thank you for your time.